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YouTube Data API: PHP Code Samples

The following code samples, which use the Google APIs Client Library for PHP, are available for the YouTube Data API. You can download these code samples from the php folder of the YouTube APIs code sample repository on GitHub.

  1. Upload a banner image and set as channel's banner (channelBanners.insert, channels.update)
  2. Add a channel section (channelSections.insert)
  3. Shuffle existing channel sections (channelSections.list, channelSections.update)
  4. Retrieve my uploads (playlistItems.list)
  5. Create a playlist (playlists.insert)
  6. Search by keyword (search.list)
  7. Add a channel subscription (subscriptions.insert)
  8. Uploading a custom thumbnail for a Video (thumbnails.set)
  9. Resumable Uploads (videos.insert)
  10. Updating a Video by adding new tags (videos.list, videos.update)

Upload a banner image and set as channel's banner

The code sample below calls the API's channelBanners.insert method to upload an image. With the returned URL, the sample calls channels.update method to update channel's banner to this image.

<?php


/**
 * This sample sets a custom banner for a user's channel by:
 *
 * 1. Uploading a banner image with "youtube.channelBanners.insert" method via resumable upload
 * 2. Getting user's channel object with "youtube.channels.list" method and "mine" parameter
 * 3. Updating channel's banner external URL with "youtube.channels.update" method
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
*/


// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try{

    // REPLACE with the path to your file that you want to upload for thumbnail
    $imagePath = "/path/to/file.jpg";

    // Specify the size of each chunk of data, in bytes. Set a higher value for
    // reliable connection as fewer chunks lead to faster uploads. Set a lower
    // value for better recovery on less reliable connections.
    $chunkSizeBytes = 1 * 1024 * 1024;

    // Setting the defer flag to true tells the client to return a request which can be called
    // with ->execute(); instead of making the API call immediately.
    $client->setDefer(true);

    $chan = new Google_Service_YouTube_ChannelBannerResource();

    // Create a request for the API's channelBanners.insert method to upload the banner.
    $insertRequest = $youtube->channelBanners->insert($chan);

    // Create a MediaFileUpload object for resumable uploads.
    $media = new Google_Http_MediaFileUpload(
        $client,
        $insertRequest,
        'image/jpeg',
        null,
        true,
        $chunkSizeBytes
    );
    $media->setFileSize(filesize($imagePath));


    // Read the media file and upload it chunk by chunk.
    $status = false;
    $handle = fopen($videoPath, "rb");
    while (!$status && !feof($handle)) {
      $chunk = fread($handle, $chunkSizeBytes);
      $status = $media->nextChunk($chunk);
    }

    fclose($handle);

    // If you want to make other calls after the file upload, set setDefer back to false
    $client->setDefer(false);

    $thumbnailUrl = $status['url'];

    // Call the API's channels.list method with mine parameter to fetch authorized user's channel.
    $listResponse = $youtube->channels->listChannels('brandingSettings', array(
        'mine' => 'true',
    ));

    $responseChannel = $listResponse[0];
    $responseChannel['brandingSettings']['image']['bannerExternalUrl']=$thumbnailUrl;

     // Call the API's channels.update method to update branding settings of the channel.
     $updateResponse = $youtube->channels->update('brandingSettings', $responseChannel);

     $bannerMobileUrl = $updateResponse["brandingSettings"]["image"]["bannerMobileImageUrl"];

     $htmlBody .= "<h3>Thumbnail Uploaded</h3><ul>";
     $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s</li>',
         $thumbnailUrl);
     $htmlBody .= sprintf('<img src="%s">', $bannerMobileUrl);
     $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

    } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    }

    $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
    } else {
      // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
      $state = mt_rand();
      $client->setState($state);
      $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

      $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
      $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
    }
    ?>

    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Banner Uploaded and Set</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <?=$htmlBody?>
    </body>
    </html>

Add a channel section

The code sample below calls the API's channelSections.insert method to create channel sections. The code accepts a number of command line arguments that let you specify the section's type, display style, title, position, and content.

This sample also updates the channel's brandingSettings.channel.showBrowseView property so that the channel displays content in a browse view (rather than a feed view). A channel's sections are only visible if the channel displays content in a browse view.

More information on channel sections is available in the YouTube Help Center.

