Media Streaming on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that runs virtualized computing resources for large scale, decentralized deployment of a site or service. Wowza provides virtual instances of Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon Web Services for quick and easy set up and deployment.


We provide Amazon Machine Images with pre-configured versions of Wowza Streaming Engine that are ready to start through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console. See below for purchasing options.


Purchasing Options

Bring Your Own Wowza Streaming Engine License (Most Mopular Option)

Use Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly or Perpetual Edition license keys.

Wowza Streaming Engine and all AddOns.

Receive a monthly invoice from Wowza Media Systems for your Monthly license (not applicable if using a Perpetual license), and a separate monthly bill from Amazon for your AWS instance usage and bandwidth.

How to Get Started

  1. Get a Wowza Streaming Engine license.
  2. Sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to use Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2 for streaming.
  3. Select an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI). Wowza provides pre-installed, pre-configured AMIs for use with Wowza Streaming Engine. Learn more.

Help and Getting Started Guides

Need help getting started with Amazon EC2? Visit our Wowza Streaming Engine for Amazon EC2: Quick Start Guide page. Included are detailed walkthroughs on how to set up your instance and get up and running.

Additionally, you may want to download the full user's guide as a PDF.

Download Wowza Streaming Engine for Amazon EC2 User's Guide >

Amazon Marketplace – Standard (Alternative Option)

Your Wowza Streaming Engine software license is embedded in Amazon Marketplace AMIs. A separate license is not needed.

Wowza Streaming Engine only (access to Premium AddOns not available).

Receive a monthly bill from Amazon for a combination of your Wowza software, EC2 instance usage, and bandwidth.

How to Get Started

Wowza software runs on the Amazon service. All you need to do is subscribe to AWS Marketplace, sign up for Wowza Streaming Engine, then deliver your streaming media content directly from Amazon's cloud services. Amazon's cloud services power the website as well as hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.

Subscribe to AWS Marketplace

Need to Deploy Wowza Streaming Engine with a CDN?

When you're streaming to larger, globally distributed audiences, deploy Wowza Streaming Engine with a CDN partner to deliver your content using edge-networking infrastructure. Learn more >