Kitcast Inc.

Kitcast


4.5 / 5
27 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Kitcast is for entertainment, retail, corporate, banking, healthcare, education, and church. We provide professional digital signage software for any type of indoor or outdoor communication.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Kitcast Inc.
  • kitcast.tv/
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Kitcast

Kitcast allows managing any digital signage content with a few clicks. Creating playlists and scheduling them is easy for multiple locations and collaborators. No specific skills needed. Kitcast is a full solution provider. From the custom development of your digital signage infrastructure to dedicated project management 24/7. Weve put all of our efforts into building the most convenient digital signage environment out there.


Kitcast Features

  • Automatic Player Updates
  • Content Scheduling
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Remote Display Management

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It's about time somebody solved this problem for AppleTVs

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple, easy to use solution that works with AppleTV. Really nice graphics and nice, prepackaged templates.

Cons: The pricing model for a single location with a small number of AppleTV devices doesn't make sense for a small business like we are. I would rather a single price for 1 to 5 devices within the same building.

I want to be able to render a web page as one of the screens, for example our weekly class schedule which changes all the time. More dynamic content that could be fed from an API.

Overall: The digital signage experience in our gym is great. Makes us look professional.

Exactly what we needed.

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity of the back end of the software is amazing! For anyone who is trying to use digital signage and manage it remotely, this is the solution you're looking for. Design an image, upload it and have it live within minutes. We could not ask for anything more!

Cons: The biggest con that is not really that big of a deal for us, is the lack of a vertical version. We are told it is under construction and we eagerly await its arrival! For now, we just design our signage vertically and miss out on all of the cool features that Kitcast! gives you like social media integration and more!

Overall: Our experience has been nothing but a pleasure! The Kitcast! experience is exactly as you would expect and want it to be. It is so simple to manage and pleasant to work in, that I didn't even bother to look at any other software company! We are an avid supporter of Kitcast! and recommend it to a lot of people with whom have the same needs as ours.

KitCast 2018

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how seamlessly the product works with Apple TV and how simple it is to navigate. Very straightforward installation process and very user friendly.

Cons: I have not run into any issues as of yet with his product.

Overall: We use Kitcast at my place of employment to cast all types of media to our Apple TV's throughout the office. We have been able to eliminate the need for custom banners and backgrounds by utilizing the Product. Because of this, we have been able to cut down the time it takes to troubleshoot issues with our Apple Tv's

Fantastic tool. Exactly what we needed.

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Multiple locations/zones

- Auto-updating when I add or update content

- Wonderful customer service

- Out-of-the-box simplicity

Cons: - Would love more content types

- Ability to schedule a playlist for a specific date in the future, not just day of the week

Overall: We run Kitcast around our design agency office to show off our team and work. Prospects in the office always comment on it, and it does its job to act as a passive marketing tool.

We love it!

Digital Sign for Schools

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of online updating and the variety of templates available. I also like that there is a separate AppleTV application that pulls information directly from the Kitcast server. This is the only way that I can reliably connect an Apple TV device to our enterprise network.

Cons: At this point, nothing. It is working 100% for me.

Overall: I have been looking for a digital signage tool that I can easily manage and works simply and reliably for displaying and updating school information. I don't want to use a dedicated computer (too big and complicated setup), use remote access to a computer (too complicated). I like the online access and features in Kitcast and I like its AppleTV app which turns the AppleTV into an inexpensive appliance type device. I run Kitcast in kiosk mode. It has run with 100% uptime and no issues since installation in the summer.

A great product that is costly

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, quick to deploy. You'll have digital signage on your AppleTV running in less than five minutes.

Cons: The cost. The high cost per device can quickly add up.

Overall: I have enjoyed using the product and would recommend them to any SMB looking for an easy-to-use and visually impressive digital signage product.

Cost

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Cost is too high. Especially for use on additional screens. Makes it hard for a small business to justify.

Great Product

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and set up. Likes the options available to create different templates and to duplicate them for other playlists.

Cons: I would love to be able to move out dated slides to another section. I do reuse slides but it could be months away. I don't like having lots of slides in my playlist that are paused, so I end up deleting them. So if I could move them or store them out of site that would be great!

Overall: We have now used Kitcast for 3 months and it has worked great for getting more information out to more students, staff and parents.

Love it for our Lobby

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use.

Stable and just keeps running.

Cons: I like the content to download onto the apple tv so that it can be accessed with or without internet connection.

Super easy

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The point that websites can be easily distributed as pages

Cons: Especially, support is very substantial.

Overall: The Japanese market is starting to use Kitcast as well.

Great Value for the $

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Love the professional look with minimal effort needed.

Cons: If you have more than 10 or more slides it gets a bit cumbersome to know which is which other than by name. The preview panel doesn't rotate through slides or images so without publishing you can't really see what it is going to look like. Also the create your own templates don't have many options, would be great to have more templates to chose from so users don't have to create from scratch.

