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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Flipgrid

I use Flipgrid to allow students to share their work with each other. For example, my students created some artwork based on a prompt. Then, they used Flipgrid to record their work and explain their choices. I also required them to comment on each other’s work to make sure they watched the videos
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

This software is ideal for any size church. The ability to purchase a modest number of viewer-hours per month for a reasonable cost (no-ads) is hugely important for non-profit organizations. Being able to live-stream, record and watch from the archives is also great. Finally, the chat room allows for a more interactive experience than traditional tv broadcasting.
Beth Jinkerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Flipgrid
9.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.5
Lead generation
Flipgrid
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.5
Video personalization
Flipgrid
9.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.4
eCommerce
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
3.1
Support for advertisements
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Video SEO
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.3
Integration to Marketing Automation
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3

Video Platform Integrations

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Integration to LMS
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.7
Integration to Salesforce.com
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.4

Video Security

Flipgrid
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Video access controls
Flipgrid
8.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.2
User management
Flipgrid
9.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.0
Video link sharing
Flipgrid
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Internal video
Flipgrid
8.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
External video
Flipgrid
8.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2

Video Player

Flipgrid
7.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Player customization
Flipgrid
7.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Embedded videos
Flipgrid
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Flipgrid
6.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0
Mobile compatibility
Flipgrid
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9

Video Analytics

Flipgrid
9.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Streaming quality reports
Flipgrid
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Per viewer tracking
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Per video tracking
Flipgrid
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Video analytics dashboard
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5
A/B testing
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Flipgrid
9.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2
Video upload & format support
Flipgrid
9.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Video library / File management
Flipgrid
9.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Video portal
Flipgrid
9.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0
On-Demand video
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0
Live streaming
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.7
Impact of streaming on network
Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.3

Video Engagement

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Audience polling
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.6
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Video comments
Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2

Pros

Flipgrid

  • Engage students in Speaking activities
  • Provides a wide variety of methods to share the activity (Google Classroom, Teams, etc)
  • Design of activities is made easier, because you are able to add images, videos, documents, etc.
Mcgenesis Nuñez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • It allows us to stream without special equipment. We mainly use our phones.
  • The quality of the videos is amazing and I love the fact that videos auto-save and you can download and edit them for later.
  • The program allows you to create playlists so that we can stream on our online channel 24/7
LeShawnda Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Flipgrid

  • Fligrid can improve using mixed tapes. I feel if it's not pointed out, teachers don't necessarily know it can be done.
  • When setting up the topic, some of the personalization choices are hard to find or down the page. It would be easier to choose the most used settings and making them the default - like the privacy settings.
  • I also believe the word Grid should be substituted with class. Teachers are always confused about what the Grid and topic are.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • The user interface is pretty good, but it definitely needs some improvements to help organize videos better, and request online restoration of videos that have been taken offline.
  • As far as I can tell, new features haven't been added since UStream was acquired by IBM. It seems like development has been paused, or focused on back-end improvements that we as users simply don't see. Would like to see some new improvements being made, especially at this price point.
  • The mobile viewing window lacks options and cannot detect device orientation. So I embed a video on a page that I can publish through an app, but then the viewing window does not orient correctly, without some complicated JavaScript that I personally have to write. This is an example of a feature that IBM should make and have part of the viewer window platform. Mobile friendly is essential in this day and age.
Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Flipgrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Our organization depends heavily on this streaming service. Now that we have the option of allowing our clients to attend meetings virtually, we can never retract that option as so many of our clients love the flexibility. Also, we have no complaints with the service itself. It is reliable and dependable and any issues we have encountered have never been to blame on the service but rather our lack of knowledge of it or needing to update our embed code
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
Leticia Citizen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.9
Based on 62 answers
Ustream has a very easy to use interface as well as multiple articles explain the methods and procedure involved in properly utilizing their services. This is very important to the house of worship market, as organizations like ours are often utilizing volunteer to help produce our content. While simple on the surface, the platform has great depth in its customization and tracking abilities. This allows a power user, such as myself, to dig deep beneath the surface of the main settings and create the streaming experience I want to showcase.
Kevin Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Absolutely. We have never had an outage problem or any application errors that I have been privy to. We are duly notified generally in advance of outages or updates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Flipgrid has been easy for both our students and staff to use. When there is an issue with the program, we can easily reach support, and the trouble is resolved in an extremely quick and timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.3
Based on 3 answers
As we use it now, we are satisfied with the streaming performance. I cannot speak to integration yet as we have yet to engage in that but have plans to in the future
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Flipgrip is great for supporting educators. They provide opportunities for teachers to learn the program and become ambassadors for the program. They are also responsive to questions and concerns through many different modes. That includes online communities, email, and Facebook communities. They are eager to meet and troubleshoot with you and are also eager to meet educators at conferences and meetings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.4
Based on 9 answers
We funded 'white glove' service as our timelines were tight and our needs were well-defined. Tier 1 and Tier 2 support were able to help us get up and running in shorter order than we would have on our own. Documentation on the eCDN product had gaps, increasing the time to resolve and created concerns about success.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Flipgrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 61 answers
Implementation is tough because there are so many different ways clients are expecting content to appear on their platforms. Ustream video embeds have been a good solution in areas where direct integrations are not available. But, this is an area for improvement in the case of LMS and marketing integrations. On the broadcast side, embed codes work well because we use them with CMS systems that provide their own library and user management.
Cale J. Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a game changer, working in a similar fashion to these other applications, but offering much more in terms of teacher control and implementation inside the classroom. Teachers can create lesson plans that incorporate options for Flipgrid to be utilized as a formative assessment tool to better gauge student comprehension and understanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

When this project was evaluating streaming providers in 2013, Livestream was the closest to uStream in feature set. However, we found the packages that uStream provided were financially better considering the volume of customers who were going to stream our content. We also felt at the time that uStream had a superior API.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Flipgrid

Flipgrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This product is straightforward to implement and share across our building and district. As a large district, it was not difficult to train staff and have them feel at ease implementing the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 3 answers
IBM global network.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Flipgrid

  • Flipgrid allows students who may not raise their hand or have a voice in class to participate and share their ideas, thoughts and views
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • Our ROI is measured by the provision of ministry and satisfaction of our congregation. We are extremely pleased with our USTREAM and feel that it is a valuable asset to our church.
Michael Sharpe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Flipgrid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Flipgrid
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9

Usability

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.0

Performance

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.3

Support Rating

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4

Implementation Rating

Flipgrid
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

Scalability

Flipgrid
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

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