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

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

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

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Adrian L.
Consultant
Environmental Services
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • 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
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • 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
Susan Z.
Communications Coordinator
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2021

"Great for Churches with Good Volunteers"

Comments: My experience has been overall very positive. I can't say enough good things about their customer support employees as well. We were doing worship slides on PowerPoint before MediaShout, and the difference is astounding.

Pros: rHaving ease of access for Bible translations and hymn/song lyrics has drastically cut down on the time it takes me to do the worship slides each week. I find the Bible tool particularly helpful, no more copying and pasting! After a brief learning curve, MediaShout is easy to use and easy to be picky about.

Cons: I sometimes experience crashing with MediaShout, occasionally at very inopportune times. When I try to do something it just doesn't like, down it goes with little or no warning or explaination.

Vendor Response

by Wordsmith on 07/05/2021

Hey there! Thank you so much for the kind words and being part of the MediaShout family. We want your experience to be flawless, if at all posible, so if you haven't already reached out to our customer support team, be sure to do that. We'd love to look into any crashing issues you're seeing and make sure we either work with you directly to resolve any system specific issues, or that we report whatever is causing it to our development team so they can conquer it once and for all in a future updates. We're continually updating the software and expecting another update soon, and with each one, we get even more stability, performance, and features! Thanks again!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2021
Robert M.
Worship Pastor
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • 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
Travis W.
Director of Worship
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/03/2021

"A Great Value and Excellent Features"

Comments: MediaShout has allowed our house of worship to increase our production value and provide a more immersive, intentional, and effective ministry to those who attend our services.

Pros: My favorite features of MediaShout was the amount of customization options the software allows for. I stopped needing to do so much editing work on graphics before importing them, and simply create the exact look I need for a service right within the application.

Cons: The only drawback I've had is the learning curve that comes with all of the customization features. For someone who works in graphic design, the workflow is pretty standard; however, it would be helpful to have access to additional training resources that can assist volunteers who use MediaShout on a weekly basis for smaller congregations.

Vendor Response

by Wordsmith on 15/03/2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! If you haven't already looked into it, be sure to check out our Starter Pack which comes with a physical drive loaded with training videos as well as background resources. If you're on an older version, you can get this with the new MediaShout 7 (which happens to be easier to learn than any of our older ones). You can also do a lower cost option of a downloadable training video that basically walks a user through how to build an entire service, from the basic through the advanced! It can take a weight off of team leaders and assist with training new volunteers, etc. If you do need to look into an upgrade to MediaShout 7, give our team a call. Or even if you already have it and need to purchase the training videos, mention your capterra review and we'll get you a discount on them! Thanks again for being part of the MediaShout family!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/03/2021