Best Free Video Interviewing Platforms — 2022

The best video interview software, benefits, features, pitfalls and more.

Phil Strazzulla
HR Tech Expert, Harvard MBA, Software Enthusiast
October 10, 2022

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Our Expert Picks: The Best Free Video Interview Software

Hireflix is all about simplicity; they lead the one-way video interviewing space with a minimalist and modern interface that's super easy to figure out.

Not only does Recright have a video interviewing tool that handles both live and pre-recorded interviews, they also have an applicant tracking system (ATS) that complements its video interviewing tool quite well.

Zoom is a popular, easy to use and free video conferencing platform that can be accessed on browsers, desktops as well as mobile devices.

We can't talk about free video conferencing tools without mentioning Skype. It is a well-known veteran in this space, used for years by millions of people.

Willo’s video interview solution is simple to set up and get started, unlike many other enterprise grade platforms in this space. It’s also priced affordably and flexibly so that you don’t have to go allin on a massive annual contract without understanding the tool. In fact, they have a free tier you can try out to make sure it’s as intuitive as we think it is. However, you should be aware that some of the bells and whistles you may find with a more mature product don’t exist in this tool.

SparkHire is a trusted video interviewing platform that allows all new customers to trial their offerings for free for up to 14 days.

myInterview allows you to conduct virtual interviews and screen potential candidates for further consideration. The free-forever plan provides you with access to up to 10 one-way, pre-recorded videos.

interviewstream is a specialized video interviewing platform that simplifies the interview process, both for candidates and hiring teams.

Best Free Video Interviewing Platforms — 2022

The best video interview software, benefits, features, pitfalls and more.

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert, Harvard MBA, Software Enthusiast Oct 10, 2022

Even before coronavirus, video interview platforms existed for companies looking to streamline their interview processes. But especially because of the pandemic, recruiters have to become more creative to screen and interview the top talent.

The best video interviewing software can shrink the amount of time your talent acquisition team spends on screening candidates, effectively diminishing your time to fill as well. Yet no matter how great speeding up your hiring process may be, it might not be worth it if the price point is too high for your return on investment.

Our goal with this guide is to help small business and startups leverage the power of video interview software while sticking to a tighter budget. Below you can find the best free-to-use solutions, free trials and inexpensive options to empower your hiring team during the interview process. If you find that your company is ready to upgrade to a paid solution, check out our landscape of the best video interview platforms.

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An Intro On Free Video Interviewing Platforms

Even before coronavirus, video interview platforms existed for companies looking to streamline their interview processes. But especially because of the pandemic, recruiters have to become more creative to screen and interview the top talent.

The best video interviewing software can shrink the amount of time your talent acquisition team spends on screening candidates, effectively diminishing your time to fill as well. Yet no matter how great speeding up your hiring process may be, it might not be worth it if the price point is too high for your return on investment.

Our goal with this guide is to help small business and startups leverage the power of video interview software while sticking to a tighter budget. Below you can find the best free-to-use solutions, free trials and inexpensive options to empower your hiring team during the interview process. If you find that your company is ready to upgrade to a paid solution, check out our landscape of the best video interview platforms.

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We researched numerous solutions to come up with a list of the best free video interview platforms as of 2022.

Hireflix

Review:

Hireflix is an online, one-way video interviewing platform designed to help hiring teams streamline the recruitment process, hire faster, and provide a seamless candidate experience. They offer a 1-month free trial of their product, after which it costs $75/month onwards. Using Hireflix, you can build an asynchronous interview within minutes, send it to hundreds of candidates simultaneously, and share recorded interviews for evaluation with your team.

Hireflix

Stats:

  • Hireflix biggest client is an edtech company doing 50,000+ interviews a month.
  • SoCal Counseling Center reduced their interviewing process time by 90% through the use of Hireflix.

