1. Get a Wowza Streaming Engine License

To use Wowza Streaming Engine™ software, you need a valid license. You can:

2. Download the Wowza Streaming Engine Installer*

The current version is Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.20, build 20220919162035, released on September 21, 2022.

*To update an existing installation of Wowza Streaming Engine with the latest features and enhancements, sign in to your Wowza account and go to My Downloads. After downloading the update, see How to update your Wowza Streaming Engine installation.


To install:

  1. Double-click the WowzaStreamingEngine-4.8.20+1-windows-installer.exe installer file and follow the onscreen instructions.
  2. To run Wowza™ Transcoder on Windows Server 2008 or 2012 the following components are required:
    .NET Framework 3.5.1
    Desktop Experience


To install:

  1. Open WowzaStreamingEngine-4.8.20+1-osx-installer.dmg.
  2. Double-click the installer package icon and follow the onscreen instructions.

Linux 64-bit

To install:

  1. sudo chmod +x
  2. sudo ./
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Deployment Options


Run Wowza Streaming Engine on one or more computers at your physical location, on your hardware, across your Internet connection.

Simply pay for each active instance and run multiple Wowza Streaming Engine instances on multiple computers using a single subscription license key; you don’t need to purchase a separate license key for each machine.

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Deploying Wowza software in the cloud means streaming your content from high-performance virtual machines hosted remotely.

Wowza Streaming Engine works with virtually all cloud hosting services, including Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and others.

Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform

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