COMPARISON

TokBox vs Agora

How do TokBox [Vonage Video] and Agora compare? And what does Dyte Video SDK offer?

Overview

If you're searching for live video platforms, TokBox and Agora are options to explore. But, as legacy video SDK providers, their user experiences have remained unchanged for over five years, and integrating them into your app could take several months.

Dyte changes that. Dyte's SDK offers a rapid, comprehensive integration of video/voice calls, live streams, and collaborative features into your app in 10 minutes.

This page pits TokBox vs Agora and explores why Dyte may be the right choice for you.

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is TokBox OpenTok?

TokBox, rebranded as Vonage Video API, is an excellent choice for adding videos and other interactive elements to mobile, web, and desktop apps. 

What is Agora?

Agora is an option for adding video calling and live streaming to your app. They offer SDKs for video calling, voice, chat, interactive live streaming, and real-time messaging.

Comparing the Sdks

TokBox vs Agora vs Dyte

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
TokBox

Requires high coding effort

Agora

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI support
TokBox

No UI support

Agora

Limited UI support

Dyte

Highly customisable UI Kit

SDK overhead
TokBox

Single SDK for everything

Agora

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Dyte

A single SDK that supports everything

Roles/Permissions
TokBox

Limited to host and participant only

Agora

Limited to host & participant roles

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

RTMP Streaming
TokBox

Available

Agora

Separate Streaming SDK

Dyte

In-built

Chat
TokBox

Available

Agora

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Polls
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Breakout Rooms
TokBox

Manual configuration needed

Agora

Separate Classroom SDK

Dyte

In-built

Plugins
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Only Whiteboard

Dyte

In-built or built your own

Audio room
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Separate SDK

Dyte

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

In-built

Error Handling
TokBox

Available

Agora

Complex integration

Dyte

Managed by the SDK

SDK Footprint Size
TokBox

542 KB

Agora

1.1 MB

Dyte

~200 KB

Media Player
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Available

Dyte

Prebuilt with video call

Webhooks
TokBox

Available but not for everything

Agora

Only for recording states

Dyte

Available

AI/ML Middleware
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Complex integration

Dyte

Single line integration

dyte logo

Ease of development

Requires high coding effort

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

Multiple SDKs for calling, chat and more

A single SDK that supports everything

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host & participant roles

Limited to host & participant roles

Custom roles that are specific to your use-case

RTMP Streaming

Available

Separate SDK for chat

In-built

Chat

Available

Separate SDK for chat

In-built

Polls

Not available

Not available

In-built

Breakout Rooms

Manual configuration needed

Separate Classroom SDK

In-built

Plugins

Not available

Only Whiteboard

In-built or build your own

Audio Room

Not available

Separate SDK

In-built

Support for Multiple Audio I/O

Not available

Manual configuration needed

In-built

Error Handling

Available

Complex integration

Managed by the SDK

SDK Footprint Size

542 KB

1.1 MB

~200 KB

Media Player

Not available

Available

Prebuilt with video call

Webhooks

Available but not for everything

Only for recording states

Available

AI/ML Middleware

Not available

Complex integration

Single line integration

SAVE UPTO 40%

Compare and calculate your cost saving

Free
TokBox

Not available

Agora

10,000 free minutes

Dyte

10,000 free minutes

Video
TokBox

$ 0.00395 per user per minute

Agora

$0.0039 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.004 per user per minute

Audio
TokBox

Pricing not available

Agora

$0.0099 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.001 per user per minute

RMTP Out
TokBox

$ 0.00395 per user per minute

Agora

$0.019 per minute

Dyte

$0.015 per minute

Chat
TokBox

Free

Agora

Starting from $699/month

Dyte

Free

Whiteboard
TokBox

Free

Agora

$0.0014 per minute

Dyte

Free

Plugins
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Separate charges

Dyte

Free

Support
TokBox

Plans upto $3000/month

Agora

Plans upto $4900/month

Dyte

Free

Analytics
TokBox

$500/month

Agora

$499/month

Dyte

Free

Recording
TokBox

$0.055 per minute

Agora

$0.0135 per minute

Dyte

Flat $0.010 per minute

HIPAA
TokBox

Separate charges

Agora

No separate charges

Dyte

No separate charges

Volume Discounts
TokBox

Not available

Agora

Not available

Dyte

Available

Features

dyte logo

Free

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

Video

$0.00395 /user /minute
$0.0039 /user /minute
$0.004 /user /minute

Audio

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

Audio

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

Chat

$0.0007 /sent message +storage cost
Not available
Free

Support

Plans greater of $5500
Plans upto $5000
Free

Analytics

$0.023/minute
Separate Charges
Free

Recording

$0.0125/ minute
$0.004/ participant minutes +$0.01/ minute composition charges
Flat $0.010 / minute

Storage

$0.023 /GB
Free 10 GB +$0.05
/GB/month for additional storage
First  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?

With Dyte's SDK, integrating secure, high-quality live video and voice to your websites, mobile, and desktop apps is hassle-free. 

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.

Great Documentation

Dyte's exceptional documentation provides developers with clear guidelines and support to easily integrate live video into their apps.

24*7 Support
Over Multiple Channels

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

Start building

Video Conferencing SDK and APIs loved by Developers

Any platform, any device;
all it takes is minutes

VIDEO CONFERENCING SDK AND APIS LOVED BY DEVELOPERS
7x
faster development
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!!

client image
Sujit Karpe
Co-founder & CTO, iMocha

Start building the future on live video

video