MediaShout

Church presentation & worship management software

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MediaShout Overview

What is MediaShout?

MediaShout is a church presentation software which enables the display of song lyrics, announcements, bibles passages, and almost any type of media file. The solution includes templates, fire buttons, social media integrations, text formatting, editor/presenter views, a sermon builder, and more.

MediaShout's editor provides users with a drag-and-drop interface for creating custom presentations. The sermon builder includes a wizard to assist users with creating their sermon slides. The cues library plugin allows users to save their favorite cues and easily add them to future presentations. Users can also edit slides further once cues have been added. Scripture passages from a variety of Bibles can be added to presentations, with the American Standard Version, King James Version, Webster Bible, and many others integrated.

The stage display in MediaShout enables the display of content to pastors and worship teams. Items can be copied directly from the main display to the stage display, and users can then edit items on the stage display only. Notes, previews of upcoming slides, and additional information can be shown to the worship team during sermons.

MediaShout Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$399.00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

MediaShout offers a 30-day free trial for ministries to test out its features. MediaShout V7 for Windows is available as a single license for $399 which includes 1 activation and 46 public domain Bibles, or a site license for $449 including 69 Bibles. MediaShout V6 for Mac costs $399 for a single activation with 46 Bibles, or $449 for a site license with 69 Bibles. Users can also upgrade their Windows license from V6 to V7 for $209, or contact MediaShout for custom Combo pricing details.


MediaShout Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

MediaShout presentation editor
MediaShout cues
MediaShout script
MediaShout video MediaShout screenshot: MediaShout presentation editor MediaShout screenshot: MediaShout cues MediaShout screenshot: MediaShout script

MediaShout Reviews for UK Users

MediaShout Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
152

Very good
89

Average
26

Poor
10

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4.5
86% recommended this app
Adrian L.

Excellent Product and Great Value for Money!

Stability and mobility. I'm a life customer with MediaShout and would not hesitate to recommend it to other people.


Justin N.

Pretty good church presentation software

Mediashout let us create a more engaging service for our guests and congregation. We were able to not only have lyrics on the screen, but give them a wide variety of backgrounds and animations. Additionally we could automate some slides like our announcements to run on a timer until we were ready to proceed.

And the ease of adding multiple media sources like audio and video gave us new avenues to share more content with our live audience.


Robert M.

MS7 needs lots of work!

I have been a loyal MediaShout user since they began. However, Versions 5, 6, and now 7 are so riddled with problems that I have decided I will not invest any more money in this software. Tired of them repackaging the same program with the same problems.


Carlyn Y.

Have used for over ten years


Ken P.

MediaShout software is perfect for our church

MediaShout feels like a really close knit community, where users support each other well, but also MediaShout 'the company', support their users well.
I love the software, and what we can achieve with it, in serving our church locally.


Adrian L.
Industry: Environmental Services

Excellent Product and Great Value for Money!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/06/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Stability and mobility. I'm a life customer with MediaShout and would not hesitate to recommend it to other people.

Pros

You can do most things under the one computer. No multiple machines or feeds required. This is very useful for a mobile church setup. It also comes with multiple features that you often have to pay extra for with other products such as loads of Bible versions, Songs and Hymnals.

MediaShout also has first grade tech support that quickly respond to issues encountered.

MediaShout has been faithfully serving our church and multiple ministries for over 15 years. Our church was one of the first users of this product in Australia.

Cons

Text editing is probably the weakest point, which we sometimes have to rely on PPT instead for better formatting, but MediaShout is overall a very strong and all rounded product.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Justin N.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Pretty good church presentation software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Mediashout let us create a more engaging service for our guests and congregation. We were able to not only have lyrics on the screen, but give them a wide variety of backgrounds and animations. Additionally we could automate some slides like our announcements to run on a timer until we were ready to proceed.

And the ease of adding multiple media sources like audio and video gave us new avenues to share more content with our live audience.

Pros

Mediashout provided us with advanced presentation options for our church, giving us lyrics, slides, transitions, media playing capability, and verse sharing on the screens throughout our sanctuary.

Our staff and volunteers were able to setup Sunday morning services and everything that needed to be on the screens. We did this in advance, saved the files, and went live on Sundays.

Mediashout let us expand our capabilities outside of Powerpoint and incorporate more media into our services, which helped us keep our congregation engaged.

Cons

Media shout did a lot of advanced features compared to powerpoint but wasn't as advanced as pro presenter. We had issues editing slides on the fly and when things went sideways in the service, it was difficult to see all the slides at a glance to jump ahead or behind within the same window like Propresenter. And the software used a lot of system resources, so we had to make extra sure nothing was running in the background.

Response from Wordsmith

Thanks for taking the time to review! We're so glad to have been able to serve your church. From the content of the review, it looks like you may have been using a slightly out of date version. We'd love to invite you to check out features like Presenter View in MediaShout 7 to have a better experience seeing slides at a glance or jumping around as needed. The editing process has also been streamlined so it's a bit quicker to put things together even on the fly- AND there's about to be a new update to MediaShout 7 with even more focus on on-the-fly firing. Stay posted, and please let our support team know if we can help in any way on mediashout.com/support.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Robert M.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

MS7 needs lots of work!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have been a loyal MediaShout user since they began. However, Versions 5, 6, and now 7 are so riddled with problems that I have decided I will not invest any more money in this software. Tired of them repackaging the same program with the same problems.

Pros

So far, I can't really say that there are a lot of pros to this release.

Cons

MediaShout has always had lots of potential, but issues are many. MS7 was rebuilt from the ground up and is marketed as being more stable than other versions. This is simply not true. I upgraded over a month ago and it crashes or locks up weekly. It is also marketed as "powerful presentations made easy." There is nothing easy about this program. It is powerful, if you are willing to go through multiple steps to get your presentations the way you want them. MS7 is missing many of the features that were found in previous releases. In reworking the software, they have made many changes that practical usage very difficult and time consuming.

Response from Wordsmith

We're so sorry for your trouble. I understand where you're coming from. In streamlining & rebuilding MediaShout in Version 7, a lot was simplified, and we're still releasing some of the more advanced features over the next several months. But the basics are where the majority of users do think things are easier and quicker. We broke out of the box of limitations on a lot of things. Tech support has had less "how do I" questions than ever because things seem to make more sense. With that said, there are things about the heart of MediaShout that we want to stay in the workflow..we're always open to feedback on those. As for stability, we've had a few hurdles, but it's been an impressively smooth new release--much more stable than previous versions right off the bat, and issues we've had have been with very small groups and specific systems. V7 has nothing in it that was repackaged from the past. Tech support is available and developers will work ASAP on any reported issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Carlyn Y.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Have used for over ten years

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 09/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy and intuitive once you are up and running. Many times I've been w/o a tech and had to grab a random person from the congregation to advance the screens while I was directing.
Literally tell them "Just hit the space bar ". Have recruited several tech subs that went on to being proficient once they tried it!

Cons

The down time needed to learn each new full version (not the updates).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ken P.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

MediaShout software is perfect for our church

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

MediaShout feels like a really close knit community, where users support each other well, but also MediaShout 'the company', support their users well.
I love the software, and what we can achieve with it, in serving our church locally.

Pros

MediaShout is fully featured yet easy to use. It's easy to train on. Their support is second to none, and they really care about how the software works for you in your situation. They are passionate about making their software easy for us as users, to seamlessly support the process of worship and sharing the gospel.

Cons

I have no negatives about using and owning MediaShout.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.2/10
Based on 281 user ratings
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MediaShout Pricing

MediaShout Pricing

Starting from
US$399.00
Free Trial
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

MediaShout offers a 30-day free trial for ministries to test out its features. MediaShout V7 for Windows is available as a single license for $399 which includes 1 activation and 46 public domain Bibles, or a site license for $449 including 69 Bibles. MediaShout V6 for Mac costs $399 for a single activation with 46 Bibles, or $449 for a site license with 69 Bibles. Users can also upgrade their Windows license from V6 to V7 for $209, or contact MediaShout for custom Combo pricing details.

MediaShout offers a 30-day free trial for ministries to test out its features. MediaShout V7 for Windows is available as a single license for $399 which includes 1 activation and 46 public domain Bibles, or a site license for $449 including 69 Bibles. MediaShout V6 for Mac costs $399 for a single activation with 46 Bibles, or $449 for a site license with 69 Bibles. Users can also upgrade their Windows license from V6 to V7 for $209, or contact MediaShout for custom Combo pricing details.

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 281 user ratings
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MediaShout Features

MediaShout Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for MediaShout

Additional information for MediaShout

Key features of MediaShout

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Event Management
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Volunteer Management

MediaShout FAQs

MediaShout FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MediaShout.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MediaShout offer?

MediaShout offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$399.00

Pricing model: Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

MediaShout offers a 30-day free trial for ministries to test out its features. MediaShout V7 for Windows is available as a single license for $399 which includes 1 activation and 46 public domain Bibles, or a site license for $449 including 69 Bibles. MediaShout V6 for Mac costs $399 for a single activation with 46 Bibles, or $449 for a site license with 69 Bibles. Users can also upgrade their Windows license from V6 to V7 for $209, or contact MediaShout for custom Combo pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of MediaShout?

MediaShout offers the following features:

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Event Management
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Volunteer Management

Q. Who are the typical users of MediaShout?

MediaShout has the following typical customers:

Non Profit

Q. What languages does MediaShout support?

MediaShout supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does MediaShout offer?

MediaShout has the following pricing plans:

Subscription, Open Source

Q. Does MediaShout support mobile devices?

MediaShout supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does MediaShout integrate with?

MediaShout integrates with the following applications:

BoxCast, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Twitter

Q. What level of support does MediaShout offer?

MediaShout offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials