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Product Details

Wowza Streaming Engine is the industry leader for live and on-demand streaming at any scale. You will be able to stream live, linear, and on-demand content to any device. Wowza Streaming Engine accelerates your development cycle and creates innovative streaming solutions with our comprehensive suite of tools, APIs, and SDKs. Over 20,000 organizations power their streaming with Wowza. Get started with a 30-day free trial.

Contact Details

Wowza Media Systems

https://www.wowza.com/

Founded in 2005

Located in United States

No Media

Starting Price

  • $65.00/month
  • Pay $65 for each prepaid instance. Add additional instances anytime.

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Wowza Streaming Engine Features

Analytics
Brand Overlay
Bulk Uploading
Closed Captions
Mobile Screen Support
Privacy Options
Social Sharing
Video Looping
Video Streaming

Wowza Streaming Engine Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Robert T.
Lead Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 31, 2018

“Using Wowza to stream to .NET console application over HTTPS”

OverallWe have customers that are requesting a level of security that requires all documents and files, including videos, to be transported over HTTPS. We could copy and cache the videos on each user's machine, but it is far more efficient to be able to use a streaming video server to stream the videos over HTTPS and Wowza enables us to do this.
ProsIt was very easy to set up and use the streaming engine. It supports a wide variety of formats. It is capable of doing everything we need it to do and much, much more. The documentation was, for the most part, very clear and easy to follow, and the support staff that I contacted were very responsive and helpful.
ConsAs stated, the documentation was helpful, clear, and easy to follow, for the most part. I realize that our use case was an edge case as compared to the standard Wowza user, and that learning how to set up https/SSL/Streamlock, creating certificates, etc. does not actually have anything to do with Wowza software per se. However, their documentation in this regard was a big sparse and I had to supplement this with additional research. The stated requirement and references to OpenSSL was particularly confusing, because this piece of software was not required to do what I needed. I am unsure why half of the references say to use the Java keytool to create certificates, and other references state a requirement for OpenSSL to perform actions for which the keytool is definitely capable. Additionally, there was some confusion regarding the format of the URL to get the videos to successfully play over HTTPS. The format that the support team sent me did not work. However, by thoroughly reviewing the software in order to fully document my case for further support, I was able to come up with a format that did function. The fact that all these link formats should in fact point to the same place and perform the same function, but that only one actually worked, is probably my biggest, and really only, complaint with the software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 31, 2018
Sujoy S.
Senior Digital Production Specialist
Education Management, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018

“Newtek MS1 Wowza Streaming Engines”

OverallGood boxes when the work. If you can fix the random stopping. It would be a perfect box for a 24/7 operation. If not, I could not recommend it to anyone who needs a reliable streaming system.
ProsEasy to use, very nice quality and easy to maintain
ConsStreaming stops randomly. Unknown reason. Sometimes it runs for weeks, then stops randomly. Newtek gave me software updates, beta software etc.. none have given me a 99.99% up time. I have remote in on weekends and holidays, and after hours just to check if the streaming is running. I think the reason it keeps on stopping maybe due to the constant nagging of the Microsoft Update popup. Don't know. Or it loses it's license information randomly. Who knows. But THIS HAS TO BE FIXED.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Internet, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2018

“A versatile and flexible streaming solution”

ProsHigh number of ingress protocol compatiblity, modularity.
ConsTranscoding quality cannot be compared to libx264, required too high datarates compared to quality. Transcoding resource requirement is high.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2018
Erik R.
Sr. Prinicpal Solutions Architect
Financial Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018

“Best deal on market.”

OverallIn a nutshell, automated recording of meetings leveraging an auto dial and recon basest on dialed number.
ProsIf you are looking for simple straightforward recording, this is it. Compared to others this product has feature parody and is a simple setup. Very flexible with easy integration to solutions such as Pexip. Documents on is very good and easy to follow. I assume it can do much more that I am using it for, however I just wanted a simple solution- A goal which it easily meets.
ConsI which it has more wizard functionality and tie ins to have a span equivalent of recording rather than using a tap, or span to achieve.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018
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Carlos H.
TECNICO DE SISTEMAS
Government Administration, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 19, 2018

“A good software for sending your video streamings to third-parts”

