Make the move to the best Azure Media Services alternative

Transfer your content in a few clicks to api.video — a flexible video API that lets you deliver videos and live streams in up to 4k. We never charge for encoding and migration!

Why api.video is the best Azure Media Services alternative

Migrate for free

Migrating to a new platform can be expensive. Why spend money on encoding videos with a new provider when you have already paid for encoding with Azure Media Services? Encoding is always free!

Easy to use, free of complexities

Get rid of the complexity of workflows at Azure Media Services. Enjoy a streamlined experience with everything from player, encoding, CDN & storage to analytics, all conveniently available in one place.

Replace five different tools of Azure with a single, easy-to-use API.

Prices that will not burn a hole in your pocket

Azure is expensive while you get encoding for free with api.video!

For example, to encode 10,000 minutes of videos at 4K resolution, you pay $600 on Azure and $0 on api.video.

You pay only for hosting and delivery. You're billed the same regardless of the video quality you upload – whether it's 480p or 4K.

Ultra-fast encoding

With a super-fast ingestion speed, transcoding a video takes half as much time taken with Azure Media Services. api.video doesn't wait for the video to be viewed to start the encoding.

Don't believe us? Upload a test video in the link below to check the encoding speed.

Dedicated support for migration

Count on us when you need assistance with your migration. From helping you import your content to suggesting how to use the API, we will ensure your seamless transition from Azure Media Services.

All-in-one video API


Upload, encode, and stream videos with a single API. Enable adaptive bitrate streaming on your videos for your users to watch them in different resolutions, from 240p to 4K.

Live Streaming

Go live on your website, app, and third-party platforms such as Facebook and YouTube in minutes. Record your streams to be watched later as VOD.

Video Analytics

Get a complete picture of your users, videos, and live streams. Get analytics on views, location, devices, browsers, and more.

No hidden fees. Only pay for what you use

Volume discount ensures your costs decrease when usage increases




as low as

$0.0017 / minute delivered


as low as

$0.0029 / minute stored

Still unsure about migrating to api.video?

Read this article to learn more about the migration

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How to migrate from Azure Media Services to api.video

Azure Media Services is closing operations in June 2024 and the best alternative you have is to migrate to api.video. Read the blog to know the details of the migration.

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