Posted On: Jan 18, 2023

The Amazon Chime SDK now supports up to 250 webcam video streams per WebRTC session. The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add intelligent real-time audio, video, and screen share to their web and mobile applications. Every WebRTC attendee can enable webcam video and view any combination of up to 25 webcam video streams from other attendees.

Developers can create tailored views for each session participant based on their role. For example, in an online learning application, the teacher’s view may include a panel of 10 students’ webcam videos that automatically scrolls through the entire class. The student’s view may focus on the shared content but also has dedicated spaces to display the webcam video from the teacher, any active talking student, and a few of their friends, as selected by the student.

To enable up to 250 webcam video streams, developers must first request an increase to the service quota, “maximum concurrent video streams published per meeting.” To learn more about the Amazon Chime SDK and its video capabilities, review the following resources: