End of Life for Twilio Programmable Video - Upgrade to VideoSDKLearn More

Amazon Chime SDK vs LiveKit

How do Amazon Chime SDK and LiveKit compare? And what does Video SDK offer?

AWS Chime

Amazon Chime is an SDK designed to facilitate the integration of video conferencing, audio calls, and texting into your applications. The Amazon Chime SDK offers essential live video features and incorporates AWS' user management capabilities to enhance the overall functionality.

LiveKit

Livekit is a collection of SDKs that enables the integration of live video and audio into your native applications. It offers various notable features, including live streaming, in-game communication, video calls, and more. Livekit utilizes a modern, end-to-end WebRTC stack to deliver seamless and high-quality real-time communication experiences.

How Video SDK make a difference

When it comes to SDKs, AWS Chime and LiveKit are popular choices. LiveKit stands out for its wide reach, developer community, and seamless integrations, while Chime benefits from AWS' robust cloud infrastructure and enterprise support.

However, both options might not be ideal for agile startups due to their bulkiness and lack of certain features.

Here's where Video SDK comes in. With Video SDK's single SDK, you get comprehensive video/voice calls, live streams, and collaborative features, all easily integrated into your app in just a few minutes.

This page compares AWS Chime and LiveKit, but don't forget to consider Video SDK as a worthy alternative for your needs.

Features comparison : AWS Chime vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
LiveKit
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

AWS Chime supports upto 55 participants.

LiveKit supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Requires high coding effort

Development is moderately tough

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

AWS Chime offers adaptive audio/video quality.

LiveKit not offers 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

AWS Chime offer limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Limited to host & participant roles

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

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

Not available

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 AWS Chime collaborative features is not available.

In LiveKit collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

Not Available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Not available

Not Available

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Subscription based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Separate SDK

LiveKit supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

AWS Chime offers cloud recording capabilities.

LiveKit offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

AWS Chime not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

LiveKit not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

AWS Chime not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach

LiveKit not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

AWS Chime support upto 250 interactive participants.

LiveKit provides limited support for interactive participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

AWS Chime offers limited support for mobile browsers.

LiveKit offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

AWS Chime supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

LiveKit 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

AWS Chime is not dependent on open source.

LiveKit 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

AWS Chime supports full HD recording.

LiveKit not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

No

LiveKit not heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

AWS Chime offer limited support for custom roles.

LiveKit offer limited support for custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

AWS Chime supports HLS streaming.

LiveKit supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

AWS Chime is not cost effective.

LiveKit is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

AWS Chime not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

LiveKit not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

AWS Chime not allows for a customizable UI.

LiveKit not allows for a customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

AWS Chime not support Metaverse platform.

LiveKit not support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Paid

LiveKit not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

AWS Chime not offer data tracks option.

LiveKit not offer data tracks option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : AWS Chime vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
LiveKit
Video SDK

Volume Discount

AWS Chime offer the volume discount.

LiveKit not offer the volume discount.

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $1.7 per 1,000 minutes
  • $20 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

$0.023 per minute

Free

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.02 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.005 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

AWS Chime SDK provides robust support for HIPAA compliance.

LiveKit not provides compliance & privacy support.

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

  • $12.5 per 1,000 minutes

No accurate data available

  • Video SD: $15.00 1,000 minutes, No limit on participants
  • Video HD: $15.00 1,000 minutes,No limit on participants

RTMP pricing

NA

No accurate data available

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

  • $69 per hour (upto 500 viewers only and doesn't support Full HD)
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

  • $0.023 per GB

No accurate data available

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support comparison : AWS Chime vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
LiveKit
Video SDK

Support

Paid

Yes

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $5,500 per month

Only accounts having Standard or Enterprise plan

Free

Access to Testing

No

No

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

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

No

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

No

Only accounts having Enterprise plan

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

SUCCESS STORY

How MomentoStream increased user engagement into their live streaming platform with Video SDK

See why customers love Video SDK

Ankur Chandra-Engineering Manager at Fynd
Company Logo

“I still remember when I was trying out the product and connected over discord with Arjun Kava, and he immediately responded. It is one of the things that we found less often. The team is super enthusiastic to make the product as next big thing. Easy integration is the beauty of it. Few lines of code and it's done.”

Ankur Chandra ,

Engineering Manager at Fynd

Have any business query?

FAQ

Let’s build together