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Plan type: Entry

  • Unlimited Video Files
  • No contract. No commitment.
  • White-label Embed Player
  • Akamai CDN
  • Monetization tools on all plans
  • 24/7 Dedicated Tech Support with no extra cost
  • Live streaming on all plans
  • Ad-free streaming
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Plan type: Premium

  • Limited number of Files
  • Yearly commitment
  • White-label Embed Player
  • CDN is not disclosed
  • Monetization with additional cost ($1/subscriber)
  • Customer Support with additional cost
  • No live streaming for starter plans
  • Ad-free streaming


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Castr vs Vimeo

Castr vs. Vimeo: Similarities and Differences


Both Castr and Vimeo let you live stream to multiple social channels and your website simultaneously.



Vimeo doesn’t disclose how they deliver content, which is the reason why Vimeo’s been criticized by its customers regarding slow buffering time. Vimeo also sell as “Unlimited Viewers, Events, Bandwith, Livestreams” but it’s not true.
Below are words from Vimeo users:

“I’m absolutely disgusted with vimeo. I basically stream about 4-5 funerals a week combining about 8-10 hours of streaming. I pay £860 ish a year but they now want to charge me £4k a year as I’ve gone over what they consider “fair usage” and if I don’t they will get rid of my account. Absolutely disgraceful. Beware all you who sign up to their “unlimited streaming package” as it’s not actually unlimited and is completely misleading.”

Vimeo User 1


“Turns out if you stream more than 4TB per month Vimeo want you off their £650 a year package and want you on the enterprise package at £4K per year I thought as years went by allowance went up and price goes down turns out not.”

“Vimeo just called me about a webinar I signed up for and they informed me that the $75 monthly streaming plan is limited to 1000 viewers. I had never heard or seen this info anywhere and was quite surprised.”


Vimeo User 3

Vimeo User 2


“I have used Vimeo Live for several projects the last years, but the last months the broadcasts are freezing at least once a night.”


Vimeo User 4

“I’ve been talking to Vimeo for weeks. Because why do they sell it as Unlimited Viewers, Events, Bandwith, Livestreams. If I have already exceeded my limit after 8 streams of about 1.5 hours.”

Vimeo User 5


In contrast, Castr partners with top-tier, widely used Akamai & Fastly CDN to deliver video content without latency or downtime. And we are always transparent on what we sell.


Castr is always there for you with 24/7 dedicated tech support at no extra cost, whereas Vimeo charge additional fee for surport


Castr is half the cost of Vimeo

Castr is the best Vimeo alternative for video streaming

No Contract

The thought of signing up for yet another service or commitment can send anxiety and panic through your veins. We get it, which is why we’re different from everyone else.
You don’t need a contract to get started with us. Sign up and cancel anytime if you’re not happy – there won’t be any commitment involved in the process.

24/7 dedicated tech support via Slack, Skype and Whatsapp

24/7 dedicated tech support via Slack, Skype and Whatsapp

We know how stressful it can be to plan a big live event. Let our dedicated team of experts take care of everything to make sure that your live event goes smoothly on its way in and out.

Other companies may charge additional fee for tech support, but we don’t. We’re committed to offer our customers 24/7 high-quality tech support without any extra fee.

Monetization Models with Paywall & in-stream ads

Castr’s monetization tools with paywall and in-stream ads are available for all plans.

Stable and high-quality streams

Stable and
high-quality streams

Seamless streaming with Akamai and Fastly CDN, delivering 4k quality content for any time or occasion.

Stream to your own website and 30+ social channels at once

You can host livestreams on your website using our HTML5 player, but why stop there if you can also multistream to 30+ social channels at the same time? Which is like multiplying how many viewers you get to 10.


Your own brand on your videos

Leave lasting impressions with your awesome videos because your viewers know exactly who is behind these fantastic content.
You get full control of what your viewers will see when they’re watching, whether it’s your brand, website URL or messages.

SRT support

Castr supports streaming through the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol – offering a more optimized viewing experience over unstable networks, so your viewers can enjoy your live streams anytime and anywhere without interruption. 

SRT support

Castr vs. Vimeo:
Features Comparison



Embeddable HTML5 Player Icon
Embed videos onto your website using embedded links or iframe
VOD storage Icon
Amount of storage available for storing video files.

