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Let's say you've just hosted a successful live webinar that generated a ton of interest and engagement. But only 50 out of 100 potential attendees could make it due to time differences or conflicting schedules. What if you could offer those who missed out on the same valuable content through a pre-recorded webinar, accessible at their convenience?
With pre-recorded webinars, you can tap into a global audience, overcome time zone barriers, and ensure that your valuable insights reach more people. Plus, the ability to edit and perfect your presentation means you can deliver a polished and consistent message every time, enhancing your brand's credibility.
In this article, we'll explore the top 10 pre-recorded webinar platforms and compare their features and pricing to help you pick the best platform for your needs and budget.
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Here are some key terms to help you evaluate different pre-recorded webinar platforms based on their features, capabilities, and benefits.
Here are our 10 recommendations to help you choose webinar software. You'll find an overview of each with key features and pricing.
Livestorm is an all-in-one video engagement platform for hosting any kind of event - including webinars, customer training, online courses, and product demos. You can set Livestorm to automatically record your live events and turn them into on-demand content for attendees who couldn’t make it or wish to revisit the material. Plus, you can send automated email reminders and follow-ups to nurture leads while you focus on other things.
With Livestorm, you can customize your webinar’s registration pages to capture lead data, interact with your attendees through chat and Q&A sessions, and review analytics after the event to help drive prospects through the sales funnel. It also integrates with 1000+ apps like MailChimp, HubSpot, and Salesforce, so it fits seamlessly into your existing workflow.
Pre-recorded webinars may lack the spontaneity and real-time interaction of a live event. So, when you pre-record material for your webinars, we recommend scheduling them to play at a specific time (like a live event) and assigning a moderator to make sure attendees make the most of the engagement features available.
If you’re just getting started, Livestorm’s free webinar software can host up to 30 attendees. And once you’re ready to commit, you can upgrade for up to 500 attendees at $88 or request a custom quote to host up to 3,000 attendees, VIP customer support, and a dedicated CSM.
Like Livestorm, Demio is a browser-based webinar platform that lets you host online meetings with similar engagement features, including emoji reactions, chats, breakout rooms, and polls.
Demio’s pricing starts at $49 per host per month and holds up to 50 attendees for a live event. And for up to 3000 attendees, the premium plan starts at $250 per host per month. Plus, if you need integrations like HubSpot or Salesforce, you’ll have to pay extra.
EasyWebinar supports both live and pre-recorded (automated) webinars. So you can convert live events into an automated webinar series and schedule them for a set time.
EasyWebinar’s basic plan starts at $99 per month and supports up to 100 attendees for a live event. But if you want additional features like custom registration pages, you can opt for the Pro plan at $199 per month or the Enterprise at $499, which supports up to 2000 live attendees.
Zoom is a popular video conferencing solution used by corporate organizations. Like Livestorm, Zoom integrates with 1000+ apps to capture lead data and run analytics. It also offers ‘simulive webinars’, which involve sharing a pre-recorded video file within an otherwise seemingly live webinar. With simulive, the host can join the event and interact with the audience through live chat and Q&A.
If you want to host pre-recorded webinars on Zoom, you need the Zoom Sessions and Zoom Events plan, which ranges between $990 to $1490 for 100 attendees. So if you need to host around 3000 attendees, you’ll have to pay around $19,000 to $26,490 per license per year, respectively.
GoTo Webinar is a product from the GoTo group. This platform also offers ‘recorded events’, as GoTo calls it, formerly known as ‘simulated live webinars’. Unlike Zoom, you can schedule a time for your simulated live event, or leave it open so attendees can register and watch on-demand.
If you want additional features like GoTo Stage, Channel Pages, and certifications, you can opt for the Pro and Enterprise plans range between $199 to $399 and support up to 1000 to 3000 participants, respectively.
Webex (by Cisco) is known for its scalability as it’s compatible with all Cisco products.
Webex’s free plan lets you host up to 100 attendees for 40 minutes. But if you want to host up to 200 attendees, you can opt for the Meet plan at $14.50 per license per month or request a custom quote for up to 1000 attendees.
Like Livestorm, ClickMeeting is a user-friendly, intuitive platform with features like file sharing, polls, and private chat. While it’s mostly ideal for a large number of attendees, the functionality of the features comes at a higher cost.
You can opt for ClickMeeting’s 30-day free trial for up to 25 attendees. Or you can upgrade to $25-40 per user per month based on the number of attendees (from 25 to 1,000). You can also request a custom quote to host up to 10,000 people.
BigMarker is a browser-based platform, so like Livestorm, your attendees don’t need to download any apps. The platform also allows you to embed pre-recorded videos into your website, making it easy for visitors to access and view the content without leaving your site.
BigMarker doesn’t publicly list pricing on its website.
WebinarNinja is a browser-based platform that hosts all your recorded webinar content. What makes this platform different is that you can even upload videos from YouTube.
While WebinarNinja offers a 14-day free trial, the pricing plans are based on the number of attendees you’d want. For example, if you want to host up to 500 attendees, the Pro and Business plan range between $249 to $349 per month.
Zoho Meetings is a product of Zoho’s workplace tools and integrates with the entire Zoho ecosystem — Zoho Commerce, Marketing, CRM, Finance, and HR.
Zoho’s Webinar plan ranges between $16 to $19 per organizer per month for up to 25 attendees.
Access these 6 email templates to drive attendance to your virtual events.
The best webinar software depends on your specific needs, preferences, and budget. If you’re looking for a platform that lets you do everything without investing in third-party apps, you can’t go wrong with Livestorm.
With Livestorm, you can host live events and pre-recorded webinars (automated or on-demand), customize registration pages, and connect your attendees with interactive features — all free. And, when you’re ready for our paid plan, you’ll have even more features to play with and full support from a customer service team.
You can create a pre-recorded webinar by following these steps:
Yes, a webinar can be pre-recorded, depending on the platform you choose. Pre-recorded webinars can be played back for attendees at scheduled times (imitating the live experience) or on demand. Many webinar platforms, like Livestorm, Demio, and EasyWebinar, support pre-recorded webinars, allowing you to easily host and manage your content with minimal intervention from your team.
Yes, Zoom allows pre-recorded webinars, also known as simulative webinars, but you need to be on the Zoom Sessions license, or Zoom Events plan to access this feature which ranges between $990 to $1490 for 100 attendees. If you want a more budget-friendly platform for pre-recorded webinars, consider Livestorm. With Livestorm, you can easily host up to 500 attendees at $88 per month or even try Livestorm for free.