Wowza Video free trial

Learn about features and limitations of the Wowza Video™ service free trial, how to sign up and access it, and how to access documentation to get started with live streaming.

About the trial

The free trial of Wowza Video provides a fully featured experience:

  • 30 consecutive days of access to Wowza Video, including Asset Management and Analytics
  • Access to Wowza Video through the user interface and the REST API
  • Use of the Wowza Video REST API
  • HLS and HDS streaming
  • Live streams and transcoders created in trial mode that run seamlessly once you convert to a paid subscription

Trial limitations

Keep these limitations in mind while evaluating Wowza Video during the trial period:

  • Transcoders and live streams can stream for a maximum of 15 minutes each.
  • 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 Video trial watermark during playback.
  • At the end of the 30 day trial period, Wowza Video stops all active streams and disables sign-in. 
  • Support users cannot be added to free trials.

Access the trial

To get the Wowza Video 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 Video user interface for the free trial, do one of the following:

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

Get started

Ready to dive in? Learn how to stream with Wowza Video using these resources.

Live streaming

  • Get started with Wowza Video – 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 Video REST API written in Ruby.

More resources

While you're working, check out the Help panel on the right side of every page in the Wowza Video user interface. If you need more information, these resources may help you get started: