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Microsoft Teams Live Events vs Zoom

How does Microsoft Teams Live Events compare with Zoom? What's the best webinar software? Discover our exhaustive comparison table between Microsoft Teams Live Events and Zoom.

Customer's Rating

Sum of both ratings (scales of 5) on Capterra and G2 Crowd (last update: 30/08/2021)

8.7
9
7.7
9.3
9.3
No download

Not having a download and a frictionless experience is very important in order to get more people in for your webinars.

DOWNLOAD & HTML5
Mobile support

Livestorm is fully responsive and compatible on any device or browser. Without download.

With app
With app
With app
Mobile browser
On-demand webinars

Offer pre-recorded on-demand webinars available 24/7

Technology

Livestorm is browser-based which means it functions 100% in your browser.

Download & HTML5
Download-only
Youtube Live-based
HTML5
HTML5
Chat, Polls and Q&As

Send chat messages, polls and answer questions during your webinars.

Room moderation

Moderate the chat, polls and questions. Also ban users.

Invite speaker on stage

Invite anyone on stage in a single click.

Webcam & Screensharing

Share your webcam or screen in a single click, in real-time.

Join webinars via phone (dial-in)

Join any webinars via phone, just call a local number to get the sound of a live webinar.

Registration Page

Generate a well-designed, conversion-focused, landing page for your webinars.

Webinars automations

Launch webinars automatically and play videos without being on stage.

Smart forms & Enrichment

Generate a custom form to qualify your participants upfront. Integrate the form anywhere: blog post, page, etc.

Registration and events widgets

Capture registrations from your website and list all your upcoming events.

Registration source tracking

Track where your registrants are coming from. Optimize your promotion channels.

Advanced custom branding

Add your logo, cover image and colors to match your brand identity.

Notification emails & Reminders

Notification emails, confirmation emails, reminders...We handle everything for you. Automatically.

Advanced email customization

Add custom variables to your reminder emails and personalize them for each of your registrants.

Webinar Replays

After each webinar we compile instantaneously a replay inside the same webinar room.

Analytics report

Livestorm provides an advanced analytics report for your content performance and all the declarative / behavioural data of your participants.

CSV exports

Export a CSV file of all you registrants or webinars, with all the data you need.

Zapier integrations

Connect your webinars with over 1000 different apps.

Native CRM integrations

Connect your registrants automatically to your CRM without using Zapier.

Custom Tag integration

Add any Javascript tag to your registration page like Google Analytics, live chats, Facebook Ads and many others..

Pixel integration

Add a retargeting pixel when someone registers your webinars. Retarget your webinar attendees on Facebook, Linkedin, Adwords, etc.

Google Analytics integration

Track your registration pages visitors and send registration events your Google Analytics dimension.

Slack notifications

Get real-time native notifications of your webinar registrations in Slack

No latency

Lower latency means that participants see the presenter in real-time and with no delay. Note that latency can appear in compatibility mode on some devices.

< 1ms
variable
8s+
< 1ms
< 1ms
Multi-languages

Use the software in your native language

Microsoft Teams Live Events vs Zoom in a nutshell

Zoom was founded in 2011 by a lead engineer from Cisco Systems and more specifically WebEx. Zoom is one of the fastest growing video collaboration software. 

Zoom requires a software download to power the webinars. This ensures more compatibility across different network environments and contexts and better control over the replay.

But on the other hand, it will block more people from joining the webinars. Indeed, having to download a third-party software is often not permitted.

Livestorm is 100% browser-based which means nobody has to download anything, either on desktop or mobile. We strive to build the best user experience possible in order to keep things simple and increase your participation rate.

Also, we noted that Zoom lacks branding capabilities on the registration pages and emails like adding colors, or custom cover images.

Finally, Zoom does not provide much reporting options so you're not properly able to tell who came to your webinar with the details of their engagement, duration, etc. 

Downloads add friction to the registration process

Having something to download adds friction for registrants and will reduce your webinar's attendance overall. Downloading a third party software every time to attend a webinar is usually not recommended in a B2B configuration (network, firewalls, etc.).

With Livestorm's entirely web-based experience, no download is required. You will bring more people to your webinars and miss less opportunities only for technical reasons.

Livestorm - Browser based webinars

Livestorm is a 100% real-time, browser-based webinar software.

Providing a frictionless experience to participants directly increases the average attendance in every webinar session. Hence the need for a no-download webinar solution.

Not supporting the new standards in live video streaming (HTML5) can result in delays between the presenter and what the participants actually view (and can create confusion), poor user experience or worst: connectivity issues.

Livestorm works in WebRTC. Real-time, with no install required from the participants nor the hosts.

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