Comparing Zoom SDKs


The Video SDKs introduce a number of different features and considerations when compared to the Client 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.

To compare differences between the Video and Client SDKs, review the following chart:

Video SDKs Client SDKs
Supported Platform(s)
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web
  • Windows
  • macOS
Zoom Plans Video SDK (new)
  • Basic
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise
Meeting Options Zoom Session
  • Meeting
  • Webinar
Meeting Identifier Session Name Meeting ID / Number
Compatible with Zoom Meetings No Yes
Default Meeting UI No Yes
Custom UI Support Yes Yes
Pre-Meeting Management No Yes
User-Login Types N/A
  • Email login
  • SSO login
  • ZAK
Raw Video / Audio Data Available in Android, iOS, Windows, macOS No