ApsaraVideo Live

A professional solution for live video and audio

Billable Items of ApsaraVideo Live

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    Downstream Traffic

    You are charged for the downstream traffic of ApsaraVideo Live. You can choose the pay-as-you-go billing method or purchase data transfer plans.

  • Video Transcoding

    You are charged for the bitrates used for transcoding videos and the total time consumed. You can choose the pay-as-you-go billing method or purchase transcoding plans.

  • Premium Streaming Acceleration

    You are charged for the daily peak bandwidth values of the high-speed connection established between the regions where the origin site and audience are located. You can enable this feature based on your business requirements. This feature is not billed if disabled.

  • Other Services

    ApsaraVideo Live supports more features such as screenshot and time shifting. These features are billed separately. They are not billed if disabled.

ApsaraVideo Live Pricing

The pricing of ApsaraVideo Live service consists of live video traffic, transcoding, and screenshot fees. Live video traffic offers two billing types: Billing by Peak Bandwidth, and Billing by Traffic.

By Traffic
Traffic Tier (USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
0GB-10TB (inclusive) 0.042 0.070 0.070 0.081 0.108 0.096 0.200 0.200
10TB-50TB (inclusive) 0.040 0.070 0.070 0.081 0.108 0.096 0.200 0.200
50TB-100TB (inclusive) 0.037 0.060 0.060 0.062 0.094 0.083 0.180 0.180
100TB-1PB (inclusive) 0.032 0.030 0.030 0.053 0.079 0.070 0.150 0.140
>1PB 0.026 0.025 0.025 0.048 0.072 0.064 0.140 0.130

Note: To avoid causing a loss to users due to abnormal and malicious traffic, the upper bandwidth limit for Pay-By-Traffic is set to 10 Gbps by default.

Asia-Pacific Regions:

Asia-Pacific 1: China(Hong Kong), Japan, China(Taiwan), China(Macau), and Southeast Asia Countries (excluding Vietnam and Indonesia)
Asia-Pacific 2: India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam
Asia-Pacific 3: Australia, New Zealand

Real-Time Streaming (RTS) By Traffic
Traffic Tier (USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
0GB-10TB (inclusive) 0.084 0.140 0.140 0.162 0.216 0.192 0.400 0.400
10TB-50TB (inclusive) 0.080 0.140 0.140 0.162 0.216 0.192 0.400 0.400
50TB-100TB (inclusive) 0.074 0.120 0.120 0.124 0.188 0.166 0.360 0.360
100TB-1PB (inclusive) 0.064 0.060 0.060 0.106 0.158 0.140 0.300 0.280
>1PB 0.052 0.050 0.050 0.096 0.144 0.128 0.280 0.260
Real Time Transcoding
Transcoding Tier Mainland China Price (USD/Min) Singapore Price (USD/Min) Japan Price (USD/Min) Germany Price (USD/Min) India Price (USD/Min) Indonesia Price(USD/Min)
480P (inclusive) and lower 0.0097 0.0099 0.0099 0.0056 0.0099 0.0099
480P-720P (inclusive) 0.0191 0.0198 0.0198 0.0112 0.0198 0.0198
720P-1080P (inclusive) 0.0382 0.0396 0.0396 0.0224 0.0396 0.0396
1080P-2K (inclusive) 0.0775 0.0792 0.0792 0.0448 0.0792 0.0792
2K-4K (inclusive) 0.155 0.1584 0.1584 0.0896 0.1584 0.1584

Billing Rules: The different bit rate specifications used on the day and their corresponding durations are added up as the settlement standard.

Real Time Screenshot
Type Mainland China Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Singapore Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Japan Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Germany Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) India Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day) Indonesia Price (USD/1000 Pieces/Day)
Screenshots 0.015 0.024 0.024 0.019 0.025 0.025

Billing Rules: The live video screenshot service is billed by the number of screenshots taken for live videos on a daily basis.

Premium Streaming Acceleration
Type Asia Pacific(USD/Mbps/Day) Europe(USD/Mbps/Day) North America(USD/Mbps/Day)
Premium streaming acceleration 5.66 6.29 8.18

Billing Rules:Premium streaming acceleration is charged based on the daily peak bandwidth of the high-speed connection established between the regions where the origin site and audience are located.

Example:a caster is broadcasting two streams from Germany to mainland China. The streams are accelerated by ApsaraVideo Live. The peak rate of each stream is 1 Mbit/s. Therefore, the peak bandwidth for premium streaming acceleration is 2 Mbit/s. In this case, the daily charges are USD 12.58 (2 Mbit/s x USD 6.29).

Time Shifting
Duration Price (USD/GB)
1 Day 0.039
3 Days 0.047
7 Days 0.063
15 Days 0.095
30 Days 0.155

Note:You are charged based on the size of the content stored on the day for playback and time shifting and the number of days selected for playback. ApsaraVideo Live supports 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 15 days, and 30 days. Content playback generates downstream bandwidth values and traffic of Alibaba Cloud CDN. You are charged for the downstream bandwidth and traffic. Storage fees of the stored content are already included in the pricing of time shifting.

Examples:Time shifting and playback are set to 3 days for a stream under a domain name. Living streaming starts at 20:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 9 and lasts for one hour. The bitrate is 1 Mbit/s. In this case, the bill for June 9 is: 1×60×60/1024/8×0.33=USD 0.145. From 20:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 9 to 21:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 12, time shifting and playback for the stream are supported.

Outbound data transfer plan

Description: The data transfer plan uses the subscription billing method, and supports the one-off payment. The plan takes effect immediately after the payment. The excess data transfer is billed by traffic.
Live Traffic Package Released

Traffic Specification(USD/GB) Mainland China-CN North America-NA European Union-EU Asia Pacific 1-AP1 Asia Pacific 2-AP2 Asia Pacific 3-AP3 Middle East & Africa-MEAA South America-SA
100GB 4 7 7 8 10 9 20 20
500GB 19 33 33 38 49 44 94 94
1TB 37 65 65 75 98 88 185 185
5TB 180 315 315 365 485 430 900 900
10TB 350 620 620 720 960 850 1780 1780
50TB 1740 3040 3040 3520 4700 4700 8700 8700
Billing rules

• Billed item: outbound traffic.

• Billing method: subscription.

• Billing cycle: The system calculates billing on a daily basis, and deducts consumed traffic from the data transfer plan.

• Validity period: one year.

Notes

• To use the outbound traffic purchased in the data transfer plan, you must use the Pay by Traffic billing method. If the current billing method is Pay by Bandwidth, the unused data in your data transfer plan is unavailable. Therefore, you must switch to the Pay by Traffic billing method.

• You can choose a target region from eight available regions to accelerate the content delivery.

• A data transfer plan can be used only by the Alibaba Cloud account that purchased the plan.

• Multiple data transfer plans are sorted in ascending order of expiration time. The plan with the least remaining validity days has higher payment priority.

• To check the balance of your outbound traffic quota and view the details of your data transfer plan, choose Billing Management > Billing Management > Resource Packages > Overview, and select Live Traffic Package from the Product drop-down list.

• The outbound traffic quota in the data transfer plan is only available within the validity period. The unused traffic quota is invalid after the plan expires. No alternatives or complementary measures will be provided.