A: Wowza Player is an HTML5 embeddable streaming-media player for HLS video and audio streaming via Wowza Streaming Engine™ and Wowza Streaming Cloud™. Wowza Player is being sunset.
In order to bring you the best solutions platform now and in the future, we will sunset the Wowza Player, and Wowza GoCoder SDK products, and the technology powering the Ultra Low Latency (ULL) service in Wowza Streaming Cloud. Read below for more background and what enhanced solutions we’ll bring you in 2020 to aid your transition. This process will start on April 2, 2020, and will conclude on January 10, 2023.
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We recognize the importance of these offerings in your solutions. Our goal is to help customers move to alternative options for building mobile and browser-based broadcast and playback applications with minimal effort and no disruptions. We'll make these recommendations on a referral basis and ensure a high level of compatibility and interoperability with Wowza products and services. We fully intend to support partners and customers who have the desire and ability to develop, integrate, and/or deploy a third-party application or leverage development assistance through Wowza Professional Services. For more information about how Wowza Professional Services can help, please visit here.
As the leader in low-latency technology, Wowza is committed to providing solutions for the continued delivery of your mission-critical live streams. We are actively investing in other low-latency streaming technologies that will be incorporated into our standard offerings, including both Wowza Streaming Cloud and Wowza Streaming Engine. These cutting-edge technologies include Apple’s Low Latency HLS (Preliminary Spec) as well as enhanced options for WebRTC, enabling the delivery of interactive, low-latency video at scale. As open standards, these approaches will provide you with access to the latest industry technologies, as well as greater player flexibility for delivering an optimized experience to your viewers worldwide. These technologies are currently in early development, and delivery is targeted for the fall of 2020.
As a full-service solutions provider, Wowza is committed to supporting our partners and customers. We’re here to help and appreciate your patience during this transition. For more information specific to any of the products and services being sunset and how this will impact your business, migration options, support assistance, and anything else, please continue reading below.