Hireflix

Pricing:

After a 1-month free trial, Hireflix has three pricing plans that you can choose from. When billed annually, here's what they look like: 

  • Small: Priced at $75/month, this plan is ideal for businesses with less than 50 employees. 
  • Medium: Geared towards mid-sized companies with 50-250 employees, this plan costs $150 per month.
  • Custom: Hireflix offers a custom quote for corporates, recruitment agencies, and other use-cases.

All plans allow you to build one-way interviews, invite candidates at scale, and review responses as a team. They also include unlimited users, unlimited active jobs, integrations, and support.

After a 1-month free trial, Hireflix has three pricing plans that you can choose from. When billed annually, here's what they look like: 

  • Small: Priced at $75/month, this plan is ideal for businesses with less than 50 employees. 
  • Medium: Geared towards mid-sized companies with 50-250 employees, this plan costs $150 per month.
  • Custom: Hireflix offers a custom quote for corporates, recruitment agencies, and other use-cases.

All plans allow you to build one-way interviews, invite candidates at scale, and review responses as a team. They also include unlimited users, unlimited active jobs, integrations, and support.

Best For

Hireflix is ideal for small and medium businesses that want to focus exclusively on one-way video interviews.

Zoom

Review:

Zoom has exploded in popularity during COVID-19 to become the best known video conferencing software on the market. As such, most interviewees have more than likely used it before and will be comfortable using it again because of how user friendly it is. 

Zoom is free to use for up to 40 minutes per meeting, making it good for most interviews but can lead to awkward endings if it runs over. It is also only usable for real-time interviewing, lacking most of the necessary features to be functionally all-encompassing for your human resources department.

Zoom

Stats:

Zoom

Pricing:

Zoom is free for meetings up to 40 minutes with up to 100 participants with unlimited one-on-one meetings. Premium plans start at $150 per license year up to $300 per license per year.

Best For:

Anyone in need of easy video chat.

Willo

Review:

What’s amazing about Willo’s free tier is that you get the full product, it’s just that you are capped to 10 interviews per month.  However, for smaller companies, this can be more than enough.  And, their first tier of pricing is very affordable for companies that are hiring on a regular basis who need to upgrade to a paid plan.

The product is simple to use.  You set up your company branding, define the role you want to use video to recruit for, the questions you want answered, and send out the link to candidates.

The tool was originally built to be candidate first (and still is!), so you don’t have to worry much about bugs or someone not figuring out how to record their answers.  In fact, <1% of interviews need technical support, it’s a metric they track to make sure the product is working well.

Willo

Stats:

  • Less than 1% of interviews need the help of customer support
  • They have over 150 articles to answer candidate or recruiter questions 
  • Support for over 12 languages
  • 20,000+ video interviews per month are done via Willo
  • People hired through Willo across over 140+ countries each month

Willo

Pricing:

Willo has a free tier where you can interview up to 10 people per month.  This is great for small companies that want to try video interviewing, or larger companies that want to get a deeper feel for the product before moving to a paid tier.

Otherwise, the product is priced based on the number of users your team has.

  • 0-5 users is $336/yr
  • 5-20 users is $1,800/yr
  • Their enterprise tier is $3,300/yr up to 1,000 employees
  • If your company is over 1,000 employees, you’ll have to get a custom quote


We appreciate Willo has transparent pricing that is also accessible to SMBs.  In addition to the annual pricing quoted above, they do have month to month plans (annual plans get a 50% discount).

Best For:

Willo’s video interview platform is best for companies that are hiring a lot either due to high growth, or scale.  And, their customer base reflects that with everything from airport managers to Coinbase as customers.  

Even though these examples are quite large businesses, many of their customers are small and medium-sized companies due to their pricing model which starts at $75/mo for up to 5 users.  In fact, most of their customers are 250 - 5,000 employee companies.

MyInterview

Review:

myInterview lets you hire the most suitable candidates by conducting virtual video interviews. The free plan gives you access to up to 10 one-way, pre-recorded video responses from potential candidates, allowing you to view them whenever you want. It has some limitations, however. For instance, you can send interview links for only one open position at a time, and you can't conduct live or synchronous interviews with the candidates either.

