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About Wistia

Wistia patent-pending technology allows corporations, small businesses, media agencies, and non-profits to easily share video and evaluate its effectiveness. For example, if you share a video with someone privately within Wistia, you can tell down to the second which parts of the video that person watched. Or, take the video outside of Wistia and learn how the video holds attention, what percent of visitors watch it and how effective it is in converting visitors to paying customers. You'll have a receipt for every video play inside and outside of your Wistia environment.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Encode Flash and HTML5 versions
  • Video Heatmaps
  • Least Buffering Possible
  • Engagement Graphs and Trends
  • Works on Every Device
  • Video SEO and Social Media
  • Focus on Context
  • No Ads!


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
API availability
API is available. Protocol / Formats : XML, JSON, REST .
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Wistia integrates with Uberflip and more than 8 other solutions. View details
Support Options
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support

Ratings Summary

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cloudswave Score
Domain Authority 76
Alexa Rank 6005
Support options 68
Platforms 90
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Plans & Pricing


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  • Global Video Delivery
  • Easy EmbeddingandSharing
  • Wistia Branded Player
  • Basic Analytics
  • Room For 50 Videos

Small Business

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Grow and track your audience with a full set of tools and analytics
  • Global Video Delivery
  • Easy EmbeddingandSharing
  • Wistia Branded Player
  • Basic Analytics
  • Room For 50 Videos


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Collaborate With Your TeamShare Internal or Private Videos
  • Give specific people permission to view your videos and track their activity inside of Wistia.
  • Integrate With Services You Already Use
  • Send video data from Wistia directly into your favorite marketing automation software. 
  • Unlimited Videos
  • There are no limits on the number or length of your videos.

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Wistia Integrations

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Marketing Automation

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Proposal Management

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Critic Reviews

  • 83

    Cloudswave Score for Wistia

    Rating based on 29 Critic Reviews

    21 Favorable reviews
    95 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    5 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Wistia Use Cases and Deployment ScopeOur company and my consulting [practice] utilize Wistia in a couple of different ways. The company I currently work for uses the online video hosting platform for customer testimonials and product overviews. The marketing department is the main part of the company that uses the hosting platform. We use Wistia to send visual information via email marketing campaigns and product pages on the website. Our target market is largely male. Therefore, visual learning or visual retention of information is huge.

    Pros : Excellent playback option.Good controls for embedding video on the web and email marketing platforms.Solid integration with HubSpot and Salesforce.com.

    Cons : Make more learning videos in the "Learning Center" because I really really enjoy learning videos from the professionals.

  • If you are creating great video content, why not leverage those videos to their greatest potential. Wistia has a full set of professional features to take your videos to the next level. Marketing integrates naturally into the wistia infrastructure.

    Pros : -user friendly -reporting features are easy to understand -integrates with Hubspot and other marketing platforms -optimized fast streaming -ability to email gate videos or add CTA's to the end

    Cons : -sometimes so many features that it is hard to use it to fullest potential -can be expensive for the casual user with lots of videos

  • What do you like best?

    Very easy to use and simple to embed video into your website. The guys at Wistia are constantly enhancing the service with new features. I'm a big fan of the integration with my marketing automation solution, which allows me to see when an identified prospect views a video on my site, which video they viewed, how long they viewed the video, etc. Must have for marketers who are serious about adding video content to their website.

    What do you dislike?

    Absolutely nothing.

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User Reviews

  • 4 In total

  • User review from

    Matthew Veil

    So happy to use Wistia on my own website and website I manage. Giving me easy insights and easy control on what people see. So many reasons to use Wistia and why I love using their platform. Designed for both novices and experts you can't make a better investment when it comes to video. Plus I don't have to host my own videos now on my WordPressandnbsp; site which can bog it down.

    Pros :

    • Yes, you can use youtube but... you have a ton more options with Wistia. You can easily control what call to actions you have and where they come up, I don't have to worry about competitor videos popping up after my video plays vs. youtube.
    • It's much easier to protect your video on Wistia. And it looks much cleaner and modern on your website, so if you want to look professional Wistia is the way to go.

