Wowza Streaming Cloud

Live-Streaming Service

The Wowza Streaming Cloud™ live-streaming service provides the global scale, performance, and capabilities seasoned media-streaming professionals demand for mission-critical events and services. At the same time, it's simple enough for those new to video streaming to get up and running in minutes.  Whether you're building an application to deliver globally on top of the Wowza REST API or using the intuitive user interface, Wowza Streaming Cloud has the control, flexibility, and support options to meet your current and evolving needs. 

Wowza Streaming Cloud enables live streaming to audiences of any size on any device—directly from a camera or encoder.

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 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®, YouTube®
**Streaming compatible with most services

Wowza Streaming Cloud Features

Multiple integrated targets feature

Social/Media Portal Integration

Easily publish streams globally to users on their preferred services, including Facebook Live, YouTube, and Ustream.
API access feature


The Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API offers a stable platform with extensive capabilities for building and deploying custom applications and services.
Global Content Delivery Network feature


Wowza Streaming Cloud leverages the industry-leading Akamai CDN for optimized global delivery.
Branding Control feature

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.”
Advanced Controls for transcoding, custom CDN settings, and system logs Feature

Advanced Controls

Leverage existing systems and/or add custom streaming services with powerful APIs for transcoding, custom CDN settings, and system logs.
Professional Grade Streaming Features such as adaptive bitrate streaming

Pro-Grade Streaming

Built on Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software, Wowza Streaming Cloud features such as adaptive bitrate streaming and stream recovery power high-quality experiences across devices and networks
Security Features including rights access management, CDN token authentication, and geoblocking


Wowza Streaming Cloud provides a wide range of security measures and controls, including rights access management, CDN token authentication, and geoblocking.
Media Player at No Extra Charge Feature

Embeddable Player

Wowza Streaming Cloud provides a player that you can embed into your websites and services—at no extra charge.
Flexible Support Options Feature

Premium Support

Choose from a variety of support offerings to get the level of assistance that's right for you.
Transmuxing and Transcoding Feature

Stream Processing

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.
Monitoring and Management Feature

Viewer Statistics

Gain insights to stay on top of your usage and optimize viewer experiences.
Wowza Expert Streaming Support When You Need It

Expert streaming support when you need it

With our new premium support packages, you get even more access to our team of dedicated support engineers to keep your streams up and running.

  • Faster response times
  • More ways to access support
  • Wowza advisory services and live event support

What Customers Are Saying about Wowza Streaming Cloud

"The Wowza solution delivers the power and 'look' of a costly, customized streaming implementation, with a very different value/cost equation."

Shinichi Oka, general manager, Sony Professional Solutions Group

"We’re blowing people away with the quality of the streams, and they’re so easy to manage. We push all of our cameras to one place instead of needing multiple computers and video experts onsite."

Scott LaBounty, director, video production, University of Oregon

Trusted Brands Trust Us

Sony Streams with Wowza
University of Oregon Streams with Wowza
Storm Security Streams with Wowza
The Scottish Episcopal Church Streams with Wowza
IEEE Streams with Wowza
COX Streams with Wowza
Columbia University Streams with Wowza
PBS Streams with Wowza
Esporte Interativo Streams with Wowza
Roche Streams with Wowza
JVC Streams with Wowza

"Wowza has a history of making media servers that are easy to use … and Wowza Streaming Cloud continues that tradition. One thing is certain: Wowza is setting a high bar for ease of use that other OVPs should emulate."

— Tim Siglin | Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

Become a Wowza Streaming Cloud Expert

How To Become a Wowza Streaming Cloud Expert in Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Supports RTMP and RTSP input protocols, H.264, H.265 (preview), AAC and other common audio codecs. Outputs to HLS, HDS and RTMP protocols, and supports most common players.
How To Become a Wowza Streaming Cloud Expert through Video Tutorials & Webinars

Video Tutorials & Webinars

See how easy it is to get started, from basic setup to advanced options.
How To Become a Wowza Streaming Cloud Expert through User Documentation


Learn how to be successful with Wowza Streaming Cloud: check out our assortment of user documentation.