Video API pricing FAQs
The participant minute pricing model bills according to the number of participants in the session, which is useful for larger multiparty sessions.
Technically, a participant is a connection through the API, which typically corresponds to a single person or device. But a person can connect multiple times from the same or different devices, in which case that person will show up as multiple participants. With this pricing model, the number of participants in a video session is dynamically calculated each minute.
A participant is a fully interactive member of the video session who may or may not be publishing video and audio feeds.
A publisher is a type of participant who publishes video and/or audio streams to other participants.
A viewer is a passive attendee of live streaming video. Viewers can still interact in real-time using signaling to chat, respond to polls, and ask questions.
A connected participant is a participant in a video session who uses Vonage Video API Audio Connector to connect to an ASR service or a 3rd party WebSocket server.
"Vonage provides world-class, reliable and scalable WebRTC and the Vonage Video API team has been very willing to work with us to make sure that our technical and performance needs are being met."
Gary York, CEO, Help Lightning
Usage-based pricing for additional Video API features
Full HD composed archives
Experience Composer Archive, up to Full HD
*In addition to standard session pricing:
SD content composition
HD content composition
Full HD content composition
Experience Composer Broadcast, up to Full HD
HLS streaming, up to HD
HLS streaming, full HD
Streaming to RTMP services
Live Captions (Beta)
Monthly subscription pricing for adding advanced features
Advanced Insights API
HIPAA Compliance (with BAA)
Allowed IP List
Regional Media Zones
Advanced Firewall Control — Configurable TURN
Advanced Firewall Control — IP Proxy
Advanced Firewall Control — Both
AES-256 Transport Encryption
End-to-End Media Encryption
*Japan & South Korea RMZs do not isolate Interactive Broadcast & SIP Interconnect traffic