Thank you for your interest in Amazon AppStream. We recently launched Amazon AppStream 2.0, a fully managed service for streaming desktop applications to users. To learn more, visit the AppStream 2.0 website and try it today.

Please Note: With the recent launch of Amazon AppStream 2.0, a fully managed service for streaming desktop applications to users, Amazon AppStream is no longer available to new customers. Please visit the Amazon AppStream 2.0 website to learn more, including information about pricing

For Amazon AppStream, you will be charged for each hour that your customers stream your application, with no long-term commitments. This frees you from the costs and complexities of planning, purchasing, and maintaining hardware and transforms what are commonly large fixed costs into much smaller variable costs. Your costs include all of the compute resources needed to run your streaming application, applicable Windows license costs, and bandwidth used by the stream.

Amazon AppStream usage time is calculated at the end of each individual streaming session run by your customers. You are billed each month for the total usage time of all streaming sessions combined (rounded to the second).

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For example, if one user streams a session for 45 minutes and 30 seconds, and another user streams a session for 120 minutes and 20 seconds, the total amount billed will be for 165 minutes and 50 seconds, which is equivalent to 2.764 hours. If the application was streamed from US-East, then at $0.830/hr, these two sessions will incur a charge of $2.29.

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To help get you started with the development and testing process, the first 20 hours of any month are free for one year.

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*For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more. Prices displayed above exclude tax. 

With Amazon AppStream, you can take advantage of other AWS Services to manage user access or data storage.  Additional charges may apply for use of these services.