Getting Started

Quick Start

  1. Sign Up for a ThingSpeak account
  2. Create a new Channel by going to your Channels page and clicking Create New Channel
  3. Update your Channel via URL:
  4. View your Channel feed:
  5. Follow a tutorial for common devices and applications


Please post your questions, comments, and feature requests in the ThingSpeak Forum.

Open Source

The ThingSpeak API is available on GitHub and includes the complete ThingSpeak API for processing HTTP requests, storing numeric and alphanumeric data, numeric data processing, location tracking, and status updates.  The open source version follows the same documentation as the ThingSpeak hosted service.

HTTP Headers

If you would like to reduce the number of HTTP headers sent by our application, please add the parameter headers=false to any HTTP request.

API keys can optionally be sent via HTTP headers by setting the header name to THINGSPEAKAPIKEY and the header value to the API key.

Time Zones Reference

Time zones can be specified for any request by adding the timezone parameter with a value corresponding to any identifier found below. Identifier names are case-sensitive, and should be URL-encoded in HTTP GET requests, for example:


The most common time zone identifiers are listed below. ThingSpeak supports all IANA Time Zone Database identifers; a human-readable list is also available.

Identifier Description Current Offset
Pacific/Midway International Date Line West, Midway Island UTC -11:00
Pacific/Pago_Pago American Samoa UTC -11:00
Pacific/Honolulu Hawaii UTC -10:00
America/Juneau Alaska UTC -08:00
America/Los_Angeles Pacific Time (US & Canada) UTC -07:00
America/Tijuana Tijuana UTC -07:00
America/Phoenix Arizona UTC -07:00
America/Denver Mountain Time (US & Canada) UTC -06:00
America/Chihuahua Chihuahua UTC -06:00
America/Mazatlan Mazatlan UTC -06:00
America/Regina Saskatchewan UTC -06:00
America/Guatemala Central America UTC -06:00
America/Chicago Central Time (US & Canada) UTC -05:00
America/Mexico_City Guadalajara, Mexico City UTC -05:00
America/Monterrey Monterrey UTC -05:00
America/Bogota Bogota UTC -05:00
America/Lima Lima, Quito UTC -05:00
America/New_York Eastern Time (US & Canada) UTC -04:00
America/Indiana/Indianapolis Indiana (East) UTC -04:00
America/Caracas Caracas UTC -04:30
America/La_Paz La Paz UTC -04:00
America/Guyana Georgetown UTC -04:00
America/Halifax Atlantic Time (Canada) UTC -03:00
America/Santiago Santiago UTC -03:00
America/Sao_Paulo Brasilia UTC -03:00
America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires Buenos Aires UTC -03:00
America/Montevideo Montevideo UTC -03:00
America/St_Johns Newfoundland UTC -02:30
America/Godthab Greenland UTC -02:00
Atlantic/South_Georgia Mid-Atlantic UTC -02:00
Atlantic/Cape_Verde Cape Verde Is. UTC -01:00
Atlantic/Azores Azores UTC +00:00
Africa/Monrovia Monrovia UTC +00:00
Etc/UTC UTC UTC +00:00
Europe/Dublin Dublin UTC +01:00
Europe/London Edinburgh, London UTC +01:00
Europe/Lisbon Lisbon UTC +01:00
Africa/Casablanca Casablanca UTC +01:00
Africa/Algiers West Central Africa UTC +01:00
Europe/Belgrade Belgrade UTC +02:00
Europe/Bratislava Bratislava UTC +02:00
Europe/Budapest Budapest UTC +02:00
Europe/Ljubljana Ljubljana UTC +02:00
Europe/Prague Prague UTC +02:00
