• Wowza Streaming Cloud player browser support

    The Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service allows you to choose between three players for viewing live streams: the original player, 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.

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

    Original player



    Desktop
    iOS 8+
    Android 4.0+
    Chrome Flash Apple HLS Flash
    Firefox Flash Apple HLS N/A
    Internet Explorer 10+ Flash N/A N/A
    Internet Explorer 8, 9 N/A N/A N/A
    Safari 10+ Native player N/A N/A
    Safari 9.1 and earlier Flash N/A N/A
    Safari mobile N/A Native player N/A

    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


    Note: Wowza Player requires that the Delivery Protocol be Apple HLS over HTTPS and Closed Captions must be None. Those options are specified on the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page of the live stream wizard.
    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


    Originally Published: For Wowza Streaming Cloud on 09-24-2015.
    Updated: 11-08-2016

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