Get started with Microsoft Stream

It's easy to get started with Microsoft Stream. To get to Microsoft Stream, you can click on the "Stream" tile in the Office 365 App Launcher or go to and log-in with your corporate credentials. The rest of the topic gives a brief overview of each part of the home page and provides links to more detailed topics.


Before continuing with this tutorial, you must be signed in to Microsoft Stream. For information on how to sign up, see Sign up & Day 0 experience.

At the very top, the home page features a few of your company's trending videos. These are the most popular videos that your colleagues are watching, liking or comment on. You can click on one of these videos and watch to be in the know.

The navigation bar at the top of any Stream page, makes it easy for you to browse videos, channel or groups, create new content or easily search for content. You can also use it to invite coworkers, access help or provide your feedback to Microsoft using the small icons on the left.

Getting started

For more detailed information, see the following articles:

Invite your coworkers

Getting started

Microsoft Stream really shines when your colleauges are also using it. You can easily invite your coworkers from the navigation bar or by clicking on the notification. By inviting them, you enable them to view the videos you have already uploaded and give them a chance to upload their videos and share with you. For more information, see this topic.

Learn to use Microsoft Stream

Getting started

Directly from the home page, you can also learn how to use Microsoft Stream using hte tutorial videos. These videos cover the most common actions in Microsoft Stream and make it easy for you to get started. Once you are familiar with Microsoft Stream, you can easily hide these videos by clicking "Don't show this again".

My watchlist

Getting started

This section only shows if you have videos in your watchlist. Watchlist is a convenient way for you to bookmark videos that you want to come back to. These could be videos you really want to see but don't have the time at that moment or vidoes you want to watch again. You can easily add videos by clicking on "Add to watchlist" on any video. If you want to manage your watchlist you can see this topic.

Followed channels

Channels are a great way to organize content. To stay in touch with new videos added to a channel or to bookmark it you can easily follow a channel. If you are following a channel, this part of the Home Page let's you see the new videos added to a channel and/or find the channel you follow easily. If you are no longer interested in a channel, its easy to unfollow it by clicking "Following".

For more information, see Follow a channel.

Getting started

Getting started

At the bottom of the Home page you will see some more Trending videos and also Popular channels. Trending videos are determined by the number of views, likes and comments are a great way to keep in touch with what's really popular in the company. Also, you will see Popular channels and as the name suggests, these are meant to highlight channels that are getting the attention in the company.

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