A question often asked is "I have an Office 365 subscription, on how many computers can I install Office desktop apps?".

The answer is, it depends on the subscription plan. O365 Personal and O365 Home subscribers can install Office desktop applications on an unlimited number of devices, whereas O365 Business, Enterprise, Education and Government subscriptions allow one user to install Office on maximum five devices.

 Office 365 Personal

  • One user with a Microsoft Account
  • Office can be installed on unlimited number of computers (PC and Mac)
  • Maximum 5 computers can be online at the same time
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on Microsoft Account management page

 Office 365 Home

  • Six users, subscriber with a Microsoft Account can share Office 365 with five additional users
  • Each user can install Office on unlimited number of computers (PC and Mac)
  • Each user can have maximum 5 computers online at the same time
  • Installs can be managed, Office removed from specific computers on Microsoft Account management page

 Office 365 Business

  • One user
  • O365 Business Essentials only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Business and Business Essentials, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal

 Office 365 Enterprise

  • One user
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E3 and Plan E5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal

 Office 365 Education

  • One user
  • O365 Education Plan AE1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan A3 and Plan A5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal

 Office 365 Government

  • One user
  • O365 Government uses O365 Enterprise plans
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E3 and Plan E5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal

 Office 365 Pro Plus

  • One user
  • Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal


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