YouTube Video Information Retrieval API

YouTube Video Information Retrieval API

Explore YouTube Video Information Retrieval API, which provides users to access and manipulate vast repositories of video.

About the API:  

In the vast landscape of online content, YouTube stands out as one of the most influential platforms for sharing and consuming videos. With millions of videos uploaded every day, managing and accessing this vast repository of content efficiently is crucial. This is where YouTube Video Information Retrieval API come into play.

YouTube Video Information Retrieval API provides users with a powerful tool to access detailed information about specific videos on the platform. From basic metadata such as title, description and upload date to more advanced data such as view count, like and dislike count, this API allows developers to retrieve comprehensive information about any YouTube video.

The YouTube Video Information Retrieval API complements the Video Insights API and allows users to perform advanced searches across YouTube's vast catalog of videos. By specifying search criteria such as keywords or URLs.

In short, YouTube Video Information Retrieval API provide users with powerful tools to access and manipulate YouTube's vast repository of videos and metadata. By leveraging these APIs, users can create a wide range of applications that enhance the user experience, provide valuable information, and open up new opportunities in the ever-evolving world of online video content.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive a parameters and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Analyzing video content for marketing insights.

    Monitoring of video performance metrics.

    Integration of video data into analytics platforms.

    Personalized video recommendations.

    Automation of video content moderation.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

30 requests per second in all plans.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint you must indicate the URL of a video in the parameter.


Video data by URL - Endpoint Features
Object Description
url [Required] Indicates a URL
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"id":{"value":"RQUy1eyns_Y"},"url":"","title":"Springboks knock out hosts in epic! | France v South Africa | Rugby World Cup 2023 Full Match Replay","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCE28rwYoaV7jvU6GVzdu_GQ"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"World Rugby","title":"World Rugby"},"uploadDate":"2024-02-17T00:00:11-08:00","description":"In the final quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2023, hosts France met South Africa at the Stade de France in Paris in what turned out to be potentially one of the best matches in the history of rugby union. \n\nWatch the full match replay from start to finish as Handré Pollard's late kick left French captain Antoine Dupont heartbroken as the Springboks knocked out hosts in an epic encounter!\n\n#Rugby #RugbyWorldCup #RWC2023 #FullMatch #Replay #FRAvRSA\n\nSubscribe to watch the best of the Rugby World Cup!  \n\nKeep up-to-date on all things rugby by following World Rugby on social media @WorldRugby","duration":"01:38:11","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":168,"height":94,"area":15792}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":196,"height":110,"area":21560}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":246,"height":138,"area":33948}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":336,"height":188,"area":63168}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":1920,"height":1080,"area":2073600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}],"keywords":["rugby","world rugby","rugby world cup","highlights","feature","sport","sevens","rugby union","rugby world cup 2023","rugby highlights","RWC 2023","rugby world cup france","France","New Zealand","Italy","Namibia","Ireland","Romania","Australia","Georgia","England","Argentina","Japan","Chile","South Africa","Scotland","Wales","Fiji","Uruguay","Samoa","Portugal","Tonga","Highlights","Rugby World Cup Highlights","Knockouts","#Highlights","Replay","Full Match Replay","QF","Quarter-final","Springboks","Les Bleus","Hosts","RSA","FRA"],"engagement":{"viewCount":140377,"likeCount":2005,"dislikeCount":0,"averageRating":5}}

Video data by URL - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


To use this endpoint you must indicate a keyword in the parameter.


Search Videos - Endpoint Features
Object Description
content [Required] Indicates a keyword
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [{"id":{"value":"JSrwjiXMXWQ"},"url":"","title":"2024 Six Nations: Scotland v. England | EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS | 2/24/2024 | NBC Sports","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCqZQlzSHbVJrwrn5XvzrzcA"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"NBC Sports","title":"NBC Sports"},"duration":"00:14:22","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"q1ZdQ-CPlF0"},"url":"","title":"2024 Six Nations: Ireland v. Wales | EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS | 2/24/2024 | NBC Sports","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCqZQlzSHbVJrwrn5XvzrzcA"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"NBC Sports","title":"NBC Sports"},"duration":"00:15:11","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"Otdh7OtGtBc"},"url":"","title":"So what is Steve Borthwick building? | Analysis | Six Nations 2024","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCu2oaGQ6Dds6g9lqfexUFbQ"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"Squidge Rugby","title":"Squidge Rugby"},"duration":"00:21:18","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"5jM4aDZUGeY"},"url":"","title":"Los Pumas Triumph! | Argentina vs New Zealand | Men's Final - Vancouver HSBC SVNS - Full Match","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCE28rwYoaV7jvU6GVzdu_GQ"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"World Rugby","title":"World Rugby"},"duration":"00:17:31","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"d3YAU4_DYyM"},"url":"","title":"Should Paolo Garbisi's penalty have been retaken? | Whistle Watch","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCE28rwYoaV7jvU6GVzdu_GQ"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"World Rugby","title":"World Rugby"},"duration":"00:09:32","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"HLI_45x9tlk"},"url":"","title":"\uD83C\uDF39 Where do England go from HERE? Jonny May gives his views...","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCAGbacPDU34DNYgC3-Jy87w"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"The Good, The Bad & The Rugby","title":"The Good, The Bad & The Rugby"},"duration":"00:53:35","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"H6R9l342x1M"},"url":"","title":"Debating Super Rugby's best fullback and reacting to round one | Aotearoa Rugby Pod","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCbzpLjxymlYhxPgKJwrtJuw"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"RugbyPass","title":"RugbyPass"},"duration":"00:54:56","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"N3EM4Kvk0WA"},"url":"","title":"We need to talk about England | Beyond 80 | Six Nations Rugby Analysis","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCbzpLjxymlYhxPgKJwrtJuw"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"RugbyPass","title":"RugbyPass"},"duration":"00:25:10","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"height":90,"area":10800}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":320,"height":180,"area":57600}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":480,"height":360,"area":172800}}]},{"id":{"value":"TEPUbKnJQ-M"},"url":"","title":"HIGHLIGHTS | SCOTLAND V ENGLAND | 2024 MEN'S GUINNESS SIX NATIONS","author":{"channelId":{"value":"UCL5bAcVfbxSAs-UM5f5ncWg"},"channelUrl":"","channelTitle":"Guinness Six Nations","title":"Guinness Six Nations"},"duration":"00:04:54","thumbnails":[{"url":"","resolution":{"width":360,"height":202,"area":72720}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":720,"height":404,"area":290880}},{"url":"","resolution":{"width":120,"hei...

Search Videos - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the YouTube Video Information Retrieval API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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To use this API, users must enter a keyword or the URL of a video to obtain a list of videos and metadata.

YouTube Video Information Retrieval API allows users to retrieve detailed information about specific videos from the platform.

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