Over the past couple years, ChurchTechToday has covered the topic of live streaming church services a number of times and from different angle. It seems that churches all over the world are interested in find out more about the relatively new practice of streaming one’s services live via video over the internet. There are many reasons churches intend to reach people via live streaming: for the elderly who cannot physically attend services to missionaries out of the country, for people with Sunday work schedules, and for people interested in pursuing God but are afraid to step foot in a church.

Below is a list of article’s we’ve published in the past on this topic:

Today’s article intends on further  assisting churches in providing detailed information on live streaming companies in order to make an informed decision when looking to add this technology to their church communication arsenal.

Listed below you will find a comparison of the basic services offered from nine different providers.

The information is based on details provided on each companies website. I encourage you to look over the information and visit the companies websites to learn more about how they might help your church.

For ease, I’ve included links to each provider below the graphic.

list of livestreaming providers and their services for your church to consider

Boxcast

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
✓Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
✓Roku App support
✓Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $75 a month

ChurchStreaming.tv

Set-Up Support
✓Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
✓Social Media Integration
✓Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
✓Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
✓iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $139 a month

DaCast

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $25 a month

MyChurchWebsite

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $49 a month

SermonCast

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $15 a month

Streamingchurch.tv

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $49 a month

Streamspot

Set-Up Support
✓Real-time Monitoring
✓Automatic Updates
☐Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
✓Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
☐Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $30 a month

Sundaystreams

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $49 a month

The Church Online

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – not listed

Worship Channels

Set-Up Support
Real-time Monitoring
Automatic Updates
Social Media Integration
Live Streaming
Video Archiving with Playback
Ad-free
Mobile device support
Embed video into website
Online Campus interface
Audience Analytics
iOS & Android Apps
Roku App support
Apple TV App support
Expandable as ministry grows
Requires Special Equipment
Monthly Cost – begins $99 a month
This list is not comprehensive, but should give your church some good direction about what to look for when choosing a live streaming company to work with. There are many good providers out there with excellent features to consider.

If your church is already live streaming, what provider have you been using and how it is working for you at present?