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The Wowza Streaming Cloud live-streaming service provides the global scale, technology, flexibility, and ease of use to satisfy every live-streaming use case, from the smallest one-time events to cutting-edge streaming apps.

Wowza Streaming Cloud is

  • Built and maintained by Wowza
  • The industry price and value leader for streaming at any scale
  • Built with a future-proof core architecture
  • A global cloud platform that scales automatically, instantly and nondisruptively, to suit your evolving needs
  • Backed by experience, industry experts, and world-class support

The Wowza Streaming Cloud Advantage

Global Streaming Workflow Enablement

Simplified Packaging and Syndication

Accept a wide range of protocols and codecs for transmuxing and/or transcoding into multiple formats for delivery to a wide range of endpoints and services.

Scaled Global Delivery

Leverage the industry-leading Akamai CDN for optimized global delivery.

Integrated Player Options

Choose whether to embed the included player into your websites and services—at no extra charge.

Clear Reporting and Analytics

Gain insights with Stream Health Monitoring to stay on top of your usage and optimize viewer experiences.

Advanced Features

4K UHD Streaming

Use a global transcoding platform optimized for up to 4K delivery, supporting advanced UHD, virtual reality, and augmented reality.

Low Latency

Stream with reduced latency, delivering content at scale with less than 15 seconds of delay from capture to delivery.

Brand Control

Brand your live streams as your own, keeping full control of your message and content. No ads. No Wowza logos. No “Here’s what you should watch next.”


Choose from a wide range of security measures and controls, including rights access management, CDN token authorization, and geoblocking.

Built to Build On


Build custom applications, automate workflows, and test everything in our API sandbox environment.

Sandbox Environment

Build and test code without consuming infrastructure resources or incurring usage charges.

Custom Transcoding

Use the advanced options to customize transcoding settings, choose additional stream sources, and add stream targets. This allows you to build in redundancy, optimize streams for specific applications and devices, and scale to larger and more widely distributed audiences.

Built-in Redundancy and Scalability

Eliminate worry about system failures, administrative tasks, and management of hardware or software resources.
Wowza Streaming Cloud Features


  • Wowza-deployed global resources
  • Global SaaS/PaaS pay-as-you-go service access
  • Automated stream setup in minutes
  • UI and API stream provisioning
  • Preconfigured stream sources
  • Rapid-deployment "hot" instances
  • Wowza-managed global infrastructure
  • More than 20 global ingest, transcoding, and delivery points
  • Autoscaling infrastructure
  • Redundant, self-healing architecture
Stream Delivery  
  • CDN token authorization
  • Geographic targeting and restriction capabilities
Stream Targets
  • Quick configuration for streaming to Facebook Live, YouTube, and other services
  • Custom configuration available to go to nearly any destination that accepts RTMP
CDN Delivery
  • No-contract, flat-rate global pricing
  • Built on top of the Akamai network
  • Stream token authorization available in the user interface
  • Geoblocking by country or IP address
Low Latency
  • One-click low-latency mode to achieve sub-10-second HLS streaming
  • API access to achieve sub-3-second streaming (for up to 100 sites)
  • Playback preview
  • Playback start countdown
  • Viewer stats including viewers by location, stream type, bitrate renditions, stream-processing time, network usage, egress, and peak recording storage for the account
Player Page
  • Available hosted page
  • Customizable branding
Advanced Settings
  • Bring your own player
  • Watermark the Wowza Player
Wowza Player
  • Integrated HTML5 player
  • Integrated player builder
  • Autogenerated stream embed code
  • Apple HLS stream delivery
  • Responsive design
Developer Features  
  • Comprehensive application and integration interface
  • Automated stream provisioning and management
Sandbox Environment
  • Build and test custom applications
  • Production-representative API
  • Incur no usage fees
Compatible Inputs  
  • RTMP
  • RTSP
  • WOWZ
  • 20+ global ingest points
  • Easy backup transcoding setup
  • Video: H.264, H.265 (preview)
  • Audio: AAC, AAC-LC, HE-AAC (accPlus) v1 & v2, MP3
  • Wowza GoCoder™ app
  • Custom Wowza GoCoder™ SDK-based apps
  • Works With Wowza™–supported cameras
  • JVC® GY-HM650, GY-LS300, 850, and 890 cameras
  • Sony® SRG-300SE camera
  • Axis® (most models)
  • Custom Wowza GoCoder™ SDK apps
  • H.264 encoders that use RTMP or RTSP/RTP protocols
  • NewTek TriCaster
  • Telestream Wirecast
  • Teradek Cube
  • Hauppauge StreamEez-Pro
  • Epiphan Systems Pearl
  • Matrox Monarch
  • vMix live production software and vMix Go
  • xSplit
  • LiveU
  • Osprey (Talon hardware and Ceylon software encoders)
Compatible Outputs  
  • Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • RTMP
  • Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • H.264 video
  • AAC audio

Compatible Players

  • Wowza Streaming Cloud Player
  • Wowza Player (preview)
  • JW Player®
  • Flowplayer
  • iOS native player
  • Android (with HLS-compatible players)
  • Adobe® Flash (HDS/HLS-compatible players)
  • QuickTime® Player (10.0 or later for OS X)
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Computers
  • Gaming consoles


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End-to-End Workflow Enablement

Wowza Streaming Cloud Data Explanation Diagram & Workflow


Wowza Streaming Cloud accepts:
Codecs H.264, H.265/HEVC video input streams
IP cameras Via RTMP or RTSP/RTP protocols
Mobile devices Capture & encode with the Wowza GoCoder app
JVC®: GY-HM650, GY-LS300, 850, 890
Sony®: SRG-300SE
Axis: most models
Encoders NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, Teradek Cube, Hauppauge StreamEez-Pro, Epiphan Systems Pearl, Matrox Monarch, xSplit, LiveU
*Most camera/encoder streams accepted


Wowza Streaming Cloud outputs:
Protocols Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), RTMP, Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
Codecs H.264 video, AAC audio
HD 1080p, 720p, UHD 4K


Wowza Streaming Cloud targets:
Players Wowza Player (preview), Wowza Streaming Cloud Player (for embedding on your website), Wowza-hosted web page, JW Player®, Flowplayer, iOS native player, Android (with HLS-compatible players), Adobe® Flash (HDS/HLS-compatible players), QuickTime® Player (10.0 or later for OS X)
Devices Mobile phones and tablets, computers, gaming consoles, IPTV/OTT devices, Smart TVs
Preconfigured Services** Facebook Live®, Wowza CDN
**Streaming compatible with most services

Expert Help When You Need It

Wowza offers tons of resources to help you get started and make your streaming a success. From premium advisory services to free support resources, help is close at hand.

Premium Support


Wowza offers premium technical support, including online ticket submission, chat, live event support, and advisory services.

Video Tutorials


Learn valuable tips from an extensive library of video tutorials to help you get started with the Wowza Streaming Cloud service.



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Code Samples


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