About Castr

Castr is a professional live video streaming platform for both business and individual use. Castr allows users to simultaneously broadcast buffer-free and lag-free live streams on over 30 social platforms, websites, or apps of choice. With monetization tools like paywall and in-stream ads, users can make money while engaging with audiences in any location.

Castr offers seamless streaming with Akamai and Fastly CDN, delivering 4k quality content for any time or occasion.

A 24/7 dedicated tech support team is available to ensure events run smoothly.


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252 Reviews of Castr

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.71 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(208)

208

4 stars

(36)

36

3 stars

(6)

6

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(5)

5

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Showing 1 - 5 of 252 results

October 2020

Timothy from Little Hills Church

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

Reliable Multistreaming for a great price.

Tech support has helped me whenever I’m stuck and it has performed rock solidly ever since I started using it. It does things other providers don’t even seem to offer — like a truly infinite infinite loop — too.

Pros

I really appreciate Castr’s reliability, its feature set (infinite loops are really useful!) and it’s low cost. Having highly responsive, helpful support is also a huge plus. Recent upgrades to reduce latency down to 5-10s is incredibly impressive, too.

Cons

Some features, like infinite loops, I only need part of the time. I wish it were possible to easily purchase certain features for just a month or two on top of one’s regular annual plan for the basic package. I’d also love to see hosted video streaming that isn’t quite so expensive — the multistreaming function is the best value I’ve seen, but the hosted video streaming is more than services such as Vimeo.

Reasons for Choosing Castr

Castr came well recommended while also cheaper than the alternatives. I’m glad I tried it!

Reasons for Switching to Castr

I wanted to switch from using a Mevo to using OBS Studio. Vimeo’s plan that supported multistreaming for something other than a Mevo was $75/month, so I started to look for alternatives.

Response from Castr

Replied May 2021

Hey Butler, Thank you for the wonderful positive feedback, your feedback means a lot to us.

May 2021

Mehdi from JABWEH

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Broadcast Media

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Cast is the best for church and livestream event

To offer my clients zoom conferences without the ZOOM logo during the live event and connect Castr with Atem min pro. Save time in setting up multiple live feeds with ease.

Pros

The ability to launch multiple streams at the same time and on multiple platforms. The ability to schedule streams automatically in advance. A perfect integration with the ATEM MINI PRO and ATEM MINI EXREME video management systems. Constant quality of the stream over a long period of time (8 hours). Reactive customer service. And really affordable prices.

Cons

Be able to know the exact audio bitrate (128 or 256) or have a graphical overview of the video/audio bitrate Offer an affiliate account to get a return on investment for referral

Reasons for Choosing Castr

For its simplicity, price and performance.

Reasons for Switching to Castr

My first need was to stream from Zoom webinar to multi platforms (Youtube and Facebook) but last year with Splitstream didn't work.

Response from Castr

Replied May 2021

Hey Andre, Thanks for your such supporting words, we will soon be launching the affiliate program as requested and happy to have you onboard.

November 2021

Anthony from Calvary Gospel Chapel

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Simple Affordable Solution to Multi-stream

Pros

Its ease of use and the ability to create unique Multistream configurations works well for us on a weekly basis as well as for our occasional special services like weddings, funeral and the like.

Cons

Remembering to click "Start Live Stream" on Facebook Live; however, this is not Castr's fault.

Reasons for Choosing Castr

Simplest and least expensive option for u our needs.

Response from Castr

Replied November 2021

Dear Anthony, Thank you for taking your valuable time for sharing your wonderful feedback. Your simple words mean a lot to us. If you can link your FB account via login method then you do not need to hit the start streaming button, it would be automated, our support team can help you with setting up the same. Happy Streaming :)

June 2020

Houston from New Day Christian Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Broadcast Media

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2020

Conceptually great, but execution is terrible

Before I give my review, if I could give one solid piece of advice, it's STAY AWAY FROM CASTR.IO Their customer service, while friendly, lack knowledge and typically beat around the bushes when answering your questions. And if they do know the direct answer, it's usually a disappointment. The scheduler is many times choppy when streaming videos from it, and you can only have ONE scheduler. YES ONE SCHEDULER. That's so crazy that no matter what package you have, you get ONE. And they mislead you to believe higher packages have more. On top of this, I've had plenty of issues with a stream stopping in the middle and having to restart it over completely from the beginning because they have no method to skip through videos that you upload to their schedulers. The idea and concept of their service is fantastic, their actual service is terrible. Save yourself some trouble and go get service that actually works consistently the way you need it to. I expect castr.io to lose more and more as people realize how featureless they actually are with all the bugs in their system.

Pros

- Great ideas and good concept of features - Prices seem to be fairly good - Customer service was friendly and quick to return questions

Cons

- Streaming was choppy when using the scheduler - Only able to schedule one at a time - Customer service lacked training and/or knowledge of product - Many bugs when uploading to scheduler - No playback menu to skim through media if things failed on their end to continue where you left off on your broadcast

Reasons for Choosing Castr

At the time I thought that the price and features in comparison to others was a better deal, but I soon found out that was incorrect.

Response from Castr

Replied May 2021

Hey Bulanadi, Sad to see the lower ratings, we at Castr value each and every feedback, and I personally think I can help you find the solution or help you find the source of the error. You may reach me personally at gokul@castr.io regarding this issue and I can assure you that my assistance will make you consider the change in the feedback.

November 2021

Joel from Gospel Heritage Ministries

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Castr Review

So far, my experience is good with Castr.

Pros

The ease of the software, the number of options available to stream, and the customer support. The support team is understanding, and helpful.

Cons

They could increase the bandwidth usage for All in One packages. But this is not a huge concern.

Reasons for Choosing Castr

It's ease of use, and because it serves my purpose.

Response from Castr

Replied November 2021

Dear Joel, Thank you for taking your valuable time for sharing your wonderful feedback. Your simple words mean a lot to us. We are working on providing new plan options and should be available soon. Happy Streaming :)