<?php

/**
 * This sample creates a channel section by :
 *
 * 1. Getting the active user's channel branding settings via "channels.list" method.
 * 2. Updating the active user's channel to show "browse view" via "channel.update" method.
 * 3. Creating a channel section in the active user's channel via "channelSections->insert" method.
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
*/


// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

// Valid section types.
$SECTION_TYPES = array("allPlaylists", "completedEvents", "likedPlaylists",
  "likes", "liveEvents", "multipleChannels", "multiplePlaylists",
  "popularUploads", "recentActivity", "recentPosts", "recentUploads",
  "singlePlaylist", "upcomingEvents");

// Valid section styles.
$SECTION_STYLES = array("horizontalRow", "verticalList");

// Replace with section title of your choice.
$SECTION_TITLE = 'YOUR_SECTION_TITLE';

// The section's position on the channel page. This property uses a 0-based index.
// If you do not specify a value for this property when inserting a channel section,
// the default behavior is to display the new section last.
$SECTION_POSITION = 0;

// A list of playlist IDs that will be featured in a channel section.
$PLAYLISTS = '';

// A list of channel IDs that will be  featured in a channel section.
$CHANNELS = '';

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try {

    /*
     * Before channel shelves will appear on your channel's web page, browse
     * view needs to be enabled. If you know that your channel already has
     * it enabled, or if you want to add a number of sections before enabling it,
     * you can skip the call to enable_browse_view().
     */

    // Call the YouTube Data API's channels.list method to retrieve your channel.
    $listResponse = $youtube->channels->listChannels('brandingSettings', array('mine' => true));
    $channel = $listResponse['items'][0];
    $channel['brandingSettings']['channel']['showBrowseView'] = true;

    // Call the YouTube Data API's channels.update method to update your channel.
    $updateResponse = $youtube->channels->update('brandingSettings', $channel);

    // Create a channel section snippet object with type, style, title and position.
    $channelSectionSnippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_ChannelSectionSnippet();
    $channelSectionSnippet->setType($SECTION_TYPES[0]);
    $channelSectionSnippet->setStyle($SECTION_STYLES[0]);
    $channelSectionSnippet->setTitle($SECTION_TITLE);
    $channelSectionSnippet->setPosition($SECTION_POSITION);

    // Create a channel section contentDetails object with channels and playlists.
    $channelSectionContentDetails = new Google_Service_YouTube_ChannelSectionContentDetails();
    $channelSectionContentDetails->setChannels($CHANNELS);
    $channelSectionContentDetails->setPlaylists($PLAYLISTS);

    // Create a channel section with snippet and contentDetails.
    $channelSection = new Google_Service_YouTube_ChannelSection();
    $channelSection->setSnippet($channelSectionSnippet);
    $channelSection->setContentDetails($channelSectionContentDetails);

    // Call the YouTube Data API's channelSections.insert method to create a channel section.
    $insertResponse = $youtube->channelSections->insert('snippet,contentDetails', $channelSection);

    $htmlBody .= "<h2>Section Created</h2><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s "%s"</li>',
        $insertResponse['id'], $insertResponse['snippet']['title']);
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

    $htmlBody .= "<h3>with channels</h3><ul>";
    foreach ($insertResponse['contentDetails']['channels'] as $channel) {
      $channels .= sprintf('<li>%s</li>', $channel);
    }
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

    $htmlBody .= "<h3>with playlists</h3><ul>";
    foreach ($insertResponse['contentDetails']['playlists'] as $playlist) {
      $channels .= sprintf('<li>%s</li>', $playlist);
    }
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
 }
    ?>

    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Section Created</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <?=$htmlBody?>
    </body>
    </html>

Shuffle existing channel sections

The code sample below calls the API's channelSections.list method to get the list of current channel sections, shuffles them, and then calls channelSections.update to change the position of each.

More information on channel sections is available in the YouTube Help Center.

<?php

/**
 * This sample shuffles user's existing channel sections by:
 *
 * 1. Getting the active user's channel sections via "channelSections.list" method.
 * 2. Shuffling channel sections offline.
 * 3. Saving the newly shuffled channel sections list via the "channelSections.update" method.
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
*/


// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try {

    // Call the YouTube Data API's channelSections.list method to retrieve your channel sections.
    $listResponse = $youtube->channelSections->listChannelSections('snippet,contentDetails', array('mine' => true));
    $channelSections = $listResponse['items'];

    // This will randomly reorder the items in the channel_sections list.
    shuffle($channelSections);

    $htmlBody .= "<h2>Sections Shuffled</h2><ul>";

    foreach ($channelSections as $channelSection) {
      // Each section in the list of shuffled sections is sequentially
      // set to position 0, i.e. the top.
      $channelSection['snippet']['position'] = 0;

