This article is part of a larger series on Hiring.
With video interview software, you can set up live interviews or let a candidate pre-record answers to given interview questions. The best software also provides evaluation and rating tools and facilitates collaboration among your hiring team. Some include tools for recruiting, skills evaluation, and even rejecting or hiring candidates.
We narrowed our list of the best video interview software services for employers to the top five.
- Spark Hire: Best overall for employers wanting to do live video interviews
- Breezy: Best for streamlining video interviewing with the recruiting process
- Codility: Best for tech companies hiring engineers and coders
- Outmatch: Best for companies expanding to new countries
- myInterview: Best for slowly expanding small businesses wanting free starter software
Best Video Interview Software at a Glance
Free Plan Option
Affordable for Small Businesses <$200/mo
Supports Multiple Languages
Mobile App Supported
Allows for Pre-recorded and Live Interviews
Offers Free Trial
4.61 out of 5
4.38 out of 5
Offers Demo Test
Must contact for pricing
3.88 out of 5
Offers Free Trial
Must contact for pricing
3.83 out of 5
3.66 out of 5
Check out our guide on how to conduct a video interview for some tips and tricks.
Spark Hire: Best Overall Video Interview Software for Employers
Spark Hire is a highly rated video interviewing software with excellent features to make it easy to select your next employee. It ranks as our top pick for its reasonably priced plans with a 14-day free trial, in-video private team chat, and anonymous candidate evaluation. Additionally, you can choose interview questions from its bank of libraries to use for pre-recorded or live interviews. If you want to schedule a live interview, the software integrates with Google, iCloud, Outlook.com, Exchange, and Office 365 to make it easy for candidates and your team.
Like the other software we reviewed, with the exception of myInterview, Spark Hire offers video interviewing in multiple languages, making it globally accepted. A feature unique to Spark Hire is during live interviews you can use a private chat to share comments with your hiring team. Additionally, recordings and transcripts mean you can rewatch an interview or share it with someone who couldn’t be there.
Spark Hire scored a 4 out of 5 or higher in all categories, with the exception of popularity. This was due to its low number (under 500) of reviews on sites like G2 and Capterra. The only others to score higher were myInterview for pricing, due to its free plan, and Outmatch for ease of use, due to its higher ranking mobile reviews. Spark Hire scored 4.61 overall.
Spark Hire Pricing
Spark Hire’s plans run from $119 per month for unlimited interviews, one job at a time, for up to three users to $849 per month for unlimited interviews, unlimited jobs for up to 10 users. It also offers a 14-day free trial so you can learn if its video interview platform is right for your business.
Spark Hire Features
A standalone video interviewing software, Spark Hire integrates with over 35 programs for applicant tracking and other necessary features, and is developing several more integrations. It supports multiple languages and works in over 100 nations, making it a good choice for hiring internationally (we recommend Outmatch for large-scale global hiring, due to its candidate-driven experience).
Some of Spark Hire’s standout features include:
- A library of questions for evaluating candidates to ensure all interviewees start at the same place
- Anonymize candidate information to reduce bias (unique to Spark Hire–learn more about blind hiring)
- 5-star rating system for quick candidate evaluation
- Menu of rejection options and templates
- Control how long candidates have to answer questions and limit the number of retakes
- Rate and comment on interviews privately with team members during live interviews
- Scheduling directly through the software
- Create personalized and branded videos
- Mobile app for easy accessibility
Spark Hire User Reviews
Users like Spark Hire for its versatility, straightforwardness, and great time-saving quality. They also like its intuitive interface and functionality. What they didn’t like about it was the limited functionality of the mobile apps (iOS and Google Play), with many citing glitches in the video software.
For more information, visit our Spark Hire review.
Breezy: Best Video Interview Platform for Recruiting
Breezy is a complete recruiting system that includes live and pre-recorded video interviewing. The real advantage of this software is that unlike standard video interview software like Outmatch, it is part of the Breezy recruiting platform, which allows full-service recruiting from job ad to onboarding. The platform as a whole makes advertising for and selecting a candidate easy and is highly rated among users.
Since the video interviewing tool is secondary to its recruiting platform, it is relatively basic, allowing for the inclusion of pre-recorded answers in interview questionnaires, scheduling of live interviews, and team collaboration and evaluation of candidates. Spark Hire offers more robust interviewing functionality that allows you to better collaborate with your team.
Breezy came in a close second to Spark Hire with a score of 4.38 out of 5. It scored well for video tools and functionality. Its limited number of reviews and lower affordability (compared to Spark Hire and myInterview) kept it from placing higher. It does, however, offer a free plan option and transparent pricing.
