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Wistia

A video platform to create, host, manage, and measure videos

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Wistia Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Wistia product overview

Price starts from

99

Per month

Per Feature

What is Wistia?

Flawless delivery, on every device, anywhere in the world.

Key benefits of using Wistia

Focus on Context
Whether your video is large or small, inline or popover, autoplaying or gated, we make it easy to customize every detail so your video fits into place wherever you embed it.


Measuring what matters
The first step to improving your video strategy is to start measuring it. As you learn what engages your audience, you can use that data to inform and improve your next videos.


Video SEO
Creating video sitemaps is easy, and it helps search engines read the content of your videos. This means your videos rank higher in search results, and so do the pages they’re on! Most importantly, these links will bring traffic to your own website (not a third-party host) and your own content.

Email marketing
Add videos to your email marketing campaigns and know exactly who watched them.

Wistia Labs
Experimental integrations, plug-ins, and extensions.

Playlists
Embed a whole library of content in a single video player.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Webinars
Documentation

Wistia pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

152

Starting from

99

Per month

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Wistia features

Functionality

4.5

/5

152

Total features

20

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Customizable Branding
Content Management
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Collaboration Tools
Social Sharing
Video Editing

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Wistia users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

152

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.59/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

111

35

6

0

0

Pros
But since I am not the one paying for it, it is not a concern. If you can afford it, great - it is excellent quality software and video hosting.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It is very user friendly and intuitive. The staff at Wistia are awesome and responsive to inquiries.

AM

Andrew M.

Wistia is a great no-nonsense video host for professionals, and it's ability to embed on any website and other integrations is excellent.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
The only complaint I have is that the reporting was not always 100% accurate.

SY

Sarah Y.

It's rather expensive for small businesses. For people new to video, their newsletters are incredibly misleading.

WL

William L.

The downside for us is that we aren't a place for making a lot of video presentations so it was more than we needed.

RR

Robert R.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Everything Wistia Does Makes Video Hosting Better!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I think that Wistia is SOOO easy to do business with. I will continue to use them as long as I host video and am able. Amazing company, awesome product!

Pros

I love how easy Wistia is to use. I'm a fanboy...I'll admit. I've used Wistia to host our orgs marketing and training videos for the last 4+ years and they make the process so simple. Loading videos, setting up chapters, sharing links, embedding in our help center. I also have used the metrics to help identify where are videos are getting looks to. Simply put, Wistia makes it easy to host videos.

Cons

I don't really have anything I don't like. I suppose some of the save/edit buttons aren't always the most apparent, when editing advanced functions of videos.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love Wistia features and service

Reviewed 2 years ago

I personally have loved using Wistia. It is very user friendly and intuitive. The staff at Wistia are awesome and responsive to inquiries. I would highly recommend them.

Pros

There are many things to love about Wistia. Some of the key things that I liked most are: - The simple user interface - The ability to customize for conversions (end screens, chaptering, CTA's etc.) - The ability to connect to HubSpot CRM with a more holistic picture of a lead to see what video content they have engaged with - The ability to duplicate videos for different locations to isolate performance...

Cons

-I wish it would a little easier to customize end screens and CTA's. It would be nice if there was templates you could use and alter for these with your own content and brand. Or if there was a marketplace to purchase high converting designs. - It would be nice to be able to customize the channel page more with your own brand fonts and layout options. Again pre-done templates for this would be a great feature.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Some good features but let down by lack of tracking on social and adverts on premium videos

Reviewed 3 years ago

We wanted a way to track video stats across social and our landing pages but that just isn't possible with Wistia.

Pros

Easy to understand and use. The software is fairly well documented if a little contradictory in places.

Cons

Cannot track any of the statistics on social media. The back end is quite buggy. Some of the customization features do not work on Social Media or with embedding at all. They advertise on premium member videos. Right clicking beings up an link to their sales page.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great solution for on-demand webinars & videos

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

The ability to quickly import videos and have them gated for customers. We use wisitia for our webinar recordings, and are easily able to customize each video and share throughout our marketing materials. We’re looking forward to trying out their new editing and on-demand landing page features!

Cons

No cons to mention! Wisita is a great solution for our video hosting.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Solid At Protecting Content

Reviewed 2 years ago

Wistia has been great to help secure video content and make it look more original than if we hosted on other platforms like Vimeo or Youtube.

Pros

Wistia is by far the best major player at protecting the content you put up. There are always ways to work around security if someone really wants to download your content, but so far Wistia has been the best.

Cons

The price point isn't cheap when you consider you could host for free on other platforms, but it's a small price to pay to have content that looks professional. As long as you're earning an income based on the video content you're storing on the site, it shouldn't be a big issue.

Wistia FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Wistia offer?

Wistia has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $99.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Wistia?

Wistia has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Wistia support?

Wistia supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Wistia offer an API?

No, Wistia does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Wistia offer?

Wistia offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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