Playlists: insert

Creates a playlist.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 50 units in addition to the costs of the specified resource parts.

Common use cases

Request

HTTP request

POST https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/playlists

Authorization

This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtubepartner
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube.force-ssl

Parameters

The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Parameters
Required parameters
part string
The part parameter serves two purposes in this operation. It identifies the properties that the write operation will set as well as the properties that the API response will include.

The following list contains the part names that you can include in the parameter value and the quota cost for each part:
  • contentDetails: 2
  • id: 0
  • localizations: 2
  • player: 0
  • snippet: 2
  • status: 2
Optional parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners.

The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter indicates that the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube CMS user who is acting on behalf of the content owner specified in the parameter value. This parameter is intended for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. It allows content owners to authenticate once and get access to all their video and channel data, without having to provide authentication credentials for each individual channel. The CMS account that the user authenticates with must be linked to the specified YouTube content owner.
onBehalfOfContentOwnerChannel string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners.

The onBehalfOfContentOwnerChannel parameter specifies the YouTube channel ID of the channel to which a video is being added. This parameter is required when a request specifies a value for the onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter, and it can only be used in conjunction with that parameter. In addition, the request must be authorized using a CMS account that is linked to the content owner that the onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter specifies. Finally, the channel that the onBehalfOfContentOwnerChannel parameter value specifies must be linked to the content owner that the onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter specifies.

This parameter is intended for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. It allows content owners to authenticate once and perform actions on behalf of the channel specified in the parameter value, without having to provide authentication credentials for each separate channel.

Request body

Provide a playlist resource in the request body. For that resource:

  • You must specify a value for these properties:

    • snippet.title

  • You can set values for these properties:

    • snippet.title
    • snippet.description
    • status.privacyStatus
    • snippet.tags[]
    • snippet.defaultLanguage
    • localizations.(key)
    • localizations.(key).title
    • localizations.(key).description

Response

If successful, this method returns a playlist resource in the response body.

Errors

The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
badRequest (400) defaultLanguageNotSetError The defaultLanguage must be set to update localizations.
badRequest (400) localizationValidationError One of the values in the localizations object failed validation. Use the playlists.list method to retrieve valid values and make sure to update them following the guidelines in the playlists resource documentation.
badRequest (400) maxPlaylistExceeded The playlist cannot be created because the channel already has the maximum number of playlists allowed.
forbidden (403) playlistForbidden This operation is forbidden or the request is not properly authorized.
invalidValue (400) invalidPlaylistSnippet The request provides an invalid playlist snippet.
required (400) playlistTitleRequired The request must specify a playlist title.

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