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Zoom vs Amazon Chime SDK

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

Zoom Video SDK

The Zoom Video SDK provides a reliable video conferencing experience similar to the original Client, but with added flexibility. It encompasses a wide range of services, including audio, video, chat, screen sharing, data streams, server-side APIs, and webhooks. This extensive set of features allows developers to create customized and immersive video communication experiences within their applications.

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.

How Video SDK make a difference

While evaluating SDK options, AWS Chime and Zoom are both viable choices. Zoom stands out with its broader reach, large developer base, and strong integration capabilities, while Chime benefits from AWS' reliable cloud infrastructure and enterprise support.

However, for agile startups, both options may be considered bulky and lacking in certain features that justify their cost.

This is where Video SDK comes in. It offers a single, comprehensive SDK that includes video and voice calls, live streaming, and collaborative features. It can be seamlessly integrated into your app in just a few minutes.

This page compares AWS Chime and Zoom, but it's worth considering Video SDK as a worthy alternative while making your decision.

Features comparison : Zoom vs AWS Chime vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
AWS Chime
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Zoom Video SDK supports limited participants.

AWS Chime supports upto 55 participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Tough and restrictive

Requires high coding effort

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Adpative audio/video quality not available in Zoom Video SDK.

AWS Chime 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

Zoom Video SDK offer limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

AWS Chime offer 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

Not 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 Zoom Video SDK collaborative features are available but it`s limited.

In AWS Chime collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

Not available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only for a few states

Not available

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports interactive live streaming.

Separate SDK

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Zoom Video SDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

AWS Chime offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Zoom Video SDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

AWS Chime not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Zoom Video SDK supports not multiple platforms for a wider reach.

AWS Chime not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Up to 300

AWS Chime support upto 250 interactive participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Zoom Video only support chrome brower.

AWS Chime offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Zoom Video SDK not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

AWS Chime 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

Zoom Video SDK is dependent on open source.

AWS Chime 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

Zoom Video SDK not supports full HD recording.

AWS Chime supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Zoom Video SDK not heavily rely on open source templates.

No

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Zoom Video SDK not support for custom roles.

AWS Chime offer limited support for custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports HLS streaming.

AWS Chime supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Zoom Video SDK is not cost effective.

AWS Chime is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Zoom Video SDK not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

AWS Chime not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Zoom Video SDK not customizable UI.

AWS Chime not allows for a customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Zoom Video SDK not support Metaverse platform.

AWS Chime not support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Zoom Video SDK not offer session analytics option

Paid

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Zoom Video SDK not offer track data option.

AWS Chime not offer data tracks option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : Zoom vs AWS Chime vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
AWS Chime
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Zoom Video SDK not offer the volume discount.

AWS Chime offer the volume discount.

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • $1.7 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

No

$0.023 per minute

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

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Zoom provides robust support for Only SOC 2 Type 2 compliance.

AWS Chime SDK provides robust support for HIPAA compliance.

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

  • $4 per 1,000 minutes
  • $12.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $15.00 1,000 minutes, No limit on participants
  • Video HD: $15.00 1,000 minutes,No limit on participants

RTMP pricing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes

NA

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

NA

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

Storage pricing

  • $100 per month
  • $0.023 per GB
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support comparison : Zoom vs AWS Chime vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
AWS Chime
Video SDK

Support

No

Paid

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $1900 per month
  • Plans upto $5,500 per month

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

SUCCESS STORY

How ForagerOne built interactive learning platform with Video SDK

See why customers love Video SDK

Ankur Chandra-Engineering Manager at Fynd
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“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

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