This topic describes the billable items, billing methods, overdue payments, resource plans, and billing-related operations of ApsaraVideo Live.

Billable items

The basic features of ApsaraVideo Live include stream ingest and streaming. If you do not use the value-added features of ApsaraVideo Live, you are charged only for the basic features. Service fees:

All billable items support the pay-as-you-go billing method. Some billable items support resource plans and the subscription billing method.

For more information, visit Pricing of ApsaraVideo Live.

Fees of basic features

ApsaraVideo Live charges you a fee for stream ingest and streaming. If you use the Real-Time Streaming (RTS) feature, you are charged based on the billing rules of RTS.

Billable item Billing basis Billing method References
Live streaming Pay by traffic Pay-as-you-go Fees of ApsaraVideo Live
Live data transfer plan Subscription Live data transfer plans
RTS Pay by traffic Pay-as-you-go RTS fees

Fees of value-added features

ApsaraVideo Live provides multiple value-added features. If you do not use these features, you are not charged for them.

Billable item Billing basis Billing method References
Streaming panel Video length Pay-as-you-go Billing of production studio instances
Live stream transcoding Video length
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Subscription
Time shifting video size Pay-as-you-go Billing of time shifting
Live stream snapshots Number of snapshots Pay-as-you-go Billing of live streaming snapshots
Digital rights management (DRM) encryption Number of times that a device requests a license to play a DRM-encrypted video Pay-as-you-go Billing of DRM encryption

Fees for other cloud services

Note By default, Alibaba Cloud CDN is configured after you activate ApsaraVideo Live. No additional fees for CDN are incurred.

Overdue payments

ApsaraVideo Live provides the pay-as-you-go billing method for all its features. Fees are deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account after bills are generated. If your account balance is insufficient, Alibaba Cloud sends a text message or email to you so that you can add funds to your account at the earliest opportunity. For more information, see Overdue payments.

Resource plans

ApsaraVideo Live provides live data transfer plans and live stream transcoding plans. For more information, see Resource plans.

Billing-related operations

You can perform the following operations in the ApsaraVideo Live console: