Hi, I’m new to the twitch api but have been reading through the docs for some time now. Apologies for such a basic question, one thing I’m struggling to find any information in the docs/forum about is an up-to-date explanation on how to search or filter a query by game.
I found this post for the kraken version but I’m unable to do the same in the helix version, i.e.,
https://api.twitch.tv/helix/streams?game=Art (this one will return results, but it appears to be all streams, not filtered by
I’ve also noticed that there’s a parameter
game_id but I’m not finding a list anywhere explaining what id belongs to what game. Does such a list exist? Is it possible to search by
Can someone point me to where in the docs it explains how to search by game for the “helix” version of the API please?
If you look at the docs: Reference | Twitch Developers you’ll see that there is no querystring param called
game. That endpoint has 2 params,
name and at least one is required.
That isn’t even an endpoint, there is no
Top Videos in Helix.
That’s what the Helix Get Games endpoint is for, if you provide it with an
id you get given the game which that ID is for. Alternatively you can give it a name. This is a 1 to 1 lookup though, it requires an exact match, there is no ‘search’ in Helix at this time.
Thanks so much for your reply @Dist. I used this query to find the game id:
Then used the id in the original query for streams of that game:
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