Amazon is making a quick entry into the video conferencing industry to compete with established products such as Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.
The new service named “Chime” provides much of what the other offerings already deliver including hosting video meetings and sharing content on computer and mobile-phone screens. Chime opens with support for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android and is firmly based in Amazon’s cloud service, AWS.
The Chime page is located here: https://chime.aws/
Chime Basic is free and includes video calls for up to 2 people and chat and chat rooms. The next tier, Plus, adds screen sharing and a corporate directory for $5 per month. And, the top tier, Pro, provides all of the previous tier capabilities plus video meetings for up to 100 people and personal meeting URLs for $15 per month.
An AWS account is required to use Chime.
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