Skip to main content


YouTube Search package searches YouTube videos avoiding using their heavily rate-limited API.

It uses the form on the YouTube homepage and scrapes the resulting page.

This notebook shows how to use a tool to search YouTube.

Adapted from

#! pip install youtube_search
from import YouTubeSearchTool

API Reference:

tool = YouTubeSearchTool()"lex friedman")
    "['/watch?v=VcVfceTsD0A&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu', '/watch?v=gPfriiHBBek&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu']"

You can also specify the number of results that are returned"lex friedman,5")
    "['/watch?v=VcVfceTsD0A&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu', '/watch?v=YVJ8gTnDC4Y&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu', '/watch?v=Udh22kuLebg&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu', '/watch?v=gPfriiHBBek&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu', '/watch?v=L_Guz73e6fw&pp=ygUMbGV4IGZyaWVkbWFu']"