movio vs synthesia

Movio Vs Synthesia Comparison - Which Is The Best?



Movio is an AI video generator that allows anyone to create videos using human avatars. This platform uses AI to deliver professional-looking videos for marketing, sales, learning, social media and more.

Synthesia is an online platform for creating videos with AI human avatars and voices. Enjoy fast video productions with excellent results in minutes Professional actors and voiceovers at a fraction of the cost of a regular video production.

Movio Vs. Synthesia main features

Movio main features:

  • 1080p Full HD videos.
  • Up to 240 minutes per month (depending on plan)
  • 40+ languages and 300+ voices.
  • 100+ avatars with different outfits.
  • Chat GPT integration.
  • Custom avatars and AI generated avatars.
  • 300+ templates.
  • Auto-generated subtitles.
  • Face swap.
  • Talking photo generator.
  • Generative avatar outfit.
  • Free stock music, videos and images.
  • Voiceover upload.
  • Create video from PowerPoint/PDF
  • Custom music and fonts upload (depending on plan)

Synthesia main features:

  • 65+ pre-designed templates.
  • 1080p Full HD videos.
  • 120+ languages.
  • 130+ avatars.
  • Chat-GPT integration.
  • Up to 50 slides per video (depending on plan)
  • Free stock images and videos.
  • Premium Shutterstock videos (depending on plan)
  • Custom background music and custom fonts (depending on plan)
  • Built-in screen recorder to use as background.
  • Many native integrations and hundred of integrations via Zapier.

Movio offers more features than Synthesia: Talking photos, face swap and generative avatar outfit (an amazing feature to change avatar outfit)

They also have more avatars, but without gestures, a feature that Synthesia has recently added.

Movio Vs. Synthesia custom avatars

Custom avatar Lite: $199/year with fixed background and no green screen required.

Custom avatar Pro: $1000/year with changeable background, up to 4K resolution and green screen required.

Talking photo: Included in plans, you can upload a photo and make it speech.

A personal custom avatar is available on Synthesia for a yearly fee of $1,000

Both platform offer custom avatars. You must submit footage using a green screen and following their instructions, but Movio has a cheaper "Lite" option that lets you create a custom avatar with your cell phone at a fraction of the cost.

Movio Vs. Synthesia API

Movio provides API access only on PRO plan. It helps to create a video from scratch or from a template.

Synthesia has a proprietary API only for paid accounts.

The API can be accessed via Zapier integration, an interesting option for non-techies users.

You can access API in Synthesia with their $30 monthly plan, but notice that Movio only offers it in a PRO Plan starting at $180/month.

Movio Vs. Synthesia integrations

Movio does not provide integrations at the time of this writing.

Synthesia currently integrates with Udemy, Notion, YouTube, Vimeo, Medium, PowerPoint, Userpilot, Tolstoy, Udemy, Thinkific, Lectora, WordPress, Hubspot, Squarespace, Eduflow, Docebo, Shopify, Monday, BigCommerce, Shutterstock, Unsplash, uQualio and more.

If you need to integrate any of these platforms into your current workflow, Synthesia is a clear winner since Movio doesn´t offer integrations at the time of this writing.

Movio Vs. Synthesia Trustpilot reviews

Movio only features 2 reviews on Trustpilot.

Synthesia features 4.4 Trustcore from 214 reviews.

Synthesia has far more reviews than Movio, it is a more mature platform with a proven track record.

Movio Vs. Synthesia pricing

Movio Essential  basic plan $30/month(billed monthly)

  • 10 video minutes per month.
  • No watermark videos.
  • Voiceover upload.
  • Auto captions/subtitles.

Movio Pro plan plan $225/month:

  • Basic plan plus:
  • 90 video minutes per month.
  • Custom music upload.
  • Custom fonts upload
  • API access.

Movio also provides several plans up to 240 minutes/month









Synthesia basic plan $30/month:

  • 10 videos/minutes per month.
  • Text to video.
  • 60+ languages with male and female voices and tones.
  • 50+ templates.
  • Custom backgrounds.
  • Up to 6 slides per video.
  • Background  music.
  • 1080p MP4 downloads.
  • Import PowerPoint slides as image backgrounds.
  • Free stock images and videos.
  • Import PP as background.

Synthesia corporate plan: Contact sales for pricing.

  • All previous plan features plus:
  • Up to 50 slides per video.
  • 10 Premium avatars.
  • Premium Shutterstock assets.
  • Custom background music.
  • Audio uploads from real voice clips.
  • Custom fonts.
  • Access to Premium services: You can request video editing, motion graphics and more.





Movio pricing plans are far more flexible than Synthesia. This is a clear advantage to know your costs in advance.

Movio Vs. Synthesia Onboarding and Tutorials

Movio offers "Mini lessons," and a few YouTube videos with basic guidelines.

There is no help page or knowledge base available.


Synthesia features many examples videos, case studies, Synthesia Academy, and a complete help page with 30+ articles. You can also book a 30 minutes demo to discuss your use case.

Synthesia onboarding and tutorials are excellent and provide lots of value to get the most out of the product. Movio still needs to catch up to its learning hub.

Movio Vs. Synthesia Terms of Service

Movio does not limit how you use your videos, as long as they are within acceptable guidelines.

Their Ethics manifesto isn´t clear enough when it comes to control who can create a custom avatar or a specific video.




Video license:

You can share videos on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, social media, or your website.

Unless you use a custom avatar, you can not share your videos on any paid campaign (Facebook Ads, YouTube Ads, paid TV Ads) or any form of paid promotion.

Content Moderation:

Synthesia applies a system of both human and machine moderation to improve efficiency. However content about illegal things, violence, and harmful is forbidden.


  • Both platforms offer the same kind of service. Synthesia includes useful integrations and keeps adding new avatars regularly.
  • Movio editor works in a timeline like traditional video editors, but Synthesia edits scenes and slides.
  • Price comparison might be tricky since Movio offers many pricing options cheaper than Synthesia. A Synthesia corporate plan might be a better value than Movio offers. Furthermore,  Synthesia should have an intermediate plan to accommodate users needing more production minutes.
  • In Synthesia maximum video length is 10 minutes, but this is a more mature platform with shorter rendering and moderation times.
  • Avatars and lip-synching are good in Movio, but Synthesia avatars also look fresh and natural with excellent lip-synching.
  • Movio offers talking photos and face swap, two features not present in Synthesia, a product aimed at business and professional users but with an accessible pricing plan.
  • Synthesia does not have a free trial, but to test the platform, you can create a video for free on their webpage.
  • These platforms are intended for many videos and deliver what they promise. Considering the cost of a 10-minute video with real actors, production, language localization, and post-production, nothing can beat them both. And don´t forget you can edit the video in just minutes.

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