MyInterview

Stats:

  • The platform has received over 5,000,000 candidate videos to date.
  • On average, myInterview users are able to speed up their time to hire by up to 70%.
  • 71% of interviews are completed in under 15 minutes.

MyInterview

Pricing:

myInterview has with five pricing plans:

  • Starter (Free forever): 1 active job, 2 user seats, 10 one-way interviews a month, 24/7 customer support, and other basic features. 
  • Growth ($59/month): 2 active jobs, 5 user seats, 360 one-way interviews a year, 24/7 customer support, and more.
  • Team ($179/month): 5 active jobs, unlimited user seats, 1200 one-way interviews a year, 120 live interviews per year, templates, video questions, advanced analytics, 24/7 customer support, and more.
  • Performance ($539/month): 20 active jobs, unlimited user seats, 6000 one-way interviews a year, 360 live interviews per year, all Team features, and more. 
  • Enterprise (Custom pricing): Unlimited active jobs, unlimited user seats, custom one-way interviews a year, custom live interviews per year, all Performance features, and more.

Best For:

Companies of all sizes can use myInterview and derive value while staying within their budgets.

interviewstream

Review:

interviewstream offers 30-day free access to their interviewing platform, which also includes support and training resources for recruiters, candidates and hiring teams. It has both one way and on-demand video platforms. One of their key features is interview scheduling, which allows candidates to book a time from your Gmail or Outlook availability to eliminate back-and-forth emails.

interviewstream

Stats:

  • 30% more candidates per position
  • 84% of candidates self-schedule within 24 hours
  • 91% of candidates see employers as more desirable

interviewstream

Pricing:

Best For:

Mid to large size companies looking for a lengthy trial before they buy.

SparkHire

Review:

SparkHire is the biggest name in video hiring platforms, with over 5000 customers. They offer a 14-day free trial of their solution, which includes one-way and live interviews as well as evaluation and collaboration tools for HR teams. They also have a well-built mobile app that allows candidates to complete video interviews from their cell phone.

SparkHire

Stats:

  • 6,000 customers

SparkHire

Pricing:

After the free trial, there are four plans. Starter is $199 per month for unlimited interviews for 1 job at a time with 3 users. Pro costs $249 per month with unlimited interviews for 5 jobs at a time with 5 users. Team and Enterprise plans have more functionality for custom pricing.

Best For:

Companies looking to try a best-in-breed solution before buying.

Recright

Review:

Recright has a 14-day free trial, which includes not only their video interviewing software but also an ATS that seamlessly integrates with the interviewing tool. Recright prides itself on being an all-in-one platform for posting jobs, getting applications and collaborating with colleagues throughout the hiring process. Uber and Netflix trust Recright to handle their video recruiting workflow.

Recright

Stats:

  • Saves 50% of candidates screening time
  • Recommended by 89% of users

Recright

Pricing:

After the free trial, Recright has three pricing plans. Essential is their basic package for 295 euros per month (about $360). The Pro plan adds extra features, candidates, and users for 445 euros per month (about $540). The Premium plan is custom priced.

Best For:

Companies seeking an easily integrated ATS and interviewing combo.

Skype

Review:

Skype is one of the veterans of video conferencing, being around for almost 20 years now. It's a great free tool for real-time interviewing and allows you to create a meeting online without even needing to make an account or download their app. 

While Skype is definitely convenient, it doesn't have any of the key features that make a solution ideal for recruiting. But it's a good alternative if your company is still deciding on a different solution.

Skype

Stats:

Skype

Pricing:

Best For:

Anyone looking for free calling, whether video, audio, or phone.

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Final Words

Free solutions are typically temporary. As your company grows, your software solutions will have to grow along with it. That's no different with free video interviewing software. Consider these solutions a stepping stone for your company and expect to eventually upgrade.

When upgrading, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of the best video interviewing software complete with benefits, pitfalls, pricing and ROI to ensure a smart purchase decision!

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