Wowza releases Wowza GoCoder™ app for Android

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Live HD Streaming Goes Mobile With Wowza® GoCoder™ App for Android

  • Native App Powers Simple, Efficient Mobile Encoding on Android Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV and EVERGREEN, CO — NAB Show 2014 — Wowza® Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ media server software, today announced the release of Wowza GoCoder™ app for Android devices bringing live, high definition (HD) mobile encoding to Android users on the go. Created to power simple, efficient streaming over Wifi, 3G and 4G networks on Android devices 4.1 and newer, the live audio and video encoding application directly connects with Wowza Streaming Engine™ software enabling content providers to easily capture, manage and deliver content from anywhere, at any time.

“In our increasingly mobile and fast-moving world, success for organizations and content providers relies on sharing what’s happening in the moment,” said Mike Talvensaari, VP of Product Management at Wowza Media Systems. “The GoCoder app turns smartphones into broadcast tools bringing quick and reliable access to a video source from any location whether it’s an operating room or the epicenter of a natural disaster to then stream to any device.”

Now, Wowza GoCoder app is available on both iOS and Android mobile devices, bringing access to simple, uninterrupted video streaming to the majority of smartphone users. According to recent research from International Data Corporation (IDC), nearly 94 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide in 2013 were running on Android or iOS operating systems and Android commanded the market share with more than 78 percent of smartphones using Android. Using Wowza GoCoder as part of an end-to-end system with Wowza Streaming Engine™ software, users can broadcast and encode live events from any location to any screen.

Key features of Wowza GoCoder app include:

  • Easy to configure and use
  • HD quality (up to 1080p)
  • Auto configuration from external link
  • Front and rear camera support
  • Publish authentication
  • Intuitive, contextual help screen