Crowdcast Features

Crowdcast

Live video platform for creators and businesses

4.7/5 (87 reviews)

Crowdcast Feature Summary

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

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Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
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Electronic Hand Raising
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Interview Scheduling
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11,382 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Crowdcast Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Crowdcast's features:

Varvara Lyalyagina

The best webinar platform I used to build genuine relationships with my audience

2019-01-29

Moreover, their team is the best example of not just customer support but building the relationships and community of clients and including customers into working on improving the product, not just reporting the news about the updates.

Pros

I can finish the webinar and have a break not rushing into downloading the recording, uploading it to my website and informing about it all those who missed it.

Cons

I think I have most troubles with quality of the video but I guess the reason of this is my Internet connection.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Brian Richards

Running an online event? Use Crowdcast. You're welcome!

2019-01-29

I use Crowdcast for running multi-thousand person virtual conferences and for much smaller (sub-100 person) monthly webinars and it adapts to both perfectly.

Pros

Whether you're creating a single-person presentation or a multi-session, multi-speaker conference, Crowdcast can support you quickly and effortlessly.

Cons

I wish there was better access via API for custom integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mandy Ballinger

Affordable and Easy to Use

2019-08-20

I like the support materials and support chat and we like the user experience for ourselves and for our users.

Pros

We really like that the webinars are automatically recorded and saved to our team page for our users to watch any time.

Cons

We've had some issues with the quality of the screen share and audio in some of the recordings, but the customers support team has been helpful in providing suggestions to improve our webinar recordings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Guy Griffiths

Crowdcast is great for paid, free, and streaming webinars

2019-12-11

A great way of sharing content, re-engaging delegates from conferences, or getting new people to see your content.

Pros

Simple screen sharing and video webinars, easy to swap screens or have video in corner of presentation, inviting other speakers onto present, taking payment via stripe or patreon for delegates, managing delegates questions, call to actions, and finally, live streaming to facebook, youtube, etc

Cons

More analytics would be nice, but this is probably available on a higher tier. Multi user support to be able to answer questions while presenting?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Crowdcast has all the features!

2019-01-29

Pros

I really enjoy the easy call-to-action button, the Q&A feature (that can be timestamped) and the fact that one URL serves every purpose: registration, webinar, and replay.

Cons

I've also had a few problems with video replays that haven't worked, but those issues have been fixed quickly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Holly Marsh

Crowdcast is great for interactive meetups

2018-12-12

I've used crowdcast for many virtual meetups and conferences and it's so great to be able to interact with the viewers and hosts alike.

Pros

That you can chat, ask questions, answer questions live.

Cons

Pricing isn't the best for micro small businesses if they don't use it super often.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Phill Bevan

Awesome live casting

2019-02-02

Crowdcast has enabled us to stream live into our digital community solution rather than needing a separate landing link, keeping the community focused within our main digital solution - the onsales we've achieved from the live Call to Action button has more than paid for the reasonable Crowdcast fees!

Pros

Crowdcast has some great features like embedding in various web environments, Call to Action sales option when live, 'green room' speaker preparation area and a Q&A option that includes being able to timestamp the relevant video location of the discussion.

Cons

Currently limited to 4 speakers on screen at any time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rebecca Davison

I love Crowdcast!

2019-01-29

Crowdcast are great, one of the most responsive platforms and always looking to improve and engage you as part of that process so you get what you want. I love them!

Pros

What I love most is that the automatic replay feature.

Cons

It took me a wee while to get used to screen sharing but now that I have it sorted it's all good!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gleb Losev

Great Make a community from your audience!

2019-01-29

It's easy to create and design your live sessions the way you want.

Pros

It's online You can build followers and send them emails Good analytics You can use 3rd party tools for broadcasting CTA is a great feature to bring some traffic Intuitive interface

Cons

Sometimes the image quality is not very good, and you don't know why it's like that (internet connection, server or smth elese) You can't control positions of two different screens in a replay. (For example, if you want to have your face in the left corner of your screencasting)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Markham

Well-designed software for hosting highly interactive webinars

2019-01-29

I've been using Crowdcast for years. They have continued to come out with new, innovative features without adding bloat to the product. The support has always been top-notch: quick, friendly, clear, and generous. I recommend it to everyone who asks!

Pros

Here are my 4 favorite things about Crowdcast: (1) The registration page, the event page, and the recording page are all at the same URL. (2) Recordings are available almost immediately after the event. (3) It has great interactive capabilities, namely the chat and Q&A functionality. (4) Everything is nicely designed, so it's easy to get up and running.

Cons

In the early days, the recording quality was not good enough, but it has gotten better over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeannette Brown

Video Conferencing Made Easy

2020-08-25

Overall I think it's a good alternative to a lot of the video conferencing options out there and keeps user friendliness in mind

Pros

This platform is very user friendly and offers easy engagement with attendees; set up for the organizer is very straightforward, especially for streaming to other sites.

