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Billing Overview

Last updated: 2023-06-19 14:43:47


    The fee of the Player SDK contains the following parts:
    Fee typ
    Usage authorization fee of Player SDK (Android & iOS & Flutter).
    Fee generated by corresponding usage of Player SDK when cooperating with Tencent Video on Demand.

    SDK License

    The Player SDK can be authorized for use by purchasing any one of the following licensed: Live Streaming License, UGSV License, and Video Playback License.

    How to get

    If you only need to use the Player SDK separately, you can directly apply for a free video playback license.
    License type
    Validity Period
    Price (USD)
    How to Get
    Video playback License
    One year
    Free for a limited time
    Video playack License has no independent trial version. If you want to start using All functions of Video playback, you can apply for UGSV License and Live Streaming trial License , both can experience Video play function, valid for 28 days, click here to Apply for Free.
    If you have already purchased the below three licenses, you can also obtain permission for the Player SDK without the need to purchase a video playback license.
    Official License type
    Validity Period
    Price (USD)
    UGCV License Lite
    One year
    UGSV License Standard
    One year
    Live Streaming License
    One year

    Usage Rule

    Each Tencent Cloud account can apply for one Live streaming trial license and one UGSV trial livense for free to try out the corresponding capabilities. You can use a trial license for at most 28 days.
    About validity: The license is valid for one year from the date of successful purchase(expires at 00:00:00 the next day). After purchasing, please go to the console and bind the package name in a timely manner.
    Each license can be bound to one iOS bundle ID and one Android package name, regardless of whether you use it in the development or production environment. If you want to use the Playback SDK with more than one application, you need to purchase multiple licenses.
    A purchased license is not refundable after it’s bound to an application.

    Billing Example

    The customer purchased the Video playback License A at 11:36:59 on July 1, 2022; one day later, at 12:32:50 on July 2, 2022, they bind the iOS Application A1 and Android Application A2. Therefore:
    After the purchase, the Video playback License A is in an activated status, with a validity period from 11:36:59 on July 1, 2022, to 00:00:00 on July 2, 2023.
    After binding, both Application A1 and Application A2 obtain permission for the usage of the Player SDK, and the validity period of the authorization for Application A1 and Application A2 is the same as the validity period of License A.

    Other Related Cloud Services Fee

    In addition to license fees, using the Player SDK may also incur the following service fees. Related fees will not be generated if the related services are not used.

    Video on Demand (VOD)

    Tencent Cloud’s VOD service provides functions such as video upload, storage, transcoding, acceleration distribution playback, copyright protection, and play quality monitoring.
    Billing of VOD:
    Storage fees are charged based on the storage space used by files uploaded to VOD and their transcoding outputs.
    If you transcode files stored in VOD, transcoding fees are charged based on the specifications and durations of the outputs.
    If you use VOD’s acceleration service to deliver videos, acceleration fees will be charged based on the traffic consumed for playback.
    For more information about the billing of VOD, see Billing Overview.

    Cloud Streaming Services (CSS)

    CSS offers capabilities including live stream receiving, on-cloud recording, live transcoding, live screencapture, and live stream delivery and playback. If you need to use related functions, we recommend you use CSS.
    Using CSS to receive and deliver live streams will incur basic service fees, which are charged based on the traffic/bandwidth consumed.
    Using CSS features such as live transcoding (including stream mixing and watermarking), live recording, live screencapture, RTC-based co-anchoring, and relay to CDN will incur value-added service fees.
    For more information about the billing of CSS, see Pricing Overview.
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