Wowza Streaming Cloud release notes

Learn about the free trial, updates, known issues, and documentation and support resources for the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service.


Wowza Streaming Cloud free trial
New features and functionality
Known issues and limitations

Wowza Streaming Cloud free trial

The free trial of Wowza Streaming Cloud provides 30 consecutive days of access to Wowza Streaming Cloud. During this period, you can use 5 hours of stream processing (transcoding) time. Playback is limited to 10 concurrent viewers per live stream.

Features under the Advanced menu of the Wowza Streaming Cloud manager are restricted for trial users:

  • You can create custom stream targets and edit transcoders, but you can't add or use Wowza CDN stream targets or stream sources.
  • Since they work only with Wowza CDN stream targets, geo-blocking and token authorization are not available to trial users.
  • You can't create 24x7 transcoders.
  • You can't use stream smoothing in custom transcoders.

When you create a live stream for an Other RTMP video source, you must send the stream directly to Wowza Streaming Cloud. You can't push it to a stream source.

You can't create passthrough live streams or transcoders with a trial.

When creating a live stream, the Delivery Protocol and Low Latency options are unavailable.

Viewer data is unavailable for trial streams.

Trial accounts can't receive transcoded live streams from Wowza Streaming Engine.

Trial streams display a Wowza Streaming Cloud trial watermark.

Trial users can access the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API sandbox but not the production API.

Within the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API sandbox, trial users can't access ultra low latency stream target endpoints. See Wowza Streaming Cloud with Ultra Low Latency to learn about subscription plans to access ultra low latency streaming for development and testing.

When you've used all of the available transcoding hours in the trial, you can still log in and view usage information, but Wowza Streaming Cloud stops all active streams and you can no longer create, edit, or start live streams. At the end of the trial period, sign-in is disabled.

Important: Live streams and transcoders created in trial mode don't run in a paid subscription. If you convert from a free trial to a paid subscription, you need to create new live streams and transcoders to continue working in Wowza Streaming Cloud.

To get the Wowza Streaming Cloud free trial, go the Wowza trial page, click Sign In or Sign Up for a Wowza Account, and follow the instructions to start your free trial subscription.

To sign in to the Wowza Streaming Cloud free trial, do one of the following:

  • Click Launch Wowza Streaming Cloud when you finish your purchase in the Wowza portal.
  • Go to

New features and functionality

The Wowza Streaming Cloud service is updated on a regular basis. For a list of current major features, see Wowza Streaming Cloud Features. Updates are also posted in the What's New panel of the Wowza Streaming Cloud manager. Updates to the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API are availbable in our REST API release notes.

Known issues and limitations

  • When configuring, enabling, or disabling geo-blocking or token authorization, customers must contact Support in order for their changes to take effect.
  • You can sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud by using any modern web browser that supports HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets level 3 (CSS 3). The Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager has been most extensively tested on Google Chrome, however, so for best results we recommend that you use the latest version of Google Chrome.
  • VOD isn't supported.
  • Viewer data isn't available for streams before October 5, 2015.
  • Health metrics for streams that started before June 6, 2017, may be incomplete or missing.


Most Wowza Streaming Cloud pages offer a Help panel on the right side of the page. You can hide and show the Help panel as desired. The following documents and guides may also be helpful:


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