      // Call the YouTube Data API's channelSections.update method to update a channel section.
      $updateResponse = $youtube->channelSections->update('snippet,contentDetails', $channelSection);

      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s "%s"</li>',
          $updateResponse['id'], $updateResponse['snippet']['title']);
    }

    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
 }
    ?>

    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Sections Shuffled</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <?=$htmlBody?>
    </body>
    </html>

Retrieve my uploads

The code sample below calls the API's playlistItems.list method to retrieve a list of videos uploaded to the channel associated with the request. The code also calls the channels.list method with the mine parameter set to true to retrieve the playlist ID that identifies the channel's uploaded videos.

<?php

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
  FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try {
    // Call the channels.list method to retrieve information about the
    // currently authenticated user's channel.
    $channelsResponse = $youtube->channels->listChannels('contentDetails', array(
      'mine' => 'true',
    ));

    $htmlBody = '';
    foreach ($channelsResponse['items'] as $channel) {
      // Extract the unique playlist ID that identifies the list of videos
      // uploaded to the channel, and then call the playlistItems.list method
      // to retrieve that list.
      $uploadsListId = $channel['contentDetails']['relatedPlaylists']['uploads'];

      $playlistItemsResponse = $youtube->playlistItems->listPlaylistItems('snippet', array(
        'playlistId' => $uploadsListId,
        'maxResults' => 50
      ));

      $htmlBody .= "<h3>Videos in list $uploadsListId</h3><ul>";
      foreach ($playlistItemsResponse['items'] as $playlistItem) {
        $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>', $playlistItem['snippet']['title'],
          $playlistItem['snippet']['resourceId']['videoId']);
      }
      $htmlBody .= '</ul>';
    }
  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
      htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
      htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>My Uploads</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <?=$htmlBody?>
  </body>
</html>

Create a playlist

The code sample below calls the API's playlists.insert method to create a private playlist owned by the channel authorizing the request.

<?php

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try {
    // This code creates a new, private playlist in the authorized user's
    // channel and adds a video to the playlist.

    // 1. Create the snippet for the playlist. Set its title and description.
    $playlistSnippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_PlaylistSnippet();
    $playlistSnippet->setTitle('Test Playlist  ' . date("Y-m-d H:i:s"));
    $playlistSnippet->setDescription('A private playlist created with the YouTube API v3');

    // 2. Define the playlist's status.
    $playlistStatus = new Google_Service_YouTube_PlaylistStatus();
    $playlistStatus->setPrivacyStatus('private');

    // 3. Define a playlist resource and associate the snippet and status
    // defined above with that resource.
    $youTubePlaylist = new Google_Service_YouTube_Playlist();
    $youTubePlaylist->setSnippet($playlistSnippet);
    $youTubePlaylist->setStatus($playlistStatus);

    // 4. Call the playlists.insert method to create the playlist. The API
    // response will contain information about the new playlist.
    $playlistResponse = $youtube->playlists->insert('snippet,status',
        $youTubePlaylist, array());
    $playlistId = $playlistResponse['id'];

    // 5. Add a video to the playlist. First, define the resource being added
    // to the playlist by setting its video ID and kind.
    $resourceId = new Google_Service_YouTube_ResourceId();
    $resourceId->setVideoId('SZj6rAYkYOg');
    $resourceId->setKind('youtube#video');

    // Then define a snippet for the playlist item. Set the playlist item's
    // title if you want to display a different value than the title of the
    // video being added. Add the resource ID and the playlist ID retrieved
    // in step 4 to the snippet as well.
    $playlistItemSnippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_PlaylistItemSnippet();
    $playlistItemSnippet->setTitle('First video in the test playlist');
    $playlistItemSnippet->setPlaylistId($playlistId);
    $playlistItemSnippet->setResourceId($resourceId);

    // Finally, create a playlistItem resource and add the snippet to the
    // resource, then call the playlistItems.insert method to add the playlist
    // item.
    $playlistItem = new Google_Service_YouTube_PlaylistItem();
    $playlistItem->setSnippet($playlistItemSnippet);
    $playlistItemResponse = $youtube->playlistItems->insert(
        'snippet,contentDetails', $playlistItem, array());

    $htmlBody .= "<h3>New Playlist</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
        $playlistResponse['snippet']['title'],
        $playlistResponse['id']);
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

    $htmlBody .= "<h3>New PlaylistItem</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
        $playlistItemResponse['snippet']['title'],
        $playlistItemResponse['id']);
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>New Playlist</title>
</head>
<body>
  <?=$htmlBody?>
</body>
</html>

Search by keyword

The code sample below calls the API's search.list method to retrieve search results associated with a particular keyword.

