When you use the live streaming snapshot feature, you are charged based on the number of video snapshots that you create. Each live center has its own pricing rule. This topic describes the billing rules of video snapshots.

Note The pricing in this paper is January 2021 version, and the actual amount is subject to ApsaraVideo Live pricing.


Item (Billing Unit: USD/1,000 video snapshots)Chinese MainlandSingaporeJapanGermanyIndiaIndonesia
Video snapshot0.0150.0240.0240.0190.0250.025


Billing methodYou are charged based on the number of video snapshots.
Billing cycleDay.
Payment methodPay-as-you-go.
Bill timeBills are generated within one hour after the current billing cycle ends.
Settlement timeFees are automatically deducted after bills are generated.

Billing example

Scenario: On June 17, 15,000 video snapshots are created in the Chinese mainland.

Pricing: The price of 1,000 video snapshots is USD 0.015, as shown in the Pricing section.

Result: The fee of video snapshots on June 17: 15,000/1,000 × 0.015 = USD 0.225. The bill is generated after 00:00 (UTC+8) on June 18. Fees are automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account.