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Alternatives to OpenTok

Twilio, WebRTC, Agora, Zoom, and Sinch are the most popular alternatives and competitors to OpenTok.
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What is OpenTok and what are its top alternatives?

It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
OpenTok is a tool in the Communications SDK category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to OpenTok

  • Twilio
    Twilio

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs. ...

  • WebRTC
    WebRTC

    It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. ...

  • Agora
    Agora

    Agora.io provides building blocks for you to add real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK. You can integrate the Agora SDK to enable real-time communications in your own application quickly. ...

  • Zoom
    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • Sinch
    Sinch

    Sinch makes it easy for developers to add voice, messaging and SMS to their apps with just a few lines of code. Enrich your apps with communications that your users will love. ...

  • Jitsi
    Jitsi

    Jitsi (acquired by 8x8) is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting. ...

  • QuickBlox
    QuickBlox

    Add powerful communication features to your mobile app and data services for your backend<br> ...

  • Wowza
    Wowza

    It offers a customizable live streaming platform to build, deploy and manage high-quality video, live and on-demand. It powers professional-grade streaming for any use case and any device. ...

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Twilio

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    Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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    RESTful API
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    Great sms services
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    Low cost of entry
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    Global SMS Gateway
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    Good value
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    Cloud IVR
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    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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    Great for startups
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    Great developer program
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    Hassle free
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    Text me the app pages
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    New Features constantly rolling out
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Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

  • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

Thank you for this helpful website.

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Hello,

My app will be a live streaming app (like tango, BigoLive) An app developer asked me to choose a tech stack and a team. expected auditions from (Bahrain-KSA-UAE-Kuwait-Oman)

200 (broadcaster) at a time (minimum) (for 12 hours a day);10K watching the 200 (like 50 to 500) each live.

What servers are the best to use and give smooth high quality like Bigolive? For live streaming, and texting, and everything.

Which one is the best combination for my app? (Firebase, AWS, Twilio. Agora)

Thanks

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WebRTC

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    Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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    joseph zeiad

    I am trying to implement video calling in a React Native app through Amazon Kinesis. But I was unlucky to find anything related to this on the web. Do you have any example code I can use? or any tutorial? If not, how easy is it to bridge the native library to RN? And what should I use WebRTC or Amazon Chime?? Thanks

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    Agora

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      Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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      Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

      I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

      I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

      I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

      Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

      I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

      • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

      Thank you for this helpful website.

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      Zoom logo

      Zoom

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        Web conferencing made easy
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        Remote control option
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        Draw on screen
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        Very reliable
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        In-meeting chat is pretty good
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        Free
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        Pair programming sessions with shared controls
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        Easy to share meeting links/invites
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        Good Sound Quality
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        Cloud recordings for meetings
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        Great mobile app
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        Recording Feature
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        Virtual backgrounds
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        Other people use it
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        User Friendly actions
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        Reactions (emoticons)
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        Auto reconnecting
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        While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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        Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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        Mute all participants at once
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        When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
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        Different options for blocking chat
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        Meant for business and education
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        Easily share video with audio
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        Quality isn't great (Free)
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        Potential security flaws
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        Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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        Virtual background quality isn't good
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        Security
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        Editing can be improved
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        Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
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        The native calendar is buggy
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        Dashboard can be improved
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        Pornographic material displayed
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        Any body can get in it
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        Not many emojis
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        Past chat history is not saved
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        Recording Feature
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        Zoom lags a lot

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      Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

      Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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      I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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      Sinch

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        Open Source
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        Desktop, app and browser tab sharing
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        Live stream to youtube
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          The video stream duration will be quite long (about 8 hours each x 25 camera sources). The 25 video streams will have no audio component. If you worked with a similar problem, what was your experience with scaling, latency, resource requirements, config, etc.?

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