Posted On: Aug 16, 2022

You can now use an Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) basic channel for HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) quality streams, in addition to SD (480p). The expanded functionality is designed to enable streamers and viewers globally to enjoy higher video quality when using a basic channel. A basic channel will deliver only the original input video quality to viewers, whereas a standard channel provides multiple qualities of output, allowing better playback quality across a range of devices and network conditions.

Pricing for video inputs for a basic channel remains the same whether using SD, HD, or Full HD inputs. Video output pricing will match the quality of the input used. Visit our pricing page for details.

To learn more about the updated basic channel behavior visit the Amazon IVS streaming configuration documentation page.

Amazon IVS is a managed live streaming solution that is designed to be quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. Send your live streams to Amazon IVS using the broadcast SDKs or standard streaming software such as Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and the service does everything you need to make low-latency live video available to any viewer around the world, letting you focus on building interactive experiences alongside the live video.

Video ingest and delivery are available around the world over a managed network of infrastructure optimized for live video. Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where the Amazon IVS console and APIs for control and creation of video streams are available.