MediaShout

Who Uses MediaShout?

Small to medium size churches and ministries.

What Is MediaShout?

MediaShout 7 is more than just the latest version of our premier church presentation software. Its so much more. We invested substantially in rebuilding MediaShout 7 from the ground up to create the most stable and flexible church presentation software available. With MediaShout, anyone can learn to create and run presentations for worship. MediaShout can facilitate the visual elements of every part of your worship service.

MediaShout Details

Wordsmith

http://www.mediashout.com

Founded 1999

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Starting price

US$399.00/one-time
US$19.99/month
US$12.99/month
US$25.00

Free Version

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Free Trial

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MediaShout deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

MediaShout Features

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-in
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Donation Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Forms Management
  • Member Communication
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Personalisation
  • Pledge Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dual Monitor
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Layout & Design
  • Media Library
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Offline Access
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Recording
  • Resource Management
  • SSL Security
  • Scripture Database
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timer
  • Training Management
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Whiteboard

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Attendance Management
  • Availability Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Chord Chart Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signage
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Management
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Live Chat
  • Media Library
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Offline Access
  • Playlist Management
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Projection Tools
  • Receipt Management
  • Records Management
  • Reminders
  • SSL Security
  • Scripture Database
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Worship Planning

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MediaShout Reviews for UK Users

Read all 297 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Adrian L.
Adrian L.
Consultant
Environmental Services
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2018

"Excellent Product and Great Value for Money!"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2018
Justin N.
Communications Director
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/08/2020

"Pretty good church presentation software"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Wordsmith on 24/08/2020

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/08/2020
Robert M.
Worship Pastor
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019

"MS7 needs lots of work!"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Wordsmith on 12/09/2019

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019
Vl chip M.
Music Director
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/06/2021

"Satisficed"

Pros: MS7 seems to run much more efficiently on our machines, additionally once the service is prepared by staff and saved to the media storage device, the presentation has all the backgrounds and items it needs to run, thus is the network crashes the presentation will still execute (unless we lose all power like we did last Sunday).

Cons: MediaShout7 does not import MS Presentations as easily as MediaShout4.5 (the version we upgraded from). With 4.5 the import was straight forward with very limited need to reset fonts, sizes, etc. Not so when an MS Presentation is imported to MediaShout 7. Pastor has always liked using MS Presentation as he was very familiar, however he is now learning MediaShout7 Sermon Builder. Additionally, we experimented with different font colors against the song backgrounds. Upon making our choice and changing, I found there is not was to easily make that change globally to all pages of the song cue, except via template.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/06/2021
Ken P.
AVL Team Leader
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/08/2019

"MediaShout software is perfect for our church"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/08/2019