Searching YouTube with React

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by Abdul Rawoof A R dot icon Updated: Jan 24, 2023

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You can use YouTube search with React in a variety of contexts and applications where you want to allow users to search for and view YouTube videos, like:  

  • A video streaming or video-sharing platform  
  • A social media or messaging app  
  • A website or web application  
  • A mobile app  
  • A content management system or blog  

To search YouTube using React, you will need to use the YouTube Data API. This API allows you to search for videos, channels, and playlists on YouTube and retrieve information about them.  

googleapis is a package of libraries for accessing Google APIs from Node.js and JavaScript applications. It includes libraries for many popular Google services, such as Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, and Google Calendar. And the YouTube Data API is a Google API that allows you to search for and retrieve information about YouTube videos, channels, and playlists. To use the YouTube Data API in a React project using googleapis, you will need to obtain an API key from the Google Cloud Console.  

Here is an example of how you embed a YouTube search into a React project: 


Fig 1: Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.


In this solution we're using React library.


Follow the steps carefully to get the output easily.

  1. Install the Node.js and React on your IDE(preferable Visual Studio Code).
  2. Create React Application using npx create-react-app foldername.
  3. cd foldername.
  4. Open the folder in IDE.
  5. Copy the code using "copy" button above and paste it in app.js file(remove the earlier code from app.js).
  6. Import library.
  7. Open the terminal from IDE.
  8. npm start to run the file.

I hope you found this useful. I have added the link to dependent libraries, version information in the following sections.

I found this code snippet by searching for 'Searching YouTube with React' in kandi. You can try any such use case!

Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

  1. The solution is created in Visual Studio Code 1.73.1.
  2. The solution is tested on node v18.12.1 and npm v8.19.2.
  3. React version-18.2.0.

Using this solution, we are able to create youtube search with React with simple steps. This process also facilities an easy way to use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us to create an youtube search with React.

Dependent Library

reactby facebook

JavaScript doticonstar image 209050 doticonVersion:v18.2.0doticon
License: Permissive (MIT)

The library for web and native user interfaces


            reactby facebook

            JavaScript doticon star image 209050 doticonVersion:v18.2.0doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

            The library for web and native user interfaces

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