Top 25 Online Video Platforms of 2018

The world's leading online video solutions that made the biggest impact in 2018.

Welcome to the 2018 Top 25 Online Video Platforms and Video Marketing Software List! Here you’ll find a shortlist of the video software solutions and companies that made the biggest impact during the year.

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1. Boxcast

Category: Video Live Streaming

Solution Breakdown

Price: $99.99 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • All plans include unlimited broadcast & unlimited viewers
  • Stream to Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, and others
  • Ticketed Monetization
  • Password protection

Pricing

  • Boxcast pricing starts at $99.99 a month.
  • Packaging based on feature sets

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2009
  • Headquartered in the United States
  • Experience with large enterprise brands
  • Accessible customer support.

What’s cool

  • End-to-end solution
  • Mobile hardware encoding
  • Scales to handle large live events
  • Intuitive user interface

2. Frame.io

Category: Video Collaboration

Solution Breakdown

Price: $15 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Full video post production collaboration
  • Team collaboration and access rights and controls
  • Time stamped comments and threaded replies
  • Mobile app for easy collaboration on the go

Pricing

  • Frame.io pricing starts at $15 a month.
  • Packaging is based on projects, storage and collaborators.

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2014
  • Major venture funding
  • Anchor customers Disney, CBS, BuzzFeed
  • Cutting edge technology

What’s cool

  • Integrations with video editing tools like Final Cut Pro and Premier
  • Interactive collaboration
  • Access rights make it easy to manage multiple clients

3. TubeBuddy

Category: YouTube Tools, Analytics

Solution Breakdown

Price: $9 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Management of Canned Responses
  • Card Templates
  • Comment Filters
  • Default Upload Profiles
  • End Screen Templates
  • Notification Commenting
  • Publish to Facebook
  • Scheduled Publish
  • Scheduled Video Updates
  • Thumbnail Generator
  • Video Topic Planner

Pricing

  • TubeBuddy is offered via 3 plans starting at $9 a month.
  • Plans are based on features.
  • A free plan is also offered.

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2015
  • Very large global consumer and enterprise customer base.
  • Significant capital raised

What’s cool

  • Works with YouTube and Facebook out of the box.
  • Set of browser extensions and tools to extend social video.
  • Automate time consuming video management tasks.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface

4. Cincopa

Category: Video Hosting & Management

Solution Breakdown

Price: Free and $99 one-time.
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Templates that support all media types: video, audio and photo.
  • Mix different multimedia types in one gallery.
  • Audio player with playlist, fixed and floating layout.
  • Add custom email collection forms from HTML code or external URL.

Pricing

  • Free plan is offered.
  • $99 for life plan is most popular
  • Plans are based on traffic and storage
  • Enterprise plans available

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2006
  • Large global customer base
  • Proven at scale

What’s cool

  • The ability to mix different media types in one experience, video, images, audio.
  • Video player is easily custom skinned
  • Media library templates
  • Cost is attractive

5. JWPlayer

Category: Video Hosting & Management

Solution Breakdown

Price: $25 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • HTML5 video player with full customization and configuration options
  • Video advertising platform and integration with ad exchanges and networks
  • iOS and Android video app creation
  • Adaptive streaming allowing for fluid playback across any device and bandwidth scenario

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $25 a month
  • Plans are based on the number of videos and plays
  • Supports high volume streaming

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2007
  • Raise over $50 million in venture funding
  • Global customer base
  • Proven at scale

What’s cool

  • Video player is fast and flexible for customization
  • APIs have excellent documentation
  • Global support and account management
  • Simple interface

6. Wipster

Category: Video Production Collaboration

Solution Breakdown

Price: $8.25 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Comment and reply on a specific part of the video, image or PDF.
  • Feedback automatically collated into a worklist.
  • Team collaboration within the same account, including user roles.
  • Receive comment notifications wherever the user is in the app.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $8.25 a month per team
  • Plans are based on the number of video projects and other assets in the system.
  • Perfect for agencies