OverallI have solved the viewing of cameras which make the connection using 4G allowing to me to save and resend the video to another departments witouth lossing quality.
ProsThe software is very easy to use , you need the minimun time for making the installation and put the settings for testing it. You dont need to have specifical skills or an special enviroment.
Consthe documentation is very hard to understand, specially if you need to make addons to the software like customizing the website or offering a good front-end to other customers. In additiont to that, I dont see a policy of profiles with restricitions for giving your streamings. You could have clients connections which need 100% of the videos using passwords and another free connections.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 19, 2018
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Shobana C.
Senior Web Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“Wonderful product”

ProsWowza streaming Engine easy to integrate More documents available
ConsPrice is Little bit more Please reduce the price
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Program Development, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“Wowza live streaming review”

OverallWe use it to stream in our game the stream is good just it lags a lot but overall good experiance
ProsStreams are available in many formats and globally available service .Service is good in Mumbai
ConsLaggy stream upto 15 seconds lag.And noise disturbance can be made little less.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Maddy P.
Student
Education Management, Self-employed
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“HLS VoD Server”

OverallVery positive. The ease of setting up a server and the extensive online tutorials aided me greatly.
ProsVery fast and helpful customer service. In addition to this there is a plethora of online documentation recording specific use cases.
ConsThe Julien resources were hard to filter through. With the help of the online customer service I was able to find what I was looking for.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Edward A.
ProServ Engineer
Broadcast Media, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018

“Good Enough”

OverallOverall wowza is a stable product used by many of our contemporaries and we think also useful to us.
ProsEasy to deploy and manage/use. Setup was five to ten minutes, another 5 to my first broadcast.
ConsLacking verbosity of rtmp logs. Ran into problems attempting to get verbosity for diagnosing rtmpS connection troubles.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Telecommunications, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“Good Cloud Product”

ProsThe ease of use is great. With multiple transcoders, it works great on all devices. It also works great with our encoder and is super easy to setup a connection.
ConsThe pricing is somewhat hard to understand and we do not know exactly what we will be charged.

Vendor Response

By Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019
Thank you for the feedback! A simpler pricing structure is something we are currently working on.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Newspapers, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019

“Good and complete software”

OverallIn our company we use it for several applications. For instance for live streaming using Wowza Go Coder
ProsIt is easy to use and is configured simply and quickly. It works well, it's stable
ConsThe support is not the best. Do not has a spanish language Website for support
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 3, 2019

“Great for Start”

Overallits great
ProsVery easy to use , faster deployment, clear view on the workflow
Consno very friendly to integrate into moodle, video playback issue
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 3, 2019
Mario Alfredo P.
Network Manager
Newspapers, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2018

“Good and flexible software”

ProsIs a Flexible software, that allows multiples uses. Easy to configure anda manage
ConsUnable to customize the system in another language
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2018
Erik R.
Consultant
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 8, 2019

“Great Bang for the Buck”

ProsI love the price and that this solution is highly flexible. The web interface is clean and easy to use. Excellent documentation.
ConsI did not care for the Web Page login. I wish this was ldap integrated and done by group.

Vendor Response

By Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019
Thanks for the feedback, Erik!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 8, 2019
DaVeon W.
Media Director
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018

“Pretty decent system ”

ProsEasy to use Not complicated Good instructions
ConsWasn't as versatile and useful as other streaming services could he way way better
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018
Rafik B.
Vidéo engineer
Telecommunications, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018

“Vidéo engineer”

ProsFeature rich platform which a lot of possibilities Well documented
ConsNot really adapted to broadcasters but more to ott
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018
Michael L.
Digital Media Developer
Education Management, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
4/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 27, 2018

“Ok, but need simpler setup.”

OverallMonitor live feeds.
ProsSeemed to do what I needed. Couldn't really get it there because there were so many options.
ConsToo hard to setup. Price could be an issue.

Vendor Response

By Wowza Media Systems on January 23, 2019
Thank you for the feedback, Michael! We will continue to work on simplifying the set up process for our users.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 27, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Media Production, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018

“Awesome promise”

OverallSuperb software. All features works as described.
ProsSoftwate does what it promisses. Our use case works flawlessly
ConsNothing at the moment. Everything works as expected. Time will tell.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2018