Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) has pay-as-you-go pricing. You only pay for the total duration of video input to Amazon IVS and the total duration of video output delivered to your viewers.
For video input, you pay an hourly rate for video you send to Amazon IVS. Hourly rates vary by channel type (standard or basic). Video input costs are incurred for all streams sent to Amazon IVS, even if they are not being viewed. Video input usage is metered and rounded up to the nearest minute.
For video output, you pay an hourly rate for video delivered to viewers. Rates vary by resolution and billing region that the video is delivered from. Video output costs are tiered, so per hour rates decrease as usage increases. Video output is metered and rounded up to the nearest second.
Resolutions for Amazon Interactive Video Service are defined as:
Standard Definition (SD) is less than or equal to 480 resolution
High Definition (HD) is more than 480, but less than or equal to 720 resolution
Full High Definition (Full HD) is more than 720, but less than or equal to 1080 resolution
Live Video Input Costs
For live video input, you pay for the duration of live video sent to Amazon Interactive Video Service. For a Standard channel, a range of different quality outputs are generated from the original input to automatically provide viewers the best experience for their device and network conditions. For a basic channel, Amazon IVS delivers the original input to viewers. Basic channels limit viewers' video quality choice to only that of the original input.
Note: The maximum input for a Basic channel type is 1.5 Mbps and 480p resolution (SD). The maximum input for a Standard channel is 8.5 Mbps and 1080p resolution (full HD).
|Channel type||Price per hour|
Live Video Output Costs
For live video output, you pay for the duration of live video delivered by Amazon Interactive Video Service to your viewers.
Note: The Billing Region is the location where the live video originates for delivery, not the physical location of the viewer.
|Regional cost per hour|
|SD||First 10,000 hours||$0.0375
|Over 10,000 hours||$0.035
|HD||First 10,000 hours||$0.075
|Over 10,000 hours||$0.070
|Full HD||First 10,000 hours||$0.150
|Over 10,000 hours||$0.140
AWS Free Usage Tier
As part of the AWS Free Usage Tier, you can get started with Amazon Interactive Video Service for free. Upon sign-up, new AWS customers receive five hours of live video input for a basic channel and 100 hours of SD live video output each month for one year.
Your usage for the free tier is calculated each month, is aggregated across all stream delivery locations, and is automatically applied to your bill – unused monthly usage will not roll over. Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.
The total cost of a two-hour event with Standard input at 1080p and delivered to 200 viewers from the US (100 viewers in SD, 50 viewers in HD, and 50 viewers in Full HD) is $34.00.
Live Video Input:
Standard Channel = $2.00 per hour * 2 hours = $4.00
Live Video Output:
SD output from North America = $0.0375 per hour * 2 hours * 100 viewers = $7.50
HD output from North America = $0.0750 per hour * 2 hours * 50 viewers = $7.50
Full HD output from North America = $0.1500 per hour * 2 hours * 50 viewers = $15.00
$4.00 + $7.50 + $7.50 + $15.00 = $34.00