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Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is the approved way of uploading, sharing and browsing University of Reading videos.

All University staff have access to Stream.

Videos can only be accessed by University of Reading members and can not be viewed by people without a University login.

Upload videos

Use Stream to upload video content for people to view

Share videos

Use Streams to share video content to people inside and outside the University

Explore videos

Use Stream to discover video content from different groups, channels and people at the University of Reading


An overview of Microsoft Stream. Including:

  • Trending/popular videos
  • Navigation bar
  • My Watchlist
  • Followed channels

Uploading videos with Microsoft Stream is easy and anyone can do it.

When you invite co-workers to Microsoft Stream, they can view already uploaded videos and also upload and share their own. Inviting your co-workers will help grow your library of videos and can increase productivity through cross-team and cross-organization collaboration.

You can search for content in Microsoft Stream from the top of any page with the Search box in the application bar. You can search for videos, channels, people, and browse groups.

Explore interesting content based on your company's popular and trending videos or based on search results.


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, an O365 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.

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.

What browsers does Microsoft Stream support?

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

Important News

From 10th July 2022, Microsoft are making changes to the way Stream (referred to as Stream Classic) operates. From this date, new video uploads to Stream will be saved within SharePoint (referred to as Stream on SharePoint), rather than within the Stream application itself.

More information here: Stream on SharePoint replaces Stream Classic