API-Based Pricing Plans

Build a live-streaming infrastructure on top of Wowza Streaming Cloud. Programmatically launch powerful cloud processors and seamlessly distribute content via the Wowza CDN or to third-party streaming services. Only Wowza Streaming Cloud lets you power live streaming with unparalleled control and flexibility, all via an API.

Wowza Streaming Cloud API Pricing

Transcoding Processing Hours


Programmatically launch and manage transcoding processors that enable you to send a single-bitrate stream to Wowza Streaming Cloud and have it transcoded for multi-bitrate streaming. Seamlessly scale your streams via the Wowza CDN or use another CDN.

Transcoding Stream Processing Price 
First 10 Hours $6.00
Next 20 Hours $5.50
Next 20 Hours $5.00
Next 50 Hours $4.50
Next 100 Hours $3.50
Next 300 Hours $3.00
Over 500 Hours Contact us

Passthrough Processing Hours


Seamlessly launch passthrough stream processing to route and transmux single-bitrate streams at scale. Deliver streams directly to end users, through the Wowza CDN, or to third-party services.

Passthrough Stream Processing Price 
First 100 Hours $0.15
Next 900 Hours $0.13
Next 2,000 Hours $0.12
Next 3,000 Hours $0.11
Next 4,000 Hours $0.10
Next 6,000 Hours $0.09
Over 16,000 Hours Contact us

CDN Delivery


Scale your streams through a reliable global delivery network while receiving affordable pay-as-you-go pricing, with no required commitments up front. 


CDN bandwidth price is based on monthly volume and includes the amount of bandwidth delivered via the Wowza CDN.

CDN Price 
First 100 GB $0.095
Next 900 GB $0.090
Next 1,500 GB $0.085
Next 7,500 GB $0.077
Next 10,000 GB $0.069
Next 20,000 GB $0.062
Next 30,000 GB $0.055
Next 30,000 GB $0.049
Over 100,000 GB Contact us



Distribute your streams through the Wowza CDN or use custom stream targets to route streams directly to third-party streaming services or CDNs. 


Egress is traffic that leaves Wowza Streaming Cloud and goes to the Wowza CDN and custom stream targets.

Egress Price 
First 100 GB $0.20
Next 400 GB $0.18
Next 500 GB $0.16
Next 1,000 GB $0.15
Next 3,000 GB $0.13
Next 5,000 GB $0.11
Next 10,000 GB $0.10
Next 20,000 GB $0.09
Over 40,000 GB Contact us

24x7 Channels


Purchase reserved compute power to process streams. 24x7 plans are great for IP cameras or live linear broadcasting.


Pay a flat fee per channel—no hourly fees. Additional fees will be applied for egress and CDN usage.

24x7 Channel Transcoding Passthrough
First Stream $500 $60
Next 4 Streams $450 $55
Next 10 Streams $400 $50
Next 15 Streams $350 $45
Next 20 Streams $300 $40
Over 50 Streams Contact us Contact us

Recording Storage


Easily record and archive live streams as mp4 files.

Recording storage charges are based on your peak storage amount each month.

Recording Price 
First 1,000 GB $0.10
Next 4,000 GB $0.09
Next 15,000 GB $0.08
Over 20,000 GB Contact us

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there call limits for the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API?

Standard deployments are subject to limits. Visit our Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API limits article to learn more. If you need to increase your limits, please open a support ticket to make the request.


Is there an Sandbox where I can test the REST API?

Yes. The Wowza Streaming Cloud API sandbox allows you to test and develop streaming workflows in a safe, separate environment that doesn't affect your Wowza Streaming Cloud production environment. All trial and production accounts can access the API sandbox at https://sandbox.cloud.wowza.com.


Where can I learn more about the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API?
We have lots of tutorials in our Wowza Streaming REST API support area. Additionally, you can find an interactive API call documentation in the API Sandbox.


Where can I find my API access key?
After purchasing your pay-as-you-go subscription, a Wowza representative will be in contact with you to deliver your API access key.


Buy Now

Pay $15 per month plus usage for the Wowza Streaming Cloud Pay-As-You-Go Subscription with API access. A $15 recurring fee will be charged every month regardless of usage. All plans include standard support.