Wowza Streaming Engine

Customizable media server software

  • Pro-quality live and on-demand video streaming
  • Any media to any device
  • Unlimited transcoding for adaptive bitrate streaming
  • Flexible and customizable

Wowza Streaming Engine Features

Pro-Quality Streaming

Wowza Streaming Engine includes a wealth of features designed to stream high-quality live and on-demand content.

Any Media to Any Device

Wowza software is platform-agnostic, multiformat, and multiscreen. It takes any video format, transcodes it once, and delivers it to any device.

Unlimited Transcoding for ABR

Wowza Streaming Engine includes powerful unlimited live stream transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) delivery across any network conditions/to any device.

Flexible & Customizable

Leverage Wowza software's powerful components and APIs to build solutions that support your evolving streaming needs.

Live Stream DVR

Provide viewers the best experience, including the ability to pause, play, and rewind a live video stream or even watch it later.

Multi-Level Content Security

Ensure that your streams, networks, and audio and video assets are protected with Wowza software's wide variety of security measures.

Try or Buy

Try It for Free

A 180-day free trial includes use of 1 transcoder channel, 3 inbound connections, and delivery to 10 concurrent viewers.

Buy Now: Starting at $65 per Month

A monthly pay-as-you-go subscription includes unlimited transcoding, plus maintenance and support.

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.3

Update now and enjoy

  • Full access to the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API
  • Affordable CDN delivery with Wowza Streaming Cloud
  • HEVC/H.265 video over Apple HLS (preview)
  • APIs for live-to-VOD clip extraction

Deployment Options

On-Premises Deployment

Run Wowza Streaming Engine software on one or more computers at your physical location, on your hardware, across your Internet connection. Deploying on premises is ideal for organizations that

  • Have a high level of in-house expertise
  • Need complete control of the streaming workflow
  • Have a predictable number of concurrent users
  • Have set redundancy requirements

Cloud Deployment

Deploying Wowza software in the cloud means streaming your content from high-performance virtual machines hosted remotely. Works with virtually all cloud hosting services, including Amazon EC2 and Google Compute Engine.

The Advantages of DIY Wowza Software

Stream what you need, how you need, and where you need so you can focus on your audience, your content, and your brand.


Technical Specifications

Works on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix. Requires Java Runtime Environment. Minimum quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM per core.

Video Tutorials & Webinars

Learn from Wowza experts on a wide range of topics, from basic setup to integration between Wowza software and Works With Wowza™ partners.


Get details on how to be successful with Wowza Streaming Engine: check out our assortment of user documentation.

Wowza Streaming Engine AddOns

A variety of Wowza® AddOns are available from scaling to stream publishing and more.

What Customers Are Saying about Wowza Streaming Engine

"Wowza provided us with the most advanced tools for streaming, a flexible and extensible architecture, excellent technical support, and impressive reliability."

Branden Spikes, CIO, SpaceX

"With a live production, there are always gremlins. Wowza is probably the most solid piece in our infrastructure. It’s been really reliable for us."

Casey Charvet, director of research and development, TourGigs

Wowza Streaming Engine Awards

Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2013
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2013
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2012
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2011
European Readers' Choice Award Winner 2010
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2009
Readers' Choice Award Winner 2008

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