Learn about features and limitations of the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service free trial, how to sign up and access it, and how to access documentation to get started with live streaming.
The free trial of Wowza Streaming Cloud provides a fully featured experience:
- 30 consecutive days of access to Wowza Streaming Cloud
- Access to Wowza Streaming Cloud through the user interface and the REST API
- Use of the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API in sandbox and production environments
- HLS and HDS streaming
- Live streams and transcoders created in trial mode that run seamlessly once you convert to a paid subscription
- Ability to send streams from Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software to Wowza Streaming Cloud for distribution with Wowza CDN (Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.7 or later required).
Keep these limitations in mind while evaluating Wowza Streaming Cloud during the trial period:
- Transcoders and live streams can stream for a maximum of 15 minutes.
- You can't start more than three transcoders or live streams at a time.
- 24x7 transcoders and passthrough transcoders aren't available.
- Live streams and transcoders display a Wowza Streaming Cloud trial watermark during playback.
- At the end of the 30 day trial period, Wowza Streaming Cloud stops all active streams and disables sign-in.
Access the trial
To get the Wowza Streaming Cloud trial, go the Wowza trial page, select the appropriate trial, and follow the instructions to start your free trial subscription.
To sign in to the Wowza Streaming Cloud user interface for the free trial, do one of the following:
- Click Launch Wowza Streaming Cloud when you finish your purchase in the Wowza portal.
- Go to cloud.wowza.com.
Ready to dive in? Learn how to stream with Wowza Streaming Cloud using these resources.
- Get started with Wowza Streaming Cloud – Set up a live stream with the user interface, connect a video source, and start streaming to a hosted page.
- Query a live stream – Use the REST API to gather information about an existing live stream and its associated player, to update the live stream and player, and to delete the live stream.
- Broadcast a live stream – Use the REST API to set up a live stream, connect a video source, and start streaming to a hosted page.
- Check out an example application – View an example app on GitHub for the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API written in Ruby.
While you're working, check out the Help panel on the right side of every page in the Wowza Streaming Cloud user interface. If you need more information, these resources may help you get started: