YouTube Metadata API

YouTube Metadata API

The YouTube Metadata API provides access to valuable video information, analytics and YouTube video metadata, powering data-driven applications and enhanced user experiences.

About the API:  

The YouTube Metadata API is a powerful and comprehensive tool that opens up a world of possibilities for developers who want to access a wide range of data related to YouTube videos. YouTube, one of the world's most popular and widely used video-sharing platforms, hosts a vast library of videos across genres, content types and languages. The API enables developers to extract valuable metadata, analytics and engagement metrics associated with YouTube videos, allowing them to create innovative applications and services focused on video content.

With the YouTube Metadata API, developers can retrieve essential video metadata, such as video titles, publish dates and more. This critical data provides information about a video's content and context, enabling users to more effectively classify, curate and present videos in their applications.

The API provides access to a wealth of video analytics, including view counts, "like" counts. These engagement metrics provide a window into a video's popularity and audience interaction. Developers can use this data to create data-driven strategies for content promotion and audience engagement. By examining these engagement metrics, developers can assess the overall impact of a video and make data-driven decisions to optimize video content and engagement strategies.
The API is also available for all of your videos, enabling intuitive content discovery and recommendation capabilities.

The privacy of user data is a primary concern, and the YouTube Metadata API takes appropriate measures to ensure secure data handling and transmission. The API complies with industry-standard data protection regulations and protects users' confidential information.

The API is accompanied by comprehensive documentation that provides clear instructions for implementation and use. Technical support is available to help developers with integration-related questions and ensure a smooth development process.

In conclusion, the YouTube Metadata API is a valuable resource for developers wishing to take advantage of the vast amount of data available on YouTube. By providing video metadata, analytics, engagement metrics and thumbnail URLs, this API enables developers to create innovative video-centric applications, enrich user experiences and open up new possibilities in the realm of video content exploration and consumption.


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 recommendation systems: Developers can use the API to collect video metadata and engagement metrics to create powerful content recommendation algorithms. These systems can suggest relevant videos to users based on their preferences and viewing history.

  2. Video analytics platforms: Video creators and marketers can use the API to track and analyze video performance, including view counts, "likes" to gain insight into audience engagement and video popularity.

  3. Social media management tools: Social media management platforms can integrate the API to retrieve video details, such as thumbnails and descriptions, and enable users to schedule and publish YouTube videos directly from their accounts.

  4. Video aggregation and selection applications: Content aggregators and selection platforms can leverage the API to collect video metadata and select content based on specific topics, categories or keywords.

  5. Embedding videos on websites: Websites and blogs can use the API to embed YouTube videos dynamically based on user preferences, providing a seamless viewing experience without leaving the site.

Are there any limitations to your plans?

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



API Documentation


To use this endpoint all you have to do is insert in the parameter the ID of a youtube video.


Extraction video data - Endpoint Features
Object Description
video_id [Required]
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"title":"Lionel Messi - Top 20 Goals of The GOAT - HD","thumbnail":"https:\/\/\/vi\/PSanJ5swYBM\/maxresdefault.jpg","published_at":"2020-03-31T13:00:52Z","view_count":"8685006","like_count":"107887","duration":"PT10M50S"}

Extraction video data - 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 Metadata 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 the user only has to insert the ID of a YouTube video.

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