Restream Features

Restream

Webinar and video streaming management solution

4.65/5 (328 reviews)

Restream Feature Summary

  • Automated Publishing
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Customizable Reports
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Post Scheduling
  • Q & A
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Transcripts/Chat History

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Metadata Management
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Performance Metrics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
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Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Analytics
Automated Scheduling
Chat
Communication Management
Content Library
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Engagement Analytics
Event Scheduling
Interactive Content
Metadata Management
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Performance Metrics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
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Sentiment Analysis
Task Scheduling
Template Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Analytics
Automated Scheduling
Chat
Communication Management
Content Library
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Engagement Analytics
Event Scheduling
Interactive Content
Metadata Management
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Performance Metrics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduling
Sentiment Analysis
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Text to Speech
Third Party Integration
Video Editing
Video Management
Video Streaming
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Restream Feature Reviews

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

Taranjeet Singh

Not as promising as it looked

2019-10-31

The YouTube video split into multiple parts while streaming.

Pros

- Web based, hence not platform dependent - Trial without credit card details - Easy to set up - Great UI

Cons

- Performs poorly in low or fluctuating bandwidth conditions - Doesn't have a native app so we have to be dependant on third party apps for streaming from mobile

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nelli Abrahamyan

Easy to simulcast

2019-03-28

I have a good experience with Restream.io and I like that they add new important features.

Pros

The Restream Chat feature 3. The Analytics 4.

Cons

Now Restream Live made it easier for me to multistream with less efforts.

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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Kai Svabas

Easy and User-Friendly Software

2019-04-06

The user interface with the dashboard occasionally does not display correctly when going back and forth between the chat and the dashboard.

Pros

It let's you see chat from each channel or account.

Cons

There is some added delay to the stream, but not bad. The chat application can be slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kai Lynk

The only way to stream

2019-11-13

If I had any suggestions or notes, the only thing I can think of wwould be some kind of recording save feature, but of course, that takes up a lot of valuable resources, so I'm not expecting that to come from this platform.

Pros

I can use the browser source to display chat in obs, and the desktop app to keep an eye on the chat on another monitor.

Cons

I'm often logged out for reasons I'm not sure of, I have to close OBS to change the platforms I broadcast to (even if I'm not yet live). The chat client doesn't play nice with some of twitchs features (scripts, bots etc) and sometimes stops updating mid stream.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Bo Burgess

Good for free

2019-11-15

Positive but some bugs have me hesitant to ever spent money for the upgrade.

Pros

Good combine interface for free service.

Cons

Chat errors and stream occasionally doesn’t get reported to websites properly leading to appearing to not be broadcasting but it really is.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jesus Chavez

Best bang for your buck

2019-04-15

Great. Been using it for twitch, YouTube and twitter. Awesome

Pros

The ability to connect and change title's from the site is awesome and saves alot of time.

Cons

The chat feature could be better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Devin Germain

Wish I could get a little more bang for my buck.. or same bang for less buck..

2019-04-05

Restream's chat doesnt seem to work properly.

Pros

I like that I can actually stream to several platforms at once and even ones I've not yet discovered..

Cons

You have to be a real nerd to figure stuff out here.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Gordon Rochford

The Only Way To Stream

2019-04-09

I do Live Shows and Chats with my audience and get thousands more viewers on multiple platforms than if I used just Youtube Live or Twitch or even FB Live.

Pros

Using the amazing integrated chat stream I can monitor and reply to commenters from all four platforms, live!

Cons

But with my big boy pants on and figuring out and experimenting with my streaming settings; I now have a seamless and easily initiated stream, all video works properly and the Facebook setup is now super easy and integrated and well worth the extra few bucks!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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James Sawyer

Multiply your audience across platforms

2019-11-12

Overall I like the ease of use and can converse with viewers from multiple platforms from one interface.

Pros

The cross platform chat with OBS integration is awesome so I don't need multiple apps running so use less resources on my PC.

Cons

Facebook Page streaming being a paid feature, I do not make money streaming, I use OBS because it is free, I use the free version of Restream and cannot afford to go with a paid plan.

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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Raman Butok

Restream - perfect for extending your audience

2019-11-15

Audience engagement, expanding coverage and extending viewership

Pros

Resytream also provides a multichannel chat that helps to see messages from those sources and even output that to your broadcasting software.

Cons

Sometimes they have troubles with some chat sources and|or Youtube events setup, but I would not exactly blame Restream for that - they are doing their best to mitigate those issues most often caused by third party services.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jacobo Ramos García

Easy to use with great features

2020-01-22

I like it, I've been using it for a long, long time and I really like this product

Pros

It's an amazing tool for simulcasting, easy to use and powerful tools and features like metrics, video embed, and others.

Cons

Also, I HATE THE BRANDING ADDED TO THE STREAMS, even when you are paying for the service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Der Sky

Restream, awesome tool for better streams, for growing a bigger audience with some smaller bugs

2019-11-12

Besides minor bugs, Restream is an ingenious product. I hope you can understand my Review of Restream, iam not really good in writing reviews in english

Pros

Restream is easy to use and I would say "idiots safe".

Cons

It happens that the restream chat takes some time to send chat messages. It also happened that the design of the chat in my stream had formatting errors.

