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Agora vs Vonage

A head-to-head comparison of Agora and Vonage, 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.

Vonage

Vonage Video API, formerly known as TokBox, empowers developers to craft personalized video experiences for their web, mobile, or desktop applications. With this API, developers can seamlessly integrate video communication features, offering users a unique and immersive video experience within their respective apps.

How Video SDK make a difference?

When comparing Video SDK options, both Vonage and Agora are worthy of consideration. Vonage is renowned for its reliability and robust developer support, making it a trustworthy option. Conversely, Agora distinguishes itself with advanced features like encrypted audio and video streaming.

However, it's crucial to acknowledge that both SDKs might be classified as legacy platforms, and they may not include certain modern features like built-in collaborative tools, a low-code UI builder, and 24/7 support.

And here comes Video SDK. It’s 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.

Let’s compare Video SDK along with Agora and Vonage, and understand why Video SDK is a much better choice for all your needs.

Features Comparison : Agora vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Agora
Vonage
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Agora not supports more than 55 participants.

Vonage supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Agora generally requires more than 3 months for SDK integration.

Vonage requires high coding effort.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Agora not offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Vonage has limited adaptive audio/video quality.

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.

Vonage 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

Not available

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Not available

Not available

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

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

In Agora collaborative features is not available.

In Vonage collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Complex integration

Not available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only use cloud recording use-cases.

Available but not for everything

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Agora supports interactive live streaming.

Yes

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Agora offers cloud recording capabilities.

Yes

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Agora provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Vonage not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Agora supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Vonage 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.

Vonage not support Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Agora offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Limited

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Agora not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

Vonage not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

No

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

Agora is not dependent on open source.

Vonage is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

No

Yes

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

No

No

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.

Vonage supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Agora not heavily rely on open source templates.

Vonage not rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Agora offer limited support for full custom roles.

Vonage has limited custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Agora supports HLS streaming.

Vonage supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Agora is not cost effective.

Vonage is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Agora not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Vonage not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Agora allows for a customizable UI.

Vonage has Limited customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Agora not support Metaverse platform.

Limited

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Agora offer session analytics option.

Vonage has Paid Analytics.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Agora not offer data tracks option.

Vonage offer Data Tracks option but it Paid.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : Agora vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Agora
Vonage
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Agora not offer the volume discount.

Available, but limited

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
  • $3.95 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

Paid

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

Yes

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0039 per participant minute

$0.00395 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.00099 per participant minute

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

Agora not offer firewall control.

Paid

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

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

Vonage Video provides robust support for Only GDPR but it may be Paid.

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
  • $12.5 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

  • $0.0015 per participant minute
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

Extra cost

  • $0.023 per GB
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : Agora vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Agora
Vonage
Video SDK

Support

Paid

Paid

Yes

Cost

  • Standard Plan: $1200/month
  • Premium Plan: $2900/month
  • Enterprise Plan: $4900/month

Plans greater than $5500

Free

Access to Testing

No

Only paid accounts

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.

Multiple tiers plan

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

Multiple tiers plan

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

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