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Castr

Livestream video to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and more 🔴

3.2/5
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Instead of Twitch steamers being confined to Twitch, or YouTube streamers sticking to YouTube, use Castr to reach all our audience in a single click! 🔥🚀

Would you recommend this product?
Tech Lead

It was super easy for me to setup and stream my content to all my publishing platforms.

Pros:

Easy to setup and simple to use

Cons:

Would love a mobile app

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Cofounded Castr.io, Haxr Inc
Wow, thanks a ton Nikola ✌, made our day with Castr's very first review and even a cheered one 🤗. Super motivated to see a user having great time with our app. Thank you for taking time Bro
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It works as expected,

Pros:

Fast and not expensive.

Cons:

Noththing

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Expazz Gaming

I can stream my gaming to Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer and Facebook Gaming simultaneously and with zero fees!

Pros:

Stream to all my gaming sites for free.

Cons:

No chat app (will be here end of month)

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Gamer ProductHunt profile

Ok, im gonna be friendly with this one.

Restream.io offer a better and enjoyable experience in this kind of services BUT

If Castr wants to compete with it prices need to be negotiable AND BASED ON CREATOR PROFILE (thats whats missing )

Pros:

multiple streaming options

Cons:

high price for subscription

Founder, haxr.io & castr.io
Hello Favio, Thank you very much for the feedback, but if you compare our prices with restream we are very cheap when compared with restream. They charge $19 for custom RTMP where as we charge none 🚀 And for $29.99 you will get 5 custom locations / Facebook streams with Castr where as in restream you need to pay $49 for 3 custom locations. In no ways we are expensive when compared with restream 🙌
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lifetime streamer

The verification process was really slow and I had to submit another number to get confirmation. Their brand color is blue-ish but all the colors in their dashboard are red. Seemed like I was using Restream under another name.

Pros:

Good user onboarding

Cons:

I think the pricing is irrelevand and high, the approval takes long and I especially didn't like the sms verification

Founder, haxr.io & castr.io
Hello Michael, Thanks for the comment, and very happy to hear that you liked our user onboarding process. If you compare with the competition we have much better pricing and quality of service, and we have more features compared with the other providers as well. We would be very happy to show you around the platform if you can get back to us and i can show you all the features which you have. And also let me know what made you feel like the pricing is very high, you can compare with competition and our pricing is much better and we have much better infrastructure as well. Our motive is to provide the best price for the best quality service. Get back to us if you have any questions and we will be very happy to help you.

The oddest thing about Castr is that the emails read like a college students writing to his best friend. Here's what they said last week about Facebook switching to secure streaming connections: ... "BUT, this does mean you’ll need a new way to stream to Facebook. What this means for you? Right now, very little :)We’ve added in RTMPS support for Facebook into Castr. So just keep doing what you’ve always done with Castr, and you shouldn’t have any trouble." ... In other words, it was "things are changing but don't worry, we changed too," email. Then, today, unhappily, this is from the email announcing a discontinuation of free services: ... "What will happen to my free account? Don’t worry, you won’t be left high and dry. We got your back. You’re being grandfathered in. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be transferring you to a free 7 day trial account. You can keep using Castr exactly as you always have for the next 7 days. At the end of the trial your streams will be disabled." ... So, Castr's idea of "we got your back" (sic) is they'll give 7 days for you to decide what to do, before disabling your streams. Disappointing. EDIT: This is my first review I've posted, and ProductHunt seems to be strripping line breaks from the "tell us more" section. Apologies.

Pros:

It used to be free competition to Restream.io.

Cons:

The platform has gone "paid only," even though it remains unprofessional and unpolished.

Founder, haxr.io & castr.io
Hello JT, This is Govinda from Castr. I'm very sorry if you didn't like the way we emailed you, we were trying to be more friendly with you instead of making the email look like a very corporate one. We monetized and removed our free plan for a reason because we need to provide you with better service and we need to make our service better as well. We improved our whole network after monetization, and we scaled up our customer support as well, and we need to keep making the product better and make Castr a one-stop video broadcasting solution. When compared with restream, it's just for simulcasting, but we have many features which make Castr very different from Restream. You will see more features coming in the next few weeks, and we will be shipping new features faster. Thank you once again for taking the time to review us, contact us anytime, and we will be pleased to have you back on Castr.

I don't mind at all paying for the service, as long as they continue to deliver.

Pros:

It seems to work very well. Their chat/email based support is good.

Cons:

Would like to see audio levels and bit rate on the cast screen. Otherwise I'm pleased.

Clean and easy to use. Love it!!
Product reliability/stability should be addressed. Castr agent and Govinda Sunil (who was contacted) should take ownership of the failures and provide fair resolution to customers. 3 consecutive weeks of failure. Other churches experienced the same issues at the same time. Castr deny any product issues. Single stream connection fine. Result: Charity no longer able to use the Castr product and following escalation, Castr refused a pro rata refund and we therefore have 11 months of remaining subscription costs for a product which will be completely unused.
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Live and recorded Producer/Director
Bait and switch pricing. Don't hide pricing details from your customers. Pertinent pricing information should be next to an item, or at least on the same page, don't bury it in the fine print. Dropped Restream because they dropped their player, can't schedule a stream of an uploaded clip. Switched to Castr because all of their marketing materials make it sound like you can do that, you can with one clip but you won't find that limit in any up front communication. You can't even schedule a 2nd one to play at a different time.
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