Spreecast is the social video platform that makes it so that people can broadcast together. Through Spreecast, users can hold public, face-to-face conversations live online and interact with thousands of other people via video. Up to four people can host a video and interact with one another while thousands can watch. There are powerful production controls available through the Spreecast application where users can control who and what appear on the screen. Also, users can embed their videos into their blog or other social networking sites. On the Spreecast homepage, users can view live and upcoming broadcasts, go through guides of popular videos or browse through the member community. Broadcasts that are popular and trending are also posted on the homepage and users can quickly see the title, a screenshot and how many views the video has received thus far.
Spreecast launched as a public beta in November 2011. Its founder and CEO is Jeff Fluhr, founder and former CEO of StubHub. The site is a new San Francisco start-up focused on the live-video genre.
The Spreecast app is available on desktop browsers and mobile devices. It is sort of communication tool (i.e. Skype) married with broadcast media (i.e. Youtube). Spreecast aims to make broadcasting interactive via the power of the Internet.
Spreecast is well designed and its homepage is as inviting and intriguing as many other video hosting sites. Spreecast aims to make it easy for users to broadcast their video and interact with their audience. It does this through its easy-to-use moderator functions such as privacy settings and the ability to have approved Spreecasters join in on the broadcast.
To register for Spreecast users can click on the "Create Account" link located on their homepage. Users or Facebook and Twitter can connect to Spreecast via those social media accounts. New users will also need to accept the site's Terms of Service. Once synced, Spreecast logs in the new user and they can begin using the app.
Spreecast is a free service.
Spreecast is great for anyone who is launching a podcast, a blog or some other type of media. It could also be used in the corporate space for meetings or trainings. There are a lot of possibilities for this service and may potential users.