<?php

$htmlBody = <<<END
<form method="GET">
  <div>
    Search Term: <input type="search" id="q" name="q" placeholder="Enter Search Term">
  </div>
  <div>
    Max Results: <input type="number" id="maxResults" name="maxResults" min="1" max="50" step="1" value="25">
  </div>
  <input type="submit" value="Search">
</form>
END;

// This code will execute if the user entered a search query in the form
// and submitted the form. Otherwise, the page displays the form above.
if ($_GET['q'] && $_GET['maxResults']) {
  // Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';

  /*
   * Set $DEVELOPER_KEY to the "API key" value from the "Access" tab of the
   * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
   * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
   */
  $DEVELOPER_KEY = 'REPLACE_ME';

  $client = new Google_Client();
  $client->setDeveloperKey($DEVELOPER_KEY);

  // Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
  $youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

  try {
    // Call the search.list method to retrieve results matching the specified
    // query term.
    $searchResponse = $youtube->search->listSearch('id,snippet', array(
      'q' => $_GET['q'],
      'maxResults' => $_GET['maxResults'],
    ));

    $videos = '';
    $channels = '';
    $playlists = '';

    // Add each result to the appropriate list, and then display the lists of
    // matching videos, channels, and playlists.
    foreach ($searchResponse['items'] as $searchResult) {
      switch ($searchResult['id']['kind']) {
        case 'youtube#video':
          $videos .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
              $searchResult['snippet']['title'], $searchResult['id']['videoId']);
          break;
        case 'youtube#channel':
          $channels .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
              $searchResult['snippet']['title'], $searchResult['id']['channelId']);
          break;
        case 'youtube#playlist':
          $playlists .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
              $searchResult['snippet']['title'], $searchResult['id']['playlistId']);
          break;
      }
    }

    $htmlBody .= <<<END
    <h3>Videos</h3>
    <ul>$videos</ul>
    <h3>Channels</h3>
    <ul>$channels</ul>
    <h3>Playlists</h3>
    <ul>$playlists</ul>
END;
  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
      htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
      htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>YouTube Search</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <?=$htmlBody?>
  </body>
</html>

Add a channel subscription

The code sample below calls the API's subscriptions.insert method to add a subscription to a specified channel.

<?php

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try {
    // This code subscribes the authenticated user to the specified channel.

    // Identify the resource being subscribed to by specifying its channel ID
    // and kind.
    $resourceId = new Google_Service_YouTube_ResourceId();
    $resourceId->setChannelId('UCtVd0c0tGXuTSbU5d8cSBUg');
    $resourceId->setKind('youtube#channel');

    // Create a snippet object and set its resource ID.
    $subscriptionSnippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_SubscriptionSnippet();
    $subscriptionSnippet->setResourceId($resourceId);

    // Create a subscription request that contains the snippet object.
    $subscription = new Google_Service_YouTube_Subscription();
    $subscription->setSnippet($subscriptionSnippet);

    // Execute the request and return an object containing information
    // about the new subscription.
    $subscriptionResponse = $youtube->subscriptions->insert('id,snippet',
        $subscription, array());

    $htmlBody .= "<h3>Subscription</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
        $subscriptionResponse['snippet']['title'],
        $subscriptionResponse['id']);
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user has not authorized the application, start the OAuth 2.0 flow.
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Returned Subscription</title>
</head>
<body>
  <?=$htmlBody?>
</body>
</html>

Uploading a custom thumbnail for a Video

This code sample demonstrates how to upload a custom video thumbnail to YouTube and set it for a video.

The code sample below calls the API's youtube.thumbnails.set method with videoId parameter set to a video ID to use a custom image as a thumbnail to the video. For the image upload, the program utilizes the Google_MediaFileUpload class with the resumable upload parameter set to true to upload the image piece-by-piece, allowing for subsequent retries to resume uploading from a point close to where the previous retry failed, a feature useful for programs that need to upload large files.

