YouTube Content Explorer API

YouTube Content Explorer API

The YouTube Content Explorer API allows users to access YouTube search results to seamlessly integrate them into applications and improve content discovery.

API description

About the API: 

The YouTube Content Explorer API is a robust and versatile tool designed to provide users with easy access to search results on the YouTube platform. In a digital landscape dominated by video content, the need for efficient retrieval of relevant and up-to-date information is paramount. The YouTube Content Explorer API addresses this need by providing users with a simple interface to retrieve and integrate YouTube search results into their applications, enabling a wide range of functionality related to content discovery, analytics and user engagement.

In essence, the API leverages YouTube's vast repository of video content, offering users the ability to retrieve search results based on specified query parameters. By leveraging this API, users can seamlessly incorporate YouTube search results into their applications, facilitating a wide range of use cases, from content curation and analytics to personalized recommendations and enhanced user experiences.

The API design prioritizes simplicity and ease of use, with its well-documented endpoint streamlining the integration process. Users can initiate requests to the API, specify search queries, and tailor search results to their application requirements. The API then responds with a structured dataset containing relevant information about the videos, including titles, descriptions, publication dates, view counts and other metadata.

In conclusion, the YouTube Content Explorer API is a valuable resource for users who want to integrate YouTube search results into their applications. By providing access to a wealth of video content and supporting customizable queries, the API enables the creation of applications that deliver enhanced content discovery experiences, insightful analytics, and personalized recommendations to users. Its simplicity, adaptability and security features make it a valuable asset for users looking to harness the power of YouTube's extensive video library.


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. Content Aggregation: Aggregate YouTube search results for content curation, providing users with a consolidated view of relevant videos.

    Analytics and Insights: Utilize the API to gather insights into YouTube search trends and analyze the popularity of specific content.

    User Recommendations: Implement the API to offer personalized video recommendations based on user preferences and search history.

    Media Platforms: Integrate YouTube search results into media platforms for a diverse range of content offerings and improved user engagement.

    Content Moderation: Use the API to identify and moderate YouTube search results to ensure compliance with content guidelines.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there are no other limitations.

API Documentation


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


Get Results - Endpoint Features
Object Description
query [Required] Enter a search term
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"result":[{"accessibility":{"duration":"10 minutes, 6 seconds","title":"NHL Highlights | Maple Leafs vs. Oilers - January 16, 2024 by SPORTSNET 178,330 views 12 hours ago 10 minutes, 6 seconds"},"channel":{"id":"UCVhibwHk4WKw4leUt6JfRLg","link":"","name":"SPORTSNET","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"The Edmonton Oilers set a franchise record with their 11th straight win as Evan Bouchard and Ryan McLeod both chipped in with\u00a0..."}],"duration":"10:06","id":"h5GglDcFhv4","link":"","publishedTime":"12 hours ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":202,"url":"","width":360},{"height":404,"url":"","width":720}],"title":"NHL Highlights | Maple Leafs vs. Oilers - January 16, 2024","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"178K views","text":"178,330 views"}},{"accessibility":{"duration":"8 minutes, 44 seconds","title":"Sharks @ Blackhawks 1/16 | NHL Highlights 2024 by NHL 12,867 views 12 hours ago 8 minutes, 44 seconds"},"channel":{"id":"UCqFMzb-4AUf6WAIbl132QKA","link":"","name":"NHL","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"Extended highlights of the San Jose Sharks at the Chicago Blackhawks 00:00 1st Period 01:35 2nd Period 03:57 3rd Period 04:58\u00a0..."}],"duration":"8:44","id":"iUb15rcKaxQ","link":"","publishedTime":"12 hours ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":202,"url":"","width":360},{"height":404,"url":"","width":720}],"title":"Sharks @ Blackhawks 1/16 | NHL Highlights 2024","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"12K views","text":"12,867 views"}},{"accessibility":{"duration":"43 minutes, 30 seconds","title":"The Cult of Hockey's \"Skinner steals one as Oilers beat Leafs\" podcast by Edmonton Journal 2,754 views 10 hours ago 43 minutes"},"channel":{"id":"UCVyik4cnxEmbefInU7JnWyw","link":"","name":"Edmonton Journal","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"Let's do this! The Cult of "},{"bold":true,"text":"Hockey"},{"text":" podcast. By the Faithful and for the Faithful, tonight with Bruce McCurdy and David Staples."}],"duration":"43:30","id":"k1rvEqBSRPk","link":"","publishedTime":"10 hours ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":270,"url":"","width":480}],"title":"The Cult of Hockey's \"Skinner steals one as Oilers beat Leafs\" podcast","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"2.7K views","text":"2,754 views"}}]}


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 Content Explorer 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 a search term to obtain results of videos related to it.

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