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2012
  • Raised venture funding
  • Global customer base
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Very easy to use and invite team members
  • Integrates with video platforms like Wistia, Vidyard and Brightcove
  • Global support and account management
  • Video-centric features

7. BombBomb

Category: Video in Email, Video For Sales

Solution Breakdown

Price: $49 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Create video emails easily with a web creator
  • Get analytics on exactly who’s opening emails, clicking links, watching your videos, etc.
  • Send individual emails or an entire series of emails automatically.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $49 a month
  • Plans are based on the number of contacts
  • Plans include support

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2006
  • Raised venture funding
  • Global customer base
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Record and send video emails from Gmail and Outlook
  • Real-time alerts for quick follow up
  • Easy to roll across sales, account or support teams

8. HapYak

Category: Interactive Video

Solution Breakdown

Price: $1,500 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Works on just about any video player
  • Place click-able links, text, chapters and images in video
  • Create and deploy in-video quizzes
  • Advanced features for choose your own adventure style videos and personalization

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $1,500 a month
  • Plans are based on features and support

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2013
  • Hundreds of customers
  • Global enterprise customer base
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Easily make any video interactive
  • Video play agnostic
  • Great for elearning with quiz features

9. Brightcove

Category: Video Hosting, Video Marketing, Internal Communications

Solution Breakdown

Price: $199 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Video hosting and CDN services for both on demand and live streaming
  • Ad integration support
  • Analytics
  • APIs and SDK for development and 3rd party platform apps.
  • Video Gallery toolset for building video experiences

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $199 a month
  • Plans are based on features and video plays
  • Account management and support included

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2004
  • Publicly listed company (NSADAQ: BCOV)
  • Hundreds of customers
  • Global enterprise customer base
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Easily create branded video sites connect to a domain
  • Interactive feature sets
  • Video security and SSO features

10. Wirewax

Category: Interactive Video

Solution Breakdown

Price: $69 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Transform any video into a connected, interactive video with little or no effort Detects faces & objects in video
  • Add tags to anything in a video

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $69 a month
  • Plans are based on features and video length
  • Account management and support included

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2009
  • Reputable customer base and agency partners
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Full service solution for end-to-end concept to deployment
  • Commerce solutions for retail
  • Built in video player

11. Vidyard

Category: Video Marketing, Video For Sales

Solution Breakdown

Price: $1,500 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Video hosting
  • Create and design a branded video player, change color size, etc.
  • Engagement analytics including contact tracking
  • Social media and marketing integrations
  • Salesforce.com integration and app

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $1,500 a month
  • Plans are based on features and number of videos
  • Account management and support included

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2012
  • Significant venture capital raised
  • Reputable customer base and agency partners
  • Proven at scale with large agencies and brands

What’s cool

  • Tools for creating video
  • Integrations with MAPs and CRMs
  • Interactive video tools

12. Adventr

Category: Interactive Video

Solution Breakdown

Price: $9.99 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Give viewers the ability to make choices within the video
  • Publish the video content via embeds, to ad networks and publishers.
  • Get detailed analytics

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $9.99 a month
  • Plans are based on features and number of videos

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2012
  • Large customer base
  • Proven feature sets

What’s cool

  • Make ‘choose your own adventure’ videos
  • Easy to use
  • Easily share videos on social

13. Idomoo

Category: Video Personalization

Solution Breakdown

Price: Pricing not publicly listed.
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Real time rendering for campaigns of all sizes
  • Native Personalized Video: Cinematic-quality personalization at scale
  • Full stack PVaaS platform with purpose-built rendering engine, full authoring & composition tools.

Pricing

  • Pricing is unknown.

