*We’re happy to announce that an experimental version of the YouTube Data
API v3 is now available for use by all developers. We have removed the
whitelist that was previously in place and that only allowed approved
developers to use the API.
The YouTube Data API v3 offers a number of new features for developers,
including native support for OAuth 2 in the client libraries, a new Topics
API for finding YouTube videos and channels related to a given Freebase
topic, and universal search across videos, playlists, and channels. More
and more functionality will be added to the API on a regular basis
throughout the experimental release period.
The v3 API is one of the first public YouTube APIs built on top of Google’s
new API infrastructure (the YouTube Analytics API is as well), and any of
the Google APIs client libraries listed at
https://developers.google.com/discovery/libraries can be used to access it.
For folks who haven’t used these client libraries before, this video
provides a good overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZj6rAYkYOg
The Getting Started guide has all the information you need to write your
first application: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started
We’re very eager to hear any feature requests or bug reports about the new
API. Please see this blog post for instructions on how to file them:
It’s important to note that while the YouTube Data API v3 can now be used
by anyone, it is still considered an “experimental” API, which means that
it is still in active development and not all planned features that are
implemented yet. Please see the note at the top of the documentation,
https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/, for an explanation of what that
means to you as a developer.
-Jeff Posnick, on behalf of the YouTube Data API Team
apiblog.youtube.com | google.com/+YouTubeDev*