Warm greetings to the live streamers who have joined Muvi Live, the best live-streaming software platform in the market. Muvi Live comes with an array of industry-leading features such as DRM-based content privacy protection, mobile streaming capabilities, live recording, a myriad of customizable settings, and much more. Your plan lets you try all of it and see what works best for you.
In this section, we will discuss the pricing model of Muvi Live. Muvi Live is a PAYG software which means that you only pay for what you consume. In this blog, you will get to know the parameters on which we will bill you and we will also guide you through the steps to purchase more bandwidth and streaming hours and also ways to upgrade to our Enterprise version. Here we go!
No Payment Upfront, Just Pay As You Go!
Yes, you heard that right. Muvi Live is based on the iconic PAYG model which means you do not need to pay any upfront fees or monthly subscription charges to access Muvi Live. All you pay for depends on what you are consuming in terms of bandwidth and streaming hours. If you do not understand what we are talking about, here are a few important terms that are used while calculating your monthly bills based on your usage.
Some Important Terms
Your wallet is your virtual balance of bandwidth and streaming hours. Since Muvi Live is a PAYG service, you need to recharge your account, and the same gets reflected in your wallet instantly.
Muvi Live has various infrastructure components that are billed individually and then a consolidated bill is created. This helps you to pay only for what you use and not a penny more. The various components of the infrastructure are as follows.
Storage is the total space needed to store video/ audio files on the cloud for instant access. Bulk storage prices are as follows.
Bandwidth is a measurement of the volume of data that a network or server receives/ transmits over a given amount of time. For example, when you watch a one-hour video, it takes around 500 MB of bandwidth in SD and 2 GB in HD mode. Your live streaming audience can watch the stream and you are billed on the total bandwidth consumed. You can purchase bandwidth at the rates below.
Encoding is nothing but the conversion of a raw video file into digital-first that is compressed and compatible for distribution across different screen sizes and resolutions. This enables seamless access to content by the audience regardless of the device and environment used.
The current rate of encoding: is US$ .50/GB
The total hours or minutes the server is used to run your live stream is defined as streaming hours. The moment you start the stream, Muvi Live’s server starts encoding and processing data, and hence, the streaming hours are the time for which the server runs.
A content delivery network or CDN is a network of servers distributed across the globe designed to deliver content to users more efficiently and reliably across the globe. CDN ensures that live streams do not lag and reach the highest quality every time. Muvi Live uses AWS as its CDN service provider.
Multi-DRM solution provides license management features for multiple DRM formats such as Widevine, PlayReady, and FairPlay. DRM protects audio and video files against illegal screen-capturing access and downloads.
DRM services are sold separately at US$ 0.01/View.
How Will We Calculate Your Bill?
Under the PAYG streaming, users simply purchase bandwidth and streaming hours from the store and it gets instantly reflected onto the wallet. These are then deducted as per the stream. If the users want to add additional features such as DRM or want to save the stream to the server to be used as on-demand content, they can do it by purchasing the minimum storage and views as per the prices. Hence, every penny that is being used is billed individually making sure that you do not pay for anything that you don’t use.
In short, there is a wallet that you can recharge for various components and it is consumed as per the requirement making it a completely prepaid service not requiring any subscription at all.
Benefits of the PAYG
Pay-as-you-go model offers several benefits to beginners as well as professionals using the service.
- No prepaid or postpaid charges. Pay only for what you use and not a penny more.
- Users can run 3 concurrent events with a maximum of 1000 viewers each.
- You also get free 1GB bandwidth and 15 minutes of streaming free for testing so that you know what you are getting.
- The PAYG model is not a restricted model. It gives access to all major features such as Record Events, Embeddable Player, Mobile Streaming, Share Link, HLS Output, Live Chat, Real-Time Analytics, Watermarking, Logo Branding, Player Customizations, Domain Restrictions, Ad Insertions, Webhooks, and APIs.
- Enable a live chat option for enhanced interaction at just US$ 59/ month.
- Record live streams and use them as on-demand content whenever and wherever you want.
Unlock Unlimited Streaming Possibilities With Muvi Live Enterprise
Live streaming is a large-scale business and if you are a professional live streamer with a lot of audience following you, then the Enterprise Plan would be perfect for you! Our Muvi Live Enterprise service is a premium service offering a whole lot of features to help scale your live streams. Here are the key differences between PAYG and Enterprise customers.
- As an Enterprise customer, you get access to additional services such as customizations, third-party integrations, VIP support, platform review, and consulting not available for PAYG customers.
- Enterprise plan supports 4k streaming and PAYG goes only up to HD.
- As an enterprise customer, you get option to bring on your own content delivery network in case you are not satisfied with Amazon CDN.
- 1 TB Bandwidth and 100 Hours of Streaming are included for free per month. Overage is charged as per Infra Fees.
- There is no limit to admins, concurrent viewers, concurrent events, or any other limit.
- With the Enterprise plan, you get email support, a ticketing system, SLA, phone, weekly Meetings, a dedicated account manager, personalized billing, migrations, and much more.
Who Needs An Enterprise?
As said before, Muvi Live Enterprise comes with a complete armory of features required for professional live streaming. At US $799/ month, it is a great deal for customers looking for a reliable streaming service that can handle huge user volume and needs exceptional handling of streams, a lot of personalization, and the architecture to stream 4k streams to their audience.
So if you are a beginner who is just starting out, the PAYG model is the best way you can start streaming as it offers all the features at a very reasonable price but if you are a professional with having user base expanding to millions and you expect your streams to generate a lot of revenue consuming large bandwidth, we would highly recommend the enterprise version to you.
Also, you can start the enterprise for free by getting a free trial.
Support for PAYG and Enterprise Customers
Muvi Live has a very elaborate system of customer support for its various customers.
Muvi Live PAYG:
Get dedicated help center access where there are 100s of articles and videos to help you understand the tool and stream with ease. If you are stuck somewhere with a technical glitch, you can simply raise a ticket with your query and our engineers will respond to your queries and issues.
Muvi Live Enterprise:
Along with the ticketing system and help center access, the enterprise version also gives dedicated phone support, weekly meetings where issues are discussed, and a dedicated account manager for instant doubt resolutions.
In conclusion, Muvi Live is a versatile and user-friendly live-streaming software solution designed to cater to the needs of both beginners and professionals in the rapidly growing live-streaming industry.
If you are one of those seeking even more extensive capabilities, customizations and support, Muvi Live Enterprise is available that combines the best of both worlds.
Muvi Live has a pricing model and service tier to suit your needs.. Regardless of your choice, Muvi Live offers a reliable and scalable solution to enhance your live-streaming endeavors.
if you have not yet signed up for Muvi Live, click here to do so, it’s a PAYG model so no monthly charges