V5 API correctly shows stream is up, but Helix says it is down

Hello,

I’m working on a little server to respond to stream events and I’ve run into a confusing situation. I will start streaming to test my webhook setup, get a stream up notification, and then get a stream down notification (though I’m still streaming). This is reproducible through the Helix API, but the V5 api correctly shows I am still streaming.

Example (using httpie to manually make requests):

ddrexler@Drexbook-Pro:conmon|$ http -v ‘https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/streams/503254?stream_type=live’ Client-Id:****************************** Authorization:“Bearer ******************************” Accept:application/vnd.twitchtv.v5+json
GET /kraken/streams/503254?stream_type=live HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/vnd.twitchtv.v5+json
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Authorization: Bearer ******************************
Client-Id: ******************************
Connection: keep-alive
Host: api.twitch.tv
User-Agent: HTTPie/2.2.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate, private
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 1287
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 19:08:32 GMT
Expires: 0
Pragma: no-cache
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Timing-Allow-Origin: https://www.twitch.tv
Vary: Accept-Encoding
X-Cache: MISS, MISS
X-Cache-Hits: 0, 0
X-Served-By: cache-sea4446-SEA, cache-sjc10023-SJC
X-Timer: S1604344113.782850,VS0,VS0,VE45

{
“stream”: {
“_id”: 40320599246,
“average_fps”: 30,
“broadcast_platform”: “live”,
“channel”: {
“_id”: 503254,
“broadcaster_language”: “en”,
“broadcaster_software”: “”,
“broadcaster_type”: “”,
“created_at”: “2008-04-28T10:16:22.519482Z”,
“description”: “Watch me be bad”,
“display_name”: “aeturnum”,
“followers”: 11,
“game”: “World of Warcraft”,
“language”: “en”,
“logo”: “https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/aeturnum-profile_image-e52423744803803f-300x300.jpeg”,
“mature”: false,
“name”: “aeturnum”,
“partner”: false,
“privacy_options_enabled”: false,
“private_video”: false,
“profile_banner”: null,
“profile_banner_background_color”: “”,
“status”: “Wow TBC Atlantiss”,
“updated_at”: “2020-11-02T18:51:41.203231Z”,
“url”: “https://www.twitch.tv/aeturnum”,
“video_banner”: null,
“views”: 437
},
“community_id”: “”,
“community_ids”: [],
“created_at”: “2020-11-02T18:34:44Z”,
“delay”: 0,
“game”: “World of Warcraft”,
“is_playlist”: false,
“preview”: {
“large”: “https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/previews-ttv/live_user_aeturnum-640x360.jpg”,
“medium”: “https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/previews-ttv/live_user_aeturnum-320x180.jpg”,
“small”: “https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/previews-ttv/live_user_aeturnum-80x45.jpg”,
“template”: “https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/previews-ttv/live_user_aeturnum-{width}x{height}.jpg
},
“stream_type”: “live”,
“video_height”: 1080,
“viewers”: 1
}
}

ddrexler@Drexbook-Pro:conmon|$ http -v ‘https://api.twitch.tv/helix/streams?user_id=503254’ Client-Id:****************************** Authorization:“Bearer ******************************”
GET /helix/streams?user_id=503254 HTTP/1.1
Accept: /
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Authorization: Bearer ******************************
Client-Id: ******************************
Connection: keep-alive
Host: api.twitch.tv
User-Agent: HTTPie/2.2.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate, private
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 27
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 19:08:43 GMT
Expires: 0
Pragma: no-cache
Ratelimit-Limit: 800
Ratelimit-Remaining: 799
Ratelimit-Reset: 1604344124
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Timing-Allow-Origin: https://www.twitch.tv
Twitch-Trace-Id: a2192f16be752294b9766cf3d2c96c52
Vary: Accept-Encoding
X-Cache: MISS, MISS
X-Cache-Hits: 0, 0
X-Ctxlog-Logid: 1-5fa0593b-2a00335f697aff2c181ad4a8
X-Served-By: cache-sea4466-SEA, cache-sjc10068-SJC
X-Timer: S1604344123.049030,VS0,VS0,VE49

{
“data”: [],
“pagination”: {}
}

I suspect I am using the Helix API incorrectly, but I don’t understand how.

Cannot test as they are not currently live

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Apologies, placeholder stream is back up.

For context: There seems to be a period at the start of the stream where both APIs show it as up, then something changes and Helix shows it as down. The stream is largely static so maybe this isn’t a problem in practice? But it’s very confusing from a testing POV.

yeah that looks weird dunno whats up with it.

Since you are not showing in search as an account at all. It looks like you have an issue with your account.

You might wanna contract Twitch support.

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Thank you for that advice!

If anyone else runs into this I’ve opened a bug on the Helix API: https://github.com/twitchdev/issues/issues/250

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