Wowza Streaming Engine Pricing

Live streaming server pricing and plans.

One Month of Streaming

$295 one-time purchase
first instance included

  • Best For:Occasional on-prem hosted streaming needs or unpredictable events and audiences
  • Fully customizable streaming server software
  • Up to 10 concurrent, transcoded channels
  • Additional instances $295

Basic Monthly

$195 per month
first instance included

  • Best For: Ongoing on-prem hosted streaming needs with steady events and growing audiences
  • Fully customizable streaming server software
  • Up to 10 concurrent, transcoded channels
  • Additional instances $195


Plans built for your needs  

  • Best For: Large-scale, self-hosted streaming with unique requirements
  • Annual plans and discounted rates available
  • Hybrid cloud services including CDN, Flowplayer, and analytics
  • Built for scale
  • Offline keys available
  • Professional services for highly customized deployments
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Wowza Streaming Engine Plan Features


Built to Go Live

Stream with confidence using patented Wowza software designed specifically for live-streaming performance and scaling.


Complete Package

Wowza offers a complete platform to power today’s streaming ecosystem—from encoding to delivery to APIs and native media-player options.


Full Control

Customize and control your streaming infrastructure with powerful APIs and interface options  that put you at the helm.


Any Device

Power high-quality live and on-demand video and audio streaming to any device, anywhere, at any scale.


Real-Time Streaming

Wowza is the preferred software to power applications where speed matters. When Flash, RTMP, and HLS fail, smart companies choose Wowza.

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Compare Streaming Pricing Plans

One Month of
Basic Monthly Enterprise
Included Instances The number of instances included in the recurring fee.1 instance1 instanceCustom
Additional InstancesThe price for additional instances above the included or prepaid usage. Additional instances are invoiced monthly, even for annual plans.$295
per month
per month
Included Transcoded Channels
Number of concurrent, transcoded channels per instance, per month.
Additional Transcoded Channels
The price for additional transcoded channels.
per channel
per channel
Containerized Deployment Pricing
Flexible pricing models for containerized deployments.
Offline Deployment Pricing
Unique pricing for offline keys.
Subscription Fee$295
One-time purchase
Per month, billed monthly
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Other Wowza Services and Support


Scale Wowza Streaming Engine with delivery over Wowza CDN

  • Stream directly to a Wowza CDN endpoint
  • Single- or multi-bitrate live streams (HLS)
  • Transcoding and delivery to viewers over Wowza CDN
  • Cost-effectively scale with reduced latency and greater reliability

Premium Support

Wowza streaming experts partner with you for success

  • Plans tailored to your unique streaming needs
  • Live chat support
  • Web conferencing and screen sharing
  • Response times as low as 30 minutes

Live Event Support

Ideal for live event professionals streaming to audiences large and small

  • Support for a wide range of live events, including streaming to global audiences
  • Dedicated streaming expert for pre-event setup and real-time support during your event
  • Recommendations and trusted advice on best practices
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an instance?

An instance is a single copy of Wowza Streaming Engine server software running on a single physical or virtual computer.

What is viewer hours and how is it calculated?

The number of connections will vary based on your bitrate, network capacity, and server hardware. To learn more about deployment scenarios, view our streaming deployment examples or contact a Wowza technical support specialist.

How is my usage calculated for subscription plans?

For subscription plans, usage is based on the maximum number of concurrent instances in use at any given time during your bill cycle.

Can I purchase an annual subscription? How do I add instances, and how will that be billed?

Contact us for information on Wowza Streaming Engine annual plans. You can add server instances to an annual subscription at any time using your existing license key. In terms of billing, you have two options:

  • Prepaid annual instances: Make a one-time prorated payment to add instances to your subscription at the annual rate.
  • Additional instances: Pay as you go at the per-instance monthly price each month in which you exceed your prepaid allotment.

Can I upgrade or downgrade plans?

With Wowza Streaming Engine month-to-month plans, you can change at any time. Changes will take effect at the end of the current billing period. You may not change an annual plan mid-period; plan changes will only take effect at the end of the 12-month subscription period.

What is a stream vs. a channel?

A channel is the input, a stream is the output. Example: If you stream three channels (input), e.g., ESPN, HBO, CBS, each in three different resolutions, then that is nine streams (output).

What does concurrent, transcoded channels mean?

When we say concurrent, transcoded channels, we mean transcoded streams. Wowza Streaming Engine does not have a limit on the number of source streams you can run.

Is there a limit on the number of concurrent, transcoded channels per instance?

Yes, you are limited to a maximum of 10 concurrent, transcoded channels per instance per month. If you exceed 10 concurrent, transcoded channels per instance, you will be charged at $25 per additional transcoded channel. Overages are billed in full month increments only, based on the count of the highest high-water mark for concurrent, transcoded channels per instance each month. Please contact us for custom pricing for high-volume transcoding.

Where can I deploy Wowza Streaming Engine software?

You can download Wowza Streaming Engine on any server hardware or deploy instantly on a major cloud provider using a preconfigured virtual machine preloaded with Wowza Streaming Engine software. Please note: an Internet connection is required. To deploy in an offline environment, please contact us.

Is there special pricing for high-volume deployments?

Yes! Our streaming server cost is flexible specifically for high-volume deployments. Please contact us to learn more.


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