Posted On: Feb 20, 2014

We’re excited to let you know that Amazon CloudFront now supports a new option for streaming on-demand video to your end users: Microsoft Smooth Streaming. You can now use CloudFront to deliver video using the Smooth Streaming format without the need to setup and operate any media servers. This adds Smooth Streaming to the set of video streaming technologies that CloudFront supports, which includes native on-demand streaming using HLS and multi-format live streaming using third party media servers such as Wowza and Adobe.

There are no additional charges for using this feature. As with other Amazon CloudFront features, you pay only for what you use and there are no upfront fees or minimum monthly usage commitments. You can learn more about Smooth Streaming using Amazon CloudFront by visiting the Amazon CloudFront streaming page or by reading the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

You can also join our webinar at 11:00 AM Pacific (UTC-7) on March 19, 2014 to learn more about video streaming using Smooth Streaming over Amazon CloudFront and other Amazon CloudFront media specific capabilities that enable you to deliver your content at scale to a global audience. Register for this webinar.