Sproutvideo vs. Wistia


Powerful, Easy to use, and affordable video hosting

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Business Smarts meet Video Smarts

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Round 1: Pricing

From $25/ month for 100 GB StorageFrom $25/ month for 100 videos


Winner: Tie!

Sproutvideo and Wistia have very similar pricing structures from their basic plans all the way through to enterprise level. Wistia offer a free plan with stripped back features and up to 25 videos, while Sproutvideo has five different levels of pricing compared to three from Wistia.

Round 2: Features

Customizable PlayerBESTx
Unbranded Playerxx
In video Calls to ActionxBEST
Website does not redirect to third partyxx
Multiple player themes supportedBESTx
Email CapturexBEST
Aggregate Analyticsxx
Advanced Analytics, individual viewer metricsxBEST
Integrations with CRM and marketing automationxx
Video SEOxx
Password Protectionxx
IP Blockingxx
HTTPS Compatiblexx
Embedding RestrictionsBESTx
Download RestrictionsBEST
Codes to secure paid contentBESTx
Allows users to pay directly for premium content
Subscription Services
Direct Payment (Tip Jar)


Winner: Sproutvideo!

It was close, as both Wistia and Sproutvideo have an impressive range of features, including in depth customization and analytics, but Sproutvideo has slightly better security and privacy features. The advanced features are only unlocked on the $100/month and above plan with Wistia, whereas all features are available from $50/month with Sproutvideo.

Round 3: Integrations

Integration levelMEDHIGH
Content Management (Wordpress, Joopla)Y
Ecommerce (Shopify/WooCommerce)Y
CRM (Salesforce)YY
Social MediaY


Winner: Wistia wins!

Sproutvideo has a good level of app integration with Mailchimp and Infusionsoft, but Wistia runs rings around it integrating with WordPress, Salesforce, Ecommerce and all the standard Social Media.

Round 4: Language support

Only available in EnglishOnly available in English


Winner: It’s a tie! 

The battle score

Overall Winner: Sproutvideo!

But it was VERY close!

But you might prefer Wistia if:

  • You have LOTS of traffic and need LOTS of storage
  • You want to use the free version
  • You use Salesforce – automatic integration
  • You want a program that integrates more easily to WordPress, Shopify, and Social Media
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