Unlimited video files


Limited to 60 videos

Live Streaming Icon
Stream live videos/events in real time

On all plans


From advanced plans

Paywall Icon
Charge viewers with a fee for access using paywall.

All plans


Additional cost: $1/subscriber/month

VAST/VPAID Support Icon
Support VAST/VPAID – Monetize by displaying pre-roll ads on stream player, with an option to choose between skippable and non-skippable ads.
Multi-stream Icon
Stream to multiple social channels at the same time
24/7 dedicated tech support via slack, skype, whatsapp Icon
Get direct support from Castr technical team through your preffered channels like Slack, Skype, or Whatapps
CDN Delivery Icon
Castr partners with the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform to provide advanced web performance optimization. The CDNs provide a cloud architecture built for a global audience with improved network security and compliance, application delivery acceleration, and higher-quality video delivery.

Akamai / Fastly


CDN is not disclosed. Vimeo users have been complaining about the buffering time

Contracts Icon
No contract needed to get started with Castr. Sign up and cancel anytime if you are not happy – there won’t be any commitment involved in the process

No Contract for all plans


No Contract for all plans

API Access Icon
Use Castr API to develop your own live and on-demand video experiences.
Adaptive bitrate (ABR) transcoding Icon
Auto-adjusts the bitrate based on the viewer’s internet connection quality.
Multi Ingest (RTMP, RTSP, SRT, HLS, DASH) Icon
Different ways to stream with Castr. You can push streams to an encoder or pull from any supported sources.
Multi Output (HLS, DASH, RTMP) Icon
Deliver live videos with HLS, DASH, RTMP protocols
Get HLS URL for your streams to use with OTT platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and more.
Live to VOD Icon
Convert recorded streams to video-on-demand files that you can embed and share on your website
Live Rewind / Live DVR Icon
Rewind up to 1 hours, so users can pause and resume the stream anytime

4+ Hours (Customizable)

Live Guest Chat Icon
A live chat for stream participants to communicate with each other
Domain-blocking Icon
Restrict playback of embedded players on only specific domains
Geo-blocking Icon
Restrict or allow access based on regions and countries
Countdown timer Icon
Count down to the beginning of your live broadcast
Password protection Icon
Set a password for your embedded player
Livestream Analytics Icon
View real-time and overtime data of your viewers and stream health.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, you can upload video files in Castr and get an embeddable player and HLS URL for the uploaded video file.

Any All in One plan would do.

Castr Live Streaming CDN feature provides a fully white-label player that you can embed on your website.

By using our added security features like Password Protection and Geo-Blocking, Geo-Whitelisting and Domain Whitelisting, you can make sure that your video is delivered only to the right audience.

Yes, all live video streams get delivered via Akamai CDN. We bet there won’t be any buffering.

We transcode the streams in the cloud and you have the option to enable and disable adaptive bitrate streaming options for your live streams.

Yes, we do, when you upload a video, you will get the option to choose the resolutions to which the videos need to be encoded.

Yes. You can get the HLS URL for all the uploaded videos. Please contact our 24/7 live chat support team.

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We're rated 4.7 out of 5 on Capterra

The glue that brings things together. Very easy to use with lots of platforms available to choose from. Support is very responsive if you have any issues.

Clayton C.

Assistant Director, Government Administration

Our overall experience with Castr has been completely positive. We stream weekly to Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope all at the same time, and have really seen an improvement in our social media reach and especially engagement. It's a really fair price and a great service.

Brian C.

General Manager, Entertainment

The customer service has been great. Questions are answered in a timely manner and completely.

Tim W.

Assistant Pastor, Religious Institution

Overall Castr has been excellent and in the few issues I have experienced, customer service has sorted things out very quickly. I have never had my stream cut out. It offers Pull URL at no extra cost on my package which is much cheaper than other similar services.

Stephen C.

Content Creator, Media Production

A critical part of our stream. Castr was exactly what we needed to livestream our show on multiple platforms at the same time. Simply put, we wouldn't have the audience that we currently do without Castr. It's an integral part of our daily operation.

Todd D.

General Manager, Broadcast Media

Best multistreaming out there! When looking for a solution to livestream to both Facebook and YouTube, we came across Castr and it solved all of our issues. We love the fact that it doesn't require you to put any of their branding in the descriptions and that the stream looks great on both sites.

Jake B.

Creative Director, Religious Institution