Amazon CloudFront
Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-29)

Live HTTP Streaming Using Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2

You can use Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2 to create live streaming sessions for global delivery using CloudFront. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2 supports the following HTTP based streaming protocols:

  • HLS (HTTP Live Streaming)

  • HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming)

  • Smooth Streaming


When a user streams a video using one of the above protocols, the video is broken into smaller chunks that are cached in the CloudFront network for improved performance and scalability.

This tutorial explains how to integrate CloudFront with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.2 running on an Amazon EC2 instance. For more information about how to manage and secure your Amazon EC2 instance, refer to the Amazon EC2 documentation. For more information about Wowza Streaming Engine options not covered in this tutorial, see the Wowza documentation.