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 Frontline F1 Education A1 M365 Business
Business Premium /
Enterprise E1
Enterprise E3
Education A3
Enterprise E5
Education A5
Office 365
feature add-on
View videos or live events
Upload videos
Create live events in Microsoft Stream1
Create live events in Microsoft Teams/Yammer1 2
Search automatically
generated transcripts
3 3 3 3
In-video face detection 3 3 3 3
Timeline view of where
faces appear
3 3 3 3

1 Live event capabilities are in preview and are subject to change
2 Does not include E1
3 Coming soon

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
Watch videos or live events
Upload videos
Create live events
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/F1 users are not included and do not contribute to additional storage quota.

Next steps

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