All about US!

Have you wondered what we are all about, here at EzyStream? Unsure what we mean by Connect, Engage & Inspire? Want a better understanding of our products, how we help community groups and the problems we are passionate to solve?

In a nutshell, we build a platform that allows a community to connect and be inspired.

We do this in a number of ways. Be it by providing a Church with a place to share what’s going on and their message via EzyChurch; Giving a voice to Charities, Community Groups and Sports Clubs, with EzyConnect; Or through providing organisations a Video on Demand app and website to share and distribute their media content on EzyStream.

Our mission is to help organisations, like yours, connect to and engage with their communities. Putting your organisation ‘in their pocket’, our platform ultimately provides the opportunity for you to truely inspire your members to join together and engage in what you are doing.

While we have a couple of different brands that address specific markets, as mentioned above, our mission is one and the same.

We love that people join together connecting over shared passions. We understand and have experienced the struggles organisations, big and small, have keeping everyone engaged in what is happening. We know the challenges of managing multiple channels of communication.

Our aim is to help foster community. Our solutions simplify the work involved in keeping everyone abreast of what’s happening while reduce communication cost and providing unique ways to engage with members.

We provide the ability to trial our platform, free, for 30 days. We have competitive corporate pricing and discounted pricing for not-for-profits (because we love what you do and want to support your ongoing contribution to the community.) And we have free regular training webinars so we can help ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Want to find out more? Want to see for yourself and have a go? Connect with us now, let’s inspire your people to be more engaged.

Our EzyChurch, EzyConnect and EzyStream products offer the following shared benefits:

  • Upcoming events (Links to Google Calendar)
  • Donations / Payments Platform
  • Social media feed
  • Media player (audio and/or video)
  • Customised graphics
  • PDF viewer (great for notices/newsletter)
  • Web connect (link to important web pages)
  • Web Content Embed (embed webpages seamlessly)
  • Blog Embed (embed your blog seamlessly)
  • Form Embed (embed web forms seamlessly)
  • Push notifications (no more paying for SMS updates or frustrations over unread email)
  • Live Streaming from YouTube
  • Plus, insert all your media into your own website with a small piece of code (uses an iframe)
  • Container App feature supporting a parent/child organisation structure in your app (great for Associations with child clubs)

Our EzyChurch product includes some additional benefits to Church ministries including:

  • Bible Reader
  • Access to our extensive Resonate Resource Library
  • Service Location and Times
  • Infoodle integration

Our EzyStream VOD Product includes:

  • Hidden Media (use a voucher code to redeem access)
  • Custom Carousels
  • Media Sales

Resonate. Our gift to your congregation or community

Did you know, we have our very own Christian media resources library and it is available to your community within your EzyChurch App?

Resonate provides access to great family friendly entertainment with market leading parental controls. You will have access to our full Christian Resource Library and over 10,000 sermons from New Zealand and Australian Churches!

As a church using the EzyChurch platform you can also contribute to this amazing resource by publishing your sermons to the world thus giving access to other users who may not as yet be involved in a church community.

Along with teaching sourced from contributors using our platform we also have content from other ministries such as Focus on the Family & Chuck Missler.

Movies and other premium content range in price from $9.99 – 19.99 to buy with rental, between $4.99 and $7.99 often also available.

We have movies from the likes of Rialto, Umbrella & Heritage HM including titles like, Noble, Freedom, Machine Gun Preacher, and locally made content like Jumping in Puddles & Waiting For Baby Noel.

For our customers the inclusion of Resonate, free, to your community provides is just another way we are reducing your admin headaches and operating costs. No longer do you need to pay for additional resources for your congregation.

Adding Resonate to your app is easy. You can add the resonate resource content to your EzyChurch app, simply by activating it within your admin portal under functions!

Want to access the resonate content on any device? You can download the resonate app by following the links below or check our Resonate TV video on demand website here – https://resonatetv.co.nz

The Boss Man!

Meet Nick Hitchins. Nick is our fearless leader and EzyStream Managing Director.

He’s an interesting guy…

Many moons ago in days of yore, Nick studied marketing and Japanese at The University of Canterbury. This was followed by a sojourn to Japan where he spent a year living with a family in one of the smallest towns at the bottom of the country and refining that language study, in country.

The better part of the past 15-20 years have seen Nick working in TV & Video production. Whether writing, directing, voice acting or producing, Nick has been involved in every stage of the media production process culminating in the building of GoodTV, a VOD platform to serve family friendly content and provide a mechanism for his company Creation Films Ltd to distribute their content.

GoodTV has ultimately morphed, as is so often the case in startup land, into the EzyStream platform providing a powerful platform to support organisations to Connect, Engage and Inspire their communities.

As Managing Director Nick is steering the ship, ensuring the strategies the company pursues are in line with the Board’s plans, developing product direction and supporting our team to help us get the most out of each day. Critically Nick is driving our strategic partnerships with organisations like Infoodle and CSC Buying Group.

Just to finish I thought I would share Nick eating a baby octopus with quail egg inside, because frankly I wouldn’t do it. Filmed while touring Japan with his family late 2018… Enjoy, I think Nick did…  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#wethinkhesnuts #beargryles #nothanks

Meet Orphans Aid

We are lucky to have some wonderful customers who do amazing work within the broader community. Today, we wanted to take a minute to introduce you to Orphans Aid International.

