The WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming() function compiles and instantiates a WebAssembly module directly from a streamed underlying source. This is the most efficient, optimized way to load wasm code.


WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming(source, importObject)



A Response object or a promise that will fulfill with one, representing the underlying source of a .wasm module you want to stream, compile, and instantiate.

importObject Optional

An object containing the values to be imported into the newly-created Instance, such as functions or WebAssembly.Memory objects. There must be one matching property for each declared import of the compiled module or else a WebAssembly.LinkError is thrown.

Return value

A Promise that resolves to a ResultObject which contains two fields:



Instantiating streaming

The following example (see our instantiate-streaming.html demo on GitHub, and view it live also) directly streams a .wasm module from an underlying source then compiles and instantiates it, the promise fulfilling with a ResultObject. Because the instantiateStreaming()  function accepts a promise for a Response object, you can directly pass it a fetch() call, and it will pass the response into the function when it fulfills.

var importObject = { imports: { imported_func: arg => console.log(arg) } };

WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming(fetch('simple.wasm'), importObject)
.then(obj => obj.instance.exports.exported_func());

The ResultObject's instance member is then accessed, and the contained exported function invoked.

Note: For this to work, .wasm files should be returned with an application/wasm MIME type by the server.


WebAssembly Web API
# dom-webassembly-instantiatestreaming

Browser compatibility

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See also