The following information is about Microsoft Stream (Classic) which will eventually be retired and replaced by Stream (on SharePoint). To start using the newer video solution today, just upload your videos to SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, or OneDrive. Videos stored in Microsoft 365 the way you'd store any other file is the basis for Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint). Learn more...

Microsoft Stream (Classic) licensing overview

Microsoft Stream (Classic) is a cloud service licensed on a per user subscription basis. It is available as part of eligible Office 365 subscriptions. See Microsoft 365 pricing for the information for each subscription type.

Microsoft Stream (Classic) for Microsoft 365

Microsoft Stream (Classic) capabilities vary based on the Microsoft 365 subscription and the following table highlights the functionality differences by subscription.

Firstline F1 GCC, GCC High, DoD F1 '1' Education A1 Microsoft 365 Business Premium / Essentials Enterprise E1/E3 Education A3 GCC, GCC High, DoD E1/E3/M365 G3 '1' Enterprise E5 Education A5 GCC, GCC High, DoD E5 '1' Microsoft 365 Stream (Classic) feature add-on
View videos or live events
Upload/modify videos
Create live events in Microsoft Stream
Create live events in Microsoft Teams/Yammer
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'1' GCC High, and GCC DoD licenses and environments are coming later for Microsoft Stream. Live events and Stream (Classic) mobile app are not yet available for GCC but are coming soon.


Microsoft Stream (Classic) includes a base amount of storage. A Microsoft Stream (Classic) tenant receives a fixed allocation of 500 GB of storage and an extra 0.5 GB of storage per licensed user* as illustrated in the following table. For more information about how to purchase the separate storage add-on, see Microsoft Stream (Classic) Storage add-on.

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Microsoft Stream’s storage is available to all videos in the tenant and is pooled for use by all users, making it easier to manage availability of storage across your organization. Only the original video file size counts against your pooled storage. Transcoded videos, thumbnails, channel poster, subtitle and caption files, do not contribute towards your storage.


Microsoft 365 Enterprise K1/F1 users are not included and do not contribute to extra storage quota.

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