The OpenTok video chat platform delivers the simplicity and customization that developers need for building modern web applications. This new API lets you call the shots. You have full control over layout, who sees whom, and who just watches.
Complete layout control
React and adapt as people join
Just want to watch?
The OpenTok API lets you choose between participating and watching. Participants upstream audio and video that others can share. Watchers can see and hear participants in the video chat, without themselves having to participate. You control which role a user plays, and when they switch between them.
A common complaint from first-time video chat users is that they find it distracting to see their own video signal. Our new API lets you control whether you can see your own video image, how big it is, and where you place it on the screen. Again, if you know how to use a <div> tag, you know pretty much everything you need to know.
Our newly simplified approach to managing chat streams allows us to support even larger numbers of participants. Using our the OpenTok API, you can support thousands of AV stream subscriptions in a single context -- whether that's 1,000 users each watching the same 2 participants, or 200 people each seeing 10 different streams. You can even stream to multiple pages simultaneously.
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