Europe/Sarajevo Sarajevo UTC +02:00
Europe/Skopje Skopje UTC +02:00
Europe/Warsaw Warsaw UTC +02:00
Europe/Zagreb Zagreb UTC +02:00
Europe/Brussels Brussels UTC +02:00
Europe/Copenhagen Copenhagen UTC +02:00
Europe/Madrid Madrid UTC +02:00
Europe/Paris Paris UTC +02:00
Europe/Amsterdam Amsterdam UTC +02:00
Europe/Berlin Berlin, Bern UTC +02:00
Europe/Rome Rome UTC +02:00
Europe/Stockholm Stockholm UTC +02:00
Europe/Vienna Vienna UTC +02:00
Africa/Harare Harare UTC +02:00
Africa/Johannesburg Pretoria UTC +02:00
Europe/Bucharest Bucharest UTC +03:00
Africa/Cairo Cairo UTC +03:00
Europe/Helsinki Helsinki UTC +03:00
Europe/Kiev Kyiv UTC +03:00
Europe/Riga Riga UTC +03:00
Europe/Sofia Sofia UTC +03:00
Europe/Tallinn Tallinn UTC +03:00
Europe/Vilnius Vilnius UTC +03:00
Europe/Athens Athens UTC +03:00
Europe/Istanbul Istanbul UTC +03:00
Europe/Minsk Minsk UTC +03:00
Asia/Jerusalem Jerusalem UTC +03:00
Europe/Moscow Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd UTC +03:00
Asia/Kuwait Kuwait UTC +03:00
Asia/Riyadh Riyadh UTC +03:00
Africa/Nairobi Nairobi UTC +03:00
Asia/Baghdad Baghdad UTC +03:00
Asia/Tehran Tehran UTC +03:30
Asia/Muscat Abu Dhabi, Muscat UTC +04:00
Asia/Tbilisi Tbilisi UTC +04:00
Asia/Yerevan Yerevan UTC +04:00
Asia/Kabul Kabul UTC +04:30
Asia/Baku Baku UTC +05:00
Asia/Yekaterinburg Ekaterinburg UTC +05:00
Asia/Karachi Islamabad, Karachi UTC +05:00
Asia/Tashkent Tashkent UTC +05:00
Asia/Kolkata Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi UTC +05:30
Asia/Kathmandu Kathmandu UTC +05:45
Asia/Colombo Sri Jayawardenepura UTC +05:30
Asia/Dhaka Astana, Dhaka UTC +06:00
Asia/Almaty Almaty UTC +06:00
Asia/Novosibirsk Novosibirsk UTC +06:00
Asia/Rangoon Rangoon UTC +06:30
Asia/Urumqi Urumqi UTC +06:00
Asia/Bangkok Bangkok, Hanoi UTC +07:00
Asia/Jakarta Jakarta UTC +07:00
Asia/Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk UTC +07:00
Asia/Shanghai Beijing UTC +08:00
Asia/Chongqing Chongqing UTC +08:00
Asia/Hong_Kong Hong Kong UTC +08:00
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur Kuala Lumpur UTC +08:00
Asia/Singapore Singapore UTC +08:00
Asia/Taipei Taipei UTC +08:00
Australia/Perth Perth UTC +08:00
Asia/Irkutsk Irkutsk UTC +08:00
Asia/Ulaanbaatar Ulaanbaatar UTC +08:00
Asia/Seoul Seoul UTC +09:00
Asia/Tokyo Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo UTC +09:00
Asia/Yakutsk Yakutsk UTC +09:00
Australia/Darwin Darwin UTC +09:30
Australia/Adelaide Adelaide UTC +09:30
Australia/Melbourne Canberra, Melbourne UTC +10:00
Australia/Sydney Sydney UTC +10:00
Australia/Brisbane Brisbane UTC +10:00
Australia/Hobart Hobart UTC +10:00
Asia/Vladivostok Vladivostok UTC +10:00
Pacific/Guam Guam UTC +10:00
Pacific/Port_Moresby Port Moresby UTC +10:00
Asia/Magadan Magadan UTC +10:00
Pacific/Guadalcanal Solomon Is. UTC +11:00
Pacific/Noumea New Caledonia UTC +11:00
Pacific/Fiji Fiji UTC +12:00
Asia/Kamchatka Kamchatka UTC +12:00
Pacific/Majuro Marshall Is. UTC +12:00
Pacific/Auckland Auckland, Wellington UTC +12:00
Pacific/Chatham Chatham Is. UTC +12:45
Pacific/Tongatapu Nuku'alofa UTC +13:00
Pacific/Fakaofo Tokelau Is. UTC +13:00
Pacific/Apia Samoa UTC +13:00
If both the offset and timezone parameters are present, offset will be ignored in favor of the more accurate timezone parameter.