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Scraping Browser API

Revolutionize your web scraping using browsers built with website unblocking automation

Website unblocking

Augment your Puppeteer, Playwright and Selenium scrapers with a suite of unlocking tools: Proxy rotation and cooling, CAPTCHA solving, browser fingerprinting, automatic retries, and more.

Implement with a single line of code

Simply connect your Puppeteer, Playwright or Selenium scripts to Bright Data’s browser and you’re set to go. All proxy and unlocking operations are seamlessly taken care of behind the scenes.
3-in-1 website unblocking solution

Combines 3 solutions in one browser: proxy tech, automated unblocking & browser functions

Ideal for multi-step web scraping

Save time & resources for complex web scraping that require website interactions

Puppeteer, Playwright & Selenium compatible

Easily integrate Scraping Browser into your current scraping infrastructure

Scale with unlimited browsers at once

Save infrastructure costs & scale unlimited sessions, using a simple browser API

Scraping Browser in Action: A Comprehensive Product Walkthrough

Bypass tough blocks & effortlessly perform multi-step web scraping

Scraping Browser is ideal for multi-step scraping projects that require browser interactions along with automated proxy and website unblocking management. The 3-in-1 browser automatically manages CAPTCHA solving, browser fingerprinting, automatic retries, selecting headers, cookies, & Javascript rendering, and more, so you can save time and resources.

Save on infrastructure cost of hosting browsers & unblocking websites

Bright Data handles the site unblocking and browser hosting, saving you infrastructure and resource costs. You retain control over the scraping process by hosting scraper on your end, enabling adaptability and customization.

Scale with unlimited web scraping browsers, without the cloud costs

With Scraping Browser, you can grow your data scraping projects with as many browsers as you need. Browsers are hosted on Bright Data’s highly-scalable infrastructure, saving you the expensive cost of cloud-based hosting, storage, & infrastructure

Puppeteer, Playwright & Selenium Compatible

Easily make an API call to fetch any number of browser sessions and interact with them using Puppeteer (Python), Playwright (Node.js), or Selenium. Enjoy seamless integration with your existing scrapers. Ideal for scraping projects that need website interactions to retrieve data, like hovering over a page, clicking buttons, scrolling, adding text, etc.

Inspect and fine-tune your code with Scraping Browser’s Debugger

Debugging is vital for identifying and resolving issues related to data scraping, including intricate interactions with target websites. Scraping Browser includes a debugging feature, which integrates seamlessly with Chrome Dev Tools, allowing developers to inspect, analyze, and fine-tune their code, for better control, visibility, and efficiency.

Save time and resources with an all-in-one scraping tool.

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How Scraping Browser outperforms Headless Browsers

Scraping Browser vs Headless Browser

When selecting an automated browser, developers should be aware of the differences between a headless browser and a “headfull”/GUI browser. A headless browser is a web browser without a graphical user interface. While headless browsers are often used with proxies for data scraping, these browsers are easily detected by bot-protection software, making data scraping difficult on a large scale.

Scraping Browser is far superior to headless browsers for scaling data scraping projects & bypassing blocks

Automated Browser for website unlocking

Scraping Browser is a GUI browser (aka “headfull” browser) that uses a graphic user interface, and is controlled by Puppeteer or Playwright API. A GUI browser is less likely to be picked up by bot detection software. Scraping Browser also has built-in website unlocking functions that handle blocks for you automatically. Because Scraping Browsers are opened on Bright Data’s servers, these automated browsers are ideal for scaling web data scraping projects, as you can open as many Scraping Browsers as you need without an expansive in-house infrastructure.

How to get started

STEP 1

Sign up for Bright Data and add a Scraping Browser zone to your personalized dashboard

STEP 2

Get your credentials, check documentation and code examples

STEP 3

Connect your scraper to the Scraping Browser

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Scraping Browser FAQ

Scraping Browser works like other automated browsers and is controlled by common high-level APIs like Puppeteer and Playwright, but is the only browser with built-in website unblocking capabilities. Scraping Browser automatically manages all website unlocking operations under the hood, including: CAPTCHA solving, browser fingerprinting, automatic retries, selecting headers, cookies, & Javascript rendering, and more, so you can save time and resources.

When data scraping, developers use automated browsers when JavaScript rendering of a page or interactions with a website are needed (hovering, changing pages, clicking, screenshots, etc.). In addition, browsers are useful for large-scaling data scraping projects when multiple pages are targeted at once.

Scraping Browser is a GUI browser (aka “headfull” browser) that uses a graphic user interface. However, a developer will experience Scraping Browser as headless, interacting with the browser through an API like Puppeteer or Playwright. Scraping Browser, however, is opened as a GUI Browser on Bright Data’s infrastructure.

In choosing an automated browser, developers can choose from a headless or a GUI/headful browser. The term “headless browser” refers to a web browser without a graphical user interface. When used with a proxy, headless browsers can be used to scrape data, but they are easily detected by bot-protection software, making large-scale data scraping difficult. GUI browsers, like Scraping Browser (aka “headfull”), use a graphical user interface. Bot detection software is less likely to detect GUI browsers.
Scraping Browser comes with a built-in website unlocking feature that handles blocking for you automatically. The Scraping Browsers employ automated unlocking and are opened on Bright Data’s servers, so they are ideal for scaling web data scraping projects without requiring extensive infrastructure.
Yes, Scraping Browser is fully compatible with Puppeteer.
Yes, Scraping Browser is fully compatible with Playwright.
Scraping Browser is an automated browser optimized for data scraping, which integrates the power of Web Unlocker’s automated unlocking capabilities. While Web Unlocker works with one-step requests, Scraping Browser is needed when a developer needs to interact with a website to retrieve its data. It is also ideal for any data scraping project that requires browsers, scaling, and automated management of all website unblocking actions.

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