Great software, just a bit expensive.

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Setup and implementation feel in-step with the "Apple" approach. It's easy to create beautiful animated signage.

Cons: The cost. Not sure how to resolve this while keeping development afloat, but the current cost per install is high for a small business.

Overall: We are using it for digital signage in financial institution. It has been a big hit with customers and we love how easy it is for our small marketing department to manage.

Best option for multi site TVs

Nov 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: This absolutely the best option I could find for multiple locations and TVs. It's easy to use and it updates fairly fast.

Cons: It lacks some options but over all a good choice.

Overall: Love using it. So happy I found it on the App Store.

I am so glad we are using Kitcast!

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. I can't wait to use this at all of our locations and change their media remotely.

Cons: So far I haven't found any. This does exactly what we need it to.

Overall: We have kitcast running on a TV in our warehouse and it has been awesome. We share our overall metrics with our workers, as well as Pics and Videos of our work, Safety bulletins and employee discounts. Thank you again for making such a great product.

Great product but still a few rough edges

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Very simple to setup and get started. Relatively self-explantory configuration of screen schedules.

Comes with a pretty decent set of available default content feed and layouts.

Cons: I have a particular use case that doesn't work all that well. I'd like to rotate through the calendars for multiple conference rooms. It's easy enough to setup a screen for each room's calendar. But, there is no way to have the final screen include the name of the conference room along with the calendar! Not a huge deal, and by no means a deal breaker, but there are a few rough edges here and there like this that can become a little aggravating.

Overall: Overall, I think the is a great product and fills a niche at a good price point.

Great Solution

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This a simple solution to deploy multi tv advertising without too much overhead. We are using existing Apple tvs and it works very well!

Cons: Wish there was a better way to manage the channels with a mobile device and wish there was an upload library to manage media over multiple devices.

Overall: Kitcast has been easy to work with and responsive.

Kitcast is Easy and reliable

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It's UX. It is VERY user friendly. Training people who are not good with technology is simple. You do not need to be an IT person to use it.

Cons: I want more overlay abilities. It makes branding with Kitcast difficult without the ability to use an overlay that shows who you are.

Overall: It has been amazing.

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Great tool, but hoping to see some updates

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up and get going. great way to loop videos and content at a tradeshow or in a lobby

Cons: I am admitedaly a power user and push things to its limits however I would like to see Better templating tools and presentation import support would be useful. powerpoint presentations as flattened losing all transitions and animations. Any video that is part of the presentations is also only displayed as an image. Presentations that are imported show artifacts due to compression. They also can not be separated to mix in other videos or media types.

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Kitcast

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Good graphics l. Like to use for info on campus.

Cons: A little pricey per screen, you must purchase an newer Apple TV to use

Overall: Good, as soon as more money is available will purchase more

Ok product

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use with existing templates and features

Cons: Inability to customize animations and connect to my existing calendars

Great Tool Needs Work

Nov 17, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to post slides to different TVs.

Cons: No larg preview of individual slides. Scheduling not user friendly.

Good for Entry Level

Nov 16, 2018
2/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use. I liked that I got it up and running in the first 30 minutes.

Cons: Lacks some basic features (even within existing options). Weather was ALWAYS wrong. I didn't like the graphic design on the pre-made and it's impossible to edit basic color & layout changes. I could make my own template for the static slides but there's no way to upload animated slides. For example, I didn't like your clock, but there was no way to edit it so it's a feature that I never used. Also, the social media integrations lacked some basic functionality and they never worked. Yelp always showed the same two reviews, and there was no way to change or fix that. The Instagram integration was the best but that also lacked some basic settings so we could prioritize or block certain pics or types of pics. Plus, there's no Facebook integration at all.

Overall: Too rigid and limited to be useful.

Great Product

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: It is an easy to use web based software that connects great via WiFi.

Cons: I wish they had more templates and options. The pricing for a single unit is high and I wish your subscription was able to be control multiple units for the same flat cost.

Overall: Overall a great product and works well.

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Active Kitcast Subscriber

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Separate schedules and web based console. Simple to setup / deploy.

Cons: Minor UI things (previews)

Inability to test presentation on machine aside from kiosk sending it too.

Overall: We are using kitcast in the Foyer of our church for information, promotions and inspiration. It has gotten very good feedback so far. Support has been VERY responsive.

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Easy To Use System

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like how easy it is to use Kitcast for managing our information on our various TVs.

Cons: The prebuilt templates are very limited. Need more options.

Overall: Overall I am very pleased with Kitcast and glad we made the decision to use/purchase it.

KitCast is Fun

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to populate it with content.

Cons: I really don't have anything negative to say.

Overall: I am an IT professional. It has been easy to support Kitcast. Myself and the people that use it on a daily basis have not reported problems.

WHCC review

Nov 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: Easy to add images, instagram displays look great, simply just works.

Cons: You can't see a live preview of the slideshow without an Apple TV - I update it remotely.