Licensing overview


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

Microsoft Stream for Office 365

Microsoft Stream capabilities vary based on the Office 365 subscription and the below table highlights the functionality differences by subscription. The Microsoft Stream Plan 2 Add-on is available for Office 365 K, E1, E3 subscriptions to enable full Stream Plan 2 functionality.

Feature Office
365 Kiosk
Enterprise E1
Education E1
Enterprise E3
Education E3
Enterprise E5
Education E5
Office 365
feature add-on
View videos
Upload videos
Search automatically
generated transcripts
In-video face detection
Timeline view of where
faces appear

NOTE: Microsoft Stream is not included in the Business Premium or Business Essentials plans.

Microsoft Stream standalone

Microsoft Stream is purchasable as a standalone subscription as well. The table below highlights the functionality difference between Stream Plan 1 and Stream Plan 2.

Feature Stream Plan 1 Stream Plan 2
Upload videos
Search automatically generated transcripts
In-video face detection
Timeline view of where faces appear


Learn more about Microsoft Stream trial licensing and quotas here.


To purchase Microsoft Stream for an organization, you must be an Office 365 Global or Billing Admin of a tenant, or you must create a tenant.


Microsoft Stream includes a base amount of storage. A Microsoft Stream tenant receives a fixed allocation of 500 GB of storage and an additional 0.5 GB of storage per licensed user* as illustrated in the table below. Additional Microsoft Stream storage is available for purchase separately. See the Microsoft Stream Storage add-on page for more details on how to purchase the storage add-on.

licensing overview

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.


Office 365 Enterprise K1 users are not included and do not contribute to additional storage quota.

Next steps

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