What does this AWS Solution do?

AWS provides two live video streaming AWS Solutions to cost-effectively deliver media content to a global audience as part of the AWS Solutions Library. Both of these AWS Solutions build a highly available architecture that delivers a reliable real-time viewing experience. This page provides guidance to help you choose between the two live video streaming AWS Solutions to best fit your business needs.

For additional guidance on choosing the right option for your use case from all the live streaming solutions and services available on AWS, read this blog post.

Which Live Streaming on AWS Solution should I choose?

Feature  Live Streaming on AWS  Live Streaming on AWS
with Amazon S3
AWS services  AWS Elemental MediaLive
AWS Elemental MediaPackage
AWS Elemental MediaLive
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
Customizations  More  Less 
Inputs  Supports URL_PULL, RTMP_PUSH, RTMP_PULL, RTP_PUSH, and MediaConnect inputs with redundancy
Supports URL_PULL, RTMP_PUSH, RTP_PUSH, and Elemental Link device with no redundancy
Outputs Multiple outputs including CMAF, HLS, and DASH for playback support on different players  HLS only 
Support for content protection  DRM  N/A 
DVR-like features
(live rewind, restart, etc.) 
Build live-to-VOD workflows     

In addition to the two OTT live video streaming solutions, AWS offers Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) for creating interactive video experiences. Visit the Amazon IVS page to learn more. 

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