Wistia Features

Wistia

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

4.65/5 (88 reviews)

Wistia Feature Summary

  • Encode Flash and HTML5 versions
  • Video Heatmaps
  • Least Buffering Possible
  • Engagement Graphs and Trends
  • Works on Every Device
  • Video SEO and Social Media
  • Focus on Context
  • No Ads!
  • Customize Player Controls
  • Private Sharing
  • Social Sharing Buttons
  • Email marketing
  • Turnstile Email Collector
  • Integrate With Email Marketing Platforms
  • Include Calls to Action
  • Audience Trends

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Wistia Feature Reviews

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

Justin Larsen

Wistia makes optimizing for conversion with video easier than any other solution I know of.

2017-08-08

Tons of controls and customization options that marketers will love.

Pros

I love its integration with our CRM, its turnstile forms, and its video customization options.

Cons

They used to have some issues with latency when customizing videos, but that's be resolved for my use case for months and months now.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Spencer Forman

If YouTube and Vimeo could only be this good...

2012-01-24

I cannot imagine a more perfect solution for anyone who needs a video management system for content that needs to be kept private or behind a paywall.

Pros

Wistia provides an incredibly powerful and flexible way for entrepreneurs and businesses to manage, distribute, and monetize their video content. Unlike YouTube and Vimeo, the key differentiator is the fact that you have absolute control over the location where you content can be accessed, embedded, or downloaded.

Cons

None that I have found yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Turner

Excellent hosting service. Not 100% compatible with every 3rd Party. But close enough :)

2016-11-03

We've had Wistia for over a year and I'm very satisfied with the product. While you don't necessarily gain the organic traffic you might get from YouTube, the analytics you get from videos embedded on your site are perfect.

Pros

Lots of features, powerful data analytics, very easy to use, lots of customization, good admin panel with multiple user roles.

Cons

Some third party implementation isn't quite there yet (random third party WordPress plugins), but that isn't entirely Wistia's fault, but still a con.

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Samuel Lang

Wistia Has Helped Our Business Manage Hundreds Of Videos Inside An Intuitive Platform

2017-11-16

Wistia lets our business manage videos and customize features to fit the aesthetic of each specific video.

Pros

Wistia lets you manage hundreds of videos with customizable features like video border color, gating content at the end of the video, and much more!

Cons

Some of the features like the gated content are only available on more expensive packages whereas they were complimentary when we first became customers.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua Smith

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Be a professional, use professional tools

2015-11-05

If you are creating great video content, why not leverage those videos to their greatest potential.

Pros

-user friendly -reporting features are easy to understand -integrates with Hubspot and other marketing platforms -optimized fast streaming -ability to email gate videos or add CTA's to the end

Cons

-sometimes so many features that it is hard to use it to fullest potential -can be expensive for the casual user with lots of videos

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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clint purser

A great way to host our videos.

2017-10-26

Easy to use, sleek design.

Pros

I also find the customizability of every aspect of the experience really useful.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charlie = Flynn

Wistia is easy-to-use

2016-11-09

My only reservation with recommending to others is that I think the notifications could be better.

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Source: Capterra
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Peter Troast

Wistia Rocks

2012-01-25

If you're looking for a hosted video solution, Wistia is a great service, great company, and great SaaS platform.

Pros

High quality, branded video.

Cons

I can't really think of any.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Nina Laurie seen

Wistia, for easy upload and custom branding

2016-11-09

Wistia is easy to use and let's you brand in your business colors.

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Source: Capterra
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Maggie Millard

Easy to Learn, Easy to Integrate with Hubspot

2017-06-07

Pros

It's super easy to create playlists, and I love that you can customize the appearance of the videos and the playlists.

Cons

I can still embed easily and include videos in my emails, but can't trigger workflows based on video activity, which wasn't made clear prior to upgrading Wistia.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Easy to use, clean video player

2018-06-14

Pros

The video library is really easy to access and interact with and intuitive to use.

Cons

We were told that issues embedding forms in Wistia videos was a Marketo CSS targeting issue, and while that was the case, some more support or help from Wistia to ensure our success with that integration would've been really appreciated.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ted Brown

Great Company, getting better.

2016-11-09

Sometimes I wish they had some additional functionality, but they make up for any gaps with their customer support

Pros

Supports higher quality videos than YouTube and doesn't require the annoying social aspects of Vimeo.

