The very best webinar software needs to be powerful, productive, and give you the ability to host the most engaging events possible. That’s certainly what you get with Livestorm and WebinarJam. Both browser-based webinar solutions offer clean interfaces, interactivity, and monetization options. But despite being excellent contenders, Livestorm and WebinarJam's priorities differ. So, you have to think about what’s most important to you. Do you want to be able to broadcast at the highest quality definition? Or is it better to focus on converting leads into paying customers?
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One of the newest additions to the webinar market is France’s Livestorm, which began in 2016 and already operates like a seasoned veteran. The software offers its users the ability to run an unlimited number of webinars for up to four hours at a time with a maximum attendance of 1,000. Webinars will look great, as Livestorm allows you to broadcast up to six active webcams in high definition at up to 1080p. All webinars also receive a custom URL and you’re able to add your branding to the registration page.
Livestorm is very user-friendly, so new webinar users will have no trouble getting everything set up. This is particularly useful when it comes to setting up webinar automation features, which give you the ability to set start timers, introduce videos, and redirect your audience as soon as your webinar is finished. Livestorm’s security is impressive too, with AES-256 encryption on all data transmitted.
When it comes to integrations, Livestorm is rapidly expanding with thousands of apps available, including big names like Google Analytics, Twitch, and Zapier. As a browser-based service, Livestorm can be used on any device, but it’s recommended you use Google Chrome for optimum performance. Impressively, Livestorm offers a completely free version of its service – although with limitations. You can access the Premium service for just $99 per host per month and cancel at any time.
Since 2013, California-based WebinarJam has offered its users the ability to run an unlimited number of webinars for up to 5,000 attendees. Webinars are high quality but, at just 720p, it’s not quite as impressive as Livestorm. Because WebinarJam is focused primarily on monetizing webinars, not only is your registration page highly customizable, but you’re able to charge attendees for entrance right away. The standout feature of WebinarJam is the number of options available for in-webinar promotion, with the ability to incentivize customers by introducing limited time offers, displaying live sales, and adding scarcity. Even the most reliable webinar services have issues sometimes, but WebinarJam has prepared for that by including a panic button. Pressing this button creates an entirely new room and transfers all of your attendees over – ideal when you’re having connectivity issues.
By focusing primarily on email autoresponder solutions like MailChimp, AWeber, and GetResponse, WebinarJam isn’t able to compete with Livestorm in terms of integrations. But because WebinarJam supports Zapier, you can use that to access more apps. Prices for WebinarJam vary from $499-$999 per year – cheaper than Livestorm. While WebinarJam doesn’t offer a free version, you do have the chance to test the service first by taking advantage of the 14-day free trial and 30-day money-back guarantee.
Whether you end up choosing Livestorm or WebinarJam – you’re going to end up with great software that offers you an unlimited number of webinars in high definition. However, if it’s video quality you care about, then Livestorm is the best of the two by providing full 1080p HD. It’s also the easiest to use, which makes setting up even the most complicated automation surprisingly simple. Don’t discount WebinarJam, though – it’s the best of the two for larger webinars, as it supports up to 5,000 attendees. Couple that with the highly customizable promotional offers it helps users create and commercially-driven webinar users may end up making record profits. Fortunately, you have the choice of testing both services out to see which one will boost your webinars the most.