Online Timer for Broadcasting

Time management is at the very core of a good broadcast. Stagetimer allows you to make detailed and reliable time schedules easily and quickly. No downloads and no distracting ads. Do smaller broadcast timers for free. For longer broadcasts, you can pay for each session or go for a subscription.

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What customers love about Stagetimer

In an effort to find a timing solution for remote guests, I tried multiple softwares, but offers the exact feature set and ability to control that I was looking for. Have used it to manage virtual speakers in Venice, Italy, and Orlando, USA, for example, and it worked flawlessly.
Adam Johns

Adam Johns

Founder & Producer at Video Village Creative, Inc.

We have used for the candidate forums and it has worked great. The timer was very easy and intuitive to use. The learning curve for first-time clock operators was literally less than a minute. It has been very useful for us and made the timing aspect of our events very professional.
Alec Creighton

Alec Creighton

Owner/General Manager at Northeast Colorado Broadcasting

I use it as a stage timer for our nightclub.
Ian Morales
Ian Morales

Red Cube Productions

We have been struggling with stage timers and is a BRILLIANT solution, and I just wanted to say thanks! Best money I've spent this year, and I'm stoked!
Randal Southam
Randal Southam

Founder & Creative Director at Southam Creative

Simple to use & easy to share

Stagetimer is a remote-controlled countdown timer that allows you to set, start, pause, and reset a timer from any device with a web browser. It is available as a web application, as well as standalone versions for Windows and Mac. It include the ability to share the timer via unique links, display customizable messages on the timer, and control the timer remotely. It is perfect for events, meetings, and presentations, and is simple and easy to use.

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Shareable remote-controlled timer for broadcasting

Create a Detailed Time Schedule for Broadcasts

With Stagetimer, you can create a time schedule for your whole show. Tag the guests tight on time or bring up new topics at precise timing. No more awkward silences or delays that break the immersion of your audience. Have your team manage the broadcast timer in-person or online while you focus on producing engaging content.

  • Set timers for the whole show
  • Get timer cues on time
  • Works online and in-person
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Have Your Timer Running on a Browser

No need to keep adding more screens to your broadcasting setup. Stagetimer works entirely on the browser, so you can switch between tabs quickly. This way, you can stay on schedule for the entire broadcast. No downloads, no wires, and no hassle.

  • Minimal system resources required
  • PC, phone, and tablet compatible
  • Can be used on a Raspberry Pi
Browser address barShare timer and rundown via link or QR code

Share the Broadcasting Schedule With the Whole Team

Keep your broadcasting team on the same page by sharing the timer using shareable links. You can allot administrative power to team members for better time management. Stagetimer works on multiple devices at the same time so the whole staff can have a timer at hand.

  • Team-wide timer sharing
  • QR code timer-sharing capability
  • Works on multiple devices
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Deliver Quick Announcements

Need to tell your guest to hold the mic closer? With Stagetimer, you can deliver a quick message right to their timer window. Messages can be color-coded as per your preference. Making announcements for the staff or guests has never been easier.

  • Color-coded messages
  • Live message broadcasts
  • Quick message delivery
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Do On-Brand Customization

Stagetimer lets you put your broadcasting channel’s logo right on the timer screen. The color scheme and background can also be changed with a few clicks. On-brand customization is right at your fingertips. Not to mention that the font size can be customized to your liking and make reading easier.

  • Full customization control
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • On-brand marketing
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Keep Track of Your Progress

Wanna know how much time is left until the broadcast ends? The progress bar for the whole session is right beneath the timer for you to see. Each timer segment is color coded. The ticker going across the progress bar also helps you pace your broadcast easily.

  • Easy-to-see progress bar
  • Color-coded timer segments
  • Steady ticker for pacing
Browser address barTimers automatically adjust to the browser time zone settings

Broadcast Locally and Virtually

Stagetimer doesn't limit you to using its wonderful timer on-site. Not only can you use the timer virtually, but it also syncs up the time zones for your foreign guests automatically. No more confusion in time management because of differences in time zones.

  • Time zone sync for your benefit
  • Can be used virtually
  • Works online


We have been struggling with stage timers and is a BRILLIANT solution, and I just wanted to say thanks! Best money I've spent this year, and I'm stoked!
Randal Southam
Randal Southam

Founder & Creative Director at Southam Creative

Stagetimer’s speaker timer has some of the most affordable pricing. Enjoy all the essential timer-management functions for free.