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2008
  • Proven customer base with logos such as Adidas, Audi, Delta Airlines
  • Proven at scale with millions of videos

What’s cool

  • Platform can handle millions of rendered videos
  • Videos can be personalized based on any metadata
  • Full authoring suite included

14. Powtoon

Category: Content Creation

Solution Breakdown

Price: $16 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Create studio-quality HD live and animated videos in minutes
  • Huge library of professionally-designed templates, scenes, characters, props, millions of videos, soundtracks, text
  • Integrations with YouTube, Facebook, Facebook Ads Manager, Twitter, Wistia, Hubspot.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $16 a month
  • Plans are based on the number of video exports per month
  • Support is included with all plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2011
  • Proven customer base with logos such as Coca-Cola, Costco, Pfizer
  • Significant venture capital raised

What’s cool

  • Super easy to create a video out of thin air
  • Thousands of templates, audio, scenes, characters, etc to choose from
  • Helpful support and lots of online resources

15. Zype

Category: Video Hosting, Video Streaming, Video Monetization

Solution Breakdown

Price: $500 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Can be configured out of the box in a few minutes
  • Made for ingesting and curating content, high quality live streaming and integrating with apps for tasks like sending emails to new subscribers.
  • Direct web publishing tools, web content management plugins, connected TV and mobile app builders.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $500 per month
  • Custom plans and packages available
  • Support is included with all plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2013
  • Proven customer base with logos such as America’s Test Kitchen and Crunch Fitness

What’s cool

  • End-to-end platform for content management and monetization
  • Easily launch OTT and native video apps
  • Integration with hundreds of 3rd party apps

16. Grabyo

Category: Content Creation

Solution Breakdown

Price: Not publicly listed
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Broadcast premium-quality live streams to Facebook, Periscope, Twitter and YouTube
  • Add graphics and animated video graphics on top of the live feeds.
  • Edit and clip video in real-time
  • Collaborate with team members using shared editing tools and compositions.

Pricing

  • Pricing is not publicly listed
  • Support is included with all plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2013
  • Proven at scale with large broadcasters
  • Significant capital raised

What’s cool

  • Ability to broadcast to multiple destinations at the same time.
  • Real-time clipping and publishing of highlights
  • Professional quality inputs and outputs

17. MovingImage

Category: Video Hosting, Internal Communications, Secure Video

Solution Breakdown

Price: Not publicly listed
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Secure Enterprise Video Platform allows for easy integration into existing IT ecosystem
  • SSL encryption, referrer protection and IP whitelisting
  • Mobile App for managing and uploading videos on the go

Pricing

  • Pricing is not publicly listed
  • Support is included with all plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2004
  • Proven with large brands like Merck, Bayer, Vodafone and VW
  • Hundreds of global customers

What’s cool

  • End-to-end enterprise video platform
  • Easy to use interface along with user management for teams
  • Robust video security
  • Mobile application

18. TVPage

Category: Interactive Video, Video Commerce

Solution Breakdown

Price: Not publicly listed
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Automatically generates essential commerce metadata for every video
  • Dynamically serve top-converting videos on any page with embeddable widgets and players.
  • Publish video commerce pages and create immersive video shopping experiences.

Pricing

  • Pricing is not publicly listed
  • Support is included with all plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2015
  • Significant venture capital raised

What’s cool

  • Easy way to integrate video with online shopping experiences
  • Sync products with related videos
  • Interactive in-video shopping widgets

19. Wistia

Category: Video Hosting, Video Marketing, Content Creation

Solution Breakdown

Price: $99 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Advanced Analytics, including identity tracking and engagement
  • Organize video content into playlists that can be assigned to a player
  • Record video from a web browser
  • Video security features, including IP white listing and password protection

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $99 a month
  • Pricing is based on the number of videos
  • Support is included only with premium plans

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2006
  • One of the original video hosting platforms
  • Used on over 300,000 websites

What’s cool

  • Simple yet powerful video hosting
  • Video email gating and lead generation
  • Fast loading HTML5 video player that works on mobile
  • Simple video capture tool

20. AmpLive

Category: Audience Amplification, Live Streaming

Solution Breakdown

Price: $2,500 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Prominently place live streams across a distribution network of 3,000 premium publishers.
  • Drop the AmpLive Pixel on website visitor’s browsers to ensure more  registrants actually see the event.
  • The platform captures data that helps frame follow-up messaging to engaged viewers.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $2,500 a month
  • Pricing is feature-based
  • Support is included with premium plans
  • A Free plan is offered