    Cons :

    • It took me a little while to get trained on their system. But...they have a lot of guides on how to do so.

    • June 11, 2016
  • User review from

    Brent Palmer

    Wistia is a very useful video hosting software. Easy to use and offers a lot of useful features and functionalities that allow you to increase engagement, track statistics, and store loads of videos. Wistia is overwhelmingly more a marketers' tool than anything else. Marketers can track, with detail, their videos and content and take it a step further and with easily implementing calls to action. Statistics include how long a video was watched, who all loaded the video, then of those, who watched it, how many people watched it, and how the viewer(s) interacted with the video. andnbsp;

    Pros :

    Wistia offers many unique features that are incredibly insightful and can be a very powerful tool for any organization. Here are some of the things that have been most useful:

    • Heatmaps - Wistia provides a report of who all watched your video, but to another level. Easily see when the viewer watched your video and when they had it playing but weren't watching. It will show you when certain parts of the video were rewound or watched again. This can be valuable in knowing what elements of your content people found most interesting. You can then easily export this data for further analyzation.
    • Reports - The in-depth reporting that wistia offers is extremely easy to understand and very useful
    • Customizable - Wistia has an easy to use tool to add annotations, add calls to actions, require email to access, apply custom themes, make downloadable, and much more at the click of a button. Very neat and useful to try and get your viewers to interact and do something other than just watch.

    Cons :

    While the solution has many useful features, it does have some drawbacks:

    • Wistia does not provide a way to manage large amounts of videos. If you have to clean house and remove more than a few videos from your account, you have to click one by one and this can be very cumbersome.
    • The free version is very limited and difficult to use, so you will need to pay in order to get the best part of wistia.

    • April 15, 2016
  • User review from

    Marc Herschberger

    Wistia is a great tool for marketers with a heavy focus on video creation, promotion and analysis but it's not the cheapest option out there, and it certainly doesn’t provide the best tools for anyone using plans less than the enterprise version. When it comes to hosting and promoting videos, the tool is very easy to use and provides everything you would need in a tool like this but it lets you down when it comes to analytics, especially on the lower levels of the platform.

    Pros :

    • Wistia is easy to set up and use when it comes to uploading videos and promoting them both on your website and through other channels (social media, email, etc.).
    • Integrates with some different marketing platforms, allowing you to connect your video marketing with the rest of your digital marketing campaign.
    • Platform customization allows you to brand the player and web page to keep consistent branding across all areas of your digital marketing presence.
    • The free trial that all users start with gives you a glimpse into all of the powerful analytics tools the platform has to offer.
    • These tools can give marketers visibility into some different and important areas for video success and efficiency, but they come at a price.

    Cons :

    • Too much of the platform, especially on the analytics side of things, are kept at the highest level subscription, making some of the best functionality options that get most of the users hooked during the free trial way too far out of reach when it comes to price and budget.
    • Customer service isn’t the best. When you get someone on the phone or through tickets, they are helpful but the time needed to do so sometimes takes a little longer that you would like.
    • This usually means that the main reasons why a person or company might want to use Wistia over another competitor (Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) are rendered moot when the price comes up.

    • December 1, 2015
  • User review from

    Drew Franklin

    Our company was in the early adoption phase of the cycle with subscribing to Wistia. We have gone all in with business video as a vital piece of our marketing strategy. We are very excited about the integration with HubSpot and Salesforce. Also, really we enjoy the multiple data insight features built in the pro package. Our marketing team has benefitted from all of the integrations and data insights. andnbsp;

    Pros :

    • Unlimited video storage opportunity.
    • Interactive call to action and email collection options.
    • Responsive video embed and social sharing options.
    • Crazy awesome learning library and community forum!!!

    Cons :

    • None that I can believe of at the time.

    • October 22, 2015
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