Synthesia vs D-ID

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Why choose Synthesia’s avatars?

Synthesia's avatars are superior due to their larger and more diverse selection of stock avatars, as well as the option to create custom web avatars.

The addition of 6 micro-gestures further enhances the avatars’ realism, making them more dynamic and lifelike.

Lastly, the lip sync rating of 4.5/5 solidifies Synthesia as the leader in the AI video generation space.

Why choose D-ID’s avatars?

D-ID offers a unique advantage with their custom photo avatar feature, allowing users to create an avatar from a photo.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Avatars
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Stock avatars 140+ 25+
Custom studio avatars Yes No
Custom web avatars Yes No
Custom photo avatars No Yes
Gestures Yes No
Lip sync 4.5/5 2.5/5
Multiple avatars on screen Yes No
Avatar branding Yes No

Synthesia or D-ID – which one offers better voices?

Synthesia and D-ID both offer a large selection of languages for text-to-speech voiceovers, with Synthesia supporting 130+ languages and D-ID supporting 110+ languages.

Additionally, both platforms offer the ability for users to upload audio files with custom voiceovers, and clone their voices for a custom text-to-speech voice.

What sets Synthesia apart are the auto-captioning, video translation, and AI script generation features, which simplify the process of creating scripts and captions for videos in multiple languages.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Voices
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Languages 130+ 110+
Voice cloning Yes Yes
Auto-captions Yes No
Voice upload Yes Yes
AI script generation Yes No
Auto-translation Yes No

Making videos with Synthesia

Synthesia, in comparison is a more robust online video editing tool, that includes a screen recorder, media, animations, transitions, aspect ratios and video analytics. Because of the number of functions and elements you can include in your video, the rendering time is slower than that of D-ID.

Making videos with D-ID

As opposed to Synthesia, D-ID does not offer a comprehensive video editing tool in the browser. D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio allows you to generate avatars, scripts and voiceovers in your browser, but offers no option to create a full video from start to finish.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Video platform
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Video editor Yes No
Workspaces Yes No
Collaboration Yes No
Auto-translation Yes No
Aspect ratios Yes Yes
Screen recorder Yes No
PPT/PDF upload Yes No
Element animations Yes No
Transitions Yes No
Analytics Yes No
Rendering time 40s = 5 min 40s = 2 min
ChatGPT Integration Yes Yes
Doc/URL to video Yes No

Want to add multimedia?

Since D-ID doesn't offer a full in-browser video editor, there is also no option to add stock or own media. Synthesia, on the other hand, features stock images, videos, stickers, GIFs, music, as well as the option to upload your own media.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Media
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Music 23+ No
Images Yes No
Videos Yes No
Stickers Yes No
GIFs Yes No
Upload media Yes No

Do both platforms offer templates?

Since D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio offers very limited video editing options, video templates are also not included.

In contrast, Synthesia offers over 65 professionally-designed and fully-customizable video templates.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Templates
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Stock templates 65+ No
Custom brand templates Yes No

Synthesia’s security & ethics

In contrast, Synthesia has a strict content moderation policy (automated & manual), as well as SSO. The platform recently became SOC 2 Type II certified.

D-ID's security & ethics

As of February 2023, D-ID offers automated content moderation and stricter manual moderation for enterprise user, although during testing videos with profanity in the script were not flagged.

With regards to the security of the platform itself, D-ID does not offer Single Sign-On (SSO) and does not seem to be SOC compliant. Both factors can stand in the way of big enterprises using the software.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Security and ethics
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Content moderation Yes Yes
SSO Yes No
SOC 2 Type II Compliance Yes No

How does the customer service compare?

Looking at the most trusted software rating platform (G2), ratings for Synthesia are excellent - 4.7/5 - while D-ID falls short with 3.9/5. Synthesia does have more reviews as well - over 1100 compared to D-ID's 16.

With regards to customer support, Synthesia offers support for all users both by chat and email, whereas D-ID offers customer support through email only.

Both Synthesia and D-ID also have dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSMs) for Corporate/Enterprise plan users.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Reviews and support
Feature Synthesia D-ID
G2 rating 4.7/5 3.9/5
# of G2 ratings 1100+ 16
Support Yes Yes
CSM Yes Yes

Other reasons to choose Synthesia

Synthesia is a comprehensive platform that offers a range of features, including a Knowledge Base for any questions about the platform, Synthesia Academy for simple tutorials and beginner courses with in-house L&D experts, and Integrations with 35+ tools.

Additionally, Synthesia recently launched an Examples page, that showcases real examples of videos made in Synthesia. The video can be cloned and adjusted to individual needs. Lastly, you can find a list of Service Providers to help with your video needs.

Other reasons to choose D-ID

In comparison, D-ID has fewer features, not even a Knowledge Base to answer commonly asked questions. A stand-out feature, however, is their integration with Stable Diffusion and GPT-3 that allows users to generate images and video scripts right in the tool.

Synthesia vs D-ID - Other features
Feature Synthesia D-ID
In-house L&D experts Yes No
Knowledge base Yes No
Academy Yes No
Integrations Yes Yes (Limited)
Examples Yes No
Service providers Yes No
Own recording studios Yes No
Stand out features

6 reasons to choose Synthesia over D-ID

Looking at all the features side-by-side can be a lot to take in. Here are the 6 main reasons we believe you should go with Synthesia vs D-ID.
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AI research advantage

Being the oldest & biggest company in the space, we have a bigger AI dataset for training our models. Our focus in continually solving fundamental AI problems has a direct effect on Synthesia.

  • $10M R&D investment in 2023
  • Best lip sync & voice quality
  • Largest team of AI researchers
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Most trusted brand

As the leaders of the AI video generation space since 2017, we have strong ethics and content moderation policies. That is mirrored in our customer reviews.

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Enterprise grade security

Synthesia is currently the only enterprise-ready AI video platform, with a dedicated security team, regular penetration tests and official accreditation to back this up.

  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • GDPR compliant
  • SOC 2 Type II compliant
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Complete video tool

No need to use switch between tools to create a video. Synthesia has all the built-in tools a modern video creator may need.

Helpful learning materials

Even if you are a novice in video creation, we have helpful tutorials, webinars, and examples to help you get started.

Superior AI avatar quality

Better lip sync, more natural movements, diverse selection, no eerie uncanny valley feelings.


Synthesia vs D-ID pricing

Along with features, pricing can be a crucial deciding factor. How does Synthesia stack up against D-ID?

Synthesia plans

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120 minutes of video/year. Billed yearly.

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360 minutes of video/year. Billed yearly.

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Custom pricing

Unlimited videos + premium features.

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D-ID plans


$0/14 days

5 minutes of video



10 minutes of video/month



15 minutes of video/month



65 minutes of video/month


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The difference in numbers

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Last updated: Feb 16, 2024
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Why 50.000+ companies choose Synthesia

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Faster video creation

"Synthesia’s AI voiceovers sold me instantly. They give us the ability to pivot and create video content much faster than before"

Ann Stutler
Senior Manager of Training & Learning at Division Maintenance Group
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No actors - no costs

"Relying on external agencies and hiring voiceover actors in multiple language was extremely costly. So it would either mean stretching the budget or no video at all."

Jason Etherington
Global L&D Sales Learning Strategy Manager at Xerox
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Speed, simplicity and ease

"We can record anytime and anywhere with greater speed, simplicity, and ease. It not only optimizes work schedules but also increases productivity and benefits the quality of our educational materials."

Tue S. Synthesia custoemr
Pedro da Silva
Global Educational Services Manager at Fiery
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Frequently asked questions

What does do? is an AI video generation platform. It is used by 30,000+ companies to create videos with talking avatars from text in 130+ languages.

How do I use Synthesia AI?

To use, simply create an account for Synthesia STUDIO. Once you have an account, log in and start making videos by clicking on the ‘Create video’ button.
When making videos in Synthesia, you can add AI presenters, AI narration, images, videos, shapes, animations, and more.
Once you're done creating your video, click on 'Generate’ and your AI video will be ready in minutes.

How do you make a Synthesia video?

To make a Synthesia video, follow these 5 simple steps:
  1. Choose a video template in Synthesia STUDIO
  2. Choose from 140+ AI avatars
  3. Paste your text any any of the supported 130+ languages and choose a TTS voice
  4. Edit your video
  5. Generate video

Is good? is the leading AI video generation tool currently on the market, with 900+ 4.8/5 G2 review supporting the claim.

Can I use Synthesia for free?

You can try Synthesia’s free demo video generator. Simply select a video template, type a video script, and generate the video for free.

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