Messaging Services

Office 365 Video

What is Office 365 Video?

Office 365 Video is an intranet website portal where individuals can post and view videos. It  is a streaming video service that is available with SharePoint Online in Office 365. Office 365 Video displays a thumbnail image of each video on the site, an individual simply selects a thumbnail to view a particular video.

Please note: when opening Office 365 Video for the first time, the initial set up on your account may take a few moments.  It is not unusual for this process to take 15 minutes, or longer, to complete.  This only occurs on the initial set up, once completed, access to the video section is equivalent to that of the other sections within your Office 365 account.


Requirements for using Office 365 Video are as follows: (you may need to install Adobe Flash to play videos on some browser/device combinations.)

Browser OS Playback Supported
Edge Windows 10 HTML5
IE 11 Windows 10 HTML5
IE 11 Windows 8.1 HTML5
IE 11 Windows 7 Adobe Flash
IE 9 - 10 Windows Adobe Flash
Chrome 37+ Windows / OSX HTML5
Firefox 42+ Windows / OSX HTML5
Safari OSX Native HTML5
Mobile Devices
Browser OS Playback Supported
IE 11 Windows Phone 8.1 HTML5
Chrome Android 4.4.4 HTML5
Safari iOS 6 Native HTML5

Supported Video Formats

Office 365 Video is built on Azure Media Services. Therefore, Office 365 Video supports only the codecs and file formats that Azure Media Services supports.  When posting a video, please refer to the video formats that work in Office 365 Video listing for a list of supported formats. 

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Information on its use


Videos are uploaded to specific channels, and multiple videos may be uploaded to a channel at the same time.  In order to load a video to a channel, the individual must have edit permission for that particular channel.  Office 365 Video comes with one pre-configured channel, which is named Community.  By default, everyone has edit and view permission to this channel. Follow this link for additional information on uploading videos.


Individuals may create and manage channels within their own account.  Channels can be created for particular subjects, projects or individuals and are simply a means to organize videos.  Access to these groups is created and managed by the individual on whose account they reside. Follow these links for additional information on creating and managing a channel in Office 365 Video and managing your Office 365 Video portal.


To share a video with other individuals, they may be embedded within your SharePoint site, or a site you administer, or a link may be emailed to an individual.

To display a video that is stored within the Office 365 Video portal on a SharePoint site or other website by adding the embed code for that video to the page where you want the video to appear. Follow this link for additional information to embed an Office 365 Video on your site.

To send a link to a video in an email, select the video in Office 365 Video and then copy the URL from the browser address bar.

Other individuals will be able to see the video if they have permission to view the channel that the video is in.  For additional information about channel view permissions please review the information listed above under using channels.


Select this link for additional information on what is Office 365 Video and information on completing basic tasks.

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