Livestorm vs Zoom: features
Livestorm is browser-based, 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.
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.
Livestorm vs Zoom: pricing
Livestorm's first offer is Livestorm Starter, 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 Premium plan includes popular features for engaging and activating audiences. The premium 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.