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Amazon Chime SDK vs WebRTC

How do AWS Chime and WebRTC 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.

WebRTC

WebRTC is a free and open-source initiative that empowers web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities through straightforward JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been finely tuned to effectively fulfill this objective.

How Video SDK make a difference

As you delve into the realm of real-time communications, AWS Chime and WebRTC appear as compelling options. AWS Chime offers modern APIs and collaborative functionalities, while WebRTC serves as a reliable open-source solution.

However, Video SDK introduces a game-changing factor. But what sets it apart? This page undertakes a comprehensive comparison between AWS Chime and WebRTC, revealing the aspects that contribute to Video SDK's exceptional performance. An ideal solution tailored to meet your specific requirements!

Features comparison : AWS Chime vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
WebRTC
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

AWS Chime supports upto 55 participants.

WebRTC supports 2-3 participants only.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Requires high coding effort

WebRTC SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

AWS Chime offers adaptive audio/video quality.

WebRTC 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.

WebRTC 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

No

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 AWS Chime collaborative features is not available.

In WebRTC collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Not available

Yes

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

NA

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Separate SDK

NA

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

AWS Chime offers cloud recording capabilities.

NA

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

AWS Chime not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

WebRTC not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

AWS Chime not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach

WebRTC 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.

WebRTC support limited Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

AWS Chime offers limited support for mobile browsers.

20%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

AWS Chime supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

WebRTC 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.

WebRTC is 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.

WebRTC not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

No

WebRTC heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

AWS Chime offer limited support for custom roles.

Limited

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

AWS Chime supports HLS streaming.

Yes

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

AWS Chime is not cost effective.

WebRTC is cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

AWS Chime not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

WebRTC 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.

Yes, but requires much efforts

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

AWS Chime not support Metaverse platform.

WebRTC support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Paid

WebRTC not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

AWS Chime not offer data tracks option.

WebRTC not offer track data option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : AWS Chime vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
WebRTC
Video SDK

Volume Discount

AWS Chime offer the volume discount.

NA

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $1.7 per 1,000 minutes

NA

  • 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

NA

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

NA

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

NA

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0017 per participant minute

NA

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0017 per participant minute

NA

$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.

WebRTC 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

NA

  • 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

NA

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

NA

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

Storage pricing

  • $0.023 per GB

NA

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support comparison : AWS Chime vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

AWS Chime
WebRTC
Video SDK

Support

Paid

NA

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $5,500 per month

NA

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

No

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

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