Upgrade from Wowza Media Server to Wowza Streaming Engine

Reasons to Upgrade

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

Get unlimited access to transcoder, nDVR, and DRM functionality—former premium AddOns that are now built into Wowza Streaming Engine.

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

Version upgrades are included with maintenance and support contracts. Be sure you have active maintenance and support before upgrading. Please note, the upgrade process varies by license type. For license types not listed below, or if you are an OEM customer, please contact customerservice@wowza.com for information on how to upgrade.

Perpetual Edition Licenses

Perpetual Edition license holders must contact customerservice@wowza.com to discuss options for upgrading to Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.x. Perpetual Edition upgrades are no longer available via My Account.

Subscription Licenses

On February 24, 2014, all Wowza Media Server 3.x subscription customers were emailed complementary Wowza Streaming Engine 4 license keys. If you did not receive your license key, please contact customerservice@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.