Media Players and Devices

Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software supports live and on-demand stream playback on many different desktop and mobile players, OTT devices, and set-top boxes. Use this section to learn more about using playback options that support the streaming protocol you're using.

Wowza™ Player

Wowza Media Systems™ offers a lightweight HTML5 and Flash player that plays Apple HLS streams in any browser, on any device. Wowza Player comes with an easy-to-use, web-based Player Builder for fast, simplified player setup, customization, and configuration. To learn how to get and stream to Wowza Player, see our Wowza Player Quick Start Guide and Wowza Player documentation.

Specific player technologies

Wowza Streaming Engine supports all common third-party HTTP and Flash players, used both in-browser and as native applications on devices, so you can stream to all leading connected device platforms.

The following articles describe how to use Wowza Streaming Engine with players from our Media Player Partners:
  You can also view more articles about streaming to our partner and other third-party players with Wowza Streaming Engine.

Internet-connected devices

See Wowza's Multi-Device Streaming capabilities page for an overview of how Wowza Streaming Engine can deliver live and video-on-demand streaming to any device.

OTT and set-top boxes

MPEG-TS (unicast, multicast) is supported on most set-top boxes.

Wowza Streaming Engine supports playback on gaming consoles using the following delivery formats:
PS4: Apple HLS using HTML5
Xbox One: HTTP using Microsoft Smooth Streaming

See our collection of articles about streaming to OTT devices and set-top boxes with Wowza Streaming Engine.


Wowza Streaming Engine supports mobile broadcasting of live and video on demand streams to most mobile devices including Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices.

Wowza test players

The Test Players window in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager contains players that are preconfigured to stream your on demand or live application's stream over various streaming formats. Each tab in the Test Players window hosts a player that you can use to play the video file. You can also access these Test Players outside of the manager in the Video Test Players webpage.