Microsoft Stream (Classic) licensing overview


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 a cloud service licensed on a per user subscription basis. It's 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 Education A1 Microsoft 365 Business Premium / Essentials Enterprise E1/E3 Education A3 GCC Enterprise E5 Education A5 GCC 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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Microsoft Stream (Classic) included a base amount of storage. A Microsoft Stream (Classic) tenant received 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 365 Enterprise K1/F1 users aren't included and don't contribute to extra storage quota.


Stream (on SharePoint) will not have the above storage allocation. Stream (on SharePoint) is storing your videos directly in SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive and thus the storage space from those services is consumed with videos stored there. See the the FAQ on storage for more information.

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