YouTube Content Search API

YouTube Content Search API

The YouTube Content Search API enables automated access to YouTube's video database, fostering content discovery, user engagement, and data-driven insights.

API description

About the API:  

The YouTube Content Search API is a powerful tool that gives users the ability to access and retrieve search results directly from the vast repository of videos hosted on the YouTube platform. This API opens up a world of opportunities for creators, businesses and researchers to tap into the immense wealth of video content available on YouTube.

In essence, the YouTube Content Search API offers a programmatic way to search YouTube, mimicking the experience of using the platform's search bar, but with the added benefit of automation and customization. By integrating this API into applications, websites or services, users can seamlessly retrieve information on a wide range of videos, enhancing the user experience and creating innovative solutions.

One of the main use cases for YouTube Content Search API is content discovery. For example, a video streaming application can use this API to provide users with personalized video recommendations based on their preferences. This allows platforms to keep users engaged by suggesting relevant content to them and increasing user retention.

A key aspect of the API is its ability to retrieve metadata about videos. This includes information such as video titles, url, duration, video id. This data is invaluable for tracking content performance, assessing audience engagement and identifying high performing videos.

In conclusion, the YouTube Content Search API opens up a world of possibilities for developers who wish to leverage YouTube's vast library of videos programmatically. From enhancing the user experience with personalized recommendations to making data-driven business decisions, the API offers a wide range of benefits. By effectively utilizing this tool, users can tap into the immense potential of YouTube video content and create innovative applications that harness the power of visual media. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the YouTube Content Search API serves as a bridge between developers and the rich and dynamic world of online video.


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 recommendations: Video streaming platforms use the API to suggest personalized content to users based on their viewing history and preferences.

  2. Market research: Companies analyze video trends to gain insights into customer sentiment and demands.

  3. Content selection: Media outlets collect relevant YouTube videos to embed on their websites or share on social networks.

  4. Trend tracking: Researchers track the popularity of specific topics or keywords by analyzing view counts and video comments.

  5. Competitor analysis: Companies track competitors' video content and engagement strategies to refine their own marketing approaches.

Are there any limitations to your plans?

  • 1 request per second.

  • Basic Plan: 1,000 API Calls. 5 requests per second.

  • Pro Plan: 4,000 API Calls. 5 requests per second.

  • Pro Plus Plan: 18,000 API Calls. 5 requests per second.

  • Premium Plan: 75,000 API Calls. 5 requests per second.

