GET stream status without using HTTPS

Is there anyway to request via the API a stream’s status info without going over HTTPS? I want to design a piece of hardware that is open source and utilizes the Arduino microcontroller platform to act as a physical indicator of the stream’s status (live or not), but the Arduino cannot handle the encryption required by HTTPS (it can do requests over HTTP though). More specifically I want to check to see if a stream is live or not by calling the GET /streams/:channel/ and checking the “stream” value pair.

Thanks for any help in advance!