Comparing Zoom SDKs

See Video SDK and Meetings SDK comparison in the Zoom Help Center for a detailed comparison between the two SDKs.

Video SDK

The Zoom Video SDK introduces a number of different features and considerations when compared to the Meeting SDKs.

Video SDK meetings are handled as video sessions and are not compatible with other Zoom Meetings or Webinars.

Sessions are joined using the Session Name, and not a Meeting ID.

Apps built with these SDKs do not have a default meeting UI, allowing for unique and custom video experiences.

Other SDK differences

See the table below for additional differentiators:

Video SDKs Meeting SDKs
Compatible with Zoom Meetings No Yes
Pre-Meeting Management No Yes
User-Login Types N/A
  • Email login
  • SSO login
  • Zoom Access Token (ZAK)
Raw Video / Audio Data Available in Android, iOS, Windows, macOS No
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) No Available in Android, iOS, Windows, macOS.
Not available in Web.
Inline frame (iFrame) support No No