API Documentation


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


Get results by keyword - Endpoint Features
Object Description
query [Required]
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"results":{"0":{"videoid":"fREgV8BAfj8","title":"Genius Plays in Football 2024 \u1d34\u1d30","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/fREgV8BAfj8\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLBxq9Qte2j-qHTFuQ8O2JePamuRcw","duration":"12:20","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=fREgV8BAfj8"},"2":{"videoid":"BQKR2WruXAs","title":"999% Rare Skills!","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/BQKR2WruXAs\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLA368xACrRw41zw2S6h2g3ekbPG2Q","duration":"8:16","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=BQKR2WruXAs"},"3":{"videoid":"JNqXV0A8M70","title":"NFL Best Catches of the 2022-2023 Season","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/JNqXV0A8M70\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLDMCLsN_v3JoRVRYA3t-YiIZIj1dQ","duration":"28:55","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=JNqXV0A8M70"},"4":{"videoid":"CyCYkDSJhHI","title":"Genius Goals Scored in Impossible Situations","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/CyCYkDSJhHI\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLAExKDDjYgQGmH0kY7USDE_AXwwvg","duration":"9:08","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=CyCYkDSJhHI"},"6":{"videoid":"XG5v7PheneE","title":"Disrespectful Football Moments..","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/XG5v7PheneE\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLCxr-z_VZoHcKar_mQ1_dJ5D-1C4w","duration":"8:17","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=XG5v7PheneE"},"7":{"videoid":"4qnKpyWe03o","title":"Impossible Moments","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/4qnKpyWe03o\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLBzpKcGZMyXx2oyKL8DAaY2O5efZA","duration":"8:18","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=4qnKpyWe03o"},"8":{"videoid":"hbPEOWjkb2I","title":"0% Chill, 100% Rage","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/hbPEOWjkb2I\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLDrqQSZ591WSmOJp7H7JF3ksfYAxQ","duration":"8:30","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=hbPEOWjkb2I"},"9":{"videoid":"B5iSPF1COIY","title":"FINAL Do Not Draft List! Overrated Players & Potential League Losers! | 2023 Fantasy Football Advice","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/B5iSPF1COIY\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLAHg9yuJRuEjYyaC2OdHqVqY4Vyjw","duration":null,"link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=B5iSPF1COIY"},"10":{"videoid":"kx0PvQjKGzw","title":"2 Records Broken By Arsenal FC In The Premier League \u26bd\ufe0f\ud83d\udd25 #football #premierleague #shorts","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/kx0PvQjKGzw\/hq720_2.jpg?sqp=-oaymwE2CNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAygIARUAAIhCGABwAcABBvABAfgBtgiAAoAPigIMCAAQARhNIGUoHzAP&rs=AOn4CLDl6-Ij0X0hCVOTmlh4vmpU_RAd2Q","duration":"0:38","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=kx0PvQjKGzw"},"12":{"videoid":"DD0ubRjCNWk","title":"BEST FOOTBALL EDITS - FAILS, GOALS & SKILLS (#289) l Football TikTok Edits","thumb":null,"duration":"16:07","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=DD0ubRjCNWk"},"13":{"videoid":"fQUWMB5SLLE","title":"New York City 0-2 Minnesota United | HIGHLIGHTS | MLS","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/fQUWMB5SLLE\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLD52ZEejyUZkxLPLUbHLkI5MMreQw","duration":"4:45","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=fQUWMB5SLLE"},"15":{"videoid":"-S6WoogEShE","title":"FIFA 24 | NEW CONFIRMED TRANSFERS & RUMOURS! \ud83e\udd2a\ud83d\udd25 ft. Greenwood, Bayindir, Dybala... etc","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/-S6WoogEShE\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLCIY95tKugw76am19pUt4JnkZPc8w","duration":"8:12","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=-S6WoogEShE"},"16":{"videoid":"ebGC4PxTpFQ","title":"Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Commanders | 2023 Preseason Week 2 Game Highlights","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/ebGC4PxTpFQ\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLA4Wj0vj2axUnqx0Dd4ubV-No7Elg","duration":"10:00","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=ebGC4PxTpFQ"},"17":{"videoid":"YBhwoQoh_6g","title":"Rare Moments in Football","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/YBhwoQoh_6g\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLDNFQuoOYgnuq14cIrtUGyBA_EuPw","duration":"8:13","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=YBhwoQoh_6g"},"19":{"videoid":"b4jD5Q4Kh2Q","title":"epic reactions in football \ud83d\ude05 #football #soccer #shorts","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/b4jD5Q4Kh2Q\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwE2CNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAygIARUAAIhCGABwAcABBvABAfgBzgWAAoAKigIMCAAQARhEIGUoKTAP&rs=AOn4CLA8yJlUJblBh5rZoXG8ivnyg_a86g","duration":"1:00","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=b4jD5Q4Kh2Q"},"20":{"videoid":"LGNrItTAb5o","title":"Whatever the Football Hits, You Get","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/LGNrItTAb5o\/hq720.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEcCNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAw4IARUAAIhCGAFwAcABBg==&rs=AOn4CLB724WvYNaYP9xK5vInPyYI_-jabA","duration":"17:08","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=LGNrItTAb5o"},"21":{"videoid":"MWd0eC2XJfg","title":"3 Moments You Missed From Lionel Messi\u2019s Cup Final \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\u26bd\ufe0f #football #messi #shorts","thumb":"https:\/\/\/vi\/MWd0eC2XJfg\/hq720_2.jpg?sqp=-oaymwE2CNAFEJQDSFXyq4qpAygIARUAAIhCGABwAcABBvABAfgBtgiAAoAPigIMCAAQARhOIFYoZTAP&rs=AOn4CLASgp6UV3W3HjUvYw3S8oWEcWslAw","duration":"0:43","link":"https:\/\/\/watch?v=MWd0eC2XJfg"}}}

Get results by keyword - 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 Content Search 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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