This document describes the billing of low-latency live streaming in TRTC rooms. You will incur additional costs if you relay audio and video in TRTC rooms to the CSS system and stream them to audience via CDNs. For details, see CDN Relayed Live Streaming > Billing.
Your usage of interactive live audio streaming is the cumulative audio duration of all users in your TRTC rooms.
A duration is calculated in seconds and monthly cumulative seconds are converted to minutes for billing. A duration of less than one minute is calculated as one minute.
The price of interactive live audio streaming is listed below:
|Billable Item||Unit Price (USD/1,000 Min)|
TRTC supports two billing modes: prepaid packages and pay-as-you-go. The former is the default mode. To switch to pay-as-you-go, please see Enabling Pay-As-You-Go.
Your audio duration is deducted 1:1 from a general prepaid package, meaning that for 1 minute of audio duration used, 1 minute will be deducted from your package.
Below are the prices of general packages:
|Package Type||Package Duration (1,000 Min)||List Unit Price (USD/1,000 Min)||Package Unit Price (USD/1,000 Min)||Package Price (USD)||Package Price/List Price|
|Custom package||0 < T < 25||0.99||0.99||Package unit price × Package duration (T)||100%|
|25 ≤ T < 250||0.99||0.960||<97%|
|250 ≤ T < 1000||0.99||0.908||<92%|
|1000 ≤ T < 3000||0.99||0.856||<87%|
|T ≥ 3000||0.99||0.805||<82%|
The package unit prices in the table are rounded up to 3 decimal places. However, in actual billing, unit prices are rounded to 8 decimal places.
About general packages:
For accounts that create their first application in the TRTC console on or after September 1, 2020, daily pay-as-you-go applies by default. Fees for a day are deducted at 10:00 AM the next day.
For accounts that created their first application in the TRTC console on or before August 31, 2020, monthly pay-as-you-go applies by default. Fees for a month are deducted within the first five days of the next month. For details, see Bills.
- You cannot change the billing cycle by yourself. If you want to change the billing cycle from monthly to daily, please submit a ticket.
- If your account balance is insufficient for the deduction of the incurred fees, the overdue payment may cause other Tencent Cloud services to be suspended for your account too. For example, because on-cloud recording relies on CSS and VOD, your on-cloud recording task may fail due to the overdue payment.
The example below uses the list price. You can purchase a package to reduce your expenses.
Assume that users A, B, and C stayed in a TRTC room for 30 minutes, during which none of them received video data. The call would be billed as audio duration.
Unit price of audio duration × The sum of all three users’ audio durations = 0.99 USD/1,000 min × (30 min + 30 min + 30 min) ÷ 1,000 = 0.0891 USD.
You can use the TRTC Price Calculator to estimate your usage of interactive live audio streaming and the cost.