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Zoom vs Daily

How do Zoom and Daily 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.

Daily

Daily allows developers to create real-time video and audio calls that operate directly in the web browser. The SDK simplifies the process of handling common backend video call functionalities across various platforms, providing sensible defaults for a smoother development experience.

How Video SDK make a difference

While considering SDK options, Zoom and Daily are choices that enable the addition of live experiences to products. Zoom is known for its superior reliability and scalability, making it a dependable option. On the other hand, Daily stands out for its ease of integration and UI customization, providing users with a more tailored experience.

However, Video SDK changes the game with its modern live SDK, offering comprehensive features such as live video, audio calls, streaming, and collaborative tools all within a single lightweight SDK. With Video SDK, you can create immersive and engaging live experiences seamlessly.

To help you make an informed decision, we compare Zoom and Daily, highlighting their respective pros and cons. Let's dive in and discover how Video SDK provides the best of both worlds, delivering a cutting-edge solution for your live video needs.

Features comparison : Zoom vs Daily vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Daily
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Zoom Video SDK supports limited participants.

Daily supports upto 1000 participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Tough and restrictive

Daily SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

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

Daily audio/video quality upto 720p.

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.

Daily 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

Yes

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 Zoom Video SDK collaborative features are available but it`s limited.

In Daily collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only for a few states

No

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports interactive live streaming.

Daily supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Zoom Video SDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Daily offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Zoom Video SDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Daily provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

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

Daily not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Up to 300

Daily support upto 1000 Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Zoom Video only support chrome brower.

84%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

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

720p only

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

Partial

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

Zoom Video SDK is dependent on open source.

Daily is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

Yes

Yes

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

No

Partial

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.

Daily supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Zoom Video SDK not heavily rely on open source templates.

Daily not rely on open source templates

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Zoom Video SDK not support for custom roles.

Daily has no custom roles option.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports HLS streaming.

Daily supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Zoom Video SDK is not cost effective.

No

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Zoom Video SDK not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Yes, but limited features

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Zoom Video SDK not customizable UI.

Daily has Limited customizable UI

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Zoom Video SDK not support Metaverse platform.

No

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Zoom Video SDK not offer session analytics option

Yes

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Zoom Video SDK not offer track data option.

Partial data tracking option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : Zoom vs Daily vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Daily
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Zoom Video SDK not offer the volume discount.

Yes

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • $4 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

Yes

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

Yes

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.004 per participant min

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.00099 per participant min

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

$500/month

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

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

Daily provides robust support for Only HIPAA compliance, although it comes with associated charges.

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
  • $13.49 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
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

  • $0.0012 per minute
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

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

Support comparison : Zoom vs Daily vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Daily
Video SDK

Support

No

Paid

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $1900 per month
  • Advanced Support: $500 per month
  • Premium Support: $1,500 per month
  • Enterprise: $5,000 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 MomentoStream increased user engagement into their live streaming 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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