Orphans Aid work hard to ensure those suffering the impacts of poverty and abuse, especially orphaned and abandoned children, are given the love and care they so desperately need. With an estimated 150 million orphans globally our work has just begun.

We think that’s a pretty great thing that they do and wanted to encourage you to check out their app and support their work. You can download the app by clicking the links below –

Are you a charity?
Do you have a challenge engaging with your community?
Want to learn how EzyStream can help you take your communication story to the next level?

Contact us or sign up your 30 day trial NOW!

Watch our latest EzyChurch training webinar

Each week we run a training webinar to help you, our valued customers, get the most out of the EzyStream platform.

You are invited to watch our latest EzyChurch training webinar here. It covers what we call “The 10 Steps to Success” and a general overview of the admin area to help you to hit the ground running when getting started with EzyChurch.

If you are interested in joining an upcoming webinar simply register here and all the information will be emailed to you.

If you have specific questions you need addressed in the training, that isn’t a problem, just email us at training@ezystream.com and let us know what you want covered and what webinar you are registered for and we will be happy to address your questions.

Want to inspire more engagement with your presentation?

EzyStream notes are a clever way to publish pre-prepared material for an event to the people attending, and allow them to add/edit that note on their own device.

It’s very effective for talks, sermons and presentations.

A user has the ability to both create their own note, as well as view and amend a published note within your app. You can publish a note in the EzyStream dashboard and make this available to everyone who has your app.

Are you an existing EzyChurch or EzyConnect customer? Learn more about using EzyStream Notes here.
Notes requires EzyChurch or EzyConnect App Ver 4.1.0 for Android and Ver 4.2 for iOS as a minimum. Contact us if you are not sure if your app supports Notes.

Meet Bron!

We would love to introduce you to Bron (Bronwyn) Bell.

Bron joined EzyStream in our Auckland office six months ago and is already making her mark. We were pretty excited in November to make Bron our employee of the month.

We really believe in excellent customer service here at EzyStream and love hearing from our customers when our team go above and beyond. Late last year we were getting report after report from our customers about the fantastic support Bron was providing.

Just a little background on Bronwyn.

Bron came to EzyStream as our first Sales Account Executive hire in August 2018 and we love having her bubbly personality around the office.

By day you can find her talking to pastors about our app, training church administrators on how to use it and speaking to sports clubs and charities about the power of online communication and how EzyStream and EzyConnect can engage their communities.

Bron finds the most rewarding part of her job is training our new clients on how to use the app. She love nothing more than seeing their excited faces looking at an app that they’ve just created by themselves, followed closely by the encouraging talks she gets to have with church pastors on a daily.

By night she is typically busy running after her 3 year old son, playing pretend bus drivers or explaining why it’s better to eat broccoli for dinner instead of a bowl of M&M’s.

Over the course of Bron’s 13 year Sales Career, she has been affiliated with companies such as Thomson Reuters, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Symantec.

So that’s our superstar, Bron! You can connect with Bron on LinkedIn here.

Welcome to 2019, let’s start making the most of your EzyChurch investment!

The team at EzyChurch are excited to welcome in the new year and wanted to let you know about the regular webinar training we will starting in 2019 for all our customers.

Each Week on Thursday afternoon, 1:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, we will have a training webinar, where you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of administrating your EzyChurch App and ask questions about how to do specific tasks.

To join our webinar simply register here and all the information will be emailed to you.

If you have specific questions you need addressed in the training, that isn’t a problem, just email us at training@ezystream.com and let us know what you want covered and what webinar you are registered for and we will be happy to address your questions.

Excited to be at ACC New South Wales ‘I Will Build’ Conference

We’re so pleased to be at the ACC conference in Port Macquarie with 1000 Australian church leaders.

As a sponsor, EzyChurch is demonstrating our commitment and relevance to the church and looking forward to showing pastors how we can provide them with the latest tools at a price that everyone can afford.

We also brought a few hundred triple chocolate cookies over from New Zealand just to help show the attendees what a sweet product EzyChurch really is!

Introducing Dave….our Head of Sales

Hi. Dave McDougall here.
I joined EzyStream in late May, 2018 as Head of Sales. I am excited about the opportunity presented by EzyStream and the dynamic platform that we have allowing our customers the ability to connect, engage and inspire their communities.
I have a long history working within technology and around software specifically. I actually started my career working in the music industry as a music recording engineer working out of York Street Recording studios in Auckland and touring with bands like the Parachute Band and Steriogram around New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
For the past 20 years however I have been squarely focused on technology, working in IT administration, development and project management roles as well as a long stint working for another New Zealand born software company Streamtime.
My role at EzyStream is about helping build a team around a strategy to expand our customer base. I will be working to grow the team, implement the processes and systems to allow us to manage customer growth efficiently and working on the coal face dealing with you, our customers!
I am excited to be here at EzyStream and about the future our business has with this exciting platform.
I look forward to working with our clients and meeting all the new prospective organisations out there who will reap the benefits out platform can provide.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to me!