Meetings

The Amazon Chime SDK allows you to use the same infrastructure that powers Amazon Chime meetings to add real-time audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities to your applications. You can simplify operations, and build these features without managing real-time communication infrastructure services. The Amazon Chime SDK elastically scales to your applications needs, and allows your application to place meeting sessions in other AWS regions. Visit the AWS Service Region Table for the list of available regions.

The Amazon Chime SDK offers pay-for-use pricing with no upfront fees. Developers implementing the SDK can choose to implement some or all of the available media modalities (audio, video, and screen share) for a single rate.

  • Attendee Minutes
  • Attendee Minutes
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    Rate per minute (each attendee)
    Connection to Amazon Chime SDK meeting session $0.0017

    Each “attendee” (i.e. an instance of your application that has implemented the SDK) is billed for each minute (including any part minute, measured in 6 second increments at 1/10 the per-minute rate, with a 6 second minimum) it is connected to a meeting session regardless of which media modalities (screen share, screen view, two-way audio, one-way audio, two-way video, or one-way video) are used.

    The Amazon Chime SDK can be integrated with Amazon EventBridge and Amazon Chime Voice Connector. 

Media Pipelines

Media capture pipelines allow you to capture the contents of a meeting created using the Amazon Chime SDK and save them to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket of your choice. The S3 bucket must be in the same region as the meeting that is to be captured. The media capture pipeline feature captures meeting audio, video, and content share streams at a per minute per stream rate* and uploads the contents to the designated S3 bucket. Events and data messages are also uploaded, but there is not a separate charge for capturing these items.**

  Rate per minute
Capture of active speaker video and combined audio stream (duration of capture) $0.0034
Capture of combined audio stream (duration of capture) $0.0017
Capture of individual video streams (when active) $0.0017
Capture of individual content share streams (when active) $0.0017

By default, the media capture pipeline with the Amazon Chime SDK provides the ability to capture the mixed meeting audio stream for the duration of the capture with the video of the active speaker when their video is available, along with the content share streams when available. Builders can configure APIs to customize the media capture experience. You can switch the audio stream capture to choose between AudioOnly and AudioWithActiveSpeakerVideo mode, as well as choosing to enable or disable capture of individual video streams and content share streams. You can also use SourceConfiguration to select specific attendee video streams to capture, and do not need to capture all individual streams.

* Cost per minute (including any part minute, measured in 6 second increments at 1/10 the per-minute rate, with a 6 second minimum) to stream media capture pipeline video, audio or content to S3. See Amazon S3 pricing for additional fees related to S3 storage and data transfer. 

**May incur additional charges for using other services or products

Speech Enhancement

Speech enhancement capabilities available in the Amazon Chime SDK include noise reduction using Amazon Voice Focus and echo reduction. Noise reduction uses deep learning to help reduce environment noises like wind, fans, and running water; background noises like lawn mowers and dogs barking; and foreground noises like keyboard typing and shuffling papers. Echo reduction is designed to reduce disruptive acoustic echoes that can happen in a teleconference when the sound played by the loudspeaker at one end of the call is picked up by the microphone and recirculated back into the conversation. Echo reduction improves on existing echo cancellation mechanisms in WebRTC.

In some cases, speech enhancement features are included in the price of a product or service. For other features, however, there is an additional charge to enable an improved experience for the end user.

 

Rate
Echo reduction for Amazon Chime SDK meetings per minute (each attendee) $0.0023
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Messaging

Messaging is pay-per-use with rates for sending messages, message delivery, and message storage. The Amazon Chime SDK only charges you for what you use, allowing you to scale as needed. *

 

Rates

Send message (Standard message up to 4KB)

$0.0007/message

Send control message (Limited to 30 bytes)

$0.000003/message

System message

$0.000003/message

Message delivery

$0.00001/endpoint

Storage

$5/GB-month

The Amazon Chime SDK can be integrated with other AWS Services, including Amazon S3 for message attachments. Amazon Chime charges do not include usage for other AWS services.**

Message delivery is charged per endpoint. 10 participants, each connected from a single device through an active websocket, would result in 10 separate delivery charges. Separate message delivery charges also apply each time the ListChannelMessage API is called to retrieve message history and when messages are sent to Amazon Pinpoint as a push notification.

System messages are messages Amazon Chime sends for events like participants joining or leaving a channel. For a complete list of system messages, please see our developer guide.