<?php

/**
 * This sample uploads and sets a custom thumbnail for a video.
 *
 * 1. It uploads an image using the "Google_MediaFileUpload" class.
 * 2. It sets the uploaded image as a custom thumbnail to the video by
 *    calling the API's "youtube.thumbnails.set" method
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
*/


// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try{

    // REPLACE this value with the video ID of the video being updated.
    $videoId = "VIDEO_ID";

    // REPLACE this value with the path to the image file you are uploading.
    $imagePath = "/path/to/file.png";

    // Specify the size of each chunk of data, in bytes. Set a higher value for
    // reliable connection as fewer chunks lead to faster uploads. Set a lower
    // value for better recovery on less reliable connections.
    $chunkSizeBytes = 1 * 1024 * 1024;

    // Setting the defer flag to true tells the client to return a request which can be called
    // with ->execute(); instead of making the API call immediately.
    $client->setDefer(true);

    // Create a request for the API's thumbnails.set method to upload the image and associate
    // it with the appropriate video.
    $setRequest = $youtube->thumbnails->set($videoId);

    // Create a MediaFileUpload object for resumable uploads.
    $media = new Google_Http_MediaFileUpload(
        $client,
        $setRequest,
        'image/png',
        null,
        true,
        $chunkSizeBytes
    );
    $media->setFileSize(filesize($imagePath));


    // Read the media file and upload it chunk by chunk.
    $status = false;
    $handle = fopen($imagePath, "rb");
    while (!$status && !feof($handle)) {
      $chunk = fread($handle, $chunkSizeBytes);
      $status = $media->nextChunk($chunk);
    }

    fclose($handle);

    // If you want to make other calls after the file upload, set setDefer back to false
    $client->setDefer(false);


    $thumbnailUrl = $status['items'][0]['default']['url'];
    $htmlBody .= "<h3>Thumbnail Uploaded</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
        $videoId,
        $thumbnailUrl);
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<img src="%s">', $thumbnailUrl);
    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';


    } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    }

    $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
    } else {
      // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
      $state = mt_rand();
      $client->setState($state);
      $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

      $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
      $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
    }
    ?>

    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Claim Uploaded</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <?=$htmlBody?>
    </body>
    </html>

Resumable Uploads

The code sample below calls the API's videos.insert method to add a video to user's channel. The code also utilizes Google_MediaFileUpload class with the resumable upload parameter set to true to be able to to upload the video in chunks.

<?php

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try{
    // REPLACE this value with the path to the file you are uploading.
    $videoPath = "/path/to/file.mp4";

    // Create a snippet with title, description, tags and category ID
    // Create an asset resource and set its snippet metadata and type.
    // This example sets the video's title, description, keyword tags, and
    // video category.
    $snippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_VideoSnippet();
    $snippet->setTitle("Test title");
    $snippet->setDescription("Test description");
    $snippet->setTags(array("tag1", "tag2"));

    // Numeric video category. See
    // https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/docs/videoCategories/list 
    $snippet->setCategoryId("22");

    // Set the video's status to "public". Valid statuses are "public",
    // "private" and "unlisted".
    $status = new Google_Service_YouTube_VideoStatus();
    $status->privacyStatus = "public";

    // Associate the snippet and status objects with a new video resource.
    $video = new Google_Service_YouTube_Video();
    $video->setSnippet($snippet);
    $video->setStatus($status);

    // Specify the size of each chunk of data, in bytes. Set a higher value for
    // reliable connection as fewer chunks lead to faster uploads. Set a lower
    // value for better recovery on less reliable connections.
    $chunkSizeBytes = 1 * 1024 * 1024;

    // Setting the defer flag to true tells the client to return a request which can be called
    // with ->execute(); instead of making the API call immediately.
    $client->setDefer(true);

    // Create a request for the API's videos.insert method to create and upload the video.
    $insertRequest = $youtube->videos->insert("status,snippet", $video);

    // Create a MediaFileUpload object for resumable uploads.
    $media = new Google_Http_MediaFileUpload(
        $client,
        $insertRequest,
        'video/*',
        null,
        true,
        $chunkSizeBytes
    );
    $media->setFileSize(filesize($videoPath));


    // Read the media file and upload it chunk by chunk.
    $status = false;
    $handle = fopen($videoPath, "rb");
    while (!$status && !feof($handle)) {
      $chunk = fread($handle, $chunkSizeBytes);
      $status = $media->nextChunk($chunk);
    }

    fclose($handle);

    // If you want to make other calls after the file upload, set setDefer back to false
    $client->setDefer(false);


    $htmlBody .= "<h3>Video Uploaded</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>%s (%s)</li>',
        $status['snippet']['title'],
        $status['id']);

    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';

  } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
        htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
  }

  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
} else {
  // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
  $state = mt_rand();
  $client->setState($state);
  $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

  $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
  $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
}
?>

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Video Uploaded</title>
</head>
<body>
  <?=$htmlBody?>
</body>
</html>

Updating a Video by adding new tags

This code sample demonstrates how to add tags into an existing video.

