Wowza Streaming Engine


New Features Available!

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2 is now available.

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

Key Features

High-Quality On-Demand and Live Video Streaming

High-Quality On-Demand and Live Video Streaming

Viewers have high expectations for media streaming quality. Buffering, stuttering, or any technical glitches result in lost or frustrated audiences. Wowza Streaming Engine includes a wealth of features designed to stream high-quality live and on-demand content. 

Any Media to Any Device

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.

Unlimited Transcoding for Adaptive Streaming

Unlimited Transcoding for Adaptive Streaming

Multi-bitrate streaming is recommended to deliver the best video experiences across devices and network conditions. Wowza Streaming Engine includes the powerful unlimited live streams transcoding feature (previously the Wowza Transcoder Premium AddOn), which transforms incoming live streams from encoders, cameras, and other sources for delivery across a wide array of network conditions and devices. Learn more about audio and video transcoding.

Flexible, Customizable Media Streaming Software for Any Environment

Flexible, Customizable Media Streaming Software for Any Environment

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

Live Stream DVR

Provide viewers the best experience, including the ability to pause, play, and rewind a live video stream or even watch it later. Wowza nDVR (network Digital Video Recorder)—formerly a Premium AddOn— is now included with every Wowza Streaming Engine license. Learn more about Wowza nDVR.

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
Microsoft Azure

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

Upgrade Info

Wowza Media Server 3.x customers: Get info about upgrading to the lastest version of Wowza Streaming Engine.

FAQs and Help

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

What Customers Are Saying About Wowza Streaming Engine

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

Jonathan Speaker

“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