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 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 documentation
Specific player technologies
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