With Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, you pay only for the volume of data you ingest, store, and consume through the service. There are no resources to provision, no upfront costs, or minimum fees.

  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • Data Ingested into Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data ingested) $0.00850
    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data egressed) $0.00850

    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams using HLS (per GB data egressed)

    $0.01190
    Data Stored in Kinesis Video Streams (per GB-Month data stored) $0.02300
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Data Ingested into Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data ingested) $0.00850
    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data egressed) $0.00850

    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams using HLS (per GB data egressed)

    $0.01190
    Data Stored in Kinesis Video Streams (per GB-Month data stored) $0.02300
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Data Ingested into Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data ingested) $0.00944
    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data egressed) $0.00944

    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams using HLS (per GB data egressed)

    $0.01322
    Data Stored in Kinesis Video Streams (per GB-Month data stored) $0.02300
    $0.00944
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • Data Ingested into Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data ingested) $0.01020
    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data egressed) $0.01020

    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams using HLS (per GB data egressed)

    $0.01428
    Data Stored in Kinesis Video Streams (per GB-Month data stored) $0.02450
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Data Ingested into Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data ingested) $0.01097
    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams (per GB data egressed) $0.01097

    Data Consumed from Kinesis Video Streams using HLS (per GB data egressed)

    $0.01536
    Data Stored in Kinesis Video Streams (per GB-Month data stored) $0.02500

Note: You will incur standard AWS data transfer charges when you retrieve data from your video streams to destinations outside of AWS over the internet. 

Pricing example 1: Smartphone live streaming app

A mobile app developer has a smartphone app with 100 users. Each user generates a video stream with 7 MB of data per minute transmitted to Kinesis Video Streams. Each user streams for 10 minutes a day from the app, and there are two viewers for each live stream who watch using the HLS capability. Assuming the app only stores video for 24 hours, the monthly charges will be calculated as follows:

Monthly Charges

The price for Kinesis Video Streams in US-East is $0.0085 per GB ingested and $0.0119 per GB data consumed using HLS.

Each user app generates 70 MB of data in 10 minutes of streaming, for a total of 7,000 MB per day for the 100 users. Furthermore, 200 viewers (2 per stream) watch the live streams on their mobile app consuming twice the amount of data, 14,000 MB per day through the HLS capability.

Monthly charges:

Data Ingested = 30 Days * (7,000/ 1024) * ($ 0.0085/ GB) = $ 1.74

Data Consumed Using HLS = 30 Days * (14,000/ 1024) * ($ 0.0119/ GB) = $ 4.88

Data Stored = 1 Day * 7000 * ($ 0.023/ GB) = $ 0.16

Total = $ 6.78
Note: You will incur standard AWS data transfer charges when you retrieve data from your video streams to destinations outside of AWS over the internet.

Pricing example 2: Smart home security camera

A home security system provider has 1,000 users. Each user has one camera in their home that streams when it detects motion, for an average of 20 minutes per day at a rate of 7.5 MB of video data per minute. The video is stored in Amazon Kinesis Video Streams for a one-week period, and that only 100 user’s playback the video using the HLS-capability on the companion smartphone app. The monthly Kinesis Video Streams charges will be calculated as follows:

Monthly Charges

The price for Kinesis Video Streams in US-East is $0.0085 per GB ingested and $0.0119 per GB data consumed using HLS.

Each camera streams at 1 Mbps, generating 150 MB of data in 20 minutes of streaming per day, for a total of 150,000 MB per day (across 1,000 cameras). Since only 100 user’s playback all the streamed video with HLS, only 15,000 MB per day of data will be consumed..

Monthly charges:

Data Ingested = 30 Days * (150,000/ 1024) GB * ($ 0.0085/ GB) = $ 37.35

Data Consumed Using HLS = 30 Days * (15,000/ 1024) GB * ($ 0.0119/ GB) = $ 5.23

Data Stored = 7 Days * (150,000/ 1024) GB * ($ 0.023/ GB) = $ 23.58

Total = $ 66.17

Note: You will incur standard AWS data transfer charges when you retrieve data from your video streams to destinations outside of AWS over the internet.

 

Pricing example 3: Smart city traffic cams

A metropolitan city has 150 security cams covering a few busy traffic intersections. Let’s assume that each camera generates 260 MB of video data per day and the data streamed is stored in Amazon Kinesis Video Streams for a 2-week period. Data from five cameras is consumed by a pedestrian counting algorithm running on AWS. A second application consumes the same amount of data to generate a video clip summary. Their monthly charges will be calculated as follows:

Monthly Charges

The price for Kinesis Video Streams in US-East is $0.0085 per GB ingested and $0.0085 per GB consumed.

Each camera generates 260 MB of video data per day, for a total of 39,000 MB per day (across 150 cameras).

Furthermore, the traffic analysis application running on AWS plays back data from five cameras at a rate of 5 * 260 MB per day = 1,300 MB per day. The same amount of data is also consumed by another application that generates a video summary clip.

Monthly charges:

Data Ingested = 30 Days * (3,900/ 1024) GB * ($ 0.0085/ GB) = $ 9.71

Data Consumed = 30 Days * (1,300/ 1024) GB * 2 * ($ 0.0085/ GB) = $ 0.65

Data Stored = 14 Days * (3,900/ 1024) GB * ($ 0.023/ GB) = $ 12.26

Total = $ 22.62

Note: You will incur standard AWS data transfer charges when you retrieve data from your video streams to destinations outside of AWS over the internet.

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