Reasons to Upgrade to Wowza Streaming Engine

The New Wowza Streaming Engine Manager Interface

Easily configure, manage, and monitor your streams from a web browser on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Unlimited Use of Wowza Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM with Perpetual Pro Pack

Get unlimited access to transcoder, nDVR, and DRM functionality—former premium AddOns that are now built into the Wowza Perpetual Pro Pack for $495.

Performance Enhancements

Benefit from automated tuning of performance settings, thread allocation for server and virtual hosts, and improved transcoding capabilities.

More Flexibility and Control with the REST API

Tailor Wowza Streaming Engine to your unique streaming needs by using the new REST API.

Improved Integration with Encoders and Cameras

Simplify your workflow via time-saving integrations with a wide variety of encoders and IP cameras, including pan-tilt-zoom control for Sony and Axis cameras.

Reach Your Audience Wherever They Are

Easily push your streams to CDNs and other services using stream targets in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

How to Upgrade

Perpetual Edition Licenses

Start the process by signing in and going to the My Support page. Find the option to upgrade in the Renew or Upgrade drop-down list next to your perpetual license keys.

Subscription Licenses

On February 24, 2014, all Wowza Media Server 3.x subscription customers were emailed complimentary Wowza Streaming Engine 4 license keys. If you did not receive your license key, please contact billing@wowza.com to request it.

Amazon EC2 Customers

There is no fee for upgrading to Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon EC2. You will need to update your Amazon EC2 instance to a version 4 AMI to take advantage of Wowza Streaming Engine functionality.

For all other license types, please contact billing@wowza.com for information on how to upgrade.


OEM customers, please contact licensing@wowza.com for information on how to upgrade.


Version upgrades are included with maintenance and support contracts. Be sure you have active maintenance and support before upgrading. For more details on the upgrade process, read How to upgrade Wowza Media Server software to Wowza Streaming Engine.

How to Get Unlimited Use of Wowza Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM

Perpetual Edition Licenses

Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual edition customers may advance to Wowza Streaming Engine Pro by purchasing the Perpetual Pro Pack for $495. That pack contains licenses for unlimited use of Wowza Transcoder, nDVR, and DRM.

Subscription Licenses

Subscription customers pay only $10 per month to advance to Wowza Streaming Engine Pro. Your new cost will be $65 per month per instance when you request a plan change via My Account. Your request will take effect at the beginning of your next billing cycle.

Wowza Streaming Engine Pro and the Perpetual Pro Pack work only with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.1 or later. Please follow the steps above to upgrade before advancing to Wowza Streaming Engine Pro.

Already have Wowza Streaming Engine? Update your current installation.

Regular software updates for the latest version are available on the My Downloads page in My Account. You must have maintenance and support to access the downloads.