Quotas and limitations in Microsoft Stream (Classic)


Microsoft Stream (Classic) is being retired and replaced by Stream (on SharePoint) and Microsoft Teams live events. It is recommended to start using Stream (on SharePoint) by uploading videos to SharePoint, Teams, Viva Engage, or OneDrive, and to run your live events through Teams and Viva Engage.

Functionality in Stream (Classic) will be changed and removed leading up to the retirement date. Learn more about Stream (on SharePoint)...

This topic describes quotas and limitations associated with Microsoft Stream (Classic) for both Paid and Trial plans. If you are getting close to these limits and have concerns, feel free to reach out to us via a support ticket and we can determine if the current limit can be raised.

Tenant limits

Operation Tenant Limits
Total videos 500,000
Total storage See storage quota details
Total channels 20,000
Maximum concurrent live events (in pre-live or live) 151

1 Number of live events and attendee counts are subject to change and dependent on service availability.

Group limits

Operation Group Limits
Channels for each Microsoft 365 group 1,000

Channel limits

Operation Channel Limits
Videos per channel 10,000

Video limits

Operation Video Limits
Users/AD security groups assigned per video 1,000
Subtitle/captions tracks per video 66
Thumbnails total per video 5
Comments per video 2,500
Playback of video on demand videos Up to 1080p
Playback of live events Up to 720p

File size limits

Entity Size Limits
Max video file 50 GB
Max thumbnail size per file 4 MB
Max text track / Subtitle size 2 MB

User limits

Entity Size Limits
Uploaded videos per user 5,000
Channels created per user 1,000
Total comments 50,000

Transcript limits

Entity Size Limits
VTT cues (text groupings) 5,000
Characters per VTT cue 4,000
Typical maximum video length that can be transcribed Four (4) hours

Trial plans

Learn about [Trial plan licensing and quotas].

Audio limits

Microsoft Stream (Classic) does not support audio-only uploads.

See also

Licensing overview Storage quota