What is Microsoft Stream?

Stream is an enterprise video service where people in an organization can upload, view, organize, and share videos securely.

Who is Microsoft Stream intended for?

Microsoft Stream is the video management and sharing service for employees at all levels across businesses of all sizes who are interested in using videos in the workplace to connect, collaborate, learn and share information. Anyone can search for videos easily and consume them on their device, whenever and wherever.

Can I share videos with a specific person or my organization?

Yes. You can share videos within an organization or with a specific person, a Microsoft 365 Group, or AD security group. Learn more about setting permissions.

Will Microsoft Stream work on mobile devices?

Microsoft Stream is available on mobile web browsers with full functionality across iOS and Android. In addition there are Microsoft Stream iOS and Android apps you can download.

Can I do live streaming from Microsoft Stream?

Yes, you can create live events across Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365. For more information, see Live event overview.

What languages does Microsoft Stream support?

See Localize Microsoft Stream for the list of supported languages.

Can closed captions automatically be generated for uploaded videos?

Yes. Microsoft Stream currently will automatically generate a closed caption for an uploaded video if the video has the language field set and the language spoken in the video is either english or spanish. See Generate automatic captions for more information.

Which regions does Microsoft Stream host my data in?


If you use Microsoft Stream and your Office 365 tenant is in a region outside of regions where Stream is currently deployed to, your data will be stored in the nearest geographic region.

To find the region your tenant is in:

  1. In Stream, click ? in the upper right corner.

  2. Click About Microsoft Stream.

  3. Click Your data is stored in.

Over time, we will be adding Stream instances in more regions and locations.

For more information in general on where data is stored across services in Office 365, see Where is your Office 365 data located.

How does video storage work for Microsoft Stream?

Microsoft Stream stores videos and metadata in its own service built on top of Azure. As such, it has its own storage quota for videos uploaded. Only the original videos uploaded count against the quota -- transcoded copies for adaptive streaming don't count against your quota. See Licensing overview for more information on storage.

What is the Microsoft 365 Compliance Category for Microsoft Stream?

As of May 2019, Microsoft Stream is classified as a tier D service within the Microsoft 365 Compliance Framework. Tier D means Stream meets compliance commitments around standards like: FERPA, ISO, EUMC, HIIPAA, SOC 1/2, FedRAMP, HITRUST, and others.

Learn more from the Microsoft 365 Compliance framework documentation and see the specific certifications and standards that are in each tier:

What browsers does Microsoft Stream support?

Note: Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021 (Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 earlier, starting November 30, 2020). Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

Microsoft Stream supports Microsoft Edge and the current versions of Chrome and Safari.

Live event FAQ


See also

Getting started with Stream



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