YouTube Video Stats API

YouTube Video Stats API

Explore YouTube's rich content with the YouTube Video Stats API. Unlock statistics, analytics and metadata for enhanced video experiences.

API description

About the API: 

Welcome to our in-depth exploration of the YouTube Video Stats API – your gateway to unlocking valuable insights and data from the world's largest video sharing platform. In this video, we'll delve into the intricacies of the API, examining its functionality, structure, and how it allows users to harness the power of YouTube's vast content repository.

The YouTube Video Stats API is a robust and versatile tool provided by YouTube for users to access detailed information about videos on the platform programmatically. Whether you're building apps, conducting research, or looking to improve your user experience, this API opens up a world of possibilities by enabling seamless integration with YouTube's extensive video database.

In conclusion, our journey through the YouTube Video Stats API has revealed a multi-faceted tool that forms the cornerstone of unlocking the vast potential inherent to the world's largest video sharing platform. Through this comprehensive exploration, we navigate the complexities of API configuration, delve into the richness of your endpoint, analyze response structures, and address critical aspects such as error handling and security measures.

The importance of the API extends far beyond mere data retrieval, providing users with the means to build dynamic, user-centric applications that take advantage of YouTube's extensive repository of videos. From video analytics dashboards that provide valuable insights into performance metrics to content moderation tools that ensure a safe and engaging user experience, the API lends itself to a variety of applications that meet diverse needs.


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

It will receive parameters and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Video Analytics Dashboard: Utilize the API to gather insights on video performance, including views, likes, and comments, for comprehensive analytics.

    Content Moderation: Implement the API to monitor and filter content, ensuring adherence to community guidelines and preventing inappropriate material.

    Recommendation Engines: Leverage video metadata and user interaction data from the API to enhance personalized video recommendations for users.

    Social Media Integration: Seamlessly integrate YouTube video information into social media platforms, displaying real-time engagement metrics for shared content.

    Content Curation Apps: Develop applications that curate and organize YouTube content based on specific criteria, providing users with tailored video collections.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation.

API Documentation


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


Video Information - Endpoint Features
Object Description
link [Required] Indicates the URL of a video
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"error":"OXaEUUUJJ7s is age restricted, and can't be accessed without logging in."}

Video Information - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST '' --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 Stats 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 indicate the URL of a YouTube video to obtain metadata of the indicated video.

The YouTube Video Stats API is a tool that allows users to access and retrieve various statistics and information about YouTube videos.

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