Need our premium countdown timer for a one-time event? Pay a one-time flat fee and get full-time access for 10 days. Or, pay a small monthly subscription (save 20% annually) for ongoing access to our full-suite public speaking timers to create and manage your events and presentations.

STARTER plan iconStarter

Use all basic features for free


No signup required

3 Starter rooms
3 connected devices per room
3 timers and messages per room
Sharable public links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included
10-day access, no subscription

PRO plan iconPro

For small events and productions


Billed monthly

Unlimited Pro rooms
5 connected devices per room
50 timers and messages per room
Sharable private links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included

PREMIUM plan iconPremium

For professional and broadcasting use


Billed monthly

Unlimited Premium rooms
50 connected devices per room
500 timers and messages per room
Sharable private links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included


Tell us what you need to run your broadcast perfectly. Get priority support, custom invoice, custom terms and the option to handle payment via reseller.

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Subscription plans are billed monthly or yearly. Cancel any time.

Single event licenses are billed once and stay active for 10 days.

If you are a non-profit organisation, contact us for a discount.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I program or schedule the broadcasting timer?


You can program Stagetimer by scheduling multiple timers or linking them together so that one starts right when the other one ends. This feature is available on the web version, as well as the Windows and Mac versions. You can also start a timer at a specific time and date by clicking the gear icon on the individual timer, selecting the "Scheduled" trigger, and choosing a time and date. If the time has already passed, the date will be automatically set for the next day. This automation tool is useful for creating a series of timed events or presentations.

Can attendees send questions to the presenter?


Simply share the link or QR code available on the controller page (right under the message column) and your audience will be able to send questions that will automatically turn into messages. You can then edit and reorganize the oder of the messages and show them one at a time to speakers.

Can I use Stagetimer for free?


You can use Stagetimer for free. The free version of Stagetimer allows you to use all of the basic features, including creating and running timers, scheduling timers, and linking timers together. However, the free version does not include access to the Pro and Premium features, which include additional customization options and advanced features such as importing and exporting timer data, and real-time control of timers from more than three devices at the same time.

What is a broadcasting timer?

A broadcasting timer is a tool that can be used to efficiently conduct remote, in-person or virtual meetings, events and conferences by providing speakers with the ability to easily see how much time they have left to speak. You can set multiple timers for different speakers, send messages to speakers, and automate show flows.

What are some use-cases for a speaker timer?

A broadcasting timer is essential for in-person events, virtual meetings, online presentations, and live-streamed broadcasts. So if you're organizing any sort of event like this, you should be using a speech timer to make sure things run smoothly every time.

An automated timer makes it easy to give everyone an equal chance to speak whenever necessary, by providing participants with an allotted time for their input.

Can I use Stagetimer with any device?


You can use Stagetimer with any device that has a modern web browser. This includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Stagetimer is a web-based application, so you do not need to download or install any software to use it. Simply visit the Stagetimer website in your web browser and you will be able to use all of the features of the app. You can also use Stagetimer offline on a Mac or Windows computer by downloading the offline version of the app.

Can I share the event agenda with others?


Every room comes ready with a shareable agenda link for your attendees to access anytime. You can also send collaborative links to team members and delegate administrative tasks during events.

What are a broadcasting clock’s benefits?

A broadcasting timer automation tool like Stagetimer is an essential tool for companies looking to plan and manage the schedule of their in-person or virtual events and meetings. These tools help make events more effective by keeping speakers on track, ensuring that time-strict events stay on schedule. As an event coordinator or project manager, you can set up event flows on autopilot with Stagetimer's scheduling or trigger features, so you don't have to manually switch between speaker sessions. In addition to keeping events running smoothly, a stage timer is also a simple way to consistently market your brand or product throughout an event, as users will constantly be looking at the timer.

Who uses a broadcasting timer tool?

A broadcasting timer can be used by anyone who wants to conduct successful virtual and on-site events with minimal disruptions. So we're talking event production managers and staff, conference organizers, audiovisual professionals, and live-streaming or media production staff who want an automated way to see who's talking and how much time they have left.