Wowza Streaming Engine


Wowza Streaming Engine™ is robust, customizable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device, anywhere. Whether deployed in the cloud or on-premises, leverage the powerful components of Wowza Streaming Engine and tailor your streaming workflows with security and confidence.

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Key Features

Browser-Based Management and Monitoring

Any Media to Any Device

Wowza software is platform-agnostic, multi-format, and multi-screen. It takes in any video format, transcodes it once, and reliably delivers it in multiple formats and with the highest possible quality to any connected device, anywhere.

Live Stream Recording and

Stream High-Quality Live Content Every Time

Wowza offers a wealth of features designed for streaming live content including adaptive bitrate streaming, DVR capabilities, and push publishing.

All-Around Protection

You’re in the Driver’s Seat

Customize your streaming architecture with extensible software that integrates with other systems and third-party solutions. Leverage the software’s powerful components and APIs to build solutions that support your evolving streaming needs.

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Convenient Management and Monitoring

Manage, monitor and measure video and audio steams from a computer or any mobile device with the intuitive Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

Deployment Options

On Premises

Run Wowza Streaming Engine on one or more computers at your physical location, on your hardware, across your internet connection.


Deploying Wowza® software in the cloud means streaming your content from high-performance virtual machines hosted remotely.

Works with virtually all cloud hosting services, including Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine and others.

Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform

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Learn how to be successful with Wowza Streaming Engine™ with this assortment of product and user guides.

Technical Specifications

  • Works on Windows, Mac, OS X, Linux and Unix
  • Requires Java Runtime Environment
  • Minimum quad core system with at least 1 GB RAM per core

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FAQs and Help

Have questions about Wowza Streaming Engine? Read our Frequently Asked Questions to get all the answers you need.

Premium AddOns

Wowza Transcoder

Wowza Transcoder

Transforms incoming live streams from encoders, IP cameras, IPTV headends…

Wowza nDVR

Wowza nDVR

Provides a single live stream cache that stores content in a normalized format accessible…

Wowza DRM

Wowza DRM

Facilitate integration with various digital rights management platforms to deliver on-the-fly encryption…

What Customers Are Saying About Wowza Streaming Engine

“We use more than 100 Wowza servers on our own CDN across Latin America to deliver live events like music shows and sports to multiple screens. We’re very happy with Wowza Streaming Engine performance and stability.”

Luiz Antonio Cassetari Vieira Filho
Senior Support Analyst, Terra

“Wowza Streaming Engine software is simply the most technologically advanced and economical streaming solution for service providers.”

Jonathan Speaker