The Best Alternative to Zoom Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK is restricted in capabilities of customisation, roles and permissions. Get rid of limitations with Video SDK.

  • In built, chat, poll, whiteboard, Q&A.
  • End to end granular customisation.
  • 10,000 minutes free every month.
  • No credit card required.
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    Zoom is restrictive and less developer friendly compared Video SDK

    Better compatibility with browsers and devices

    Video SDK works with all the browsers and devices including mobile device browsers.

    Remove canvas and Reduce development effort

    No need to use bulky canvas to manage layouts, use custom video and audio tracks for best quality

    Excellent call quality with high bitrate

    Zoom restricts on resolutin and bitrate. with Video SDK, enable high quality audio and video conferencing.

    Features comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK


    No. of Host with audio and video on

    Max. cocurrent room participants

    Ease of SDK Integration

    Mobile browsers support

    No. of on screen video tile support per page

    RTMP Live Streaming with Dynamic Layout for Studio

    Interactive live streaming support

    Max Quality

    Cloud recording

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

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

    Virtual background, live transcription & ml middleware

    SDK footprint size



    Zoom Video SDK

    17 Participants

    50 participants only

    Avg. integration takes 3+ months.

    Limited support (works good on chrome only)

    Only 10 on-screen video tile participant support per page

    In-built support of RTMP Live Streaming but customisation is not possible.

    No available in interactive way.


    Fixed and manual config of composition required

    Have to write code to handle audio and video track degrade.

    Need to integrate external SDKs for collabrative features.

    Complex integration with 3rd party integration


    Only for cloud recording use-cases

    Limited quality stats aggregated to overall session

    Video SDK

    50 Participants

    10,000+ participants in one meeting.

    Avg. integration takes only 2 weeks.

    98% browsers support (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE etc).

    25+ on-screen video tile participant support per page

    In-built templates with features like background, lower-third etc.

    10,000 interactive participant support


    Fully customisable and automatically composed

    Automated degrade of audio and video tracks.

    Native protocol support for all the collabrative features.

    Simple integration with in-built support


    Flexible wehooks for all the meeting states

    Detailed per particiapnt analytics on joining time, audio / video quality and network quality

    Pricing Comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK


    Pricing Model

    Volume Discount

    Video Conferencing

    Interactive Live Streaming

    Cloud Recording

    RTMP Streaming

    Storage (on platform)

    External Data Storage (S3)


    Interactive Whiteboard

    Zoom Video SDK

    On the basis of usage

    No volume discount.

    $3 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Not available. It cost much higher than video sdk.

    Aggregated resolution pricing, $4 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Not Available

    $5 per GB per month


    Not available

    Not available

    Video SDK

    On the basis of usage

    Up to 20% for 1–5M minutes/month.

    $3 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Flat resolution based pricing. Irrespective of No. of participants.

    Flat pricing, $10 per 1000 minutes, No limit on participants

    $15 per 1000 minutes

    $3 per 1000 minutes per month


    Available & Free


    Support Comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK



    Access to Testing

    Access to TAM / CS Engineer



    Community Support

    Zoom Video SDK

    Too expensive support plan with multiple tiers.

  • PRODUCTION: 4%/month (or $250)
  • BUSINESS: 6%/month (or $1,500)
  • PERSONALIZED: 8%/month (or $5,000)
  • All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Dashboard tier ticket system.

    Twilio does not have official slack support.

    Video SDK

    Simple and completely free support plan.

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No explicit support for testing, quality measurements and reports.

    Dedicated CS & Solution Engineer.

    Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% Uptime.

    Slack & Discord

    Video SDK has an officual Discord server.

    FAQ (How it works)

    What is the difference between Zoom Video SDK and meeting SDK?

    Zoom meeting SDK is prebuilt UI of Zoom Web while Zoom Video SDK is customisable SDK with better capabilities.

    Is Zoom SDK free to use?

    Zoom charges you based on total number of session minutes with 10,000 free participant minutes but you have to buy SDK before get started.

    Why customers love Video SDK?

    Michael Ashmead

    "Video SDK is a great product that is cost-effective and has many features (and is adding new features rapidly too). We compared many video solutions but found Video SDK to be the best. In addition, they listen to their customers' feature requests and also have great customer support."

    Michael Ashmead

    Cofounder at ForagerOne

    "We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features."

    We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features.

    Emir Karşıyakalı

    Founder & CEO of Kommunity

    "This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one."

    This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one.

    Oscar Wehbe

    Director at thisapp

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