Upload videos, manage your playlists and subscribers.

Using the YouTube API with Trigger.dev

You can use Trigger.dev with any existing Node SDK or even just using fetch. Using io.runTask makes your YouTube background job resumable and appear in our dashboard.

  • Use io.runTask() and the official SDK or fetch.

  • Use our HTTP endpoint to subscribe to webhooks

  • Example code using YouTube

    Below are some working code examples of how you can use YouTube with Trigger.dev. These samples are open source and maintained by the community, you can copy and paste them into your own projects.

    import { TriggerClient, eventTrigger } from "@trigger.dev/sdk";
    import { google } from "googleapis";
    import z from "zod";
    // Get your API key here: https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials
    // Make sure to enable the YouTube Data API v3 https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/library/youtube.googleapis.com
    // SDK Docs: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/quickstart/nodejs
    // Initialize the YouTube API with your API key
    const youtube = google.youtube({
    version: "v3",
    auth: process.env.YOUTUBE_API_KEY,
    id: "youtube-api-search",
    name: "YouTube API Search",
    version: "1.0.0",
    trigger: eventTrigger({
    name: "youtube-search",
    schema: z.object({
    q: z.string(),
    maxResults: z.number().optional(),
    run: async (payload, io, ctx) => {
    const { q, maxResults } = payload;
    // Wrap an SDK call in io.runTask so it's resumable and displays in logs
    await io.runTask(
    "YouTube API Search",
    async () => {
    const searchResponse = await youtube.search.list({
    maxResults: maxResults || 10, // Default to 10 results if not provided
    part: ["snippet"],
    type: ["video"],
    // Process the search results here
    return JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(searchResponse.data));
    // Add metadata to improve how the task displays in the logs
    { name: "YouTube API Search", icon: "youtube" }