Wowza Streaming Cloud

Live Event–Based Pricing Plans

Go live with Wowza Streaming Cloud pricing plans built for live event streaming. Choose the right plan for you based on your streaming frequency and viewership. All plans provide unparalleled control and flexibility—with superb reliability.

Wowza Streaming Cloud Live Event-Based Pricing


Price per month

Processing Hours

500 GB
(~1,000 viewing hours)



Price per month

Processing Hours

3,000 GB
(~6,000 viewing hours)


Price per month

Processing Hours

7,000 GB
(~14,000 viewing hours)


Price per month

Processing Hours

15,000 GB
(~30,000 viewing hours)

Estimate your bandwidth usage with the live event usage calculator. Also see 24x7 Pricing and API-Based Pricing.

Compare Plan Details

All Wowza Streaming Cloud live event–based plans are monthly subscriptions with included usage for stream processing, bandwidth, and recording storage. Usage limits vary by plan, and usage in excess of your plan will result in affordable pay-as-you-go pricing for overages. All subscriptions are month-to-month; cancel anytime.


  Starter Standard Plus Premier
Plan Overview        
Subscription fee $49 $199 $499 $999
Included stream-processing hours 10 50 150 350
Included bandwidth GB 500 3,000 7,000 15,000
Included peak recording storage GB 250 250 250 250
Price per stream-processing hour beyond plan limit* $10 $7 $5 $4
Price per bandwidth GB beyond plan limit* $0.10 $0.08 $0.07 $0.06
Price per peak recording storage GB beyond plan limit* $0.09 $0.09 $0.09 $0.09
Support Plan Standard Standard Standard Standard
  Starter Standard Plus Premier
Feature Details        
HD & ultra-HD (4K) streaming
Ad-free streaming
Embeddable white-label player
Live stream recording
Multi-bitrate streaming
Simultaneous input streams Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of destinations
Mobile-compatible player
Virtual reality (VR) streaming
Closed captions support
Stream token authentication
24x7 channels Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us
API access Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us


*Usage beyond the plan limit will be billed at the end of your billing period or when your account balance reaches $500. For unique billing arrangements or custom pricing please contact

All Plans Include

Full Brand Control

Brand your live streams as your own. No ads. No Wowza logos. No “Here’s what you should watch next.”

Multi-Bitrate Streaming

Rely on the only streaming platform to provide users with configurable transcoding in every plan.

HD and UHD Broadcasting

Deliver HD and UHD (4K) streaming experiences, with no caps on bitrate or resolution.

Global Delivery

Stream with the reliability of the industry-leading Akamai CDN for optimized global delivery.

Live Stream Recording

Quickly and easily archive live streams—you get 250 GB of peak recording storage.

Viewer Analytics

Gain insight into your streaming to stay on top of your usage and optimize viewer experiences.

No Channel Caps

Stream multiple events simultaneously or deliver to multiple destinations—with no additional fees.

Advanced Security

Secure your content with rights access management, CDN token authentication, and geoblocking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are stream processing hours and how are they calculated?
Stream processing hours are the total amount of transcoding time consumed on Wowza Streaming Cloud, in one-minute increments. Unlike other services, Wowza Streaming Cloud does not charge additional fees for HD content or your number of output renditions. Just track your total live-streaming time, and that’s it.


What is bandwidth usage and how is it calculated?
Bandwidth usage is the amount of content delivered from Wowza Streaming Cloud. This includes both CDN delivery and delivery to Stream Targets. Your total bandwidth usage will be determined by your average bitrate and audience size. Generally, we find that 2 viewing hours consumes ~1 GB of bandwidth. Estimate your bandwidth usage with the live event usage calculator.

What if I exceed my included usage?
All plans have affordable pay-as-you-go overage options so you can keep streaming with ease. Usage beyond your plan plan limit will be billed according to your pricing plan.


Do I have to sign a long-term contract?
No. All Wowza Streaming Cloud plans are month-to-month, and you can cancel anytime.


Can I upgrade or downgrade plans?
Yes. All plans are month-to-month and can be changed at any time.

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