Watch Microsoft Stream (Classic) videos on the go


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)...

Microsoft Stream (Classic) is available to use across devices whether you are on a desktop or Mac at work, or on your mobile browsers on the go. You can use iOS, Android, Windows, and other compatible devices to upload and manage your content, or search and watch content from your mobile browser.

When you start watching a video, Microsoft Stream (Classic) adaptively determines your available bandwidth. It provides you with the best quality available using adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR) streaming. Adaptive streaming helps provide a good viewing experience, whether you are on WiFi, LTE, or even 3G.

You can also manually set the bitrate from within the player. Setting the bitrate is useful to help save bandwidth when on cellular networks.

Set the bitrate manually

  1. In Stream, click the video that you want to watch.

  2. Click the Settings icon Settings icon., and then click Quality.

  3. Select the desired bitrate.
    Set the bitrate.