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2014
  • Large retail customers like Walmart and Home Depot
  • Partner network of over 3,000 websites

What’s cool

  • Ad retargeting concept brought to video amplification.
  • Instantly get live video players on thousands of websites
  • Perfect way to increase live event viewership
  • Easy-to-use interface

21. Microsoft Stream

Category: Internal Communications, Video Collaboration, Video Hosting & Management Content

Solution Breakdown

Price: $3 a user, per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Easily standup a secure video portal connected to an existing SharePoint instance.
  • Organize content into channels and groups with different access levels
  • Enhance accessibility and discoverability with intelligence features such as transcripts and facial recognition.
  • Easily share video in SharePoint posts and pages

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $3 a user, a month
  • Pricing is user-based
  • Support is included
  • Integration with SharePoint included in all plans

Track Record

  • Platform launch in 2017
  • Product line of Microsoft

What’s cool

  • Makes it easy to stand up a secure video portal for employees without IT resources.
  • Upload and distribute videos within SharePoint
  • Facial recognition and advanced meta data management

22. Forscene

Category: Content Creation, Video Editing, Video Collaboration

Solution Breakdown

Price: Pricing is not publicly listed.
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Full featured video cloud editor with clipping and sharing, closed caption and logging support.
  • Review and approval process-flows
  • Collaborating and team editing
  • Distribute and export content to Premier, Twitter, Facebook, XML, MPEG, Avid, and Final Cut Pro

Pricing

  • Pricing not publicly listed.
  • Support is included with plans

Track Record

  • Platform is used by large media and enterprise organizations
  • Hundreds of global customers

What’s cool

  • Plugin and connectors with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier make it easy to streamline workflows.
  • Full approval process with team editing.
  • User rights and roles make it easy to manage various people in one process.

23. Vimeo Pro

Category: Video Hosting, OTT, Monetization, Live Streaming

Solution Breakdown

Price: $199 per year
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • Up to 20GB of HD video storage each week, with no additional bandwidth limitations
  • Advanced privacy settings
  • Private review pages
  • No ads before, after, or on top of videos

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $199 per year.
  • Limited web support is included
  • Plans are based on features, storage and bandwidth

Track Record

  • Platform is one of the original online video platforms
  • Thousands of global customers
  • Significant venture capital raised

What’s cool

  • Perfect for simple video hosting and publishing on the web
  • Easy tools to password protect videos.
  • Premium tools for subscriptions and monetization
  • Live video streaming capabilities

24. Bitmovin

Category: Video Hosting, Video Players, Video APIs

Solution Breakdown

Price: $2,250 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  • HTML5 online video player and development framework
  • Complete control over the player’s interface either through the API or through a unified configuration file compatible across web based browsers, iOS, Android and desktop app.

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $2,250 per month
  • Support is included with licensing
  • Plans are based on features, storage and bandwidth

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2012
  • Hundreds of global customers
  • Trusted APIs by video development community

What’s cool

  • Robust video player development framework
  • Integrates with DRM platforms out-of-the-box
  • API first architecture

25. Kaltura

Category: Video Hosting, Internal Communication, Live Streaming

Solution Breakdown

Price: Starts at $499 per month
Platform Features
Customer Support
Integrations
Innovation Level

Features

  •  Capture and manage recorded videos of lectures
  • Organize content, search media, edit, moderate, create playlists
  • Full HD live streaming and archiving
  • Video portals and security

Pricing

  • Pricing starts at $499 per month
  • Support is an additional cost
  • Plans are based on features, storage and bandwidth

Track Record

  • Been in business since 2006
  • One of the original online video platforms
  • Trusted by thousands of global brands
  • Used for mission critical live streaming

What’s cool

  • Robust video player development framework
  • Video portals with user management
  • Advanced meta data and video workflow management

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