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Playlists: list

Returns a collection of playlists that match the API request parameters. For example, you can retrieve all playlists that the authenticated user owns, or you can retrieve one or more playlists by their unique IDs. Try it now.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 1 unit in addition to the costs of the specified resource parts.

Request

HTTP request

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

Parameters

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

Parameter name Value Description
Required parameters
part string The part parameter specifies a comma-separated list of one or more playlist resource properties that the API response will include.

If the parameter identifies a property that contains child properties, the child properties will be included in the response. For example, in a playlist resource, the snippet property contains properties like author, title, description, tags, and timeCreated. As such, if you set part=snippet, the API response will contain all of those properties.

The list below contains the part names that you can include in the parameter value and the quota cost for each part:
  • contentDetails: 2
  • id: 0
  • player: 0
  • snippet: 2
  • status: 2
Filters (specify exactly one of the following parameters)
channelId string This value indicates that the API should only return the specified channel's playlists.
id string The id parameter specifies a comma-separated list of the YouTube playlist ID(s) for the resource(s) that are being retrieved. In a playlist resource, the id property specifies the playlist's YouTube playlist ID.
mine boolean This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Set this parameter's value to true to instruct the API to only return playlists owned by the authenticated user.
Optional parameters
maxResults unsigned integer The maxResults parameter specifies the maximum number of items that should be returned in the result set. Acceptable values are 0 to 50, inclusive. The default value is 5.
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. 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.
pageToken string The pageToken parameter identifies a specific page in the result set that should be returned. In an API response, the nextPageToken and prevPageToken properties identify other pages that could be retrieved.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

{
  "kind": "youtube#playlistListResponse",
  "etag": etag,
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "prevPageToken": string,
  "pageInfo": {
    "totalResults": integer,
    "resultsPerPage": integer
  },
  "items": [
    playlist Resource
  ]
}

Properties

The following table defines the properties that appear in this resource:

Property name Value Description
kind string Identifies the API resource's type. The value will be youtube#playlistListResponse.
etag etag The Etag of this resource.
nextPageToken string The token that can be used as the value of the pageToken parameter to retrieve the next page in the result set.
prevPageToken string The token that can be used as the value of the pageToken parameter to retrieve the previous page in the result set.
pageInfo object The pageInfo object encapsulates paging information for the result set.
pageInfo.totalResults integer The total number of results in the result set.
pageInfo.resultsPerPage integer The number of results included in the API response.
items[] list A list of playlists that match the request criteria.

Errors

The table below 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
forbidden (403) channelClosed The channel specified in the channelId parameter has been closed.
forbidden (403) channelSuspended The channel specified in the channelId parameter has been suspended.
forbidden (403) playlistForbidden The playlist identified with the request's id parameter does not support the request or the request is not properly authorized.
notFound (404) channelNotFound The channel specified in the channelId parameter cannot be found.
notFound (404) playlistNotFound The playlist identified with the request's id parameter cannot be found.

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