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Vonage vs LiveKit

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

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.

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

Vonage and LiveKit are top live video platforms. Vonage for enterprises, LiveKit for startups with budget-friendly needs. Both lack support and collaboration features.

Video SDK transforms the game. Lightweight SDK with video/voice, live streams, and collaboration in a few minutes. Compare Vonage vs LiveKit, discover Video SDK's advantages.

Features comparison : Vonage vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Vonage
LiveKit
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Vonage supports limited participants.

LiveKit supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Vonage requires high coding effort.

Development is moderately tough

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Vonage has limited 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

Vonage has 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 Vonage 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

Available but not for everything

Not Available

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Subscription based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Yes

LiveKit supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Yes

LiveKit offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Vonage not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

LiveKit not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Vonage 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

Vonage not support Interactive Participants.

LiveKit provides limited support for interactive participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Limited

LiveKit offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Vonage not 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

Vonage 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

Vonage supports full HD recording.

LiveKit not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Vonage not rely on open source templates.

LiveKit not heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Vonage has limited custom roles.

LiveKit offer limited support for custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Vonage supports HLS streaming.

LiveKit supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Vonage is not cost effective.

LiveKit is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Vonage 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

Vonage has Limited customizable UI.

LiveKit not allows for a customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Limited

LiveKit not support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Vonage has Paid Analytics.

LiveKit not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Vonage offer Data Tracks option but it Paid.

LiveKit not offer data tracks option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : Vonage vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Vonage
LiveKit
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Available, but limited

LiveKit not offer the volume discount.

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $3.95 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

Paid

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

$0.00395 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

Paid

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

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

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

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

No accurate data available

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

  • $0.0015 per participant minute
  • $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 : Vonage vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Vonage
LiveKit
Video SDK

Support

Paid

Yes

Yes

Cost

Plans greater than $5500

Only accounts having Standard or Enterprise plan

Free

Access to Testing

Only paid accounts

No

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

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

Multiple tiers plan

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

Multiple tiers plan

Only accounts having Enterprise plan

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

SUCCESS STORY

How ForagerOne built interactive learning platform with Video SDK

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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.”

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Sr. Director - Technology at Judge Group

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