Check If Twitch stream online of offline using PHP

Hello Guys,

I am trying to see if stream of particular user is online or offiline in my PHP and here is my try so far.


// Get Live Streams 

function file_get_contents_curl($url) {

    $ch = curl_init();

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, TRUE);

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, TRUE);     

    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(

        'Client-ID: **********************',        

        'Authorization: Bearer **************', 

        'Accept: application/vnd.twitchtv.v5+json'



    $data = curl_exec($ch);


    return $data;


$url = "";

$json_array = json_decode(file_get_contents_curl($url), true);

echo '<pre>';



// 71588578


Here I am using helix as my channel and I am getting response having id,game_id etc in response … but when I am trying to get other channel’s streams for example this url with my this api url $url = “”; , I am not getting any response … its blank in return.

I have also tried with some other channels $url = “”; but none of them working for me except for helix channel. Not sure why …

Basically here I want to know if stream is live or not. But its not working. can someon guide me what I am doing wrong here ?

I am following this thread

Additionally, I am using Twitch IRC to get live chat results like this Chat bot in php CLI

That’s because that isn’t a valid url. then use query params for channel name or game id as stated in the docs you linked.

@WLG3R Thanks for your reply.

I have added below url for my channel

$url = "";

This is a live stream url at the moment … … The live stream running at the moment… but the thing is I am getting the same results in response…

[0] => Array
                    [id] => 6214848871696298717
                    [user_id] => 139470326
                    [user_name] => 한동숙
                    [game_id] => 512980
                    [type] => live
                    [title] => 폴 가이즈 우승하러 옴
                    [viewer_count] => 24131
                    [started_at] => 2020-08-05T02:50:18Z
                    [language] => ko
                    [thumbnail_url] =>{width}x{height}.jpg
                    [tag_ids] => Array
                            [0] => ab2975e3-b9ca-4b1a-a93e-fb61a5d5c3a4


And more data …

I am trying to change url with another live stream for example $url = ""; , but still i m getting same response …

Bit confused why its happening …

OK Guys, I have made it work using user_ login like following url …

$url = "";

Hope this helps …

For future reference the documentation for the streams endpoint can be found at

@BarryCarlyon Yea … thank you so much for your help and support. It really helped a lot.
Thank you

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