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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Victor Lozano

MultiStream and grow your community

2019-04-06

As a gamer streaming with Restream makes growing across youtube, mixer and twitch so much easier.

Pros

Using Restream allows you to stream to multiple setvices with one click.

Cons

I wish the chat overlay was more customizable.

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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Dan Moore

Great software!

2019-11-15

I have had very few issues with the software and like using it every day, I just wish it had a few more features

Pros

Easy to set up Easy to use Has the chat program Allows me to make YouTube videos easier Free

Cons

Cannot handle pictures/emotes Cannot see sub/follow/donation notifications Not super integrated into OBS

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ketobbey Waters

Reaching More Eyes In More Places Made Easy

2019-11-12

You can have a bot setup within Restream to repost all of your chats to other chats you are streaming to.

Pros

With Restream it's so easy to setup streaming to so many sights and when you have done the first setup that's it you are done.

Cons

I have no issues with Restream at all just the Mixer API needing to be re-activated everyday and every other days.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lee Gilligan

A Solid Option for Streaming to Multiple Outlets

2020-08-23

Discovered it at the right time, and it has served our organization well with no issues thus far.

Pros

We recently bought into Restream when our church services were forced to go online-only during the COVID lockdown. We previously were using Livestream. We still use it but have found Restream is more effective in streaming to other platforms like YouTube and Facebook. It also allows us to schedule pre-recorded events, but stream them as if they are "live."

Cons

Also, we have to use a third party provider to stream to Instagram Live.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, myself only employees)

Best Solution for Broadcasters

2019-04-05

I have used Restream for the past 2 years now and it has saved me so much time and effort.

Pros

It sent a copy of my stream to any platform I wanted, The best part was that I could even send it to my own custom RTMP server. That way I always had a copy of my broadcasts. It also didnt add latency like when streaming via other sites and software.

Cons

The chat integration was a bit rough when it first launched but they have worked hard to resolve those issues.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Daniel Fitzgerald

A great way to stream and chat to multiple services at once, with a few bugs.

2019-11-17

Overall, it's good. but it still needs work.

Pros

Linking multiple streaming services chat together, and embed in the stream. 3.

Cons

Web chat on mobile logs you out every time you multitask or turn off your mobile screen. 5.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Arie Yuffa

Restream is indispensable

2019-04-05

Is easy to setup, the streaming quality is flawless and supports all the platforms that are relevant in today’s competitive streaming world.

Pros

As a regular streamer I can assure you that Restream not only offers the best quality of multiple platform streaming there is but also the best tools to make the process so much easier and This includes their Chat app which is the best out there.

Cons

That lacks an add-on for OBS to integrate some stats or even the Restream chat within the OBS environment.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Restream


Hi Arie,
Thanks for your feedback!
Regarding the OBS integration - it was just released last week! :)
Check it out here - https://restream.io/updates/2019/04/obs-widgets

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Tyler Rice

TRice uses Restream

2019-04-07

My experience with Restream.io has been great. Really like using the service. It is wonderful that they continually work on improving what the offer and make it better for the end user.

Pros

Integrated chat and multiplatform use.

Cons

It used to be it didn’t have Facebook integration but now it does which is great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan Brousseau

Free multi platform streaming solution

2019-11-12

I honestly haven't seen a chat support that helpful elsewhere.

Pros

- Allows you to stream to most known platforms at the same time, free of charge - Great Recap/report of your latest stream through email - Top of the chart technical support - Relatively easy to set up through OBS and well known streaming platforms like Twitch and Mixer

Cons

. - No facebook Public page stream with the free version - Chat bot can be a mess sometimes and stop working randomly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Dominik Baluch

I love Restream!

2019-11-16

Restream has also introduced FTL servers for streaming meaning real time interactions with all of my streams!

Pros

Restream has also introduced FTL servers for streaming meaning real-time interactions with all of my streams!

Cons

For example, I have to restart my Restream Chat every now and then because the messages don't show up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Fixl

What it says on the tin

2019-11-15

Pros

Being able to automatically set titles, descriptions and send Twitter notifications out is extremely handy for those wanting to get a stream up asap

Cons

Specifically concerning the exe variant of the chat software, it does respond to snap to commands for quick resizing of the window.

Rating breakdown

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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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Mark Stone

The best of the Streaming World

2019-04-16

As a standard gaming/streamer, I will say that restream has given me the opportunity to get to the maximum audience, and the fact that they do try to make sure each source works (even when it's unsuccessful) consistently, makes them a "Must" use if you're a personal or professional streamer in the internet world.

Pros

Basically, if you are a streamer of any sort, and you want to reach out as far as you can, Restreram.io is definitely the software for you. Easy to set up, easy to adapt and reach out to as many platforms as possible.

Cons

The chat windows are not the most intuitive, so making sure your chat is up and running with a stream site that may / may not have API is not a sure thing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Eve Staton

One Happy Streamer

2019-11-20

Even after I make the switch, I'll probably keep using Restream because of the built in notifications and occasional sponsored streams that are offered to users.

Pros

I've been trying to transfer my audience over to Twitch instead, and Restream has made that transition smooth as butter.

Cons

There have been a few bugs, mostly with the chat client either logging me out, not properly displaying the number of viewers, or the bot not transferring messages at times, but it has been a mostly positive experience.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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