Like myInterview, Breezy offers a free plan that delivers just the basics for one position. Breezy’s paid plans range from $143 to $399 per month, discounted for purchasing as an annual plan. All plans include recruiting and video interviewing, but the paid plans add custom assessment tools and additional candidate recruiting features.
As part of Breezy’s recruitment functions, it can post jobs to over 50 boards, parse resumes for key qualifications, allow self-scheduling for interviews, check resumes, and send offers and approvals. Additionally, Breezy offers the following standout features:
- Automated resume checking and handling
- Background check integration
- Multi-path interview questionnaires
- Candidate comparison features
- Branded career site
- Interview self-scheduling
Breezy User Reviews
According to user experiences and reviews on G2 and Capterra, Breezy is user-friendly and easy to organize and keep track of applicants. However, most reviews are about the HR services as a whole and little was said about the video interview portion. Breezy also scored well among mobile (iOS and Google Play) users for functionality within its mobile apps.
Codility: Best Video Interview Software for Hiring Engineers & Programmers
Designed for programmers and software engineers, Codility offers more than standard video interview software with features that make it easier to assess the strengths of the candidate in programming, from feedback forms covering skills, tasks, and ambiguities to a dedicated place to code during the interview itself. Live coding during interviews (unique to Codility) allows for the candidate to express their skills in real time.
Codility is not just for software engineers, however. It serves customers in the technology, finance, government, ecommerce, transportation, and entertainment industries. Like the other providers on our list (except myInterview), it also operates in multiple languages. Its 40 languages and frameworks allow you to interview coders and engineers all over the world.
With an overall score of 3.88, Codility ranked well in our video tools category for its features available when performing live coding. It also did well in functionality due to the ability to code in multiple languages and its in-software scheduling functions. Where Codility fell behind was in pricing, due to its lack of transparency, affordability, and no free plan available. It also, like myInterview, doesn’t have mobile apps.
Pricing for Codility is not transparent on its website. To get exact pricing you must speak with an Account Executive, who will provide a custom price according to your specific business needs.
Codility is different from traditional video interview software, like Spark Hire or Breezy, because you can code together to get a real-time impression of your candidate’s skills. Its features include:
- CodeLive – Private online room for real-time coding
- CodeCheck – Evaluates skills and includes a library of coding task for all skill levels
- CodeChallenge – Lets you set up coding challenges for promoting your brand and attracting new and upcoming programmers
Codility User Reviews
Users found Codility very responsive to customer service inquiries (G2) and outstanding for candidate tests and evaluations (Capterra). What users didn’t like was the lack of clarity on its reporting features following skills tests and its high price. Codility does not currently offer a mobile app.
Outmatch: Best for Businesses Expanding to New Countries
Outmatch supports nine languages (with more coming) and has been used in 100 countries. Additionally, it has a bank of over 1,000 global clients using the Hiring Experience Stack that lets candidates drive their own experience and humanize the hiring experience, making it an excellent choice for companies expanding and scaling internationally. Because the hiring process is candidate driven, allowing them to automate the workflow of assessments, virtual interviews, and reference checks, Outmatch can reach more potential candidates on a global scale.
Although its language options are not as numerous as those of Codility, Outmatch allows for video interviewing for all types of positions, allowing you to hire your best candidates no matter where in the world they are located or what position you are hiring for.
The software, like Spark Hire, allows both pre-recorded and live interviews. The pre-recorded interviews stand out because you can record the questions as well, a good way for recruits to get a personal feel for the interviewer or the people in your company. Outmatch’s interview guides and scoring system help your team evaluate using the same parameters, making for a more consistent and objective decision. Similar to Codility’s live coding interviews, it also offers live assessment simulations that allow the candidate to get a feel for the job and their own job-specific abilities.
Outmatch scored 3.83 in our evaluation. It placed highest for ease of use, because of its mobile friendliness and available technical support. It also received our top ranking (5 out of 5) for popularity due to its large number of positive reviews. It was hurt because of its nontransparent pricing and limited functionality (no private interview rooms or option for anonymous candidate information).
Outmatch offers an impressive 60-day free trial, giving you plenty of time to determine if the video interview software is right for your small business. Beyond your free trial, however, you must contact them for pricing as it is customized to each company’s needs.
