Wowza Streaming Cloud player browser support

The Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service allows you to choose between two players for viewing live streams: the original HTML5 player and Wowza Player™. The player is used on the Wowza Streaming Cloud hosted webpage or can be embedded on an external website. This article shows which technology each player uses to play streams in common browsers on the desktop and on mobile devices.

You choose the player on the Playback Settings page when you add a live stream. You can change the player after the live stream is created.

Note: Both players can be embedded on a Wowza Streaming Cloud hosted page or on a third-party webpage, but only one player can be embedded per page. In other words, you can embed either the Original HTML5 player or the Wowza Player on a webpage, but you can't embed both on the same page.

Playback on older browsers or browsers not listed here is not ensured.

Original HTML5 player


 
Desktop
iOS 8+
Android 4.0+
Chrome HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
Firefox HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
Internet Explorer 10+ HTML5 N/A N/A
Internet Explorer 8, 9 Flash N/A N/A
Safari desktop HTML5 N/A N/A
Safari mobile N/A Apple HLS N/A

Wowza Player


Notes:
  • Wowza Player requires that the Delivery Protocol be Apple HLS and Closed Captions must be None. Those options are specified on the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page of the live stream wizard.
  • Wowza Player hasn't been tested with Firefox Quantum.
Desktop
iOS 8+
Android 4.0+
Chrome HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
Firefox HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
Internet Explorer 11 HTML5 N/A N/A
Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 Flash N/A N/A
Microsoft Edge HTML5 N/A N/A
Safari 7.0+ HTML5 N/A N/A
Safari mobile N/A HTML5 N/A

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