The volume of storage billed in a month is based on the average storage used throughout the month. We measure your storage usage in "TimedStorage-ByteHrs," which are added up at the end of the month to generate your monthly charges. Storage size is measured based on the number of objects stored. Each standard channel message is counted as 4KB. Each control message is 30 bytes. All other objects, including channels, app instances, app instance users, admins, channel moderator, channel memberships, user bans, and read timestamps, are 1KB each.

* Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties.

** May incur additional charges for using other services or products

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Audio

The Amazon Chime SDK allows you to add phone numbers for your meetings so that attendees can participate using a landline or mobile phone. For dial in, the service currently supports DID and toll-free phone numbers in the Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. For dial out, the service supports calling to over 115 countries. To use PSTN audio, builders create a serverless IVR application using AWS Lambda.

 

Rate per minute (each attendee)

PSTN Audio Application Usage
$0.002

Each “attendee” (i.e. an instance of your application that has implemented the SDK) is billed for each minute (including any part minute, measured in 6 second increments at 1/10 the per-minute rate, with a 6 second minimum) it is connected to a meeting session with PSTN audio. In addition to the PSTN Audio application usage, customers will be billed by the minute for connecting to an Amazon Chime SDK meeting session. Customers will also be billed on per-month basis for DID and toll-free numbers and by the minute for PSTN access, and for AWS Lambda usage (See AWS Lambda Pricing).

  • Phone Numbers
  • Inbound Calling
  • Outbound Calling
  • Call Recording
  • Phone Numbers
  • Country  Direct Inward Dial (DID) rate per number per month (USD) Toll free rate per number per month (USD)
    Australia $2.250 $7.500
    Austria $0.495 $4.455
    Canada  $1.000 $1.000
    Germany $0.330 $13.695
    New Zealand  $3.300 $10.500
    Switzerland $0.375 $9.075
    United Kingdom $0.225 $1.935
    United States of America $1.000 $1.000
  • Inbound Calling
  • Country  Toll inbound rate per minute (USD) Toll Free inbound rate per minute (USD)
    Australia $0.005446 $0.051430
    Austria $0.003221 $0.340708
    Canada  $0.002216 $0.011910
    Germany $0.003221 $0.168000
    New Zealand  $0.007036 $0.231539
    Switzerland $0.003221 $0.602430
    United Kingdom $0.003221 $0.091151
    United States of America $0.002216 $0.011910
  • Outbound Calling
  • Country  Outbound rate per minute (USD)
    Andorra  $ 0.361200
    Argentina  $ 0.427110
    Armenia  $ 0.459300
    Aruba  $ 0.422850
    Australia  $ 0.047680
    Austria  $ 0.038000
    Bahamas  $ 0.306900
    Bahrain  $ 0.266850
    Bangladesh  $ 0.064650
    Belgium  $ 0.157500
    Belize  $ 0.419550
    Bermuda  $ 0.086250
    Bhutan  $ 0.172650
    Bolivia  $ 0.420900
    Brazil  $ 0.068410
    Brunei Darussalam  $ 0.110850
    Bulgaria  $ 0.139200
    Cambodia  $ 0.127200
    Canada  $ 0.005400
    Chile  $ 0.180300
    China  $ 0.031200
    Colombia  $ 0.065600
    Costa Rica  $ 0.148650
    Cyprus  $ 0.217070
    Czech Republic  $ 0.143360
    Denmark  $ 0.025780
    Dominican Republic  $0.276700
    Ecuador  $ 0.492750
    Egypt  $ 0.291750
    El Salvador  $ 0.413100
    Ethiopia  $ 0.478950
    Faroe Islands  $ 0.442950
    Fiji  $ 0.535800
    Finland  $ 0.054680
    France  $ 0.069200
    French Guiana  $ 0.222000
    Germany  $ 0.038920
    Gibraltar  $ 0.310500
    Greece  $ 0.256690
    Guadeloupe  $ 0.205350
    Guam  $ 0.039750
    Guatemala  $ 0.341700
    Guyana  $ 0.607350
    Hong Kong  $ 0.078960
    Hungary  $ 0.092000
    Iceland  $ 0.050850
    India  $ 0.022050
    Indonesia  $ 0.109500
    Iraq  $ 0.422850
    Ireland  $ 0.028910
    Israel  $ 0.038680
    Italy  $ 0.084200
    Jamaica  $ 0.490500
    Japan  $ 0.064800
    Jordan  $ 0.340950
    Kazakhstan  $ 0.372450
    Kenya  $ 0.511800
    Kuwait  $ 0.198750
    Lao PDR  $ 0.176700
    Latvia  $ 0.183400
    Lebanon  $ 0.394950
    Liechtenstein  $ 0.426450
    Lithuania  $ 0.121480
    Luxembourg  $ 0.067460
    Macao  $ 0.207300
    Malaysia  $ 0.089850
    Malta  $ 0.019770
    Marshall Islands  $ 0.488250
    Martinique  $ 0.209100
    Mauritius  $ 0.303600
    Mexico  $ 0.016250
    Mongolia  $ 0.105750
    Namibia  $ 0.173850
    Nepal  $ 0.303300
    Netherlands  $ 0.127260
    Netherlands Antilles  $ 0.229800
    New Zealand  $ 0.061410
    Nicaragua  $ 0.519300
    Nigeria  $ 0.262350
    Norway  $ 0.025320
    Pakistan  $ 0.188850
    Panama  $ 0.333680
    Paraguay  $ 0.199950
    Peru  $ 0.064550
    Philippines  $ 0.261600
    Poland  $ 0.118980
    Portugal  $ 0.089480
    Puerto Rico  $ 0.006000
    Qatar  $ 0.353400
    Romania  $ 0.036270
    Russian Federation  $ 0.372450
    Saint Barthelemy  $ 0.209100
    Saint-Martin (French part)  $ 0.209100
    Saudi Arabia  $ 0.212700
    Singapore  $ 0.020400
    Slovakia  $ 0.216300
    South Africa  $ 0.027325
    South Korea  $ 0.033150
    Spain  $ 0.071220
    Sri Lanka  $ 0.372600
    St. Maarten  $ 0.222000
    Sweden  $ 0.025360
    Switzerland  $ 0.192600
    Taiwan  $ 0.159600
    Tajikistan  $ 0.479400
    Thailand  $ 0.118500
    Trinidad and Tobago  $ 0.451800
    Turkey  $ 0.430180
    Turkmenistan  $ 0.306900
    United Arab Emirates  $ 0.371400
    United Kingdom  $ 0.019000
    United States of America  $ 0.004800
    US Virgin Islands  $ 0.004800
    Uruguay  $ 0.340200
    Uzbekistan  $ 0.191100
    Vatican  $ 0.171150
    Venezuela  $ 0.283950
    Viet Nam  $ 0.123750
  • Call Recording
  • With Amazon Chime SDK PSTN Audio call recording, you are only charged for what you use, on a per-minute rate for the time that call recording is on.
    Service Rate per minute
    Amazon Chime SDK PSTN Audio call recording  $0.0028

    Pricing example

    Let’s assume that you want to record without transcription 200,000 calls per month on the consumer leg, and the average call is about 10 minutes each. This equals 2 million minutes of audio per month in the US East (N. Virginia) region. In US East (N. Virginia), with pricing $0.0028/minute your monthly charges will be as follows.

    Calculation of Amazon Chime SDK PSTN Audio call recording monthly charge:

    Monthly call minutes recorded in US East (N. Virginia) = 2 million minutes

    Total cost = T minutes * P price/min

    Total cost for Amazon Chime SDK PSTN Audio call recording = 2,000,000 * $0.0028 = $5,600

Meetings Pricing Examples

Amazon Chime SDK

The developers of a learning management system (LMS) have integrated the Amazon Chime SDK into the solution to allow students to attend live lectures from their web application. The application hosts 100 weekly sessions for its students. Each course includes 1 instructor and 29 students, and is 60 minutes in duration. The application allows instructors to share webcam video and share content (i.e. screen share) at all times. Students can listen to instructors’ audio, and raise their hand to ask questions or participate in discussions with audio and webcam video.

In this example the cost for Amazon Chime SDK is:

Each Course Session
30 attendees × 60 minutes × $0.0017 per attendee-minute = $3.06 per course session

Total Cost per Week
$3.06 per course session × 100 course sessions per week = $306 per week

* May incur additional charges for using other services or products.

**Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties.

Media Pipelines Pricing Example 1

The developers of a learning management system (LMS) have integrated the Amazon Chime SDK into the solution to allow students to attend live lectures from their web application. The sessions need to be captured to play back at a later time for students who missed the lecture. The application hosts 50 weekly sessions that need to be captured for students. Each course includes 1 instructor and 29 students, and is 60 minutes in duration. The application allows the instructor and students to share webcam video and the capture features a video capture of the active speaker and the combined audio from the meeting. The instructor also shares a screen (content) for the duration of the meeting. The CreateMediaCapturePipeline API is called when the class starts and runs the entire duration of the class.

In this example the cost for the Amazon Chime SDK and media capture pipeline is:

Each Course Session

Amazon Chime SDK
30 attendees × 60 minutes × $0.0017 per attendee-minute = $3.06 per course session

Media Capture Pipelines
1 active speaker video and combined audio stream x 60 minutes x $0.0034 per stream-minute = $0.204
1 content stream x 60 minutes x $0.0017 per stream-minute = $0.102

Total for Session
$3.06 for Amazon Chime SDK + $0.204 for active speaker video and combined audio capture + $0.102 for content capture = $3.366

Total Cost per Week
$3.06 per course session with capture × 50 course sessions per week = $168.30 per week

Media Pipelines Pricing Example 2

The developers of a telehealth application have used the Amazon Chime SDK to have audio and video sessions between physicians and patients. All of the sessions need to be captured for compliance reasons. The developers need to capture the audio for the full duration of the meeting as well as the individual video tiles for both the physician and the patient whenever they are active. The application hosts 100 weekly sessions that all need to be captured. On average each session is 20 minutes. The CreateMediaCapturePipeline API is called when the session starts and runs the entire duration of the meeting. The patient joins 5 minutes before the physician and begins sharing video immediately upon joining the session. The physician shares video the entire 15 minutes while on the session.

In this example the cost for the Amazon Chime SDK and media capture is pipeline:

Each Session

Amazon Chime SDK
1 patient × 20 minutes + 1 physician × 15 minutes × $0.0017 per attendee-minute = $0.0595 per session

Media Capture Pipelines
1 combined audio stream x 20 minutes x $0.0017 per stream-minute = $0.034 per session
1 patient video stream × 20 minutes + 1 physician video stream × 15 minutes × $0.0017 per stream-minute = $0.0595 per session

Total for Session
$0.0595 for Amazon Chime SDK + $0.034 for combined audio capture + $0.0595 for individual video capture = $0.153

Total Cost per Week
$0.153 per average session with capture × 100 sessions per week = $15.30 per week

* May incur additional charges for using other services or products.
**Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties.

Messaging Pricing Example 1

The developers of a learning management system (LMS) have integrated the Amazon Chime SDK into the solution to allow students to attend live lectures from their web application. The application hosts 100 weekly sessions for its students. Each session has a chat channel available for students and teachers to communicate. Each session includes 1 instructor and 29 students. For each session, there are an average of 50 standard messages sent and 35 control messages for features built into the chat experience. Control messages in this example do not persist. Messages are stored for 15 days and then are deleted via a retention policy.

(Please note: In this example, we assume the channel and all users were already created before the session so they are not included in storage cost for the session, but would be included in the customers overall storage cost. All participants are connected via one client for the same period of time so receive the same number of messages. This example also assumes 730 hours in a month, (365 days in a year x 24 hours in a day / 12 months in year).)

In this example, the cost for messaging is:

Each Course Session

Messages
31 system messages (30 add channel members + 1 delete channel) x $0.000003 = $0.000093
50 messages sent × $0.0007 per message = $0.035
35 control messages sent x $0.000003 = $0.000105
116 messages delivered x 30 participants x $0.00001 = $0.0348

Storage
50 standard messages x (4 x 1024) x 15 days x (24 hours / day) = 73,728,000 Bytes-Hours = 0.0687 GB-Hours
In GB-Month = 0. 0687 GB-Hours/ (730 hours/month) = 0.000094 GB-Month
Total storage cost = 0.000094 x $5/GB-Month = $0.000470

Total for session
$0.000093 for system messages + $0.035 for standard messages + $0.000105 for control messages + $0.0348 for message delivery + $0.000470 for storage = $0.0705 per session

Total Cost per Week
$0.0705 per session × 100 sessions per week = $7.05 per week

Messaging Pricing Example 2

A large brand hosts a product showcase to announce a new product, broadcast to 1,000 viewers. Viewers are all included in a chat channel where they can communicate with each other and the host via chat messaging. During the broadcast, 1,000 standard messages are sent. Messages are stored for 30 days and then deleted via a retention policy.

(Please note: In this example, we assume the channel and all users were already created before the session so they are not included in storage cost for the session, but would be included in the customers overall storage cost. All participants are connected via one client for the same period of time so receive the same number of messages. This example also assumes 730 hours in a month, (365 days in a year x 24 hours in a day / 12 months in year).)

In this example, the cost for messaging is:

1,001 system messages sent (1,000 add members + 1 delete channel) x $0.000003 = $0.003
1,000 messages sent x $0.0007 per message = $0.70
2,001 messages delivered x 1,000 participants x $0.00001 per delivery = $20.01
1,000 standard messages x (4 x 1024) x 30 days x (24 hours / day) = 2,949,120,000 Bytes-Hours = 2.75 GB-Hours
In GB-Month = 2.75 / 730 hours/month = 0.003767 GB-Month
Total storage cost = 0.003767 GB-Month x $5/GB-Month = $0.01884

Total Cost for the session
$0.70 for messages + $20.01 for deliveries + $0.01884 for storage = $20.73

Messaging Pricing Example 3

A delivery company uses Amazon Chime SDK messaging to connect delivery drivers to customers. Both the delivery driver and the customer use the delivery company’s mobile app. Channels are created for every delivery. For deliveries where the delivery driver and customer contact each other, there are an average of 5 messages sent, and users typically close the app after sending a message, so push notifications are sent for all messages. After push notifications are delivered to users, users click on the notification and load the chat which uses the ListChannelMessages API to load the messages. System messages are sent when users are added to the channel, and when the channel is deleted. In most cases the users are not connected to the WebSocket when this happens so there are no delivery charges for the 3 system messages sent. Messages are stored for 30 days based on the retention policy set by the delivery company. Below is an example of how to calculate the cost for a single delivery where the driver and the customer exchange 5 messages.

In this example, the Amazon Chime SDK messaging cost for single delivery with 5 messages sent between the delivery driver and customer :

  • 5 standard messages sent x $0.0007 per message = $0.0035
  • 3 system messages x 0.000003 per system message = $0.000009
  • $0.00001 x 5 for delivery to Amazon Pinpoint for push = $0.00005
  • $0.00001 x 5 to load messages in channel (ListChannelMessages) = $0.00005
  • 5 standard messages x (4 x 1024) x 30 days x (24 hours / day) = 14,745,600 Bytes-Hours = 0.01373 GB-Hours
    In GB-Month = 0.01373 / 730 hours/month = 0.0000188122 GB-Month
    Total storage cost = 0.0000188122 GB-Month x $5/GB-Month = $0.00009406

Total cost for Amazon Chime SDK for a single delivery: $0.0035 for messages + $0.000009 for system messages + $0.0001 for deliveries + $0.00009406 for storage = $0.00370306

(Please note: push notifications in the Amazon Chime SDK are sent through an integration with Amazon Pinpoint. Amazon Pinpoint charges are not included in the example below. See Amazon Pinpoint’s pricing page for detail on pricing for push notifications.)

PSTN Audio Pricing Example

Dialing into an Amazon Chime SDK Meeting

Consider a company of 50 employees who wants to make it easy to join Amazon Chime SDK meetings from a landline or mobile phone. The company wants to publish a US toll-free phone number so employees don't incur the costs calling into meetings. On average each employee places 10 calls per month that are 22 minutes in length for a total of 11,000 monthly minutes.

The costs for Inbound Calling, PSTN Audio Application Usage, AWS Lambda invocations, Connecting to an Amazon Chime SDK meeting session, and the toll-free phone number rental are:

Inbound Calling (Toll-free) Minute Usage Cost

11,000 (minutes) x $0.011910 (per minute) = $131.01

PSTN Audio Application Usage Cost
11,000 (minutes) x $0.002 (per minute) = $22.00

AWS Lambda Requests Cost
$0.2 (per 1M requests) / 1,000,000 * 5 (average invocations per call) * 500 (calls per month) = $0.0005

AWS Lambda Duration Cost
$0.0000000021 (cost for every 128MB-millisecond) * 5 (average invocations per call) * 5 (duration of each request in milliseconds) * 500 (calls per month) = $0.00105

Connection to Amazon Chime SDK meeting session
11,000 (minutes) x $ $0.0017 (per minute) = $18.70

Toll-free Phone Number Cost
$1*

Total monthly Cost
$131.01 + $22.00 + $0.0005+ $0.00105+ $18.70 + $1 = $172.71155**

* May incur additional charges for using other services or products.
**Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties

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