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Also known as:
- live tv API
- live streaming API
- tv channel API
- online tv API
Streaming is used to deliver media content and another kind of data to internet-enabled devices over the internet.
The data is provided as a continuous stream of data and users can watch directly without downloading the data to their computer or device.
The data stream (for example, a video) is usually hosted on a remote server or in the cloud accessible through the internet.
Streaming APIs are integrated into the application to enable them to stream media content and other data their host servers. They extract the data from the servers and makes it available to the developed application software.
List of Top Streaming APIs
Check out our list of some of the best streaming APIs (video, audio, and data) that we thought were worth mentioning
1. Dailymotion API
Dailymotion API is a video streaming API and is among the best video sharing platforms worldwide.
The Dailymotion API allows developers to build great applications which will deliver the Dailymotion content, (mainly Dailymotion video) to users.
Users can watch the videos directly in the app.
How to get a Dailymotion API Key
- Sign in or sign up to Dailymotion website.
- Create a new application and navigate to ApiKeys page to get the apiKey and APIsecret.
Dailymotion API list of endpoints
addVideo– this function creates and returns a new video.
AddVideoSubtitles– this function attaches video subtitles to the selected video.
AddVideosToPlaylist– this function adds videos to a specified playlist.
AddVideoToRecentlyWathced– this endpoint is used to add a video to a list of videos recently watched
addVideoToWatchlater– this endpoint adds the selected video to watch later list.
CheckFavoriteVideo– this endpoint checks for the selected video if it’s in the favorite list.
CheckFeaturedVideo– this function checks if the selected video is featured.
Dailymotion API Pricing details
The API is free for use.
Navigate to the API package page for Dailymotion API examples.
2. Wurl Video API
Wurl API delivers a video streaming platform.
It links video producers to global streaming sites providing a large pool of video and digital content.
The Wurl API allows developers to build applications which will connect to video publishers and provide the digital content, e.g., videos, to their users in real-time.
How to get Wurl API credentials
- Register as a developer at Wurl website.
- Once you have a developer account ready, Wurl will then send you API Application’s App ID and Secret.
Wurl API endpoint
root – this is the entry script of the Wurl API, this function returns links which will help you set up the API.
Wurl API Pricing details
The API is free to developers.
3. Vimeo API
The Vimeo API is an online platform that allows users to upload videos and video streaming.
The API provides a developer with the necessary tools to enable their application to host, share and allows streaming of videos.
How to get the credentials
Register as a developer at Vimeo website. You will be supplied with a Client ID and Client Secret for each application you create.
Vimeo API list of endpoints
addCommentToVideo– this endpoint allows you to add a comment to the specified video.
AddReplyToCommentOnVideo– this endpoint allows one to add a reply comment to a detailed video.
AddCreditToVideo– this comment allows you to attach credits to a selected video. Credit acknowledge a person who creates or assisted in organizing the footage.
AddTagToVideo– this endpoint adds a tag to the selected video.
AddTextTrackToVideo– this endpoint adds text track to a selected video.
AddPromotionToOnDemandPage– this endpoint adds promotional details to a page.
Vimeo API Pricing details
The API is free to developers.
4. SoundCTL Audio Engine APIs
The SoundCTL API is a compelling and straightforward platform for live streaming audio.
It links audio content publishers to a vast of the audience.
The SoundCTL API allows developers to connect their application to the SoundCTL Audio Engine platform.
How to get the API’s credentials
Go to SoundCTL website to get instructions on how to acquire API credentials.
SoundCTL Audio Engine list of endpoints
input– returns a list of contributions associated with a particular instance.
SoundCTL Audio Engine Pricing details.
- Basic – $49
- Pro – $79
- Ultra – $499
5. Deezer API
Deezer API is a music streaming app.
The Deezer Streaming API allows a developer to develop an application that will enable music streaming capabilities from Deezer music database.
API also links the form to the Deezer library.
How to get the API key
Sign in to Deezer to get the API key.
Deezer API endpoints
GETAlbum– returns an album based on the search parameters
GETArtist– returns the specified artist.
GETTrack– returns a list of tracks associated with the logged-in user.