Cons

There is currently no option for dial-in by phone for speakers, which can be an issue for sound quality; may not be ideal for big webinars

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dajana Berisavljevic

Great webinar platform

2019-02-25

Pros

-built in chat -smooth streaming -screensharing -"ask a question" feature

Cons

-there is no way to make videos private - only unlisted and public

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anastasia Williams

Amazing Quality and Easy to Use Platform

2019-04-14

My overall experience has been great. They reposed to questions quickly and are very supportive.

Pros

It is easy to use, attractive to look at in layout, Give great quality recordings for those whom could not make live video.

Cons

There is nothing I least like about Crowdcast at this time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Palfreyman

Crowdcast is the best tool for live video streaming / discussions / collaboration

2018-10-24

Pros

I LOVE how easy it is to set up a session, the chat and poll and questions features are clever and seamless, and the quality of the streaming platform itself is fantastic.

Cons

In the long run I can see how it makes it easier for attendees if you're live streaming regularly, but it does sometimes feel like I'm building Crowdcast's brand, which for paid software is a bit strange.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Suzette Hammond

Works great for teachers

2019-01-29

It's a simple way to test out this method of service and communication without getting into custom platform building or anything complicated for video storage.

Pros

I've recommended Crowdcast to several friends and organizations :) It is a little bit on the expensive side for a small business, but when I compare it to other available services for livestreaming or conferencing, no one else has this type of value.

Cons

But if you're a calm and just very casual presenter, you can cover this lag time smoothly without it seeming weird to the participants.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dmitry Kornyukhov

The absolute best webinar platform in the galaxy

2019-07-19

Can't wait to start recording the next season of our webinar series.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos Andres Cuervo

Reliable service

2019-01-27

The best thing is that the video and audio quality is optimal and reliable

Pros

Easy to setup Simple pricing estructure Good customer support Convenient features like chat and pooling Minimalist graphic user interface Great video quality and consistency of stream

Cons

Pricey compared to other similar alternatives Some features like polling are basic The App is only available for iOS

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to use with lots of power user features

2018-11-08

Great! I had some questions and they answered promptly. Then using it was seamless.

Pros

While there are some free video streaming services, this is the one that professionals and legitimate digital conferences will use.

Cons

Can't really think of anything right now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tina Daly

Still learning, but growing slowly

2019-01-29

Crowdcast does make things super easy for me, and minimizes a lot of backend work that I love.

Pros

I love the features as well with the call to action, the polls, and questions.

Cons

I can't use my laptop, so I'm limited to using my Imac in only one room. Even though googlechrome and firefox are supposed to be good browsers, my computer ALWAYS overheats. I have great high speed internet, I had my lap top cleared and checked, I don't run anything else in the background and it doesn't matter, it still overheats which is frustrating. Some students don't like how it's different for different devices either.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Elinor Fish

A reliable, user-friendly broadcast platform

2019-01-14

I've been using Crowdcast for many years now and they are super reliable and easy to use!

Pros

And I appreciate that regardless of my subscription level, I can download the contact information of all who RSVP to my webinars.

Cons

I think you get the best value from your money if you do webinars regularly. It can feel pricey if you use only a few times a year, even with a basic subscription.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven Kessler

review of Crowdcast

2019-01-29

I've been using Crowdcast for about a month. I switched to it from Zoom because of lower prices for similar features and a friendlier feel. So far, I've been very satisfied. I've had so many questions that I've gotten to know the support people by name. They've always been friendly and helpful, even though some of my questions were fairly dumb.

Pros

Lower cost than Zoom Ease of use Direct integration with Drip (my CRM software) Friendly look and feel Fast, accurate support via email and chat A support person volunteered to be on my first webinar in person to answer questions and help out if needed.

Cons

At the very start of a broadcast, it takes about 5 seconds for the picture to come into focus. I'm not sure whether this is caused by Crowdcast or my webcam, but I did not see it on Zoom. Crowdcast handles webinars only, not meetings. You can have only 4 people onstage at once, or 3 people and a screen share. I'm okay with this, but you may not be. Because of this, I plan to continue using zoom for support group meetings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Connie Willis

Love my Crowdcast!

2019-07-22

My events move and have everyone in on the chat. They don't simply "feel" involved but they truly "are" involved!

Pros

Now I can take it on the road with me for live chats and live streams.

Cons

Would like fonts/lower thirds to choose from but I'm old school.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Val Geisler

The only webinar/workshop platform you need

2019-01-22

Pros

The two most powerful features: 1) Automatic recordings at the same link. 2) Q&A with the ability to jump ahead to your question.

Cons

Not much! There's little to nothing I would change about the experience as a presenter or a user.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kali Ferguson

Good for simple one-way broadcasts.

2018-03-07

Pros

Seeing all the comments is great as well, and the video quality seems decent.

Cons

The inability to talk via voice with the presenter, and the question box and voting are hard to access.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 10001+ employees)

limited features but usable for webinar and video stream share

2020-07-30

connecting to our email distribution to automate workflow and share out with personalized landing pages

Pros

use case is to share recorded webinars and create content hub for prerecorded video info to share asynchronously

Cons

chat and invite capabilities are more seamlessly integrated in video sharing platform industry leaders like zoom

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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