Outmatch offers standard video interview features such as branded video introductions, integration with video tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and hiring team collaboration. Additional features include:
- Hiring Experience Stack – Allows candidates to complete an automated hiring workflow
- Integration with existing ATS programs
- Uses quantitative data to improve decision making
- Talent assessment
- Automated reference checking
- Culture analysis
- Compare individual candidates to multiple roles and multiple candidates to individual roles
Outmatch User Reviews
Users on Capterra praise the ease of use and the interview guide, which they said helped in assessing behavioral and job-specific skills. Outmatch also scored very well for its mobile apps (iOS and Google Play) due to its high-definition video quality and clear navigation instructions. One of the few complaints among users was the lack of notification when a candidate completes an assessment.
myInterview: Best Free Video Interview Platform
If you need a basic video interviewing system, myInterview offers a free plan that gives you the ability to conduct pre-recorded interviews for one active job per month. The free video interviewing program lets you choose from 10 questions or create your own, request interviews, and evaluate responses. While Breezy also offers a free plan with one active job, myInterview is tailored specifically to video interviews, whereas Breezy’s video interview is part of a larger HR recruitment plan.
myInterview integrates with many ATS platforms, and you can invite candidates through the platform if you prefer. Like Spark Hire, interviews are automatically transcripted, and keywords are highlighted to make reviewing easier.
myInterview scored exceptionally high in our pricing category due to its free forever plan and affordable higher-tiered plans. Additionally, it performed well in all other categories with the exception of functionality (1.25 out of 5) and popularity (2.63 out of 5). This is due in part to its lack of languages offered, lack of desired features (such as a link to a private room and candidate anonymization like found on Spark Hire), and low number of user reviews. The provider scored an overall 3.66 in our evaluation.
myInterview offers plans that range from free forever for one active job to $279 per month for 20 active jobs. Additionally, you can call for custom pricing to receive unlimited active jobs. Its paid plans offer more functionality, including live interviews with collaboration, personalized video introductions, and team viewing with collaboration and discussion.
myInterview Intelligence analyzes the video recordings for soft skills, personality traits, and keywords to help you find the candidates that match your company culture. It can also create your shortlist for you. Additional features include:
- Email templates
- myInterview Intelligence
- Additional languages
- Advanced analytics
- Candidate sourcing
myInterview User Reviews
Users on G2 and Capterra did praise myInterview for how much easier it made the hiring process, however said they’d experienced glitches and wished the lower-tier plans came with more features. myInterview does not currently offer a mobile app; however, the website is mobile friendly.
How We Evaluated the Best Video Interview Software
Video interviewing software is more than a convenience and users report it has reduced the time and cost of hiring an employee. Here are some of the features that helped our video interview platform picks make the list:
10% of Overall Score
Free, low-cost, and unlimited package options ensure all businesses can try the software. myInterview received top ratings (5 out of 5) in our pricing category for its free plan, affordability for small businesses, and transparent pricing.
20% of Overall Score
Features such as pre-recorded video questions, transcripted interviews, interview evaluation and collaboration metrics, and the ability to limit a candidate’s time for recording were all features that earned Spark Hire a 5 out of 5 in this category.
20% of Overall Score
We evaluated each software on its functionality including supporting multiple languages, link to private interview room, scheduling capabilities, and the ability to anonymize candidate information to eliminate bias. Most of the software we reviewed scored high rankings (above 4 out of 5), however, Spark Hire again achieved a perfect score in this category.
10% of Overall Score
Our popularity category was based on user experience, mobile app reviews, and reviews on third party websites. Outmatch achieved a perfect score in this category due to its excellent reviews and total number of reviewers (500+).
10% of Overall Score
Reporting was based on the availability of basic reporting and analytics, as well as a rating system for collaborating with other team members. Spark Hire, Outmatch, and Breezy all achieve perfect scores in this category.
15% of Overall Score
Our expert score was based on our personal assessment of each video interview software. We found each software that made this list to be easy to navigate and recommended their use for small businesses.
15% of Overall Score
Ease of use was evaluated based on the software’s ease of implementation, live support, mobile friendliness, and the ability to integrate with applicant tracking systems. While not a perfect score, Outmatch scored best in this category due to the popularity of its mobile app.
If you need help learning how to interview, check out our guide on interviewing candidates.
Video interviews are an excellent way to streamline your hiring process, saving you time, increasing responses, and reducing bias. You can find standalone services that integrate into your existing ATS software or find an inclusive HR software that includes video interviewing. Most offer a bank of questions and scheduling, collaboration, and evaluation tools.
Overall, we found Spark Hire the best for those needing a standalone service. With excellent features in an intuitive format, it’s highly regarded by users in small businesses and large companies. It’s also reasonably priced for the services it provides.