Wowza Streaming Cloud


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NEW - Achieve sub-three-second global latency through Wowza Streaming Cloud with Ultra Low Latency

The Wowza Streaming Cloud service is the industry's leading live-streaming global cloud platform and API. Professionally managed by streaming industry experts, it's easy to use, with flexibility for end-to-end live streaming or as part of a custom streaming solution.

Live Event
Starter Plan

For simple, cost-effective live event streaming to multiple online platforms.

Ultra Low Latency
Starter Plan

For live streaming from capture to playback in less than three seconds.

Ultra Low Latency, API-Access, Live Event and 24/7 plans available.

With annual plans, get the equivalent of two months free.

*Additional Charges May Apply

Simplified Global Streaming

Configure Professional Streams in Minutes

  • Configure streams easily with the Wowza Streaming Cloud GUI management portal.
  • Stream using a wide variety of protocols and codecs.
  • Transcode and transmux for a wide range of networks and devices.

Stream to Any Size Audience, Anywhere

  • Manage costs with pay-as-you-go, contract-free pricing.
  • Scale automatically to accommodate global audiences of any size.
  • Leverage the industry-leading Akamai CDN for global delivery.

Leverage Advanced Features

  • 4K streaming for UHD, virtual reality and augmented reality.
  • Stream customization for full control of your message and brand.
  • Wide range of security options, including CDN token authorization and geoblocking.
  • Consistent and reliable sub-three-second streams with the Ultra Low Latency feature.

Built to Build On

Comprehensive REST API

  • Programmable access to every aspect of stream processing.
  • Automatic monitoring and management of the entire workflow.
  • Advanced options to customize transcoding, sources and targets.

Proven App Development Framework

  • Extensive developer tools including APIs, SDKs and code samples.
  • Seamless integration with a broad ecosystem of streaming tools.

Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency

Deliver enterprise-grade, lightning-fast live streaming from end to end.

Unparalleled quality, reliability and performance

  • Self-healing and auto-scaling to proactively solve issues.
  • Intelligent monitoring for unprecedented visibility, insight and control over your streaming workflow.
  • Built and maintained by industry leaders for enterprise-level redundancy, stability and uptime.

Deliver interactive experiences to global audiences

  • A global platform that delivers to audiences of any size.
  • Sub-three-second end-to-end latency for near-real-time interactivity.
  • Consistent video playback across all mobile devices and browsers using Wowza Player and Wowza GoCoder.

Developer toolkit that's built to build on 

  • Comprehensive API to deploy apps and services in minutes rather than months.
  • Integrates with the GoCoder SDK to build iOS and Android streaming apps.
  • Get started quickly with forums and documentation; API and custom app samples; and an API sandbox. 

Wowza Streaming Cloud Features and Specs

  • 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.
  • Auto-scaling 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 to reach nearly any destination that accepts RTMP.

Wowza CDN Delivery

(Not Available for Ultra Low Latency Service)

  • 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
  • API-accessible, sub-two-second streaming (Ultra Low Latency Service only).
  • One-click low-latency mode to achieve sub-10-second HLS streaming.
  • 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.
  • WOWZTM ultra low latency playback.
  • Apple HLS stream playback.
  • Responsive design.
Developer Features
  • Comprehensive application and integration interface.
  • Automated stream provisioning and management.
  • Ultra Low Latency Service management.

Sandbox Environment

(Not Available for Ultra Low Latency Service)

  • Build and test custom applications.
  • Test in a 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)
  • Wowza GoCoder™ app
  • 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
  • WOWZ (Ultra Low Latency Service only)
  • Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • RTMP
  • Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • H.264 video
  • AAC audio
Compatible Players
  • Wowza Player (WOWZ and HLS)
  • Wowza GoCoder SDK-based custom applications (WOWZ and HLS)
  • Wowza Streaming Cloud Player (HLS and HDS)
  • JW Player® (HLS and HDS)
  • Flowplayer (HLS and HDS)
  • iOS native player (HLS)
  • 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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Expert Help When You Need It

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Premium Support


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Video Tutorials


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Code Samples


Access developer documentation and code samples that showcase how you can use the REST API for common workflows.

Integrate GoCoder SDK for Free

Increase user engagement and build live-streaming into your iOS or Android app within minutes.

  • Live and on-demand streaming at any scale and to any destination.
  • Cross-platform API, supporting a broad range of iOS and Android devices.
  • Comprehensive SDKs to control encoder settings.
  • Best-in-class features such as ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K, ultra low latency capabilities and more.
  • All in one robust, reliable end-to-end live-streaming solution.

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