Crowdcast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Crowdcast

Live video platform for creators and businesses

4.69/5 (88 reviews)

Crowdcast overview

What is Crowdcast?

Crowdcast is a live video platform designed to help creators and businesses to streamline processes related to interviews, webinars, workshops, audience engagement and more. It lets users invite co-hosts or guests, receive questions from attendees, timestamp answers and add multiple people on a single screen.

Crowdcast allows businesses to customize landing page URLs by adding images, videos, or other content and capture leads through built-in registration or landing pages. It helps creators manage private, paid, multi-session, recurring, or large-scale events, limit seats, and accept payments via Stripe integration. Plus, creators can use the screen share functionality to share presentations, demos, and other multimedia files with audiences and manage chat controls including deleting comments, inviting people to events, or viewing attendee profiles.

Crowdcast connects with Zapier to facilitate integration with various third-party marketing, eCommerce, or communication platforms such as Slack, Gmail, Mailchimp, Klaviyo and more. It lets users engage with audiences via live Q&As, polls, or chat, share moments across social media platforms, and create embedded links for various events. Crowdcast also allows professionals to track referrals, registrations, or signups and export data such as attendee names, poll answers, emails, and more into CSV format.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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Crowdcast user reviews

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Dmitry Kornyukhov

The absolute best webinar platform in the galaxy

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

We hosted over a hundred webinars on Crowdcast and every single one of them was absolutely amazing. Can't wait to start recording the next season of our webinar series.

Pros
If I was to pick one thing I'd say it's the way the platform is built. They built great foundation from the very beginning and continue to add to features and functionality that makes this platform absolutely amazing for anyone who needs to host webinars or online conferences. The possibilities are endless with Crowdcast.

Cons
It's price is a bit too high for small business or entrepreneurs. I wish they had better pricing model as for now it targets bigger podcasts and content creators.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kacey Wherley

A fresh, new way to do webinars

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

Crowdcast has been our go-to product for live online events for the past 3 years. We connect with our audiences in many different of type of events online - from webinars, to Ask Me Anything sessions. The authentic way that we can connect with them on Crowdcast really helps us build relationships and help them out.

Pros
Crowdcast is a fresh looking platform and very interactive. It is an easier and better way to interact with users online, versus traditional "webinar" platforms and systems. It has functions that really help you engage with your audiences, and also helps them interact with each other. The event functions like submitting questions and chat box area really helps bring the events to life and makes them fun.

Cons
I've found that for guest speakers who may not be "tech-savvy" sometimes have issues logging on or understanding how to use the product. Usually once trained, it's smooth. Only other downfall is needing to make sure what browser you are on since it cannot function in Safari, and we have a lot of Apple users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Larry Kim

my crowdcast disaster

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

We attempted to host a Facebook Advertising Summit event via crowdcast, on january 24th, there were around 14k sign ups with maybe 3k live attendees (we will never know the full number though, since crowdcast was down). It was a major event that our team spent a lot of time and effort to prepare. Immediately we were inundated with over a thousand support requests of users complaining that crowdcast was frozen. Approximately 25% of our sales resulted in returns due to technical issues with crowdcast. Users were very angry for having blocked off their day to access this content, but it wasn't streaming at all. Major issues persisted for the entire day, randomly booting users off the platform, and was overall a spectacular failure. If you have an important company event you are working on, and if you are OK with being completely sabotaged by crowdcast, then i suppose this is the software for you.

Pros
there was nothing remarkable about this software other than a shocking number of bugs, horrible product instability issues, and an unapologetic CEO who seems to be oblivious to these and other serious issues.

Cons
crowdcast is extremely buggy. According to correspondence with Crowdcast's CEO, their database "locks up" from time to time when lots of people try to sign in, which makes it so that nobody can watch the live event. This seems like a pretty huge design flaw given that the purpose of this software is to host events with a few thousand people. We tried to stream our live event through this platform and received thousands of user complaints saying they couldn't access the livestream to the event. This software is supposed to do one thing (live casting of a video stream to thousands of people) and it fails miserably at doing that one thing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Cory Huff

Easiest webinar software out there

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-29
Review Source: Capterra

Overwhelmingly positive. The team is responsive and helpful, and even fun to work with. I do weekly broadcasts with my students, and occasionally a webinar with 1,000+ attendees. Always works like a charm for me.

Pros
I've used any number of competing webinar products. Crowdcast is the easiest to use of all of them. The ability to easily simul-cast to Facebook and Youtube is a big plus, but the best part is that it just works in your browser. There's nothing to download unless you are going to broadcast. I have an audience of technophobes and Luddites, and even they like it.

Cons
I wish there were more directly built-in integrations, especially with Infusionsoft, but Zapier makes that work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chandler Walker

Easy streaming software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-29
Review Source: Capterra

Crowdcast solves the need for a live broadcasting software that can handle a daily live experience with little to no problems.

Pros
I manage a daily live show via Crowdcast that streams to Facebook and YouTube. Crowdcast makes it incredibly easy to have several different hosts and technical people creating the shows.

Cons
No microphone input availability to use headphones on the software itself. It’s really irritating to have to adjust chrome setting every time.

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Crowdcast pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Crowdcast is offered across four pricing plans, outlined below. A 14 day free trial is available.
Starter: $29/month (billed monthly) or $20/month (billed annually)
Lite: $49/month (billed monthly) or $34/month (billed annually)
Pro: $89/month (billed monthly) or $62/month (billed annually)
Business: $195/month (billed monthly) or $139/month (billed annually)

Crowdcast features

API
Conferencing
Instant Messaging
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing

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Caller ID (99 other apps)
Chat (148 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (170 other apps)
Voice Mail (97 other apps)

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Additional information for Crowdcast

Key features of Crowdcast

  • Host Controls
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Screen Sharing
  • Video Conferencing
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