Video SDK and Meeting SDK comparison
Zoom's Video and Meeting SDKs allow your company to accelerate development and build fully customizable video-based applications with the performance, scale, and reliability of Zoom's industry leading video-first communications platform. Our SDKs are available for Window, macOS, Android, and iOS.
Find more information about our SDKs on the Zoom App Marketplace.
Comparison of Video SDK and Meeting SDK offerings
|Video SDK||Meeting SDK|
|Comparative positioning||Allows developers to build fully customized Zoom-powered video experiences into their applications and websites, with their native user interfaces.||Allows developers to embed a customized version of the Zoom-branded meeting client into their app or website, which allows users to start and join Zoom meetings.|
|Use cases||Gaming, wellness, social, and retail apps where the goal is to enable participants to interact in real-time sessions through a custom, native user interface.||Incorporate Start a video meeting functionality in to a banking app to connect app users with a virtual teller.|
|Zoom account types||Zoom Developer account||Zoom Basic, Pro, Business, Enterprise|
|Supported platforms||Window, macOS, Android, and iOS, web||Window, macOS, Android, and iOS, web, Electron, Ionic|
|Custom UI support||✔||✔|
|Meeting options||Zoom session||Meeting, Webinar|
|Meeting identifier||Session name||Meeting ID/Number|
|Security||Auth token (JWT)||SDK key or Auth token (JWT)|
|Login types||JWT and Session Password||SSO, Zoom Access Token|
|Compatible with Zoom Meetings||✔|
|Default Zoom Meeting user interface||✔|
|Host capacity||Up to 1 host with 300 co-hosts||1 host, no co-host limit|
|Participant capacity||Up to 1,000||Meeting: up to 1,000
Webinar: up to 10,000
|Live streaming||Connect to third party RTMP-based live streaming platforms||Connect to third party RTMP-based live streaming platforms|
|Video profile||30 fps||30 fps|
|Video call quality||
For more information about how to use our SDKs, refer to our Marketplace documentation.
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