Amazon Interactive Video Service

Build engaging live stream experiences

Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is a managed live streaming solution that is designed to provide quick and easy set up to let you build interactive video experiences. Send your live streams to Amazon IVS using streaming software and the service is designed to do everything you need to make low-latency live video available to viewers around the world, letting you focus on building interactive experiences alongside the video. You can customize and enhance the audience experience through the Amazon IVS player SDK, timed metadata APIs, and stream chat APIs, allowing you to build a more valuable relationship with your viewers on your own websites and applications.

100 hours of SD video output, 5 hours of basic video input, 13,500 messages sent, and 270,000 messages delivered free

per month for 12 months* with the AWS Free Tier

*following your initial sign-up date to AWS


Simple-to-use live video streaming

Create and configure live streams with just a few clicks, and start streaming in seconds. Send video to Amazon IVS, and the service manages everything needed to get your live stream to your viewers.

Configuration-free low latency

Amazon IVS streams are designed to provide low-latency live video “out of the box.” Latency that can be less than three seconds from streamer to viewer means you can build interactive experiences alongside live video.
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Optimized for live streaming

Built on the same live streaming technology that powers Twitch, Amazon IVS provides an enhanced quality of service and experience by receiving and delivering streams over managed global infrastructure that is optimized for live video ingest, processing, and delivery.

Easy integration into websites and apps

Get live streams into your iOS, Android, and web apps, quickly and easily with the Amazon IVS player and broadcast SDKs. The SDKs give your streamers and audiences a consistent experience and low-latency live streams across different platforms, without compromising video quality or increasing buffering.

Build an engaging audience experience

Create community relationships with your audience using scalable stream chat APIs to build chat rooms to accompany your live streaming video.

How it works

Customer stories

"Through Amazon IVS, we saw an opportunity to provide a simplified live streaming experience to our customers with an easy-to-use workflow.” 

Rahul Iyengar, Senior Director of Software Engineering at GoPro

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“What Amazon IVS does is it brings the creator and their fans closer together — it closes that feedback loop."

Peter Sankauskas, CTO and VP of Engineering at Happs

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"Amazon IVS is a solid service with a big infrastructure, so we can stream into many countries that we wouldn’t have been able to stream into before.”

Armando Garcia Mendoza, Principal Engineer at Hopin

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“We have a long history of collaborating with AWS and were confident in Amazon IVS technology, which is built on the proven infrastructure of Twitch.”

Scott Hurrey, Staff Engineering at Blackboard

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“As Amazon IVS is able to deliver both high video quality and broadcast stability to our platform, we can allocate our resources to focus on important work for our core business.” 

Daisuke Mizuta, producer of Pococha at DeNA

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“The ease of use and simplicity of Amazon IVS allows us to focus on delivering innovation rather than worrying about video infrastructure. We have been able to quickly integrate video conferencing tools with Amazon IVS to provide our customers an interactive broadcast solution”

Luke Hubbard, CTO of ScreenCloud

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Use cases

Amazon Interactive Video Service can make new live video available to viewers in seconds, and is ideal for use cases that need new streams within a moment’s notice. With the low-latency live video so simple to use, these are some example use cases and applications that you can build alongside your Amazon IVS streams to create engaging interactive experiences.

Build communities with social chat rooms

Let your audiences interact with each other by adding a virtual space with stream chat alongside your live streaming content.

E-Commerce and alternative revenue

Synchronize companion promotional elements alongside the live video to let viewers make purchases or donations related to the content being shown.

Votes and Polls

Get instant feedback and gauge audience opinions with polling and voting applications built using the timed metadata API.

Real-time Q & A

Allow viewers to ask questions via a separate chat space, and answer audience questions in real-time, or build trivia applications with live video.

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