GetGenre– returns the genre of the selected track.
GetPlaylist– returns a list of playlists associated with a particular user.
- Free – $0.00
- Premium – $4.99/month
- Deezer Family – $7.49/month
6. Twitch TV API
TwitchTV API is an online platform and live streaming API for streaming videos.
Stream your favorite videos and favorite shows.
The Twitch TV API enables live streaming of videos from your application or software integrated with the TwitchTV API.
How to get credentials – Twitch API Key
- Sign in to your account or create a new account in TwitchTV.
- Navigate to settings and register your application under the connections tab.
- You will be assigned with a client id and client secret.
TwitchTV list of endpoints
find channel– returns a list of channels based on the search parameters.
CheckUserSubscribed– this endpoint finds users subscribed to the specified channel.
CreatePost– this endpoint creates a new post
TwitchTV pricing details.
The Twitch API is free for use.
Navigate to the API package page to see how to use the Twitch API.
7. Alpaca Trading API
Alpaca Trading API is a modern platform that uses different algorithms to provide innovative solutions in the trading space.
The Alpaca API allows a developer to develop applications that will enable users to stream real-time price information, place orders and enable users to manage their account.
How to get the API credentials
Get the API credentials from Alpaca.
Alpaca API List of endpoints
Get a list of orders– this endpoint returns a list of requests for a particular account.
Get an order– returns a specific order specified by the order_id.
Get the account– returns account details for the particular API key.
Alpaca Pricing details
The API is free for developers.
8. Cloudways API
Cloudways API is a cloud-based hosting platform powered by a sound expert system which automates the server services and management.
The Cloudways API allows developers to build applications that will enable users to manage the servers and web application that are hosted on the Cloudways.
Users can easily stream their data stored on the cloud anytime.
Sign in or create an account at Cloudways to access your credentials.
Cloudways API endpoints
GetServers– returns a list of available servers.
PostServerStart- this endpoint starts a specified server.
PostServerStop– this endpoint stops a specific running server.
GetService– this endpoint returns the status of a specific service.
GetProject– returns a list of projects associated with your account.
PostProject– this endpoint creates a new project.
Pricing details for Cloudways API
The pricing details for Cloudways API can be found at Cloudways pricing page.
9. TEXTKING Translation API
TEXTKING Translation API is a web platform that provides online text translation to users.
Translation can range from simple text to long documents.
The API allows you to integrate text translation functionality to your application or software.
Users can stream translated jobs anytime from the app.
How to get the API credentials
- Create your TEXTKING account.
- The apiKey credentials will be sent to your account.
TextKing API list of endpoints.
Create project– this project creates and returns the newly created projects
Create job– backs a newly created position for a particular project
Get the job– returns a single job specified by the job id.
Delete job– this endpoint deletes an existing post specified by the job id.
Download source document– this endpoint downloads the source document to be translated.
Download translated document– this endpoint you to download the report after translation.
Pricing details for TEXTKING APIs
Specialist translation – from £0.10.
DIN EN 15038 expert translation from £0.14.
10. Text-Processing API
Text-Processing API is a web service for text mining and natural language processing.
People uploads documents for analysis and download view the results online or download them.
The API and credentials can be found here.
List of endpoints
phrases– this endpoint extract phrases from a text.
Sentiment– this endpoint analyzes sense (view or opinion) from a text.
Stem– this endpoint stems from all the words in the provided text.
- pro – $0.00 for 45000 queries/month
- Ultra – $35.00 for 1000000 queries/month
- Mega – $75 for 2500000 queries/ month
These are the best streaming APIs that you can integrate into your application to enable streaming of data directly from your application.
Most of them are free to use, select the best API based on your application.
Make sure to read the terms and conditions from their website before acquiring the API.
Summary: Best Streaming APIs
|Streaming API||Functionality||Pricing details|
|Wurl Video||Video streaming||Free|
|SoundCTL Audio Engine||Audio streaming||Prremium|
|Twitch TV||Video streaming||Free|
Do you agree with our list of the Top Streaming APIs? Which APIs are we missing? What do you think is the Best Streaming API? Let us know in the comments below.