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Python Client for Google's Private InnerTube API. Works with Youtube, YouTube Music and more!

Project description

innertube

Python Client for Google's Private InnerTube API. Works with YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids, YouTube Studio and more!

About

This library handles low-level interactions with the underlying InnerTube API used by each of the YouTube services.

Here are a few articles available online relating to the InnerTube API:

Installation

innertube uses Poetry under the hood and can easily be installed from source or from PyPI using pip.

Latest Release

pip install innertube

Bleeding Edge

pip install git+https://github.com/tombulled/innertube@develop

Usage

>>> import innertube
>>>
>>> # Construct a client
>>> client = innertube.InnerTube("WEB")
>>>
>>> # Get some data!
>>> data = client.search(query="foo fighters")
>>>
>>> # Power user? No problem, dispatch requests yourself
>>> data = client("browse", body={"browseId": "FEwhat_to_watch"})
>>>
>>> # The core endpoints are implemented, so the above is equivalent to:
>>> data = client.browse("FEwhat_to_watch")

Comparison with the YouTube Data API

The InnerTube API provides access to data you can't get from the Data API, however it comes at somewhat of a cost (explained below).

This Library YouTube Data API
Google account required No Yes
Request limit No Yes
Clean data No Yes

As the InnerTube API is used by the variety of YouTube services and is not designed for consumption by users. Therefore, the data returned by the InnerTube API will need to be parsed and sanitised to extract data of interest.

Endpoints

Currently only the following core, unauthenticated endpoints are implemented:

YouTube YouTubeMusic YouTubeKids YouTubeStudio
config
browse
player
next
search
guide
music/get_search_suggestions
music/get_queue

Authentication

The InnerTube API uses OAuth2, however this has not yet been implemented, therefore this library currently only provides unauthenticated API access.

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