eyeson's API pricing is based on the minutes per instance you use the service with your API key. Every minute of a running meeting instance counts. If you start multiple instances in parallel the minutes of every instance are added.
The pricing is independent from the number of participants connected. Only the used minutes of all instances count. Totally simple 😉
How is the expiration timeout handled?
When you start an eyeson instance with the API key, the service is immediately started in the cloud. If nobody connects to the running service it is automatically stopped after 2 minutes. These minutes are charged as well.
Another use case is the "normal" operation: You start a meeting, your clients join and after the meeting when the last client leaves the meeting, the service is automatically shut down after 2 minutes. These minutes are also charged.
In short: So you are charged for at least 2 minutes for every instance you start, no matter if you access it or not.
*Free API key for testing and evaluating / fair use
There is a minimum monthly fee for each model which includes an amount of minutes which can be used per month (e.g. 4000 minutes included in the small package for $ 89/month). Extra minutes exceeding the monthly included minutes are charged additionally with overage price at the end of each month.
Unused minutes cannot be transferred to the next month (reset every month). Models can also be upgraded any time if the chosen package is too small.
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