Wowza Streaming Cloud Features

Pro-grade cloud streaming

Built on Wowza Streaming Engine Media Server Software Feature

Built on Wowza Streaming Engine

Rely on a cloud streaming service built on the industry-leading Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software, which produces reliable, high-quality audio and video streams that play back promptly and smoothly.
Live Stream Transcoding to create keyframe-aligned adaptive streams Feature

Live Stream Transcoding

Send Wowza Streaming Cloud™ a single “master” H.264- or H.265-encoded live stream, which is transcoded in the cloud to create keyframe-aligned adaptive streams of equal or smaller size. These play back seamlessly for audiences anywhere, on any device.
World-Class Edge Network Feature

World-Class Edge Network

Send your live video to Wowza Streaming Cloud from anywhere in the world. Simply choose the broadcast location closest to your live event. The intelligent delivery platform comprises a distributed network of edge servers and network-management software that delivers more than two trillion interactions daily.
Scalable & Reliable Service with Built-in redundancy and scalability Feature

Scalable & Reliable Service

Get the transcoding and bandwidth you need for any size stream, anywhere. Built-in redundancy and scalability mean you don’t need to worry about system failures, perform administrative tasks, or manage hardware or software resources.

Schedule Start/Stop Times for Live Streams

Use daily or weekly schedules to automatically start or stop a live stream or transcoder at a predetermined date and time, speeding your production workflow.

Record and Store Live Streams in the Cloud

Create MP4 recordings of your live streams and transcoded output. Recordings capture up to eight hours of content and can be stored in Wowza Streaming Cloud or downloaded locally.

Brand Management

No Third-Party Ads Brand Management

No Third-Party Ads

Have full control of how your audience sees your brand: No ads you don't want. No extra fees or need to opt out. And no Wowza branding.

Custom-Branded Playback Brand Management

Custom-Branded Playback

Deliver live streams to viewers using a customizable player and hosted web page. Add your own titles, logos, and watermarks.

Advanced Controls

Custom Transcoding Settings Advanced Control

Custom Transcoding

Use the advanced options in Wowza Streaming Cloud 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.
Viewer Statistics by Country including information on viewing location and duration Advanced Control

Viewer Statistics

See your number of viewers by country, including information on viewing location and duration for Adobe HDS and Apple HLS adaptive bitrate renditions of your streams. In addition, view details of stream-processing time, network usage, egress, and peak recording storage for the account.
Use custom transcoders, sources, and targets independently for modular workflows Advanced Control

Modular Workflows

Use custom transcoders, sources, and targets independently for modular workflows. For example, let Wowza Streaming Cloud transcode your live stream and then have an external CDN deliver the adaptive streams to viewers. Or bypass the Wowza Streaming Cloud transcoder but use the Wowza Streaming Cloud edge network to deliver your streams.
REST API to control and manage transcoding through HTTP requests Advanced Control


Use the REST API to control and manage transcoding through HTTP requests and to integrate with other business processes and systems.


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Wowza Streaming Cloud is Built for Business

Built for Business

Service providers: complement your offerings by using the Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API (currently in preview) to power your live streaming and brand it as your own. Custom transcoding, the REST API, the white-label/customizable player and hosted page, and support for Works with Wowza™ partner encoders let you extend your business offerings while passing costs on to customers as needed.


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Pay as You Go

No long-term commitment required Pay as you Go Feature

No long-term commitment required

Spin up Wowza Streaming Cloud whenever you need it, and change your plan anytime. Wowza Streaming Cloud does not require a long-term contract, making it ideal for occasional users.

No Infrastructure Necessary Pay as you Go Feature

No Infrastructure Necessary

Don't spend money on infrastructure you don't need. With Wowza Streaming Cloud maintaining your own servers and hiring streaming experts isn't necessary, which helps keep your costs low.

Wowza Streaming Cloud REST API for Service Providers

Pricing Options That Suit Your Needs

Simply pick your plan based on anticipated usage. Never pay for overages—instead, you receive a discounted rate for extra processing time or delivery bandwidth if you exceed what’s included in your plan. New 24x7 and passthrough billing plans give you even greater flexibility.


Easy Live-Stream Setup Flexibility Feature

Easy Live-Stream Setup

Use the intuitive browser-based Wowza Streaming Cloud manager to get up and running quickly. Just give your live stream a name and location, tell Wowza Streaming Cloud what you’re using for a live video source, and choose a playback method to let your viewers watch the stream.
Any H.264 Source Encoder or IP Camera Flexibility Feature

Any H.264 Source Encoder or IP Camera

Send live source streams to Wowza Streaming Cloud using any H.264-based encoder or IP camera, from professional-grade hardware to open source software. Tight integration with Works With Wowza™ partners makes it easy to connect those partners’ software and hardware encoders to Wowza Streaming Cloud.
Multiple Player and Playback Options Flexibility Feature

Multiple Player and Playback Options

Use a Wowza™-hosted player and web page for playback, or stream to players that support Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and RTMP. Also send streams to any RTMP- or RTSP-based target: external CDNs, video-sharing platforms such as YouTube Live, etc.

Live Streaming from Wowza Streaming Engine

The Stream Targets feature in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager gives you options to control your transcoding workload:

Transcode in the cloud by sending one high-quality live stream from Wowza Streaming Engine to Wowza Streaming Cloud, which then transcodes the stream and delivers the adaptive bitrate renditions to viewers.


More on Sending Transcoded Renditions to Wowza Streaming Cloud »

Transcode on your own server and send the transcoded renditions to Wowza Streaming Cloud for CDN delivery. This configuration is ideal for Wowza Streaming Engine server configurations that have high available bandwidth and sufficient CPU resources.


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Wowza GoCoder Live Streaming

Use the Wowza GoCoder™ mobile capture and encoding app as your video source. Send live HD streams directly from Wowza GoCoder on an iOS or Android device to Wowza Streaming Cloud for transcoding and delivery.

See How to Connect Wowza GoCoder to Wowza Streaming Cloud »