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#1 LiveKit Alternative

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Get started with Video SDK in just couple of hours with highly customisable UI kits.

  • 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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Super Fast Implementation

Prebuilt templates for creating virtual events and classrooms, as well as adding video calling to your platform in 10 minutes.


Reduce Development Effort

Custom video tracks, optimized mode for text and motion, preconfigured templates, and code examples save development efforts by 100x.


Optimized For Best Call Quality

Low-latency across the globe with high bitrate audio and video streams.

Features Comparison: LiveKit vs Video SDK

Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

LiveKit supports limited participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Development is moderately tough

Adpative audio/video quality

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

LiveKit not offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network



Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Limited to host & participant roles

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



Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

Not Available

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

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

In LiveKit collaborative features is not available.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Easy integration

Not Available



Not Available

Pricing Model

Usage based Price

Subscription based

Interactive Live Streaming

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

LiveKit supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

LiveKit offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

LiveKit not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.


VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

LiveKit not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Up to 5,000

LiveKit provides limited support for interactive participants.

Mobile browser support

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

LiveKit offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

LiveKit supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI



Independent of Open Source Dependency

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

LiveKit is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS



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



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



Full HD recording

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

LiveKit not supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

LiveKit not heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

LiveKit offer limited support for custom roles.

HLS Streaming

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

LiveKit supports HLS streaming.


VideoSDK is cost effective.

LiveKit is not cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

LiveKit not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

LiveKit not allows for a customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

LiveKit not support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

LiveKit not offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

VideoSDK offer track data option.

LiveKit not offer data tracks option.

Price Comparison: LiveKit vs Video SDK

Video SDK

Volume Discount

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

LiveKit not offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00
  • $20 per 1,000 minutes


VideoSDK offer free analytics.


Separate pricing for video and audio



Free 10,000 minutes every month



Minimum price for video calls

$0.002 per participant minute

$0.02 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0006 per participant min

$0.005 per participant minute

Advanced Firewall Control

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.


Compliance & Privacy

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 )

LiveKit not provides compliance & privacy support.

Cloud recording pricing

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

No accurate data available

RTMP pricing

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

No accurate data available

ILS pricing

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

Storage pricing

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

No accurate data available

Support Comparison: LiveKit vs Video SDK

Video SDK






Only accounts having Standard or Enterprise plan

Access to Testing

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


Access to TAM / CS Engineer

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers



Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

Only accounts having Enterprise plan


How ForagerOne built interactive learning platform with Video SDK

See why customers choose Video SDK

Kanishk Agrawal-Sr. Director - Technology at Judge Group
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“VideoSDK's well-structured product and efficient support team expedited integration. Their excellent user experience and well-defined documentation prompted us to switch from our previous provider.”

Kanishk Agrawal ,

Sr. Director - Technology at Judge Group

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