This topic describes how to activate ApsaraVideo VOD.


  • An Alibaba Cloud account is created.
  • Real-name verification is complete for your Alibaba Cloud account. To perform real-name verification, log on to the official Alibaba Cloud website, click Real-name Verification, and follow the on-screen instructions.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. Click Opening Services.
    Activate ApsaraVideo VOD
  3. Select a billing method for ApsaraVideo VOD. Read and agree to the ApsaraVideo VOD Terms of Service, and then click Activate Now.
  4. After you activate ApsaraVideo VOD, you can go to the Overview page in the ApsaraVideo VOD console to start using ApsaraVideo VOD.