COMPARISON

AWS Chime Vs Twilio

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

Overview

AWS Chime and Twilio are viable options for a video SDK. Twilio stands out due to its broader reach, developer base, & integration capabilities. Chime is supported by AWS' cloud infrastructure and enterprise offerings.

However, both options are too bulky and lack features to justify their cost for agile startups.

Dyte changes that. Dyte's single SDK provides comprehensive video/voice calls, live streams, and collaborative features and can be easily integrated into your app in as little as 10 minutes.

This page pits AWS Chime vs Twilio, then consider Dyte a worthy alternative when deciding which to use.

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is AWS Chime?

Amazon Chime is designed to help you embed video conferencing, audio calls and texting in your apps. The Amazon Chime SDK provides the basic live video features and adds AWS’ user management up top.

What is Twilio?

Twilio enables developers to build communication app from the ground up or enhance existing solutions with communication features. Its SDK works with various languages, such as Java, Ruby, Javascript and others.

Comparing the Sdks

AWS Chime Vs Twilio

Selecting a Video SDK can be tricky. We've designed a feature comparison chart to highlight why Dyte is the best option.

Ease of development
AWS
Chime

Requires high coding effort

Twilio

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support
AWS
Chime

No UI support

Twilio

No UI support

Dyte

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK overhead
AWS
Chime

Single SDK

Twilio

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Dyte

A single SDK that supports everything

Roles/Permissions
AWS
Chime

Limited to host & participant roles

Twilio

Limited to host & participant only

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect
AWS
Chime

Available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Available

Plugins
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built or build your own

Chat
AWS
Chime

Available

Twilio

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Polls
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Virtual Background
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Available

Dyte

In-built

AI/ML Middleware
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Complex integration

Dyte

Single line integration

Webhooks
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Only for recording states

Dyte

Available

Breakout Rooms
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Error Handling
AWS
Chime

Basic

Twilio

Complex integration

Dyte

Managed by the SDK

SDK Footprint Size
AWS
Chime

3.28 MB

Twilio

~750 KB

Dyte

~200 KB GZIP

Adaptive Bitrate
AWS
Chime

Available

Twilio

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

Prebuilt with video call

Media Player
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Prebuilt with video call

Audio room
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O
AWS
Chime

Not available

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

No UI support

No UI support

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK Overhead

Single SDK for everything

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Single SDK for everything

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host & participant roles

Limited to host & participant only

Custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect

Available

Not available

Available

Plugins

Not available

Not available

In-built  or build your own

Chat

Available

Separate SDK

In-built

Polls

Not available

Not available

In-built

Virtual Backgrounds`

Not available

Available

In-built

AI/ML Middleware

Not available

Complex integration

Single line integration

Webhooks

Not available

Only for recording states

Available

Breakout Rooms

Not available

Not available

In-built

SDK Footprint Size

3.28 MB

~750 KB

~200 KB GZIP

Error Handling

Basic

Complex integration

Managed by the SDK

Adaptive Bitrate`

Available

Manual configuration needed

Prebuilt with video call

Media Player

Not available

Not available

Prebuilt with video call

Audio Room

Not available

Not available

In-built

Support for Multiple Audio I/O

Not available

Manual configuration needed

In-built

SAVE UPTO 40%

Compare and calculate your cost saving

Free
AWS
Chime

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

10,000 free minutes

Video
AWS
Chime

$0.0017 /user /minute

Twilio

$0.004 /user /minute

Dyte

$0.004 /user /minute

Audio
AWS
Chime

$0.0017 /user /minute

Twilio

$0.004 /user /minute

Dyte

$0.001 /user /minute

Chat
AWS
Chime

$0.0007 per sent message +
storage cost

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Free

Support
AWS
Chime

Plans greater of $5500

Twilio

Plans upto $5500

Dyte

Free

Analytics
AWS
Chime

$0.023 / minute

Twilio

Separate Charges

Dyte

Free

Recording
AWS
Chime

$0.0125 /minute

Twilio

$0.004 /participant minutes +
$0.01/minute composition charges

Dyte

Flat $0.010 /minute

Storage
AWS
Chime

$0.023 per GB

Twilio

Free 10 GB +
$0.05 /GB /month for additional storage

Dyte

First 7 days free, $0.023 /GB /month (Pass-through AWS rates)

Volume Discounts
AWS
Chime

Available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Available

Features

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Free

Not available
Not available
10,000 free minutes

Video

$0.0017 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute

Audio

$0.0017 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute
$0.001 /user /minute

Chat

$0.0017 /sent message +storage cost
Not available
Free

Support

Plans upto $5500/month
Plans upto $5000
Free

Analytics

$0.023 /minute
Separate Charges
Free

Recording

$0.0125 /minute
$0.004/ participant
Flat $0.010 /minute

Storage

$0.023 per GB
Free 10 GB + $0.05 / GB /month for additional storage
First 7 days free, $0.023/GB / month
(Pass-through AWS rates)

Volume Discounts

Available
Not available
Available
COMPARING THE SDKS

What makes Dyte the best video SDK?

Dyte's SDK streamlines integrating secure, high-quality live video and voice into websites, mobile and desktop applications. A few lines of code are all that is necessary. 

Advanced customization

Build tailor-made live experiences in your app that satiate your user's needs. Use Dyte's UI kit for a low code experience building or start from scratch with its core SDKs.

Bandwidth management

Stop worrying about hard coding the edge cases that can disrupt a video call while building live in your product --- and let Dyte take care of it.

Collaborative features

Let users collaborate with their team no matter where they are with HD video, chat, screen sharing, whiteboard, emoji reactions, and file sharing. 

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2 weeks
time required to go-live

7 times

faster development

2 weeks

time required to go-live

“While exploring the right SDK, we explored over 5 options. Eventually came down to Dyte. Love how to the team ships updates like clockwork. Rooting for team DYTE!!

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