Saturday 10 December 2022

Video Embed using Stream Classic webpart in SharePoint Online Modern Page

Recently our client provided us company anniversary video and ask us if we can add it to SharePoint online site and showcase the result. So, I thought about what the options available are. And I am writing this blog to showcase the different options available and what are their advantage and limitations. Let’s see the options first:

  • Stream (Classic) - This Blog
  • YouTube
  • File Viewer
  • Embed
  • Hero
  • Highlighted Content

For this blog, we will see the first option - Stream (classic).

You can use this option if you are using Microsoft Stream in your organization.

  • Step 1 - You can upload the video to your organization's channel or private channel. Once you added your video in Stream, copy the video URL.

  • Step 2 - Then, you can add Stream (Classic) webpart on your modern page.

  • Step 3 - In settings, please select a single video and provide the video URL we have copied in step 1.

  • Step 4 - You can provide a caption below the video if you want.
  • Step 5 - Save the page.

  • Step 6 - The video will render on the page as below.


  • The webpart provides expected functionality like showing a thumbnail of the video and the play button and on the play button click it will start the video.
  • The caption is allowing multiline text.
  • There is a setting available for starting the video at any specific time.
  • When you play the video, you can view the statistics of the video like the number of views, number of likes, number of comments, etc.
  • The videos are stored in a central area. If you want to create a video gallery kind of functionality, then this webpart will be more useful.
  • Stream video is permission oriented. So, if the user doesn’t have permission, they won’t be able to see the video.
  • When you add a video to the stream, you can provide custom thumbnails and transcript details.


  • If you are adding this in a single-column section, this will not use full screen.
  • Stream requires a license. So, the video is not visible to users who don’t have a stream license available. If your Intranet is shared with such users, please avoid this option.
  • The stream video option is not able to showcase any metadata associated with the video. For example, if you want to see the video description, this will not be shown. There is an option to add the caption manually.

With Stream (On SharePoint) coming up, this will be deprecated in the future. The estimate is in Q1 of 2023 the retirement date will be announced and after 24 months of the retirement date, this will no longer be available.

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