Synthesia vs D-ID

Deciding between Synthesia and D-ID? Compare all features and pricing side by side to see which one is right for you.


Compare the features side by side

Compare the exact features of Synthesia and D-ID that matter to you and your work.


Why choose Synthesia’s avatars?

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

See a Synthesia avatar in action:

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.

See a stock D-ID avatar in action:


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

Explore Synthesia's 140+ Avatars

Synthesia comes with an ever-increasing set of diverse and professional avatars which you can use in your videos.


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 is the auto-captioning feature, which makes it easy for users to generate captions for audio or video content. D-ID does not currently offer this feature.


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 Voices in 130+ Languages

Need a realistic sounding voice or voice-over for your avatar? We've got you covered, with our wide range of languages and accents.


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.

Making videos with Synthesia

Synthesia STUDIO, 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.

Here's a brief overview of Synthesia STUDIO:


Synthesia vs D-ID - Video platform
Feature Synthesia D-ID
Video editor Yes No
Workspaces Yes No
Collaboration 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


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

Explore Synthesia's features

Synthesia STUDIO is a simple and intuitive video editor for modern video creators.


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

55+ Video templates

Synthesia comes with a large library of video templates which are professionally designed, fully customisable, and delightfully easy to use.


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’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.


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

Enterprise-grade security

Synthesia just became SOC2 Type II certified!


How does the customer service compare?

Looking at the most trusted software rating platform (G2), ratings for Synthesia are excellent - 4.8/5 - while D-ID falls short with 3.8/5. Synthesia does have more reviews as well - over 770 compared to D-ID's 5.

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 4.8/5 3.8/5
# of G2 ratings 770+ 5
Support Yes Yes
CSM Yes Yes

Synthesia is the #1 rated AI video creation platform.

Synthesia is rated 4.8/5 on G2 with over 500 reviews.


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

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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 over D-ID.

Customer Reviews

Why 50,000+ companies choose Synthesia over D-ID

We might be biased, but our customers aren't. See what they have to say.

4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

Having a presenter who can instantly say what you want to say (and in the way you want to say it) is invaluable. A remarkable new authoring tool, without a doubt.

Oscar González Cantin
Instructional Designer
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

Synthesia removes the skill and cost barriers in terms of voice acting and videography that's usually required to create talking-head training videos.

Muhammad Jinani
Educational Design & E-Learning Specialist
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

The user interface is intuitive, and it's easy to produce video content quickly. Also super easy to edit, change elements, and manipulate the script.

Matt Canzer
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

I don't need to record my videos to get a better effect on the video. I can shoot videos in multiple languages in minutes with an avatar.

Vitoria Regina Oliveira
Innovation Specialist
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

It raises our content to the next level, helping us gain interest and engagement in our services. The speed of production and the fact that it only takes one person is a great cost reduction.

Lisa Rodgers
Internal Communicator
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

When creating courses with audio, if the narrator leaves the organization, we don't have to settle for two different voices or search for a similar voice. We can easily recreate all voiceovers with Synthesia.

Alicia Patterson-Davis
Instructional Design Specialist
✅ Fixed
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

What I don't like about Synthesia is when we use bullet points. The manual process of finding the timing to sync the screen text appearance with the avatar's speech is time consuming.

Eliane Apolinario
E-learning training creator
✅ Fixed
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

What I do not like so much is the editing of the avatar's pauses. In the area where you insert the text, there should be a menu bar that allows you to click on it and insert pauses or gestures.

Ralf Lorz
Health Manager
👨‍🔧 Working on it now
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

The product is still in development, and as a user, I sometimes need to use creative workarounds. However, I do appreciate that I feel like Synthesia approaches this by making our company's needs part of further product developments.

Jana Menge
Digital Learning Designer

Synthesia vs D-ID pricing

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

Synthesia pricing:

Free Demo

Unlimited free videos with 5 avatars, up to 200 characters


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Personal plan

AI avatars included


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Corporate plan

All personal plan features + premium features

Custom pricing

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D-ID pricing:


5 minutes of video

$0/14 days


10 minutes of video/month



15 minutes of video/month



65 minutes of video/month



Custom pricing

The difference in numbers

Here are a few quick facts about both companies in numbers.

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Rated: 4.8/5
based on 770+ G2 reviews
Rated: 3.8/5
Based on 5 G2 reviews
No reviews on G2
Raised to date
Raised to date

Last updated:

August 18, 2023

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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