COMPARISON

TokBox vs Twilio

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

Overview

TokBox and Twilio are both leading live video platforms. Each has its own package, features, and advantages. Nevertheless, they're legacy video SDK providers with user experiences remaining unchanged for over half a decade and requiring integration of up to several months into your application.

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 TokBox vs Twilio and explains why Dyte deserves your consideration so you can make an informed decision.

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is TokBox OpenTok?

TokBox, now called Vonage Video API, is an option to consider when creating video experiences in your apps. The API includes audio, messaging, and screen-sharing, client libraries for web, iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and server-side SDKs.

What is Twilio?

Twilio started by enabling developers to automate phone calls and SMS texts. Twilio now enables you to build communication app from the ground up or simply integrate communication features into existing software. 

Comparing the Sdks

TokBox vs Twilio vs Dyte

Choosing between Video SDK can be difficult. We created a feature comparison chart to show why Dyte is the superior choice.

Ease of development
TokBox

Requires high coding effort

Twilio

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support
TokBox

No UI support

Twilio

No UI support

Dyte

Highly customizable UI Kit

Auto Reconnect
TokBox

Available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Available

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host and participant only

Twilio

Limited to host & participant only

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

RTMP Streaming
Zoom

Available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

HLS Streaming
Zoom

Available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Plugins
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built or build your own

Chat
Zoom

Available

Twilio

Separate SDK for chat

Dyte

In-built or build your own

Polls
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Breakout Rooms
Zoom

Manual configuration needed

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Audio room
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Support for multiple audio I/O
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

In-built

AI/ML Middleware
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Complex Integration

Dyte

Single line integration

Webhooks
Zoom

Available but not for everything

Twilio

Only for recording states

Dyte

Available

Analytics
Zoom

Basic analytics

Twilio

Basic analytics only for last 7 days

Dyte

Detailed analytics for every call

SDK footprint size
Zoom

~500 KB

Twilio

~750 KB

Dyte

~200 KB GZIP

Media Player
Zoom

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

Prebuilt with video call

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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

Auto Reconnect

Available

Not available

Available

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host & participant roles

Limited to host & participant roles

Custom roles that are specific to your use-case

RTMP Streaming

Available

Not available

In-built

HLS Streaming

Available

Not available

In-built

Plugins

Not available

Not available

In-built or build your own

Chat

Available

Separate SDK for chat

In-built

Polls

Not available

Not available

In-built

Breakout Rooms

Manual configuration needed

Not available

In-built

Audio Room

Not available

Not available

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

Available but not for everything

Only for recording states

Available

Analytics

Basic analytics

Basic analytics only for last 7 days

Detailed analytics for every call

SDK Footprint Size

~500 KB

~750 KB

~200 KB

Media Player

Not available

Not available

Prebuilt with video call

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Free
Agora

Not available

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

10,000 free minutes

Video
Agora

$ 0.00395 per user per minute

Twilio

$0.004 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.004 per user per minute

Audio
Agora

Pricing not available

Twilio

$0.0004 per user per minute

Dyte

$0.00010 per user per minute

RTMP out
Agora

$ 0.00395 per user per minute

Twilio

Not available

Dyte

$0.015 per minute

Support
Agora

Plans upto $3000/month

Twilio

Plans upto $5000/month

Dyte

Free

Analytics
Agora

$500/month

Twilio

Seperate charges

Dyte

Free

Recording
Agora

$0.055 per minute

Twilio

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

Dyte

$0.010 per minute

Features

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Free

Not available
Not available
10,000 free minutes

Video

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

Audio

Pricing not available
$0.004 /user /minute
$0.001 /user /minute

RTMP Out

$ 0.00395 /user /minute
Not available
$0.015 /minute

Support

Plans upto $3000/month
Plans upto $5000
Free

Analytics

$500/month
Separate Charges
Free

Recording

$0.055/minute
$0.004 per participant minutes +$0.01 per minute composition charges
Flat $0.010/minute

HIPAA

Separate charges
No separate charges
No separate charges

Volume Discounts

Not available
Not available
Available
COMPARING THE SDKS

What makes Dyte the best video SDK?

Integrate high-quality live video and voice with ease using Dyte's real-time SDK. Simplify audio/video processes and build innovative features.

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
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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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“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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