The Best Alternative to Twilio Video

Twilio limits you with max 50 participants while Video SDK is truly scalable upto 10,000 participants.

  • In built, chat, poll, whiteboard, Q&A.
  • End to end granular customisation.
  • 10,000 minutes free every month.
  • No credit card required.
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    How Video SDK is better than Twilio?

    Better compatibility with browsers and devices

    Video SDK has better compatibility with all the browsers and devices while Twilio .

    Reduce development effort

    Reduce development efforts by 100x using custom video tracks, optimised mode for text and motion, predefined templates and code samples.

    Optimized for excellent call quality

    Low latency across the globe with high bitrate audio and video streams.

    Features comparison: Twilio vs Video SDK


    No. of Host with audio and video on

    Max. cocurrent room participants

    Ease of SDK Integration

    No. of on screen video tile support per page

    RTMP Live Streaming with Dynamic Layout for Studio

    Interactive live streaming support

    Cloud recording

    Adpative Audio, Video and Screen bitrates based on internet bandwidth and screen resolution

    Automatic video and audio track degrade due to bandwidth in-consistency

    Build collabrative features like chat, poll, Q & A, whiteboard etc.

    Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware



    17 Participants

    50 participants only

    Avg. integration takes 3+ months

    Only 10 on-screen video tile participant support per page

    No in-built support of RTMP Live Streaming, need to integrate 3rd party

    No available in interactive way.

    Fixed and manual config of composition required

    Does not support automated audio and video adaptiveness. Manual configuration required

    Have to write code to handle audio and video track degrade.

    Need to integrate external SDKs for collabrative features.

    Complex integration with 3rd party integration

    Only for cloud recording use-cases

    Video SDK

    50 Participants

    10,000+ participants in one meeting.

    Avg. integration takes only 2 weeks

    25+ on-screen video tile participant support per page

    In-built templates with features like background, lower-third etc.

    10,000 interactive participant support

    Fully customisable and automatically composed

    Adaptive audio and video as per internet bandwidth and screen resolution

    Automated degrade of audio and video tracks.

    Native protocol support for all the collabrative features.

    Simple integration with in-built support

    Flexible wehooks for all the meeting states

    Pricing Comparison: Twilio vs Video SDK


    Pricing Model

    Volume Discount

    Video Conferencing

    Interactive Live Streaming

    Cloud Recording

    RTMP Streaming

    Storage (on platform)

    External Data Storage (S3)


    Interactive Whiteboard


    On the basis of usage

    No volume discount.

    $3 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing.

    Aggregated resolution pricing, $4 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Not Available

    $5 per GB per month


    Not availble

    Not available

    Video SDK

    On the basis of usage

    Up to 20% for 1–5M minutes/month.

    $4 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Flat resolution based pricing. Irrespective of No. of participants.

    Flat pricing, $10 per 1000 minutes, No limit on participants

    $15 per 1000 minutes

    $3 per 1000 minutes per month


    Available & Free


    Support Comparison: Twilio vs Video SDK



    Access to Testing

    Access to TAM / CS Engineer



    Community Support


    Too expensive support plan with multiple tiers.

  • PRODUCTION: 4%/month (or $250)
  • BUSINESS: 6%/month (or $1,500)
  • PERSONALIZED: 8%/month (or $5,000)
  • All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Dashboard tier ticket system.

    Twilio does not have official slack support.

    Video SDK

    Simple and completely free support plan.

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No explicit support for testing, quality measurements and reports.

    Dedicated CS & Solution Engineer.

    Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% Uptime.

    Slack & Discord

    Video SDK has an officual Discord server.

    FAQ (How it works)

    Who are Twilio competitors?

    Top 3 alternatives to Twilio.

      1. Video SDK
      2. Vonage Video API
      3. Agora Video SDK

    What is Twilio Video?

    Twilio Video (or Twilio Video SDK) is a “Video Software Development Kit” that offers API to integrate real-time video chat features into your applications.

    Why customers love Video SDK?

    Michael Ashmead

    "Video SDK is a great product that is cost-effective and has many features (and is adding new features rapidly too). We compared many video solutions but found Video SDK to be the best. In addition, they listen to their customers' feature requests and also have great customer support."

    Michael Ashmead

    Cofounder at ForagerOne

    "We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features."

    We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features.

    Emir Karşıyakalı

    Founder & CEO of Kommunity

    "This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one."

    This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one.

    Oscar Wehbe

    Director at thisapp

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