COMPARISON

Agora vs Twilio

How do Agora and Twilio compare? And what does Dyte Video SDK offer?

Overview

Agora and Twilio are viable SDKs for integrating real-time experiences into apps. Both platforms provide different packages, features, and benefits. But they are legacy video SDK providers who last improved the user experience over half a decade ago and take months to integrate into your app. Neither provides critical features like intelligent bandwidth switching or out-of-the-box interactive features.

But that changes with Dyte. Dyte's is a lightweight SDK that helps you incorporate multiple features, such as chat, polls, breakout rooms, streaming capability, and RTMP out — all in a single SDK. 

Learn why Dyte is the ideal choice for your needs, including a comparison of Agora vs Twilio’s advantages and disadvantages.

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is Agora?

Agora Live Video SDK aims to add live video calls and live streams inside applications easier. The SDK is very low-level that allows enterprise development teams to control every aspect of the live video experience.

What is Twilio?

Twilio originally started by helping developers automate traditional phone calls and SMS text messages. But today, developers can use it to build business communication (in-app and otherwise) across the customer journey. 

Comparing the Sdks

Twilio vs Agora vs Dyte

With so many Video SDK product providers claiming theirs is the best, choosing can be tricky. That's why we designed a feature-to-feature comparison chart - to make it easy to see why Dyte is the best option.

We built a feature-to-feature comparison chart to show why Dyte is the Video SDK to go for.

Ease of development
Agora

Requires high coding effort

Twilio

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support
Agora

Limited UI support

Twilio

No UI support

Dyte

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK overhead
Agora

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Twilio

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Dyte

A single SDK that supports everything

HLS Streaming
Agora

Separate Streaming SDK

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

RTMP Streaming
Agora

Separate Streaming SDK

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Plugins
Agora

Only Whiteboard

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built or build your own

Chat
Agora

Separate SDK

Twilio

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Polls
Agora

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Video Quality
Agora

Depends on what you pay

Twilio

HD

Dyte

Full HD

Error Handling
Agora

Complex integration

Twilio

Complex integration

Dyte

Managed by the SDK

Adaptive Bitrate
Agora

Complex integration

Twilio

Complex integration

Dyte

In-built

Breakout Rooms
Agora

Separate Classroom SDK

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

AI/ML Middleware
Agora

Complex integration

Twilio

Complex integration

Dyte

Single line integration

Webhooks
Agora

Only for recording states

Twilio

Only for recording states

Dyte

Available

Roles/Permissions
Agora

Limited to host & participant roles

Twilio

Limited to host & participant only

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect
Agora

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Available

Audio room
Agora

Separate SDK

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O
Agora

Manual configuration needed

Twilio

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

In-built

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Ease of development

Requires high coding effort

Requires high coding effort

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support

Limited UI support

No UI support

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK overhead

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

A single SDK that supports everything

HLS Streaming

Separate Streaming SDK

Not available

In-built

RTMP Streaming

Separate Streaming SDK

Not available

In-built

Plugins

Only Whiteboard

Not available

In-built or build your own

Chat

Separate SDK

Separate SDK

In-built

Polls

Not available

Not available

In-built

Video Quality

Depends on what you pay

HD

Full HD

Error Handling

Complex integration

Complex integration

Managed by the SDK

Adaptive Bitrate

Complex integration

Complex integration

In-built

Breakout Rooms

Separate Classroom SDK

Not available

In-built

AI/ML Middleware

Complex integration

Complex integration

Single line integration

Webhooks

Only for recording states

Only for recording states

Available

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host and participant roles

Limited to host and participant only

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect

Not available

Not available

Available

Audio room

Separate SDK

Not available

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O

Manual configuration needed

Manual configuration needed

In-built

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Free
Agora

10,000 free minutes

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

10,000 free minutes

Video
Agora

$0.0039 per user per minute

Twilio

$0.004 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.004 per user per minute

Audio
Agora

$0.00099 per user per minute

Twilio

$0.0004 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.00010 per user per minute

RTMP out
Agora

$0.019 per minute

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

$0.015 per minute

Chat
Agora

Starting from $699/month

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Free

Whiteboard
Agora

$0.0014 per minute

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Free

Plugins
Agora

Extra cost

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Free

Support
Agora

Plans upto $4900/month

Twilio

Plans upto $5000/month

Dyte

Free

Analytics
Agora

$499/month

Twilio

Seperate charges

Dyte

Free

Recording
Agora

$0.0135 per minute

Twilio

$0.004 per user per minute +$0.01 per minute composition charges

Dyte

$0.010 per minute

Storage
Agora

Extra cost

Twilio

Free 10 GB, $0.05 per GB permonth for additional storage

Dyte

First 7 days free, $0.023 perGB per month.

Volume Discounts
Agora

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Available

Features

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Free

10,000 free minutes
Not available
10,000 free minutes

Video

$0.0039 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute

Audio

$0.00099 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute
$0.0010 /user /minute

RTMP out

$0.019 /minute
Not available
$0.015 /minute

Chat

Starting from $699 /month
Not available
Free

Whiteboard

$0.0014 /minute
Not available
Free

Plugins

Extra cost
Not available
Free

Support

Plans upto $4900 /month
Plans upto $5000 /month
24*7 Support

Analytics

$499 /month
Separate Charges
Free

Recording

$0.0135 /minute
$0.004  /user /minute +
$0.01 /minute composition charges
Flat $0.010 /minute

Storage

Extra cost
Free 10 GB,
$0.05 /GB /month for additional storage
First 7 days free,
$0.023 /GB /month.

Volume Discounts

Not available
Not available
Available
why dyte

What makes Dyte the best video SDK?

Dyte helps you integrate custom, secure, high-quality live video and voice to your web, mobile, and desktop applications in just a few lines of code.

Single SDK

With Dyte, you can add real time video calls, voice calls, live streaming, interactive features, and more to your application with a single SDK.

Detailed analytics

Access detailed analytics on video call metrics like participant interactions, duration, and more to analyze participant interest throughout the session. 

Collaborative features

Make live calls between users more immersive with collaborative features like screen share, chat, polls, emojis, et al. offered out-of-box with Dyte.

24*7 Support
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Whether you need to get a few basic queries answered, or need technical heavylifting, we’re here for you.

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