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Agora vs Daily

A head-to-head comparison of Agora and Daily, And what features and value does Video SDK offer?

Agora

Agora Live Video SDK aims to make live video calls and live streams inside applications easier. The SDK is very low-level and allows enterprise development teams to control every aspect of the live video experience.

Daily

Daily allows developers to create real-time video and audio calls that operate directly in the web browser. The SDK simplifies the process of handling common backend video call functionalities across various platforms, providing sensible defaults for a smoother development experience.

How Video SDK make a difference

Agora and Daily are video SDKs that offer developers a set of APIs to seamlessly integrate video conferencing into their applications. With these both APIs, developers can easily add video communication features to their apps and enhance the overall user experience.

And here comes Video SDK. A quite easy and quick SDK that helps you deal with multiple features, such as chat, polls, breakout rooms, streaming capability, and RTMP out — all in a single SDK.

In this comparison, we'll delve into the strengths and weaknesses of Daily and Agora, helping you make an informed decision.

Features Comparison : Agora vs Daily vs Video SDK

Agora
Daily
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Agora not supports more than 55 participants.

Daily supports upto 1000 participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Agora generally requires more than 3 months for SDK integration.

Daily SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Agora not offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Daily audio/video quality upto 720p.

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

No

No

Yes

Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates not available in Agora.

Daily has limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Automatic video and audio track degrade due to bandwidth in-consistency

Not available

Yes

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Not available

No

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

Build collaborative features like chat, poll, Q & A, whiteboard etc.

In Agora collaborative features is not available.

In Daily collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Complex integration

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only use cloud recording use-cases.

No

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Agora supports interactive live streaming.

Daily supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Agora offers cloud recording capabilities.

Daily offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Agora provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Daily provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Agora supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Daily not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Agora provides limited support for interactive participants.

Daily support upto 1000 Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Agora offers limited support for mobile browsers.

84%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Agora not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

720p only

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

Partial

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

Agora is not dependent on open source.

Daily is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

Yes

Yes

API for building specific features such as collaborative games, polls etc

No

Partial

Yes

API to build social features such as merging rooms, battles, coins, gifts sending etc

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

Agora supports full HD recording.

Daily supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Agora not heavily rely on open source templates.

Daily not rely on open source templates

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Agora offer limited support for full custom roles.

Daily has no custom roles option.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Agora supports HLS streaming.

Daily supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Agora is not cost effective.

No

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Agora not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Yes, but limited features

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Agora allows for a customizable UI.

Daily has Limited customizable UI

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Agora not support Metaverse platform.

No

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Agora offer session analytics option.

Yes

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Agora not offer data tracks option.

Partial data tracking option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : Agora vs Daily vs Video SDK

Agora
Daily
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Agora not offer the volume discount.

Yes

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • Video SD: $3.99
  • Video HD: $3.99
  • Video Full HD: $8.99
  • Video 2K: $15.99
  • Video 2K+: $35.99
  • $4 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00

Analytics

  • Standard Plan: $449/month
  • Premium Plan: $999/month
  • Enterprise Plan $1599/month

Yes

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0039 per participant minute

$0.004 per participant min

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.00099 per participant minute

$0.00099 per participant min

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

Agora not offer firewall control.

$500/month

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Agora provides robust support only for HIPAA compliance, although it comes with associated charges.

Daily provides robust support for Only HIPAA compliance, although it comes with associated charges.

Secure real-time audio-video to your app or website with compliance and privacy.

  1. HIPPA Complaint
  2. GDPR Complaint
  3. Data Localization
  4. SOC 2 Type 2
  5. VAPT(Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing,)
  6. CERT-in (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team )

Cloud recording pricing

  • Voice: $1.49
  • SD: $5.99
  • HD: $5.99
  • Full HD: $13.49
  • 2K: $23.99
  • 2K+: $53.99
  • $13.49 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $15.00 1,000 minutes, No limit on participants
  • Video HD: $15.00 1,000 minutes,No limit on participants

RTMP pricing

  • H.264 Full HD Output Video: $15.99 per 1000 mins
  • H.265 HD Output Video: $19.99 per 1000 mins
  • H.265 Full HD Output Video: $39.99 per 1000 mins
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing

  • $0.0012 per minute
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

Extra cost

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : Agora vs Daily vs Video SDK

Agora
Daily
Video SDK

Support

Paid

Paid

Yes

Cost

  • Standard Plan: $1200/month
  • Premium Plan: $2900/month
  • Enterprise Plan: $4900/month
  • Advanced Support: $500 per month
  • Premium Support: $1,500 per month
  • Enterprise: $5,000 per month

Free

Access to Testing

No

No

All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

  • Premium plan: Access to CS engineer, Code Review
  • Enterprise plan: Everything in the Premium plan plus access to SA Engineer & Live Developer Consultation and Training.

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

  • Standard Plan: P1 – 4 Business hours P2 – 16 business hours P3 – 24 business hours
  • Premium Plan: P1 – 3 hours(24/7) P2 – 8 business hours P3 – 16 business hours
  • Enterprise Plan: P1 – 2 hours (24/7) P2 – 5 business hours P3 – 9 business hours

No

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

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