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Introduction to Castr

Explore Castr's solutions. Get an overview of our services and unlock the full potential of live streaming with Castr.

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Written by Govinda Sunil
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What is Castr?

Castr is a powerful and easy-to-use video streaming solution. With Castr, you can:

  • Embed Player: Streams to websites and OTT platforms.

  • Multistream: Simultaneously stream to Facebook Pages and Groups, YouTube, Twitch, LinkedIn, and over 30 other social media sites.

  • Host on-demand videos: Castr supports video-on-demand (VOD) streaming. You can upload, host, and stream videos on your websites with no Castr branding.

  • Pre-recorded stream: Use Castr to stream pre-recorded videos at any chosen time or as a loop 24/7 to websites and social media sites.

  • Monetize your content: With Castr's Paywall and Instream Ads, you can monetize your live and on-demand videos and keep 100% of your revenue

Our technology

Castr is powered by Akamai, Fastly and Cloudfront CDNs — the world’s most powerful content delivery networks (CDNs). These CDNs help us provide smooth video streaming experiences that are secured and with minimal delays.

Who is Castr for?

Castr is designed to be easy to use by everyone.

Content creators, businesses, and organizations from any background can livestream on our user-friendly dashboard. Most of our current users are from churches, TV broadcasters, sports broadcasters, game streaming, and educational institutions.

Plans and Pricing

Castr subscriptions start from $12.5 per month. We offer several subscription plans to fit different usages and budgets. From low cost plans to advanced and enterprise-level solutions. All plans include an embed player with Akamai CDN, multistreaming, video hosting, and paywall features.

You can make a monthly or annual subscription (up to 37% off). We also customized plans for enterprises. To learn more, visit our pricing page

Is Castr free?

All Castr plans are paid. However, you can try our platform for free for 7 days. You’ll be able to explore all the premium features of the highest subscription plan. Start a free trial here.

Do I need any additional tools to use with Castr?

You may need to install an encoder to connect your video source to Castr. Some common software encoders are Open Broadcasting Software (OBS), Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS), XSplit, vMix, Wirecast, etc. Learn more about software encoder setup.

Encoder not required:

  • Livestream from webcam, computer screen, mobile, or tablet

  • Multistream from webcam, computer screen, mobile, or tablet

  • Livestream or multistream pre-recorded videos

Encoder required:

  • Livestream from an external camera or camcorder

  • Multistream from an external camera or camcorder

  • Capture audio while recording the screen

  • Do editing tasks (e.g., video and audio mixing, effects, transitions) while livestreaming

Help resources

Browse all Castr’s resources on how-to guides, technical support, tips, and tricks.

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