How do Shutterstock footage subscription plans work?

Our footage subscription plans are designed to provide the best value on licensing clips from our extensive collection of high quality video content, including HD and 4K clips. 

Annual plans

If you need video content on a regular basis, you can be rewarded with incredible savings by purchasing one of our annual plans, either with monthly billing or with one upfront payment for even greater savings. Our annual subscriptions come with a twelve month commitment and they renew yearly after the last month of service.

The renewal of an annual month-to-month plan can be deactivated during the last month of service. If you decide to end your commitment early, a plan price adjustment will apply. The renewal of an annual upfront plan can be deactivated at any time, but your plan will continue being active for the duration of the twelve month commitment that has already been paid.


Month-to-month plan

If you are looking for a subscription with the greatest level of flexibility, the month-to-month plan gives you the option to start and stop your subscription by simply turning the renewal feature on or off in your account settings.


Subscription details

Footage subscription plans grant a single user access to the Standard Shutterstock Footage license for any clips purchased with a plan. Our plans come in quantities of 5, 10 or 20 clips per month and are set to auto renew so you don’t have to go through the purchase process each month. For plans with monthly billing, a new month of service is charged around four days in advance to ensure uninterrupted access to our library. For example, a plan originally purchased on June 12th at noon will renew every 12th of the month, with payment taken around the 8th of the month. Annual plans are renewed at the end of the twelfth month of service.

Our annual and month-to-month footage subscriptions come with no restrictions on video resolution or daily download limits. However, any unused downloads do not roll over into the following month. If you run out of downloads before the month ends, you’ll need to wait until the next month to download more or contact us to upgrade your plan. Please note that Elements and Shutterstock Select footage are not included with subscriptions or video packs, but Select clips are available for individual purchase separately.

Team and Enterprise Solutions

In addition to our Standard License, Shutterstock has options to ensure that your whole team is legally covered and has access to the content they need. This solution also comes with as many clips as you need and flat-rate pricing. These options include permission for Television Distribution, Movie Theater Distribution, and Over the Top (OTT) Video Distribution.

Our enterprise solution also provides access for your whole team, as many clips as needed, plus unwatermarked comps, free content research, and full indemnification. Take a look at our team and enterprise plans or contact one of our Team/Premier experts for more information.

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