How can I get started with OpenTok?

The first thing to do is to sign up for our free trial to receive $10 in credits.

To get off the ground really fast, give our Video Chat Embeds a whirl. It's a simple code snippet that will work instantly.

Ready to dive a little deeper? Our Hello World guide should take about five minutes and will help you build your own basic web application. Next, read up on our Core Concepts to get familiar with how everything works.

Tutorials will introduce how to create sessions, tokens, publish streams, and subscribe to streams in the session. They'll also help you incorporate more advanced features like Archiving and creating a text chat. You can go through our Client Libraries documentation available for Javascript, iOS, and Android platforms.

Our accelerator packs are a useful shortcut to drop in features during development.

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