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Score 8.6 out of 100
205 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Flipgrid ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Platform Integrations, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Hosting, Management & Storage, Video Engagement

Video Marketing

9.0

Flipgrid

90%
5.3

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

53%
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming ranks higher in 4/6 features

Lead generation

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
36 Ratings

Video personalization

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
5.1
51%
65 Ratings

eCommerce

N/A
0 Ratings
1.7
17%
31 Ratings

Support for advertisements

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
25 Ratings

Video SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
28 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
7 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
7.6

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

76%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 1/2 features

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Integration to Salesforce.com

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Video Security

8.2

Flipgrid

82%
6.7

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

67%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 4/5 features

Video access controls

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
7.1
71%
82 Ratings

User management

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
4.3
43%
78 Ratings

Video link sharing

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
92 Ratings

Internal video

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
6.2
62%
75 Ratings

External video

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
80 Ratings

Video Player

7.5

Flipgrid

75%
6.8

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

68%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 3/4 features

Player customization

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
6.1
61%
79 Ratings

Embedded videos

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
6.1
61%
81 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

6.0
60%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
91 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
86 Ratings

Video Analytics

9.5

Flipgrid

95%
6.2

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

62%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 4/5 features

Streaming quality reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
69 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
5.2
52%
77 Ratings

Per video tracking

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
5.2
52%
76 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
80 Ratings

A/B testing

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
12 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

9.3

Flipgrid

93%
8.3

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

83%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 3/6 features

Video upload & format support

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
80 Ratings

Video library / File management

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
83 Ratings

Video portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

On-Demand video

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
66 Ratings

Live streaming

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
94 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
78 Ratings

Video Engagement

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
7.2

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

72%
Flipgrid ranks higher in 3/3 features

Audience polling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
36 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
60 Ratings

Video comments

10.0
100%
8 Ratings
6.1
61%
49 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Flipgrid is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Flipgrid

90%
9 Ratings
8.1

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

81%
125 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

89%
8 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
1 Rating
8.9

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

89%
62 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
2 Ratings
9.0

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

90%
6 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
2 Ratings
8.3

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

83%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
4 Ratings
8.8

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

88%
17 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

81%
120 Ratings

Configurability

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

60%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

81%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Flipgrid

100%
1 Rating
8.1

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

81%
3 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

76%
3 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Flipgrid

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

76%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

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
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IBM

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.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • 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.
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IBM

  • 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
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Cons

Microsoft

  • 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.
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IBM

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Flipgrid

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Flipgrid editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Video Streaming edition is available for purchase via credit card online (or via IBM salesperson if needs exceed those outlined in the online plans): https://video.ibm.com/platform/plans Enterprise Video Streaming edition must be purchased from an IBM salesperson: https://info.video.ibm.com/IBM-Watson-Media-Contact.html

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
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      IBM

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
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      IBM

      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
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      Performance

      Microsoft

      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.
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      IBM

      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
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      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.
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      IBM

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      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.
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      IBM

      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.
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      Scalability

      Microsoft

      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.
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      IBM

      IBM global network.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

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

      • 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.
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