MediaShout

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Church presentation & worship management software

About MediaShout

MediaShout is a church presentation software which enables the display of song lyrics, announcements, bibles passages, and almost any type of media file. The solution includes templates, fire buttons, social media integrations, text formatting, editor/presenter views, a sermon builder, and more.

MediaShout's editor provides users with a drag-and-drop interface for creating custom presentations. The sermon builder includes a wizard to assist users with creating their sermon slides. The cues library plugin allows users to save their favorite cues and easily add them to future presentations. Users can also edit slides further once cues have been added. Scripture passages from a variety of Bibles can be added to presentations, with the American Standard Version, King James Version, Webster Bible, and many others integrated.

The stage display in MediaShout enables the display of content to pastors and worship teams. Items can be copied directly from the main display to the stage display, and users can then edit items on the stage display only. Notes, previews of upcoming slides, and additional information can be shown to the worship team during sermons.


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4.3 /5
(315)
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4.2/5
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Ease of Use
4.0/5
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Jeff Kambale
Jeff Kambale
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  • Industry: International Affairs
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Powerful, Easy and Remarkable Church Presentation Software. A must have for any church.

Reviewed on 2018/05/22

Facilitating Reading The Preaching of our Pastor, making the Bible Verses as well as Songs Lyrics...

Facilitating Reading The Preaching of our Pastor, making the Bible Verses as well as Songs Lyrics available for ALL to read on screen.

Pros

The way I can edit and create slide without disturbing the main view. Also the availability of many Bible versions, enabling us to assist our Pastor in delivering the Message of God to the Church.

Cons

Not having a SCROLLING Announcements Option, is really a negative for us. I still look forward to see one day Scrolling Announcement Feature in future versions.
The other issue is the necessity to reconnect to Internet every Six Weeks, is not helping us in Africa where we do not have internet in our church buildings. Can it be removed, and find another way for verification?

Rita
Rita
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Customer service/support is amazing! First time user or an experienced user, they've got your...

Reviewed on 2018/06/13

Pros

First and foremost, their customer service / support is the best. Any issue (my own or theirs) I've ever had the MediaShout team has effectively and efficiently solved to my utmost satisfaction. The team is very knowledgeable about their software, know it inside out, and are on top of their game with it. [No non-english speaking people reading from a script with these guys!] They are tirelessly patient and extremely concerned with making sure my experience with MediaShout is the best they can make it. That alone makes the money spent on the software well worth it!

Secondly I love that I can edit the presentation on the fly and live. My Pastor has a tendency to ask for something to be done right BEFORE service starts. Can you show this? Can you add this scripture? You can do all that easily during service with just a few clicks! We couldn't do that before. It's a win/win for us. Pastor's happy and we're happy!

And thirdly, I love that I can now spend more of my time focusing on the pictures / graphics that I want to use instead of spending the majority of my time on formatting and setting up road maps for our worship songs. MediaShout allows you to format the entire cue or script easily! Setting up road maps [that my worship leader changes each time we sing it] is a breeze. Just drag and drop everything in the order you want it and wallah!

And the best part, with the words showing up on the stage with the next line feature, MY team thinks I'm a rockstar!

Cons

I don't like that the main stage and the stage are tied so closely together when creating lyrics. I'm very anal about word placement in regards to the picture / graphic I am using. One slight change on the main effects the words on the stage as well as the next line feature. I know I can use the alignment buttons the software provides, but like I said, I'm anal about word placement. I would also like the ability to change the position of the words that show on the stage without it affecting the words or the next line feature as well.

Although the MediaShout customer service is top notch and the support they offer is the best service around, I do wish their user forum was a bit more active. You can learn a lot about how to use a program more effectively by communicating with other end users. I have yet to find a forum within [or without] MediaShout that actively offers this valuable resource.

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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Niche features, with caveats

Reviewed on 2019/06/12

Pros

Ability to quickly recall lyrics and scriptures to make a great presentation

Cons

Plagued by frequent crashes, even after applying patches recommended by vendor

Alternatives Considered

ProPresenter

Reasons for Choosing MediaShout

Featureset targeted at churches

Switched From

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Switching to MediaShout

Appeared easier to train volunteers on

Response from Wordsmith

Hey there! I wonder if there's a system issue going on such as a video card needing a driver update, video codecs needing to be reinstalled, or Windows updates need completing. Version 6 is a very solid program and I trust it on the road worship leading myself- even on an older lower powered laptop. I'm confident our support can make recommendations to get you where you need to be (just reach out at mediashout.com/support). Also, do check out Version 7, as it's built on a completely new platform and it's less susceptible to even external system issues that caused poor performance in the past-- everything is in the box including video codecs needed for smooth performance with media files. We've worked hard to make it one of the most stable and reliable programs out there.

Julia
Julia
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

BUYER BEWARE. LICENSE VANISHES.

Reviewed on 2019/12/12

Overall, in 10 years, we were left fixing and resetting codec issues multiple times a year.

It...

Overall, in 10 years, we were left fixing and resetting codec issues multiple times a year.

It worked 85% of the time and most recently not at all.

Pros

We have been customers for upwards of 10 years.
The program worked with dual monitors.

Cons

We have purchased several upgrades - one because they forced us to. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

A few months ago we showed up for service as usual and our program said we were using a trial version. It started the 30 day countdown.

Eventually we dig out the registration codes for the product we had purchased and it would not accept the code. We tried multiple times but it would never go through.

We contacted tech support and eventually they just told us the company that managed the licenses for them no longer was. We asked what we could do to fix the problem.

The answer? Pay $400 to get a new version. WHAT?!? We purchase a product with the express understanding they are going to deliver on that product.

Instead, because they made an unfortunate decision to do business with the wrong company, it was going to cost US -the customer- $400. No product discount, no alternate license or work around. Just a response that would mean they succeeded at doing this to us TWICE.

I’m not happy nor would I recommend this product. It does the job. There were things we liked and didn’t like but because of the investment we had, we stayed. No longer.

We still haven’t replaced our program. We will be very diligent in reading reviews so we can get a company that is:

1) available with tech support without charging an additional fee and
2) stands behind the service they offer

Keith
Keith
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

MediaShout. It Works

Reviewed on 2018/12/30

I have been with mediashout since version 4 was in service. I feel like there have been a number of...

I have been with mediashout since version 4 was in service. I feel like there have been a number of growing pains getting to the current system, but it has been worth it.

Pros

I love that those of us that are tech savvy can dig into the options and have some fun with our creativity, and yet simplify the screen with volunteer mode, so that our week-end volunteers don't feel intimidated........Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the updates have finally included compatibility with standard remotes.

Cons

The system sometimes freezes during service. My computer is more than capable of handling the software, so I have been trying to isolate why we get occasional glitches. At this point I am blaming it on older video background loops that are not mP4. I don't know why wmv files would cause an issue, but when I don't use them, I don't have issues.

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MediaShout FAQs

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MediaShout offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$21.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

MediaShout offers a 30-day free trial for ministries to test out its features. MediaShout V7 for Windows is available as a single license for $399 which includes 1 activation and 46 public domain Bibles, or a site license for $449 including 69 Bibles. MediaShout V6 for Mac costs $399 for a single activation with 46 Bibles, or $449 for a site license with 69 Bibles. Users can also upgrade their Windows license from V6 to V7 for $209, or contact MediaShout for custom Combo pricing details.

MediaShout has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500

MediaShout supports the following languages:

English

MediaShout supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

MediaShout integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Drive, OneDrive, Twitter/X

MediaShout offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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