Home License

ThingSpeak home licenses are for personal use. Pricing is based on the number of channels required and on a count of messages to be processed and stored in a one-year period. ThingSpeak is available as a free service for small non-commercial home projects (<3 million messages/year or ~REPLACE_FREE_MESSAGES_PER_DAY messages/day) with limits on capacity and update rates as well as other features. For larger projects and for expanded limits, a home license is available. See the table and Pricing Calculator below for details. ThingSpeak is bought in units, where one unit allows 33 million messages to be processed and stored in a one-year period (~REPLACE_PAID_MESSAGES_PER_DAY messages/day). One unit (home license type) also provides the ability to create up to 10 channels on ThingSpeak. See Licensing FAQ for more details.

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Why Buy a Home License?

With a home license, you can carry out Maker projects, setup home monitoring, and update ThingSpeak as fast as once per second. With MATLAB apps built into ThingSpeak, you can add custom analyses and visualizations to your data. You also have access to additional features such as private channel sharing and MQTT subscriptions.
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For small non-commercial projects


For personal use only(1)

Scalable for larger projects

No. Annual usage is capped.

Number of messages

3 million/year
33 million/year per unit

Message update interval limit

Every 15 seconds Every second

Number of channels

4 10 per unit

MATLAB Compute Timeout

20 seconds 20 seconds

Private channel sharing

Limited to 3 shares Unlimited

Technical Support

Community Support Community Support

Max image size

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5 MB

Messages used per image

(1)Not for government, commercial, academic-institutional or other organizational use.
(2)Based on constant update rate.

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Calculated Message Use**

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* Typically one channel per device
** Assumes constant message rate


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