4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

About MediaShout

MediaShout is a fully customizable church presentation tool that provides a library of worship songs, in-built Bible versions and functionality to edit in real time. MediaShout’s interface provides ribbon bars, script bars, cue pages, quick cues, editing windows and viewers tabs. It allows users to create and manage various types of church content such as auto-create lyric slides, dual Bibles, liturgy, announcement loops, Twitter feeds, PowerPoint files and web cues. The platform's designing tools provide facilities such as an inline editor tool, content organization, a template tool, multiple objects per slide and display masking. It further allows church authorities to export reports, which help them track songs used in services performed during a specific date. MediaShout integrates with SongSelect, Planning Center Online and Dropbox. It is Windows and Mac compatible.
MediaShout Software - Add and manage stanzas
MediaShout Software - Time trigger
MediaShout Software - Web deck
MediaShout Software - Announcement deck
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MediaShout pricing

MediaShout does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. MediaShout paid version starts at US$21.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$21.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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MediaShout Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.2
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 315 View all reviews
Adrian
Adrian
  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 28/06/2018

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.

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.

Carlyn
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 9/07/2020

Have used for over ten years

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).

Alternatives Considered

ProPresenter

Reasons for Choosing MediaShout

Much faster, adding moving backgrounds are a snap

Switched From

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Switching to MediaShout

I've been to seminars where they pushed PP. Had to keep pointing out MS does the same things, in my opinion easier. Especially if u rely on non-techs to fill in
Jim
  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

2
Reviewed on 26/04/2022

Media Shout 7

Has been very good over the years until now. Very disappointed that they failed to carry over key working features of MS 6 to their new product MS 7.
And disappointing that they will not refund the upgrade purchase cost for an admitted deficient product. IOW, you have to purchase this new product to see what is in it, but with a no return policy if it will not meet your needs.
= a poor business practice that will discourage long term customer base.

Pros

With Media Shout 7, they've made text entry cues very easy.

Cons

Having used MS 5 & MS 6, (a long time customer) our upgrade to MS 7 is disappointing, and MS 7 is unworkable for us for the following reasons.
1) The fire and other control button are now too small , and can hardly locate for those with older eyes.
2) The display window on right column will not adjust to a larger size and is too small so see clearly what is displayed.
3) The editor box although very large, is fixed and unable to resize like MS 6 does, not does it mirror the main display (even in presenter mode, it does not mirror the display screen. )
4) They removed the insert Comments feature. Now you can only comment within a cue box .

I spoke with Customer service on 4-25-22. They are always polite, but acknowledge MS 7 's stated shortcomings, and said upgrade sales are final. - no refund.
So we will continue to use MS 6 until they either restore those lost features to MS 7, or when MS 6 finally crashes, purchase another vendor's product.

Note: I don't like to complain, but if you are looking to upgrade from MS 6 to MS 7, buyer beware. Sales staff are aware of these changes issues between MS 6 & MS 7, and frankly should have given a disclaimer, but did not....again, disappointing.
We are content with MS 6, except for the hoops involved to insert a text cue. Jim

VL Chip
  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
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.

Alternatives Considered

ProPresenter

Reasons for Switching to MediaShout

Decided conversion from MS4.5 to MS7 would be easier than conversion from MediaShout to ProPresenter.
Bonnie
  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 25/10/2021

Media Shout 7

I am stuck with it because that is what the previous music minister insisted on. I would much prefer Proclaim, but it is too late to switch now. The church is too much invested in Media Shout.

Pros

It works most of the time. It integrates with my CCLI Song Select account. It is commonly used by many churches in our area.

Cons

It will suddenly stop working and I won't know why or what to do about it on a Sunday morning. It is not cloud based, so I cannot build the slides at my house on my computer and then use them on the church's computer on Sunday, like Proclaim does.

Alternatives Considered

Proclaim by Logos

Reasons for Switching to MediaShout

The previous music minister and his wife who ran the sound booth had never worked with Proclaim, so they pushed for Media Shout. Then they left 2 years later, and I got stuck with Media Shout and the music ministry got dumped in my lap. I have been stuck with it ever since. I did not choose it.

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