Wistia

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

About Wistia

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

HTML5 or Flash
When you upload a video to Wistia, we automatically encode Flash and HTML5 versions at multiple resolutions.
Least Buffering Possible
These versions are stored on a network of servers all over the world, which instantly measure each viewer’s connection and deliver the best quality video with the least buffering possible.
Works on Every Device
This means crystal clear video anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Control how your video looks, feels, and functions

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.
Player Controls
Customize your video player so that it has only the controls and functionality that you need and looks great with the colors and design of your website.
Social Sharing Buttons
Easily add social sharing buttons to your video, so your viewers can share your video with everyone else.

Convert viewers into leads with tools built for business.

Collect Emails
Turnstile is an easy way to add an email collector to your video so that you can connect with those interested in your content. You can place Turnstile before, after, or anywhere in the middle of your video.
Integrate With Email Marketing Platforms
Link Turnstile directly to your favorite email marketing and marketing automation tools to add leads directly to your email lists, set up autoresponders, and trigger drip campaigns.
Calls to Action
Guide your most engaged viewers exactly where you want them to go with a clickable call-to-action at the end of your video.

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Wistia: 13

  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Content Management
  • Document Management
  • Inside the Video Search
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Rapid Creation
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(140)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Will G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Everything Wistia Does Makes Video Hosting Better!

Reviewed on 2019/12/18

I think that Wistia is SOOO easy to do business with. I will continue to use them as long as I host...

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.

Andrew M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Wistia features and service

Reviewed on 2020/03/02

I personally have loved using Wistia. It is very user friendly and intuitive. The staff at Wistia...

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 data
-The ability to provide our channel with video's and evaluate their performance
- The ability to replace a video without having to update all the locations it exists. This option is awesome because you have the choice to keep the statistics or start fresh
-The ability to make a channel and customize the channel for like content to keep the viewer engaged with like content
- The ability to have various teams in Wisitia from Marketing, Sales, Support, UX etc and isolate access
- The fact that they are continually putting out new features that are beneficial at various stages of the marketing and sales funnel

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.

Kevin M.
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy Video Mgmt and Deployment

Reviewed on 2021/03/05

Very positive. With the ability to setup turnstiles and gated videos, we were able to integrate...

Very positive. With the ability to setup turnstiles and gated videos, we were able to integrate them into our inbound campaigns. Also, linking videos to our ecom website allowed us to demonstrate a clear ROI after the first couple of months.

Pros

Easy and intuitive interface to manage, deploy and track all of our videos. You can then configure each video to allow or not allow customers to share, download, etc.
Super easy to embed videos on your websites or within email campaigns. Also like that solution allows you to easily convert your videos to various sizes, dimensions and file fomats.

Cons

The Soapbox offering, which is a free tool that allows users to make videos, is great but its setup as a separate offering. Would be most ideal if this was more integrated into the base Wistia platform.

⭐️john S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/04/09

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

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great brand protecting video solution

Reviewed on 2021/01/05

We have managed to use Wistia to collaborate with videographers in a way that has enhanced our...

We have managed to use Wistia to collaborate with videographers in a way that has enhanced our editing and project management experiences greatly. Combined with the ability to embed completed videos with impressive analytics, Wistia is ticking several boxes.

Pros

The ability to restrict the embedding of videos to certain domains combined with the improved user experience while viewing the video—through the lack of recommended videos—make Wistia a very appealing video embedding solution.

Cons

Although the interface is simple (pro), that can sometimes be a con as it appears minimalistic in features. Most of the features I was looking for are there, they're just not as noticeable as I'd like them to be.

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Wistia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Free Account includes: All of our standard features Advanced video analytics Wistia branding on player 3 video limit $99 includes: All of our standard features Advanced video analytics No Wistia branding on player Add as many videos as you need for 25¢ each per month 10 free videos included $399 All of our standard features Advanced video analytics No Wistia branding on player Add as many videos as you need for 25¢ each per month 10 free videos included One premium integration with HubSpot, Pardot, or Marketo Priority support $799 All of our standard features Advanced video analytics No Wistia branding on player Add as many videos as you need for 25¢ each per month 10 free videos included One premium integration with HubSpot, Pardot, or Marketo Priority support 24/7 emergency support Technical account setup Dedicated success manager

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Wistia has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Wistia supports the following languages:

English

Wistia supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Wistia has

Wistia offers the following support options:

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

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