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Top 6 Webinar Software for Spring 2022

Robert Strobl
May 3, 2022

There is a huge range of choices when it comes to webinar software. Large-scale webinar solutions are now accessible and affordable. Webinar platforms have lots of different purposes, features and pricing plans. Making the best choice for your business requires the right knowledge.

Take a look at our article outlining the top 5 tips for choosing the best webinar software. Today we have prepared a handy rundown of what we believe are the top 6 webinar platforms in spring 2022.

Samba Live for Webinars

Top Samba Live - top 6 Webinar Software for Spring 2022

Samba Live for Webinars is a comprehensive, all-in-one software solution for holding effective webinars. With Samba Live, you can take webinar collaboration and engagement to new levels.

Samba Live is perfect for organising webinars from start to finish. Send custom meeting links and reminders, host an effective and engaging webinar, then study the post-event analytics. Samba Live is a complete off-the-shelf webinar solution.

Samba Live is known for providing industry-leading support. According to the G2 2022 Spring Report, 95% of Samba Live users were satisfied with the customer support they received. Samba Live is a European company built on 20 years of experience. As such, you can expect market-leading GDPR compliant security and reliability.

Pros

  • Market-leading customer support
  • Easy to set up
  • User-friendly UI
  • Full customisation

Cons

  • Hard to self-troubleshoot
  • Time limit on free trial

Webex by Cisco

 

Webex by Cisco

Cisco by Webex is a video conferencing and collaboration suite. Webex is a merger of Cisco’s Web Conferencing platform and the Cisco Spark team app. Webex offers online meetings, team messaging, and file sharing. Webex is suitable for small groups to large, enterprise-wide meetings.

Webex is accessed via a desktop and mobile app. A browser version is available but it has fewer features than the app. Webex gives users the power to start, schedule, and conduct meetings. You can prepare invites with Microsoft Outlook. To get the most out of Webex you need to have the client software installed.

The enterprise plan supports up to 3000 simultaneous attendees. Organisers can deploy interactive features like chat and polling. Webex is mostly used for internal communications in small to large corporations.

Pros

  • Join calls on multiple devices
  • Integrates with applications like Cisco and Microsoft Teams
  • Call recording
  • Screens can be controlled remotely

Cons

  • Higher cost than competitors like Microsoft Teams and Samba Live
  • Menu and UX are not considered intuitive by some users
  • Not as convenient as browser-based software

BlueJeans 

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BlueJeans market their platform as easy-to-use and suitable for engagement marketing, customer activation, and demand generation. They combine the collaboration features of a meeting platform with the scalability of a broadcast.

BlueJeans is suitable for medium-sized and enterprise businesses who want to host high-quality video meetings connecting lots of participants on different devices. They offer some notable features such as encrypted calls and have no time limits on meetings. 

They allow you to utilise custom branding to make your meetings specific to your business. Bluejeans has been criticised for latency issues and missing crucial webinar features common to other platforms.

Pros

  • Reliable customer support 
  • Great audio call quality due to Dolby technology
  • Unlimited meetings

Cons

  • Known for latency issues 
  • Recorded content quality 
  • No file-sharing

Livestorm 

Livestorm

 

Livestorm is a French company that has focused on trying to streamline the webinar setup process. They are an all-in-one tool, providing you with the features you need to set up, promote and host online events.

Livestorm is cloud-based, meaning no one needs to download any software before joining a webinar. They offer custom registration pages and email reminders. During webinars, you can chat and use interactive features like polling and Q&A. 

Common uses for Livestorm include conducting demos, training courses, and webinar series. The platform is suitable for large and small companies.

Pros

  • High level of customisation
  • Affordable pricing
  • Easy webinar setup

Cons

  • Screen sharing can be laggy
  • 100 attendee limit with the premium plan
  • Common webinar features reserved for the enterprise plan

On24

ON24

ON24 is a cloud-based virtual event and webinar platform. Their goal is to help organisations give audiences a rich and engaging event experience. ON24 gives users access to real-time audience engagement analytics and lead scoring. They also let you create playlists from recorded content. 

They market themselves as suitable for managing collaboration, marketing, and training purposes. One of ON24’s strongest features is automated closed captions. This makes it very easy to turn live content into on-demand videos. ON24 is mostly geared towards organising webinars. If you are looking for a multi-functional video communication tool, you may want to look elsewhere. 

Pros

  • Host webinars with up to 2500 attendees
  • Webinar console
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • UX has been described as dated
  • Branding and customisation are limited
  • Customer support can be patchy

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software package typically used for online meetings, webinars, and online training. Adobe Connect can be used for team collaboration as well as scheduled online meetings. It allows users to collaborate across different devices and no software is required for desktop devices.

Adobe Connect gives you email integration and customisable conference rooms. They have included common engagement boosting features like polls, chat, a shared whiteboard, and a console for mixing video streams. 

Adobe Connect has a virtual classroom feature that can be integrated with existing learning managing systems (LMS). 

Pros

  • Simple and intuitive UI
  • Pre-load breakout rooms and content

Cons

  • Lacks some basic features
  • Takes a long time to master the platform

Final Thought

Now that you know all about the top webinar software available in Spring 2022, what should you do? The best thing to do is give one a try. We recommend that you sign up for a free trial or demo of Samba Live.

Here are just a few of the features included within the Samba Live for Webinars platform:

  • HD broadcasting
  • Video recording
  • Full customisation
  • Mobile app
  • Interactive features
  • API & LTI/LMS integration
  • Screen sharing
  • Breakout rooms
  • Shared whiteboard
  • Much more

We know you won’t be disappointed. Our customer service will make sure you get maximum value from the platform. We are the best all-in-one, the off-the-shelf software solution for your webinar needs.

Don’t hesitate, give Samba Live a try for free today.

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