YouTube Video Recommendations API

YouTube Video Recommendations API

"An API enabling seamless access to YouTube video results, facilitating efficient retrieval, analysis, and integration for enhanced content discovery and management."

About the API: 

The YouTube Video Recommendations API represents a robust gateway to the vast pool of video content hosted on the YouTube platform. This application programming interface bridges the gap between users and the wealth of YouTube videos, offering a set of functionality designed to facilitate the seamless integration, retrieval and management of video data across multiple applications and platforms.

By enabling developers to effortlessly access YouTube video results based on specific search queries, the API plays a critical role in content aggregation platforms, search engines and applications that rely on providing users with a wide range of relevant video content. Its content retrieval capabilities ensure that developers can streamline the process of accessing and incorporating videos that match user preferences and application requirements.

Beyond just content retrieval, the YouTube Video Recommendations API moves into the realm of data analytics, providing insights into a number of key metrics associated with videos. These include, among other things, views, duration, description and more. Users can leverage this analytics capability to comprehensively evaluate the performance of their videos, enabling them to make strategic decisions.

In essence, the YouTube Video Recommendations API is emerging as a versatile and indispensable tool in the digital landscape, offering a comprehensive set of functionality to users looking to tap into the vast potential of YouTube video data. Its seamless integration capabilities, coupled with robust analytics and customization options, position it as a valuable asset for a wide variety of applications and use cases.


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 Platforms: Aggregate YouTube videos for display on websites or applications.

    Search Engines Enhancement: Improve search functionality by integrating YouTube video results into search queries.

    Video Analytics: Retrieve data for video analytics, such as views, likes, and comments.

    Content Recommendations: Power algorithms to suggest related videos based on user preferences.

    Social Media Integration: Share YouTube video data on social media platforms or within applications.

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 specify a search term in the parameter.


YouTube Search - Endpoint Features
Object Description
query [Required] Enter a search term
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"result":[{"accessibility":{"duration":"4 minutes, 30 seconds","title":"IShowSpeed - World Cup (Official Music Video) by IShowSpeed 125,295,369 views 1 year ago 4 minutes, 30 seconds"},"channel":{"id":"UCWsDFcIhY2DBi3GB5uykGXA","link":"","name":"IShowSpeed","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"Director@shotbyslipz Producer@shirifauer Production Co. @hiddenpicturesllc DP@shotbyslipz Editor & Colorist@shotbyslipz\u00a0..."}],"duration":"4:30","id":"8n5dJwWXrbo","link":"","publishedTime":"1 year ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":202,"url":"","width":360},{"height":404,"url":"","width":720}],"title":"IShowSpeed - World Cup (Official Music Video)","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"125M views","text":"125,295,369 views"}},{"accessibility":{"duration":"4 minutes, 20 seconds","title":"IShowSpeed - World Cup (Lyrics) by Rap Samurai 6,538,475 views 1 year ago 4 minutes, 20 seconds"},"channel":{"id":"UCASNJRaxmqOljWhyagDdgOA","link":"","name":"Rap Samurai","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"IShowSpeed - "},{"bold":true,"text":"World Cup"},{"text":" Song Lyrics by Rap Samurai We aim to bring you the highest quality lyric videos for your favorite songs!"}],"duration":"4:20","id":"ZPTdj7tuLDg","link":"","publishedTime":"1 year ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":202,"url":"","width":360},{"height":404,"url":"","width":720}],"title":"IShowSpeed - World Cup (Lyrics)","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"6.5M views","text":"6,538,475 views"}},{"accessibility":{"duration":"4 minutes, 59 seconds","title":"Argentina vs. France Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup Final by FOX Soccer 10,546,372 views 1 year ago 4 minutes, 59 seconds"},"channel":{"id":"UCooTLkxcpnTNx6vfOovfBFA","link":"","name":"FOX Soccer","thumbnails":[{"height":68,"url":"","width":68}]},"descriptionSnippet":[{"text":"Argentina and France faced off in the highly-anticipated final to the 2022 FIFA "},{"bold":true,"text":"World Cup"},{"text":". Argentina showed aggressiveness early\u00a0..."}],"duration":"4:59","id":"Mxkg3qLIPC8","link":"","publishedTime":"1 year ago","richThumbnail":{"height":180,"url":"","width":320},"shelfTitle":null,"thumbnails":[{"height":202,"url":"","width":360},{"height":404,"url":"","width":720}],"title":"Argentina vs. France Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup Final","type":"video","viewCount":{"short":"10M views","text":"10,546,372 views"}}]}

YouTube Search - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST ' cup' --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 Recommendations 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 search term to obtain video results.

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