Streaming APIs

Featuring the best list of Streaming APIs to listen to music, video, social media content, and more.

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Streaming API

About streaming APIs

A streaming video API allows a developer to integrate their app or software with an existing streaming media service.

The unofficial Amazon Prime API by Streamzui is one example, but there are many others as well.

What is a streaming API?

APIs connect external apps, websites, and software to existing services through a set of commands in one or more programming languages.

To use an API with streaming service information, developers will typically need to pick a specific service and then find an API that connects to it.

How does Amazon Prime Video API work?

The Prime Video API is a popular request by developers eager to connect their software to the platform’s massive audience.

Unfortunately, there is no official API provided by Amazon to access its videos or search results. Fortunately, several other API developers have created interfaces that work around this to provide similar data to external apps and software.

Who is a streaming API for?

There are several use cases for streaming APIs.

Developers of a “where to watch” style website can use this kind of API to provide data on available content to users.

Anyone wanting to develop a site that would allow watching actual content outside of the official service could also benefit from an API.

Why is the Amazon Prime Video API important?

Amazon’s popular Prime Video service boasts millions of users, making it an obvious choice of platform to support on an external website.

What can you expect from a streaming API?

Developers hoping to connect their software to an Amazon Prime API can take solace in alternatives like Streamzui API.

These third-party solutions provide access not only to Amazon, but also to other streaming services like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and more.

Unfortunately, because of the popularity of these services, these alternative APIs are often expensive.

Are there examples of free streaming APIs?

Most free APIs for streaming is provided by the service they connect to. Some also exist that can pull data from popular streaming services like YouTube, however, and there are also unofficial Prime Video APIs that offer a free trial.

Best Streaming APIs

  1. Collabinate
  2. Vimeo API
  3. Vimeo
  4. Streamzui Amazon Prime Video Search
  5. Facebook Live API
  6. Stream
  7. TwitchTV API

Streaming API SDKs

All Streaming APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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