COMPARISON

Zoom vs Agora

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

Overview

Zoom and Agora are options to consider when looking for a Video SDK. Comparing these two platforms, Zoom offers more reliability and developer support, while Agora provides advanced features like encrypted audio and video streaming. 

But both of the SDKs are legacy and, as such, don’t offer modern features like in-built collaborative tools, low-code UI builder, and 24*7 support.

Dyte changes that. With reliable, jitter-free video, no-code permission control, and plugins support — Dyte makes it super easy for you to build custom live video experiences with a few lines of code. 

This page pits Zoom vs Agora, goes over the pros and cons, and explains why Dyte deserves your consideration when building live.

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is Zoom?

Zoom Video SDK is the classic Zoom Client without its shell. It's the same reliable technology that powers all Zoom calls. The company unveiled Video SDK to cater to the growing use cases that the rigid, classic client couldn't serve.  

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.

Comparing the Sdks

Zoom vs Agora vs Dyte

With so many Video SDK products 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.

Ease of development
Zoom

Development is tough & restrictive

Agora

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI support
Zoom

No UI support

Agora

Limited UI support

Dyte

Highly customisable UI Kit

SDK overhead
Zoom

Single SDK. But only supports video calls

Agora

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Dyte

A single SDK that supports everything

HLS Streaming
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Separate Streaming SDK

Dyte

In-built

RTMP Streaming
Zoom

Available

Agora

Separate Streaming SDK

Dyte

In-built

Plugins
Zoom

Only Whiteboard

Agora

Only Whiteboard

Dyte

In-built or built your own

Chat
Zoom

Available

Agora

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Polls
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Breakout Rooms
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Separate Classroom SDK

Dyte

In-built

Video Quality
Zoom

HD

Agora

Depends on what you pay

Dyte

Full HD

Error Handling
Zoom

Basic

Agora

Complex integration

Dyte

Managed by the SDK

Roles/Permissions
Zoom

Limited to host and participant only

Agora

Limited to host & participant roles

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Audio room
Zoom

Not supported

Agora

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

In-built

AI/ML Middleware
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Complex integration

Dyte

Single line integration

Webhooks
Zoom

Only for a few states

Agora

Only for recording states

Dyte

Available

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Ease of development

Development is tough & restrictive

Requires high coding effort

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support

No UI support

Limited UI support

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK overhead

Single SDK but only supports video calls

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

A single SDK that supports everything

HLS Streaming

Not available

Separate Streaming SDK

In-built

RTMP Streaming

Available

Separate Streaming SDK

In-built

Plugins

Only Whiteboard

Only Whiteboard

In-built or build your own

Chat

Available

Separate SDK

In-built

Polls

Not available

Not available

In-built

Breakout Rooms

Not available

Separate Classroom SDK

In-built

Video Quality

HD

Depends on what you pay

Full HD

Error Handling

Basic

Complex integration

Managed by the SDK

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host and participant only

Limited to host and participant roles

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Audio room

Not available

Manual configuration needed

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O

Not available

Manual configuration needed

In-built

AI/ML Middleware

Not available

Complex integration

Single line integration

Webhooks

Only for a few states

Only for recording states

Available

SAVE UPTO 40%

Compare and calculate your cost saving

Free
Zoom

10,000 free minutes

Agora

10,000 free minutes

Dyte

10,000 free minutes

Video
Zoom

$0.0035 per user per minute

Agora

$0.0039 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.004 per user per minute

Audio
Zoom

$0.0035 per user per minute

Agora

$0.0099 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.001 per user per minute

RMTP Out
Zoom

Extra cost

Agora

$0.019 per minute

Dyte

$0.015 per minute

Chat
Zoom

Free

Agora

Starting from $699/month

Dyte

Free

Whiteboard
Zoom

Free

Agora

$0.0014 per minute

Dyte

Free

Plugins
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Extra cost

Dyte

Free

Support
Zoom

Plans upto $1900/month

Agora

Plans upto $4900/month

Dyte

Free

Analytics
Zoom

Basic

Agora

$499/month

Dyte

Free

Recording
Zoom

$0.004 per user per minute

Agora

$0.0135 per minute

Dyte

Flat $0.010 per minute

Volume Discounts
Zoom

Not available

Agora

Not available

Dyte

Available

Features

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Free

10,000 free minutes
10,000 free minutes
10,000 free minutes

Video

$0.0035 /user /minute
$0.0039 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute

Audio

$0.0035 /user /minute
$0.00099 /user /minute
$0.001 /user /minute

RTMP out

$0.0035 /user /minute
$0.00099 /user /minute
$0.001 /user /minute

Chat

Free
Starting from $699 /month
Free

Whiteboard

Free
$0.0014 /minute
$0.015 /user /minute

Plugins

Not available
Extra cost
Free

Support

Plans upto $1900 /month
Plans upto $4900 /month
Free

Analytics

Brief analytics
$499 /month
Free

Recording

$0.004 /user /minute
$0.0135 /minute
Flat $0.010 /minute

Volume Discounts

Not available
Not available
Available
COMPARING THE SDKS

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.

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. 

Detailed analytics

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

Reliability

The SDK has advanced bandwidth switching capabilities that gives users the best video experience regardless of the network environment.

24*7 Support
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