Webinar software comparison

Why Livestorm is the best Zoom alternative

Explore a detailed comparison of Livestorm and Zoom to see which is the best webinar software. Compare platforms by features, integrations, and price.

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General information

Customer Rating

Average rating on review websites Capterra and G2 Crowd.



Browser based

Webinar platforms that work directly in the browser, there's no need to download any software.

Device versatility

Host events from a desktop, tablet or mobile.

On-demand webinars

Create or access pre-recorded on-demand webinars, available any time.

Automated webinars

Automate entire webinars or key actions like CTAs, start and stop times or page redirects.

Promotion Features

Customizable registration pages

Add a banner, logo, social channels or speaker information to the event registration page without any coding skills.

Customizable emails

Customize emails with ease by adding an event banner, social sharing buttons, or a signature.

Customized email sequence

Customize your own email sequence and schedule them to be sent automatically.

Embed forms

Embed a registration form on your own website to capture more registrants.

Company page

Publish events to a public company page that gathers all upcoming and past events.

Built-in social sharing

Share event registration pages on your company's social channels directly from your webinar platform.

Custom registration forms

Customize the fields of your registration form to capture insights on your audience.

Registration filter

Apply a filter to accept event registrations only from work email addresses.

Activation Features


Send chat messages through a tab built right into your webinar room.

Emoji reactions

Enable emoji reactions during live events to allow attendees to react in real-time.


Audiences can ask questions in a dedicated space.

Question upvotes

Audiences can vote on questions that they most want to see answered. Organizers can sort them by date or most upvotes.

Live answer notification

Display a notification that shows the question you are answering live during the webinar.


Create drafts of polls in advance and publish them during your event. Or, create them live during your event to further activate your audience.

Call-to-action button

Direct your attendees to a promotional offer via a CTA displayed in the event room.

Virtual backgrounds

Change your background to personalize your webinar or look more professional.

Digital whiteboards

Collaborate with digital whiteboards within the platform or through a native integration.

Organization Features

Private chat

Chat privately with event organizers and moderators during the event.

Registrants moderation

Control which registrants can and cannot access the event.

One-click integrations

Integrate the software with any app to capture other valuable insights.

Maximum number of attendees

The maximum number of attendees supported.



Unique contact list

Find all your event contacts in one place and get a 360 view of their activity within different events.


Secure your team's access to the platform with SAML SSO.

Dial-in to webinars

Attendees can opt to dial-in to the webinar from a phone number.

Reporting Features

Analytics reports

Track and analyze all of your data with our powerful analytics tool built into the dashboard.

Webinar recordings

Record webinars automatically and send them to attendees at the end of each session.

Livestorm, the best Zoom alternative

Livestorm vs Zoom: features

Livestorm is a browser-based webinar software, making it easy to transition between any mobile or desktop device. The agility of the platform draws a stark comparison with Zoom, which was originally available only in a downloadable desktop application. Recently, Zoom has expanded its offerings to include browser access to meetings or webinars.

Zoom's promotional features include customizable registration pages and emails. Lacking from Zoom is the option to limit registrations to business-only emails, an option present in Livestorm's registration pages.

While using Zoom or Livestorm, you may choose to engage your audience with chat, polls, questions, and digital whiteboards. However, of the two platforms, only Livestorm lets you send CTAs during your webinars – a particularly handy feature to use during a sales demo.

The most apparent difference between Zoom and Livestorm is automation. Livestorm webinars can be either fully or partially automated, running on autopilot while you work on other tasks.

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Livestorm vs Zoom: integrations

Livestorm has a robust native integration system that includes tools like Drift, Miro, and more. Zoom offers a range of native integrations for products like Zoom Meeting as well as Zoom Webinar. Both Zoom and Livestorm have a Zapier integration connecting your accounts to thousands of other apps.

Livestorm's API makes it easy to build more workflows, customize your experience, and connect your favorite tools. Zoom also has an API that allows developers to connect their favorite apps.

The Livestorm Plugin SDK makes it easy for developers to build Livestorm Plugins in just a few lines of code. Zoom offers "Zoom Apps," which may be added to webinars. Some Zoom Apps you can add are virtual backgrounds and educational tools. Livestorm Plugins are an easy way to customize your webinar.

You can find Livestorm's API in a developers portal and Livestorm Plugins and integrations in the Livestorm App Marketplace. Zoom's "Zoom Apps" and integrations are available in a dedicated space on their website.

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Livestorm vs Zoom: pricing

Livestorm's first offer is Livestorm Free, which is a free plan including all the features you need to run a great webinar. Zoom offers a free plan but only for its meeting product, not for webinars or online events. Zoom's free plan allows users to meet with up to 100 participants, limited to 40 minutes long.

At $99 a month, Livestorm's Pro plan includes popular features for engaging and activating audiences. The Pro plan has unlimited moderators, events, and registrants. You can stream for up to four hours and have meetings with 16 people.

To meet the same webinar use case on Zoom, you can sign up for Zoom Webinar for $79 a month or Zoom Meetings for $99 a month. The pricing for either solution depends on the maximum number of attendees.

Livestorm has an enterprise plan for licenses with more than five hosts. It includes premium training, security features, and more. For Zoom Webinar and Zoom Events, organizers need to contact sales to host events with over 10,000 attendees.

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Livestorm, the best webinar software

Run great webinars right in your browser

Livestorm makes it easy to run great webinars straight from the browser of any mobile or desktop. This makes if possible for your audience to join, no matter where they are in the world, without having to download or install anything.

Removing these extra steps helps attendance rates soar for no-download webinars. This is why Livestorm has a 53% higher attendance rate than the industry average.

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Manage everything with our end-to-end platform

Every part of your webinar can be managed within Livestorm. You can organize, promote, analyze and host great webinars with only one end-to-end platform. Collaborate with your team using the intuitive dashboard.

Promote your webinar to your audience with customizable registration pages and automated emails. Most webinar platforms need integrations to be able to send emails or create registration pages, but with Livestorm you can do that right in your account.

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Experience an intuitive webinar platform

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, Livestorm is a modern webinar solution. Enjoy a frictionless experience with intuitive controls that make it easy to plan, host, or promote your webinar sessions.

Attendees also benefit from a great user experience. Says Elise on the software review platform G2: "Livestorm is easy to use, the support is very responsive and the analytic system is very helpful."

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"The elegance of Livestorm's UI and its simplicity for creating beautiful landing pages made a big positive impact on the way we communicate with customers at scale."

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"Livestorm is really easy to use and offers a lot of customization. We are very happy with the visual rendering and the user experience."

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"Livestorm offered an alternative to our 1:1 demos and helped us acquire new customers. We also saw much more engagement as a result!"

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"Livestorm made it easy to automate our customer trainings. The ability to set up prerecorded content while still offering live Q&A helps our team provide personalized attention at scale."

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