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FLEXIBLE PRICING

Our pricing scales
simply with you

Bitmovin pricing relates directly to your usage which varies per product. Each product has a starter package that includes a new monthly billing rate. For custom plans, our pricing model offers significant volume discounts and additional features, so please contact us for a quote.

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Encoder Live & VOD
Fully managed encoding service, including optimized codec profiles for H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9 and Bitmovin’s patented Per-Title technology.
Pay as you go
$0
fixed cost
  • 2,000 included output minutes/month
  • $0.0200 price/output minute

Starter
$249
/month
  • 25,000 included output minutes/month
  • $0.0150 overage price/output minute
Start your trial
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Player
Fully featured video player delivering flawless playback on browsers, mobile devices, Smart TVs & games consoles. See device support.
Pay as you go
$0
fixed cost
  • 10,000 included impressions/month
  • $1.500 price/1,000 impressions

Starter
$249
/month
  • 250,000 included impressions/month
  • $1.300 overage price/1,000 impressions
Start your trial
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Analytics
Complete set of audience and quality of service metrics, full session tracking and real-time data.
Pay as you go
$0
fixed cost
  • 100,000 included impressions/month
  • $0.6500 price/1,000 impressions

Starter
$249
/month
  • 1,000,000 included impressions/month
  • $0.5500 overage price/1,000 impressions
Start your trial
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Streams
An all-in-one solution, empowering developers of all levels, simplifying workflows and maintaining high quality viewer experiences.
Pay as you go
$0
fixed cost
  • Access to all products & features (VoD, Live, Player & Analytics)
  • Exclusive access to our Streams product
  • Same prices as Standard pay as you go
  • $0.0245 per GB of storage
  • $0.1200 per GB of CDN (worldwide)
Start your trial
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Contact us
  • Enterprise Usage
  • Support SLAs
  • Integration
  • Professional Services
  • Custom Features
  • Training

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WHY CHOOSE US?

Our pricing structure benefits

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Pricing per product

Each product has its own individual pricing structure so you can tailor them to you specific business need.

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Volume-based discounts

Receive significant volume-based discounts when choosing one of our higher tiered plans.

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Starter-level pricing plans

We have competitive pricing structures for all levels of commitment, starting with our starter packages and progressing up to Enterprise.

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Regular product updates

Receive regular product updates, a unique feature from an OTT video provider and another reason to choose Bitmovin over the competition.

Frequently asked questions

How does the Player pricing work?

The pricing is depending on the number of impressions (video plays) generated. Impressions are tracked and can be monitored within the Billing Statistics tab of Bitmovin’s dashboard. For alternative pricing models, please get in contact with our team via [email protected].

How does the Analytics pricing work?

The pricing is depending on the number of impressions (video plays) generated. Impressions are tracked and can be monitored within the Billing Statistics tab of Bitmovin’s dashboard. For alternative pricing models, please get in contact with our team via bitmovin.com/contact-bitmovin.

How does Encoding pricing work?

Pricing is based on a simple fee per minute of video in each output, with rates that depend on the used features.

Does the resolution impact pricing?

Yes, the output resolution is different depending on the size, as the computational effort increases with larger frame sizes. While one SD content minute (defined as frame height up to 719) equals 1 output minute, an HD content minute (defined as frame height between 720 and 1080) equals 2 output minutes, an 4k UHD content minute (defined as frame height between 1081 and 2160) equals 4 output minutes and an 8k UHD content minute (defined as frame height between 2161 and 4320) equals 120 output minutes. For frame sizes larger than 8k UHD custom pricing applies – please get in contact with our team via [email protected]. The resolution of the input video does not impact pricing.

Does the codec impact pricing?

Yes, different codecs are priced differently as they differ in terms of computational effort.

Codecs are mapped as factors for the per-minute prices. You can find the full list of video codec factors in the Encoding Minute Calculation Methodology point 3.2.1. An example would be HEVC with a factor of 2x. So, an HEVC SD content minute equals 2 output minutes, an HD content minute equals 4 output minute and so forth.

Similar to video codecs, audio codecs are priced based on the computation effort and the list of different factors can be seen in the Encoding Minute Calculation Methodology point 3.2.3.

Do you calculate more output minutes, when using 2-Pass or 3-Pass encoding?

Yes, due to the nature of multi-pass encoding, more resources are needed to perform the additional passes. Factors, similar to codec factors, are used to reflect that in the pricing. For 2-Pass a factor of 1.25 and for 3-Pass a factor of 2.0 is applied. Please note, that the 2-Pass Encoding Mode is enabled by default.

Do I get charged for faulty or cancelled encoding jobs?

Bitmovin does not charge for errors caused by the Bitmovin Encoder or Platform. Any encoding job which results in an error caused by circumstances, not within the responsibility of Bitmovin, including but not limited to, corrupted input files, non-accessible output destinations, or misconfiguration, will be charged for the applicable number of billable minutes of output prior to the error.

In the event that an encoding job is canceled prior to the job’s completion, the applicable number of billable minutes of output prior to such cancellation will be charged.

Is there a minimum duration for encoding jobs?

We calculate billing in 10-second increments. So, the minimum duration for billing is 10 seconds. An output with a duration of fewer than 10 seconds will be charged for 10 seconds.

For a comprehensive and detailed overview of all factors within the pricing methodology please visit https://bitmovin.com/_emcm/. We are of course happy to help to calculate your use-case. In order to do so, please get in contact with our team via [email protected].

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