Get started with Microsoft Stream (Classic)


Microsoft is embarking on a new vision for Microsoft Stream that empowers users to create, share, discover, and manage video just as they would any other file. This help article is for Stream (Classic). As time goes on we'll add more articles about the new Stream. Learn more about Microsoft's plans for the new Stream


Trending videos

At the very top of your home page, 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 one of these videos and watch to be in the know.

Navigation bar

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



Learn to use Microsoft Stream

Getting started

Directly from the home page, use the tutorial videos. These videos cover the most common actions in Microsoft Stream and make it easy for you to get started. After you're familiar with Stream, to hide these videos, click Don't show this again.


My watch list

Getting started

This section only shows if you have videos in your watch list. A watch list is a convenient way 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. From any video, click Add to watchlist. To learn how to manage your watchlist see Manage your watchlist.


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 lets 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, to unfollow it, click Following.

For more information, see Follow a channel.


Getting started


Trending videos and popular channels

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. They're a convenient way to keep in touch with what's really popular in your organization. Popular channels highlight channels that are getting attention.

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