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Comparing cost between live stream solutions

Comparing video solutions like Livery to other solutions was never this simple and transparant.
Livestreaming is no longer expensive, tricky, or technical. If you’re still feeling hesitant about going live, let’s bust some common myths that may be holding you back. In just a few minutes, you’ll gain a better understanding of the streaming industry, build confidence in your ability to choose the right streaming solution to fit your needs, and be ready to stream through your website or app in no time. Let’s dive in.

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Note: we compare ourselves to the companies from which we know the pricing. While we did extensive research to ensure we have the correct information, this pricing is (of course) subject to change. If you think something is outdated or incorrect, let us know so we can update it.

Pricing comparison: 3 examples

Every livestream setup is different. You may stream to 500 people every single day, while someone else may stream to 50k participants just once a month. To help you get a better feel for the costs and how they vary by solution, we’ve laid out three examples for you to browse.

1. Daily event with 1000 participants

Imagine that you host a daily 45-minute trivia stream that averages 1000 participants per stream.

Here’s what the streaming costs look like for this event across several platforms:

Numbers:
• sessions per month: 30
• hours per session: 0,75
• users per session: 1000
Average viewer watch duration 50%

Compared solutions & prices

Livery


€ 506,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
starter
€ 1.719,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
medium
€ 1.651,-

source – 30 nov 2022

TheoLive


€ 1.122,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Agora.io
€ 3.095,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Wowza
€ 1.130,-

source – 30 nov 2022

MUX
€ 805,-

source – 30 nov 2022

AWS IVS
€ 1.700,-

source – 30 nov 2022

2. Weekly event with 10k participants

Imagine that you host a weekly 1 hour trivia stream that averages 10k participants per stream.

Here’s what the streaming costs look like for this event across several platforms:

Numbers:
• sessions per month: 4
• hours per session: 1
• users per session: 10.000
Average viewer watch duration 50%

Compared solutions & prices

Livery

€ 900,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
starter
€ 3.112,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
medium
€ 2.765,-

source – 30 nov 2022

TheoLive

€ 1.974,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Agora.io
€ 5.937,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Wowza
€ 2.069,-

source – 30 nov 2022

MUX
€ 1.444,-

source – 30 nov 2022

AWS IVS
€ 3.159,-

source – 30 nov 2022

3. Monthly event with 100k participants

Imagine that you host a 2,5 hour trivia stream that averages 100k participants per stream.

Here’s what the streaming costs look like for this event across several platforms:

Numbers:
• sessions per month: 1
• hours per session: 2,5
• users per session: 100.000
Average viewer watch duration 50%

Compared solutions & prices

Livery

€ 4.538,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
starter
€ 17.288,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Nanocosmos
medium
€ 14.107,-

source – 30 nov 2022

TheoLive

€ 11.417,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Agora.io
€ 34.857,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Wowza
€ 12.561,-

source – 30 nov 2022

MUX
€ 8.370,-

source – 30 nov 2022

AWS IVS
€ 18.382,-

source – 30 nov 2022

Note: Not every company is as up front with their pricing. While we did extensive research to ensure we have the correct information, this pricing is (of course) subject to change. If you think something is outdated or incorrect, let us know so we can update it.

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5 Myths of online video costs

Livestreaming is no longer expensive, tricky, or technical. If you’re still feeling hesitant about going live, let’s bust some common myths that may be holding you back.

Myth 1:

Low-latency livestreaming is complex and expensive

Originally, livestreaming piggy-backed off the existing infrastructure of the internet (i.e., it wasn’t built for live video). Today, we have new protocols (like ULL-CMAF pioneered by Livery and Akamai) that reduce the amount of information that needs to move all at once, making real-time high-quality streaming a commodity instead of a luxury.

Myth 2:

Everyone needs low-latency livestreaming

If you choose Livery, low-latency livestreaming comes standard. But if you’re looking at other solutions, it can add significant cost. While we are as excited about recent developments in low latency as anyone, it’s only part of what most live and interactive video use cases require. Additional considerations include interactivity, sync, scalability, and audiovisual quality.

Myth 3:

You need a computer science Ph.D. to set up a streaming solution

All jokes aside, setting up a high-quality livestream feed on your own app or website used to be a headache to figure out. While there were many options for stream providers, if you didn’t have answers to complex questions ready to go, you were out of luck. Today, it’s simpler than ever.

Myth 4:

The only way to get a good rate is with a long-term commitment

Whether you stream for a month or a year, the service remains the same. There’s no less bandwidth used by your 100th stream than your first (all things equal), so why do some companies only offer a good rate with a long-term commitment? At Livery, we believe in transparent pricing based on your actual usage without scary contracts. Stream when you want, how you want, on a month-to-month basis.

Myth 5:

Livery solves every problem

While Livery was born out of frustration with the industry status quo, that doesn’t mean we solve every problem the industry faces, or that we’re the perfect solution for every use case. Continuing with the theme of full transparency, here are some cases when Livery may not be for you:
• You need two-way video communication.
• You run 24/7 streams with small audiences.
• You prioritize TV users.
• You want your video to sync with social platforms.
• You need a fully custom/branded interactive experience.
• You need advanced real-time video editing capabilities.

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