With HIVE for Microsoft 365, viewers will always receive the requested video content, regardless of the state of their HIVE licensing or deployment.
Put another way, enabling the Hive Streaming service will never block a user's request for video.
If a viewer does not have the Hive Agent installed - and if a viewer has a supported browser -- the Hive WebRTC technology may be used to deliver a better experience and optimize traffic on the network.
If a viewer has neither the Hive Agent nor a Hive WebRTC-supported browser, they will still receive the requested video - but as a unicast stream - without the benefit of distribution services. But HIVE can still capture details about their experience for inclusion in HIVE reports.
Click here to learn more about how HIVE supports different types of end-users.