Notice: Due to legal reasons we are hiding videos with pending 3rd party claims on YouTube in this API. This is to ensure the visibility of the videos for all of your website visitors.

Welcome

We are always aiming to deliver the newest video material in the highest quality to our subscribers on YouTube. We do not just straight up copy the uploads of other channels, instead we try to deliver a superior experience by only allowing the highest quality source material on our channels, pairing it with years of graphics and editing expertise and combining it with cutting edge technology.

We are working with over 100 publishers and many press agencies around the world and deliver over 900 exklusive videos to our subscribers. If you need a source for EPK material for your own website or app, this API is the perfect and free solution for you. Follow the instructions and examples and get the video ID of our high quality YouTube uploads and simply embed them.

/movies

Request

GET https://api.kinocheck.de/movies

Parameters

The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required (specify exactly one of the following parameters)
id string The ID used by KinoCheck
tmdb_id integer The ID used by TMDB
imdb_id string The ID used by IMDB
Optional
language string The parameter specifies a two-letter ISO 639 language code which will determine the language-sensitive output of the API, e.g. the title of the movie and the spoken-language of the videos.

Acceptable values are:
  • en
  • de
Default: en
categories string The parameter specifies a comma-separated list of one or more video category properties that the videos property of the API response will include. This does not effect the trailer property. Exclude categories by prepending a hyphen.

Acceptable values are:
  • Trailer
  • Teaser
  • Clip
  • Featurette
Default: all videos are shown

Examples

GET https://api.kinocheck.de/movies?tmdb_id=299534
GET https://api.kinocheck.de/movies?tmdb_id=299534&language=de
GET https://api.kinocheck.de/movies?tmdb_id=299534&language=de&categories=Trailer
GET https://api.kinocheck.de/movies?tmdb_id=299534&language=de&categories=Trailer,-Clip

Response

If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

{
	"id": "ly4",
	"tmdb_id": 299534,
	"imdb_id": "tt4154796",
	"language": "de",
	"title": "Avengers 4: Endgame",
	"url": "https://kinocheck.de/film/ly4/avengers-4-2019",
	"trailer": video resource,
	"videos": [
		video resource
	]
}

Properties

The following table defines the properties that appear in this resource:

id string The ID used by KinoCheck
tmdb_id integer The ID used by TMDB. Returns null if no TMDB ID is found
imdb_id string The ID used by IMDB. Returns null if no IMDB ID is found
language string The language used in the API request, represented by a two-letter ISO 639 language code (e.g. "en", "de")
title string The title of the movie
url string The URL to the movie detail page
trailer video resource An automatically selected single video resource with the sole category "Trailer". Returns null if no acceptable video is found
videos array An array of video resources associated with the movie resource. The array will be empty if no videos are found

/shows

See the corresponding documentation for /movies. You cannot filter by seasons or get any informations about single seasons.

Examples

GET https://api.kinocheck.de/shows?tmdb_id=38472
GET https://api.kinocheck.de/shows?tmdb_id=38472&language=de
GET https://api.kinocheck.de/shows?tmdb_id=38472&language=de&categories=Trailer

Video resource

The following JSON structure shows the format of a video resource:

{
	"id": "4ghv",
	"youtube_video_id": "EJJedP2_7_k",
	"youtube_channel_id": "UCOL10n-as9dXO2qtjjFUQbQ",
	"youtube_thumbnail": "https://img.youtube.com/vi/EJJedP2_7_k/maxresdefault.jpg",
	"title": "AVENGERS 4: Endgame Trailer German Deutsch (2019)",
	"thumbnail": "https://images.kinocheck.de/images/hsd2ascncd.jpg",
	"language": "de",
	"categories": [
		"Trailer"
	],
	"published": "2018-12-07T13:16:51+01:00",
	"views": "1391790"
}

Properties

The following table defines the properties that appear in this resource:

id string The ID used by KinoCheck
youtube_video_id string The ID used by YouTube
youtube_channel_id string The channel ID used by YouTube
youtube_thumbnail string A link to the thumbnail used by YouTube
title string The title of the video
thumbnail string The thumbnail used by KinoCheck.de. Probably the same as YouTube. The URL to this thumbnail will change from time to time. Just use it to mirror on your own server.
language string Two-letter ISO 639 code of the spoken language in the video
categories array An array of categories to which the video belongs. A video can be in multiple categories at the same time, e.g. "Trailer" and "Clip"
views integer The current views of the video on YouTube