Microsoft Stream 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. See Office 365 pricing for the information for each subscription type.

Microsoft Stream for Office 365

Microsoft Stream capabilities vary based on the Office 365 subscription and the following table highlights the functionality differences by subscription. The Office 365 Stream add-on is available for Office 365 F, SMB, and Education subscriptions to enable full Stream functionality.

Firstline F1
GCC, GCC High, DoD F1 1
Education A1 M365 Business
Business Premium /
Enterprise E1/E3
Education A3
GCC, GCC High, DoD E1/E3/M365 G3 1
Enterprise E5
Education A5
GCC, GCC High, DoD E5 1
Office 365
feature add-on
View videos or live events
Upload/modify videos
Create live events in Microsoft Stream
Create live events in Microsoft Teams/Yammer
Search automatically
generated transcripts
In-video face detection
Timeline view of where
faces appear

1 GCC High, and GCC DoD licenses and environments are coming later for Microsoft Stream. Live events and Stream mobile app are not yet available for GCC but are coming soon.


Learn more about Microsoft Stream trial licensing and quotas here.


To purchase Microsoft Stream for an organization, you must be an Office 365 Global Admin or Billing Admin, or you must create a new Office 365 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 following table. Additional Microsoft Stream storage is available for purchase separately. See Microsoft Stream Storage add-on 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

Review Stream features and functionalities.