Why is API Stream only display "offline" for each channel?

This is a FreeCodeCamp project in which I am supposed to show whether or not a channel is live. However, in the list of the channels I’ve created, there are some channels that are live and some channels that doesn’t exist. Still, no matter what, when I tried it test it out in my codepen, it’s still displaying “Offline”, even through some should be displaying “The Account doesn’t exist” or “Online”. I still couldn’t figured it out. I did test the url to make sure it’s working and it’s working. Here’s one example: “https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/streams/OgamingSC2?client_id=egn4k1eja0yterrcuu411n5e329rd3”.

Here’s my JS code:
$(document).ready(function() {


    var channels = ["BasicallyIDoWrk", "FreeCodeCamp", "Golgothus", "maatukka", "Vinesauce", "brunofin", "comster404", "OgamingSC2"];

      var cb = "?client_id=egn4k1eja0yterrcuu411n5e329rd3";

    function getSteams() {
      for (var channel in channels) {
        var indchannel = channel;
          url: "https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/streams/" + indchannel + cb,
          type: 'GET',
          dataType: "jsonp",
          data: {
            //action: 'query',
            format: 'json',
        success: function(data) {
          var game;
          var status;
          if(data.stream === null) {
            game = "Offline";
            status = "offline";
          } else if (data.stream === undefined) {
            game = "The Account doesn't exist";
            status = "Account is closed";
          } else {
            game = data.stream.game;
            status = "online";
           $("#channels").append('<div class="indbox"><a target="_blank" href="#">'+ game +'</a></div>');

Here’s my codepen in action: https://codepen.io/kikibres/pen/EWooLK. I know that it’s not completed. I will finish the rest once I make sure the api is displaying the data correctly.

I don’t want to give a direct answer since you’re in the process of learning. :slight_smile: I will give you two hints:

  1. Be mindful of the version of the API you’re using and what URL you’re calling.
  2. Make sure you understand the dataType that you’re specifying.
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