People love videos. Watching a video is so entertaining and requires no effort.
But for those who upload them, things can get a bit complicated. Recording and editing, sure, but also hosting isn’t an easy task.
So today, in this post, we’ll see which are the best video hosting platforms out there.
15 Best Video Hosting Platforms
Wistia was born back in 2006 and now is formed by a team of 150 video marketing nerds —their words, not mine —. It is used by big brands such as Mailchimp and Zendesk.
Wistia includes A/B testing in upper plans as well as computer-generated captions and transcripts. It also has marketing integrations and single sign-on credentials in upper plans.
- Customizable player.
- Seamlessly embedment into your website design.
- Zoom and email integrations.
Wistia has a free forever plan and four premium plans starting at $24 per month. You can try their Pro plan for free for 14 days.
Wave.video is a software to create and host videos. It was created by Animatron.inc in 2017 and since then it has received numerous awards.
With offices in Boston, Saint Petersburg, and Lviv, Wave.video has over 1,672,820 users. Its wide range of features and pricing makes it suitable for creators, businesses, and literally anyone who wants to edit a video.
- Protect your videos with a password.
- Add videos to your email marketing.
- Auto-generated video landing pages.
Wave.video’s pricing is very similar to Wistia’s. It has a free forever plan and four premium plans. However, there’s no free trial for the paid plans.
For a more in-depth take on Wave.video, visit our blog post review.
HubSpot is mainly a Customer relationship management (CRM) platform. You’ve seen it everywhere because they have everything. Landing pages, social media management, you name it.
And video hosting, of course.
You can create videos within HubSpot using the Vidyard integration or create your videos outside and upload them later.
- Use one-to-one video in support tickets.
- Powerful reports.
- CTAs available.
Video hosting is part of the premium editions of Marketing, Sales, Service and CMS Hub. Their Marketing software, for example, costs $800 per month.
If we’re making a list of video hosting platforms, we have to mention Vimeo. Chances are you’ve seen videos on Vimeo but maybe never use it to host your own videos.
Vimeo can stream up to 4K Ultra HD and doesn’t put ads even on its free plan!
- Live Q&A, polls and chats.
- Video chaptering and SEO.
- Engagement and social analytics.
Vimeo has a free trial, a free plan and four premium plans starting at $9 per seat per month.
VEED is best known for its video editing features but it’s also an amazing hosting platform. The biggest companies out there use VEED to make videos: Disney, the BBC, Netflix, Meta, the list goes on.
I tested VEED a while ago, so here is our complete review post if you want to learn more about it.
- Link sharing.
- Unlimited stock audio and video.
- Private hosting and player in Business plan.
VEED has a free plan and three premium plans. They also have an Enterprise plan if you need multiple workspaces.
SproutVideo was founded in 2010 and it’s currently based in Brooklyn. They have some very cool features that set them apart from other platforms.
For example, their dynamic watermarks are a smart security feature that allows you to deter theft by watermarking viewers’ email, IP address and session ID in your videos.
- White label on-demand video hosting.
- Dynamic watermarks.
- API available.
SproutVideo has a 30-day free trial. Premium plans go from $10 per month to $295 per month.
Brightcove is a video hosting platform that’s quite different from the others on our list. Besides hosting, it has a lot of live video streaming possibilities.
And its video analytics are so good that you can integrate them into your HubSpot plan.
If you wish to get a sense of what the Brightcove experience looks like, you can request a demo.
- Customizable video player.
- Monetization features.
- Advanced integrations.
Brightcove’s pricing isn’t displayed on its website, which is a clear sign it’s expensive. Small businesses might benefit from other options, but it’s certainly great for enterprises.
8. Hippo Video
Hippo Video was founded by Srinivasan Krishnan, Karthi Mariappan and Nilamchand Jain. It’s used by more than 5000 businesses and has several awards.
Hippo Video has collaboration tools and powerful transcoding. Its AI technology also allows you to generate videos with humanized AI.
- Record, edit and host.
- Interactive CTAs.
- Zapier integration.
Hippo Video offers a 7-day free trial. After it’s complete, you will be moved to a free forever plan. If you wish to access its wide variety of integrations and advanced features, you’ll have to pay $19 for its lowest premium plan.
Spotlightr was launched in 2013 as a way to have around a truly secure video hosting platform for course creation and e-learning. They have HLS encryption to stop downloads as well as dynamic IP watermarks to stop screen recording.
They also offer a developer API.
- Advanced HLS encryption.
- Built-in CTAs.
- LMS and Zapier integrations.
You can try Spotlightr free for 14 days. Premium plans go from $9 per month to $149 per month.
Uscreen is a great option if you wish your hosted videos to be broadcasted on TV devices as well as mobile devices. You’ll have a Netflix-style catalog to captivate new audiences and engage your current members.
It also has an accelerator program, so your audience will experience fast playbacks in full HD.
- 50 hours of video storage.
- Marketing tools and automations.
- Zapier and Webhooks.
It has a 14-day free trial, a Basic plan for $99 per month and a Growth plan for $199 per month. If you want to access while-label branding, live stream analytics and other features, you’ll need to contact them.
Vidyard is in the business since 2010 and counts more than 12 million users. With it, you can customize branding and video thumbnails, as well as add animated GIF previews.
The platform also has tons of free resources to learn and get inspired such as master classes and a blog.
- Search engine optimization.
- Browser extension.
- Workflow integrations.
It has a free plan, a Pro plan for $19 per month and a Business plan with unlimited video recording length.
JetPack is a WordPress solution with many plugins, including a video hosting plugin. You can try it for free and see its outstanding features such as fast-motion video with 60 FPS and Full 4K resolution.
JetPack also lets you drag and drop videos directly into WordPress and have unlimited logins for team members.
- Built into WordPress editor.
- 1TB of storage.
- Unlimited users.
With a 14-day money-back guarantee, JetPack has two bundles: Security for $20 per month and Complete for $50 per month. You can also purchase individual plugins so, for example, if you only want to edit and host your videos, you can pay $10 per month for VideoPress.
This cozy-looking platform brings the streaming technologies used by the biggest names in the streaming video industry to everyone in a simple package.
With their Smart Video platform, available both for website and WordPress.
- Unlimited bandwidth, storage and encoding.
- Background video accelerator.
- Google Drive and Dropbox integration.
Swarmify’s Smart Video has a Small Business plan for $29 per month, a Pro plan for $59 per month and a custom Enterprise option. It also has a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Cincopa is an award-winning video and media hosting platform. It has high-end video encryption, 4K resolution and a customizable HTML5 player.
It’s a good option to create online videos since it offers lead generation forms, annotations and pre-post roll forms.
- Unlimited assets gallery templates.
- WordPress plugin.
- API access.
Cincopa has a 14-day free trial and three premium plans starting at $30 per month.
Finally, of course, YouTube.
The main thing that differentiates YouTube from the rest of the video hosting platforms is it’s completely free. So if you’re a creator just starting out, it’s the best place to keep your videos.
- Completely free.
- Livestream features.
- Monetization options.
So there you have it. Some are free, others expensive and some even have AI video generator tools as part of their plans.
There’s a video hosting platform for everyone, teachers, content creators, enterprises, etc.
Have you found the one for you?
Maybe you’ve used some of these video hosting platforms before.
Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments!