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BrowserStack

A professional cross-browser testing tool.
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It is a live web-based testing tool that provides instant access to all mobile and desktop browsers. It allows you test on wide range of desktop browsers and delivers you native browser experience by using pre-installed developer tools. It has local testing feature that establishes a secure connection between your device and BrowserStack server and allows you to test your development and staging environments. In addition, it provides flawless browsers for each and every tests and uses HTTPS protocols in order to ensure high security. Using this software, you can dynamically resize your browser during testing sessions by switching between different resolutions without interruption.

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BrowserStack Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Freelancers Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number United States
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Automated Testing Software

BrowserStack Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Freemium , Open-source , Subscription
Live
$29 /Month

$ 29 Per Month Billed Annually or $39 Per Month Billed Month-To-Month

  • 1 Parallel Test (1User)
  • Unlimited Live
  • Unlimited Screenshots
  • Unlimited Responsive testing
  • Includes the Features of All Plan

All plans include the following features

  • Real Android and iOS devices for Live
  • Local testing
  • Native browser behavior
  • Team management
  • Uncompromising security
  • 1100 Plus Real desktop browsers
  • A range of display resolutions
  • Pre-installed developer tools
  • Expert tech support and documentation

Based upon the Parallel tests and Number of Users, the pricing differs. Please contact vendor for detailed pricing.

Automate Pro
$99 /Month

$ 99 Per Month Billed Annually or $129 Per Month Billed Month-to-Month

  • Includes the Features of All Plan
  • Includes all the Features of Live Plan
  • Unlimited Screenshots via API
  • Unlimited Automate Desktop

Pricing varies based on the Parallel tests and number of users. Contact vendor for detailed pricing.

Automate Mobile
$149 /Month

$149 Per Month Billed Annually or $199 Per Month Billed Month-to-Month

  • Includes the Features of All Plan
  • Includes all the Features of Automate Pro Plan Plus
  • Unlimited Automate Mobile

Pricing varies based on the Parallel tests and number of users. Contact vendor for detailed pricing.

Enterprise
Custom

Contact vendor for detailed pricing

For premium features, high-touch support, and advanced compliance

  • Includes the features of All Plan
  • Enterprise-grade security
  • SSO integrations
  • Access Control
  • Usage analytics
  • IP whitelisting
  • Priority support
  • Technical account manager
Freelancer
$12.50 /Month
  • 100 minutes of Live.
  • Only 1 user/account.
  • $12.50/mo billed annually.
  • $19 month-to-month
  • Includes the Features of All plans
  • Screenshots not included

Open Source
Free

Open source projects get unlimited access to our products.

All plans include the following features

  • Real Android and iOS devices for Live
  • Local testing
  • Native browser behavior
  • Team management
  • Uncompromising security
  • 1100 Plus Real desktop browsers
  • A range of display resolutions
  • Pre-installed developer tools
  • Expert tech support and documentation
App Live
$49 /Month

$49 Per Month Billed Annually or $59 Per Month Billed Month-to-Month

  • Includes the Features of All Plan
  • Unlimited interactive app testing
  • Real iOS and Android devices
  • Natural gestures and interactions
  • Access to app device logs
  • Local testing

Pricing varies based on the Parallel tests and number of users. Contact vendor for detailed pricing.

App Automate
$199 /Month

$ 199 Per Month Billed Annually or $249 Per Month Billed Month-to-Month

  • Includes the Features of All Plan
  • includes all the Features of App Live Plus
  • Unlimited Appium testing

Pricing varies based on the Parallel tests and number of users. Contact vendor for detailed pricing.

App Enterprise
Custom

Please Contact the Vendor for Detailed Pricing.

For premium features, high-touch support and advanced compliance

  • Enterprise-grade security
  • SSO integrations
  • Access Control
  • Usage analytics
  • IP whitelisting
  • Priority support
  • Technical account manager
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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 10/04/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

BrowserStack FAQs

BrowserStack is Automated Testing Software. BrowserStack offers the following functionalities:

  • Access Control
  • Debugging
  • Cross Browser Support
  • Parallel Testing
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Cross Device Testing
  • Test Recorder
  • Seamless Integration
  • Continuous Integration
  • Bug Tracking
  • Live Web Testing
  • Geo Location Testing

Learn more about BrowserStack features.

The pricing for BrowserStack starts at $12.50 per month. BrowserStack has 6 different plans:

  • Freelancer at $12.50 per month.
  • Live at $29.00 per month.
  • App Live at $49.00 per month.
  • Automate Pro at $99.00 per month.
  • Automate Mobile at $149.00 per month.
  • App Automate at $199.00 per month.
    • BrowserStack offers a Free Plan with limited features. They also offer an Enterprise Plan for their product.

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Yes, BrowserStack offers a free plan.

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Yes, BrowserStack provides API.

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BrowserStack Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.3
Based on 20 Rating(s)
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Christian LauridsenSource : trustpilot.com
(Reviewed on 06 May 2020)
Great support and staff :)

Great support and staff :)

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TheMacintoshNerd22Source : trustpilot.com
(Reviewed on 03 May 2020)
Average

Hooked onto the trial plan to test out the software. Not too bad; customer service was very helpful, however speed wasn’t great even though I’m based in a built up area. Ended up going with Kobiton cloud which works much better.

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Rasmus PulsSource : trustpilot.com
(Reviewed on 17 February 2020)
The product it self is decent

The product it self is decent. Speed is not fantastic and there are problems connecting local builds to their phones. We have been using it for automated crossbrowser tests which have at times been unreliable and caused build pipelines to fail. Probably this cannot be 100% avoided but seems like that have improved a bit over the last year, we haven't seen as many strange error. How ever, we are suddenly running into exceeded amount of automated testing minutes on the basic plan. which we have never experienced before, so maybe they have deducted the amount of minutes available without lowering the price of the plan. (just speculation)... Another interesting thing to notice is their price development for the next plan that they suggest that we switch to.2017 May: 59$ 2018 May: 99$2019 May: 129$That's about 100% increase in two years... I regret that we have spend a lot of time setting up automated test environment with their service when the product and the price seems to fluctuate like that. I would not recommend getting too tightly married to any service/company that have a price increase of 100% in that period of time, regardless of arguments like "we are just following the market prices" - sure, you are free to follow market prices... and should expect critique for doing so.

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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 14 January 2019)
Amazing, easy to set up product for testing browser and OS compatibility

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We utilize it to do heavy cross-browser testing on every single client site we build and support as well as our own primary website. Anything that is currently supported by WordPress and other industry standards is tested, and should we ever have a client issue we request they send us their browser specs and spin up Browserstack to try and replicate the issue. It's exclusively used in the digital department which I manage, and it lets us try and resolve issues quickly without needing to run VMs or find PCs in addition to Mac environments.

Pros and Cons

  • Allows you to quickly rotate through any browser you may need to test on, including some 'rare' varities
  • Let's you emulate phone software operating systems which is otherwise almost impossible to try and emulate
  • Let's you change viewports to test true responsiveness of digital elements
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  • I have very few complaints about Browserstack but often by virtue of the VM it can be slow to load
  • This slow load speed means it's difficult for me to test if my speed and caching plugins are fully functional within the browsers themselves

Likelihood to Recommend

If you need to do basic testing and debugging on a website, it's absolutely wonderful. The phone emulators in particular are critical and I could see this also being useful for app development, assuming you have a sandbox environment that you can test via a URL. It's not as great for doing speed checks on sites vs functionality and layout testing.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 22 December 2018)
BrowserStack saves lives (or at least time)

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

BrowserStack is used by a few departments within our company. We develop websites and website integrations for a variety of customers with a large variance in target audiences. It allows us to test any website development across multiple devices and browsers to ensure true responsiveness and troubleshoot any errors with the code.

Pros and Cons

  • It shows a true representation of how a website will look on a mobile device.
  • BrowserStack has a good variety of devices and browsers for us to test on.
  • It's easy to access BrowserStack from anywhere that I have Internet access.
  • I can inspect my code and any errors, and also test changes on the device that I am logged into. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.
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  • At times, it can take a while to connect to a device, and sometimes after waiting, it does not connect to that device.
  • The screen sizes for desktop browsers are not easy to adjust to test responsiveness.
  • Overall it can be somewhat slow at times and it's frustrating when you need to test one small thing. It can also disconnect unexpectedly on you.

Likelihood to Recommend

If you need to test websites on a device that you do not have readily available, BrowserStack is a great solution. Its ability to let you inspect the code from the browser makes testing and doing QA on sites easier. It's difficult to see any errors from an iPhone, for example, on the device itself, but BrowserStack allows to you to inspect that code just like you would on a desktop browser. If you need to test across every device very quickly, this may not be the best solution. The slowness in switching devices can be frustrating when you are on a time crunch. In the case of my department, it solved a real need that we had to see exactly what our customers are seeing and be able to resolve any device issues for them.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 12 December 2018)
QA Analyst's Review of BrowserStack

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

The company I work for builds websites for higher education institutions. We use BrowserStack to check multiple devices and versions of mobile devices, tablets, and browsers. Using BrowserStack allows us to check older versions as well as new versions which saves us from having to purchase actual devices. We currently use BrowserStack in our QA and development departments.

Pros and Cons

  • A wide variety of devices
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Browser testing allows for a variety of screen resolutions
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  • The connection is usually pretty slow
  • Scrolling can be difficult
  • Sometimes they will remove devices

Likelihood to Recommend

It is great for spot checking devices. However, if you need to do a full review I don't recommend BrowserStack because the scrolling isn't always the best and changing pages is very slow.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 08 June 2018)
BrowserStack Review

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use BrowserStack to test website, by the IT, Marketing and Art Departments. It shows design versions for all popular devices and browsers.

Pros and Cons

  • Range of available devices allows you to test pages on all views and catch mistakes before pushing live.
  • Range of available browsers allow you to find browser specific design elements.
  • Pairing Devices with browsers
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  • Works a little slow sometimes depending on network speed
  • Can run only one site at a time. It's not very flexible to switch from one page/site to another. Have to restart the view each time.
  • Some complicated functionality may not work on the rendered screen, like complex design elements on pages may not render correctly.

Likelihood to Recommend

Testing/viewing web pages on different devices and browsers.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 23 January 2018)
BrowserStack - Simply the Best

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use BrowserStack to help in the cross-platform testing of all the websites we develop either internally or for clients. This saved us countless hours trying to test all variations of OSs and browsers.

Pros and Cons

  • You can test backwards compatibility with older versions of browsers
  • You can test Apple based Safari browser on a Windows PC and vice-versa
  • You can test all major browsers from a single control point
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  • It would be nice to test multiple browsers at the same time
  • Also have the ability to set up automated testing scripts/steps

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack is designed for the developer to test their products against various OSs and browsers and it does this very well. The addition of the mobile app testing is just another great example of the commitment BrowserStack makes to making the life of a developer easier.
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Matt EmgeSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 27 December 2017)
Essential Tool for Testing

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use it across our development teams to check our dev work on different desktop browsers and mobile devices. When a developer needs to check their work before sending to QA, in a browser they don't have installed, they use BrowserStack to open that browser and test their code. Then they assign the work to QA where we use BrowserStack to check more platforms more thoroughly. When a dev needs to recreate a bug found in QA, they will often use BrowserStack to see who is broken on a particular browser or device they don't have.

Pros and Cons

  • It's great for finding a popular browser on desktop or mobile
  • It's reliable and runs without glitches
  • It has useful options for customizing how you view the browser or device you are working with
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  • Response time is not as good as a locally installed VM
  • Would like it to be easier to see a device fill the screen so it's easier to use
  • Sometimes connection is glitchy and I have to reconnect

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack is perfect for viewing your URL in all the leading browsers and many legacy versions. It performs really well for being an online service with the quick refresh rate (better than VNC for me). It has a Chrome plugin where I can open a menu and choose from a pre-defined list of browsers to view the current URL. It's always come through for me.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 03 November 2017)
A great support tool for your testers team.

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

BrowserStack is used in our company by multiple departments, IT, UX and Marketing. We utilize it for testing prototypes, doing cross-browser testing while developing new functionalities and products and also to test and identify live issues. It's a supporting tool in the whole testing process where primarily we still rely on the actual devices. The main exception is IE9 which is quite difficult to run without any additional hardware or software so we mainly rely on Browsersatck in that matter.

Pros and Cons

  • Cross-browser testing.
  • Debugging existing issues.
  • Testing environments sitting behind a network.
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  • Speed! It takes a long time to spin up especially if your company's network sits behind a firewall.
  • An easier way to take screenshots and share them.
  • Capturing videos would be very useful.

Likelihood to Recommend

Browserstack is a great supporting tool for cross-browser and cross-os testing. However, at the moment it can't beat testing on the actual devices. Getting the most popular ones and filling in the gaps with Browserstack is the best setup that worked for us. Alternatively, if you are on a limited budget, a small company or a one-man-army developer this tool might be right for you.
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