Cons

Platafrom doesn't allow you to share other types of content very well.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Wistia

I prefer Wistia over YouTube or Vimeo for the reasons stated above. Much better platform for businesses.

Source: Capterra
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Marisa Kalin

Great video hosting platform

2018-04-09

Pros

The videos look great in the players and the feature rich customization is helpful.

Cons

It's a bit on the pricey side, but other than that it's a great tool for understanding how people interact with your videos.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Bill Cushard

Wistia is great for embedding video on your site and the stats are excellent

2017-10-10

Biggest benefit for us is a branded video experience on our website without distractions of other brand logos on the video player.

Pros

If you want to embed videos on your site so that they blend in wiht your brand/web experience, Wistia is a top choice.

Cons

Wistia videos don't share well on social channels.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sydney Jamie son

Wistia just makes video easier.

2016-11-10

We're loving Wistia because the video players are sharp looking and easily customizable with color, buttons, etc.

Pros

Easy, organized, SEO friendly, Trackable

Cons

Video organization and seo setup can be confusing

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cameron Evans

Great video delivery software - if you want to upgrade from YouTube you can't go wrong.

2018-07-09

Quick and easy way for our videographer to share videos on our team and for us marketers to put it up on the website.

Pros

We post all our company videos to Wistia and it integrates well with forms/turnstiles.

Cons

System is simpler and I wish that there were more features when integrating - like more info on turnstile forms. I wish that it was a little nicer on the layouts of the video pages themselves, but that's being nit-picky.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ethan Hawkes

We use Wista to gather fresh new leads

2017-08-10

Pros

I love how you can gate video content behind an email address.

Cons

I don't like how you have to pay for integration. It makes it hard to tell how it will integrate with other software before we pony up money for it.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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David Rohrer

Happy with Wistia and looking forward to their future upgrades too!

2016-11-22

The control and analytics are so much better than what you'll get with YouTube.

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

Wistia gets the right job done

2018-08-14

Nicely scoped service/product. You get just what you need to get the job done.

Pros

Great to post videos and integrate with Wordpress site Analytics get the job done Easy to use to get the job done, not many extra whistles now, which is great Like the company, blog posts are helpful and public betas

Cons

Embed styles could use more details on how to do them Embedding could use more data on performance, I had to learn the best way through trial and error

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Aviation & Aerospace company, 51-200 employees)

Video Hosting made Simple

2017-11-01

Pros

Once you upload content, you can easily customise and share with the great interface!

Cons

There are a lack of features, so even though you can add buttons, links and see views, you can't really delve into the more advanced features, because there are none.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christine Austin

Video + Marketing + Analytics

2018-04-21

Pros

- Love that you can collect back end data about what your viewers are watching, how long, etc - Video turnstyle is pretty awesome, great way to increase conversions on a video

Cons

- Costs were raised, and some integrations are an additional costs.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Performing Arts company, 11-50 employees)

Great video-hosting platform that is innovating use for clients

2018-03-26

Pros

A free tool with upgraded features for paid users, Soapbox allows you to film your screen and yourself at the same time and then easily edit the video for use in product demos, proposal walk-throughs and more.

Cons

No major complaints here - Wistia has another great feature where you can order srt files for the captions on your video and these are always done within a day.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 201-500 employees)

I use Wistia for uploading final assets to clients, and also for attaching to websites.

2018-04-19

The software is easy to use and allows for easy feedback, embedding, and sharing of videos.

Pros

It embeds easily and has a lot of functions for for customizing permissions, video preview frames, and other aspects of the uploaded asset.

Cons

The software does have some issues uploading long files. I have run into a few issues where I have uploaded longer videos and ended up having to attempt the upload a few times. Those instances are fairly rare though.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Weatherhead

Always iterating

2016-11-10

Great trial exeperience and the best video mobile functionality I've worked with.

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Source: Capterra
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William Franco aka Flwheel

Wistia = AWESOMENESS!!!!

2012-01-24

I have tested over 60 video solutions before I settled on Wistia. I have tested another 20 since... NOTHING EVEN COMES CLOSE TO WHAT WISTIA HAS DEVELOPED!!!!

Pros

Easy of Use Beautiful User Interface Powerful Features Extremely Knowledgeable Team

Cons

NONE - the system is ID-10-T proof!

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Source: Capterra
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