The code sample below calls the API's youtube.videos.list method with id parameter set to videoId to get the video object. Using this video object, the sample gets the list of tags and appends new tags at the end of this list. Finally, the code calls youtube.videos.update method with updated video object to persist these changes on YouTube.

<?php

/**
 * This sample adds new tags to a YouTube video by:
 *
 * 1. Retrieving the video resource by calling the "youtube.videos.list" method
 *    and setting the "id" parameter
 * 2. Appending new tags to the video resource's snippet.tags[] list
 * 3. Updating the video resource by calling the youtube.videos.update method.
 *
 * @author Ibrahim Ulukaya
*/

// Call set_include_path() as needed to point to your client library.
require_once 'Google/Client.php';
require_once 'Google/Service/YouTube.php';
session_start();

/*
 * You can acquire an OAuth 2.0 client ID and client secret from the
 * Google Developers Console <https://console.developers.google.com/>
 * For more information about using OAuth 2.0 to access Google APIs, please see:
 * <https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/guides/authentication>
 * Please ensure that you have enabled the YouTube Data API for your project.
 */
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'REPLACE_ME';
$OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'REPLACE_ME';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setClientId($OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID);
$client->setClientSecret($OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET);
$client->setScopes('https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube');
$redirect = filter_var('http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'],
    FILTER_SANITIZE_URL);
$client->setRedirectUri($redirect);

// Define an object that will be used to make all API requests.
$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

if (isset($_GET['code'])) {
  if (strval($_SESSION['state']) !== strval($_GET['state'])) {
    die('The session state did not match.');
  }

  $client->authenticate($_GET['code']);
  $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
  header('Location: ' . $redirect);
}

if (isset($_SESSION['token'])) {
  $client->setAccessToken($_SESSION['token']);
}

// Check to ensure that the access token was successfully acquired.
if ($client->getAccessToken()) {
  try{

    // REPLACE this value with the video ID of the video being updated.
    $videoId = "VIDEO_ID";

    // Call the API's videos.list method to retrieve the video resource.
    $listResponse = $youtube->videos->listVideos("snippet",
        array('id' => $videoId));

    // If $listResponse is empty, the specified video was not found.
    if (empty($listResponse)) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<h3>Can\'t find a video with video id: %s</h3>', $videoId);
    } else {
      // Since the request specified a video ID, the response only
      // contains one video resource.
      $video = $listResponse[0];
      $videoSnippet = $video['snippet'];
      $tags = $videoSnippet['tags'];

      // Preserve any tags already associated with the video. If the video does
      // not have any tags, create a new list. Replace the values "tag1" and
      // "tag2" with the new tags you want to associate with the video.
      if (is_null($tags)) {
        $tags = array("tag1", "tag2");
      } else {
        array_push($tags, "tag1", "tag2");
      }

      // Set the tags array for the video snippet
      $videoSnippet['tags'] = $tags;

      // Update the video resource by calling the videos.update() method.
      $updateResponse = $youtube->videos->update("snippet", $video);

      $responseTags = $updateResponse['snippet']['tags'];


    $htmlBody .= "<h3>Video Updated</h3><ul>";
    $htmlBody .= sprintf('<li>Tags "%s" and "%s" added for video %s (%s) </li>',
        array_pop($responseTags), array_pop($responseTags),
        $videoId, $video['snippet']['title']);

    $htmlBody .= '</ul>';
  }
    } catch (Google_ServiceException $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>A service error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    } catch (Google_Exception $e) {
      $htmlBody .= sprintf('<p>An client error occurred: <code>%s</code></p>',
          htmlspecialchars($e->getMessage()));
    }

    $_SESSION['token'] = $client->getAccessToken();
    } else {
      // If the user hasn't authorized the app, initiate the OAuth flow
      $state = mt_rand();
      $client->setState($state);
      $_SESSION['state'] = $state;

      $authUrl = $client->createAuthUrl();
      $htmlBody = <<<END
  <h3>Authorization Required</h3>
  <p>You need to <a href="$authUrl">authorize access</a> before proceeding.<p>
END;
    }
    ?>

    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Video Updated</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <?=$htmlBody?>
    </body>
    </html>