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How to create a playlist for Stream videos

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If you have videos stored in Microsoft Stream, the Stream Playlists feature allows you to create well-structured playlists. You can take advantage of Stream Playlists regardless of whether your videos are stored on your personal OneDrive or on a SharePoint site. Stream Playlists are available on both platforms.

This step-by-step guide shows you how to create and manage playlists on Microsoft Stream, helping you make the most out of this powerful video platform.

Before you Begin

  1. Log in to (opens in a new tab) with your U of T email address.

1. Create Playlist from Stream Start Page

1.1. Create New Stream Playlist

  1. Go to the Stream Start Page -
  2. Select Playlist from the Create new section.

1.2. Set up Stream Playlist

  1. Add playlist name.
  2. Add playlist description.
  3. Select the location where playlist will be saved in the Save to section. By default, the location is set to OneDrive (My Lists), but you can choose another location (e.g., a SharePoint site) when you select the drop-down icon.
  4. Select Create button.

Playlists saved on a SharePoint site will be automatically available to all members of that site.

2. Add videos to Stream Playlist

2.1. Add videos

After you create your playlist, a page will open from your playlist in Microsoft Lists.

  1. Select Add new item button.
  2. Navigate to your video location starting from the options on the left-hand side menu: OneDrive (My Files), Recent videos or SharePoint sites (Quick access and More places).
  3. Select one or more videos.
  4. Select Select button.

If you want to add videos from different locations to one Playlist (e.g., videos located on your OneDrive and videos located on a SharePoint site), you will need to repeat this step to access videos from each location separately.

Make sure you set the correct permissions to all videos if you add videos from different locations to a single playlist.

2.2. Preview Playlist

Once you add all the videos, you can preview the Playlist.

3. Modify video details and settings (optional)

This step is optional - follow it if you would like to change the details or settings for your video such as video display name in the playlist, video name and description, captions and chapters and other settings.

3.1. Change video display name in Playlist

  1. Select video from the list.
  2. Select Edit button.
  3. Modify video display title.
  4. Select Save button.
  5. Confirm video display title was changed.

3.2. Change video details and settings

3.2.1. Change video title and description

  1. Select video from the list.
  2. Hover over or select the video in the video player and select About video option.
  3. Change video title and description (optional).
  4. Select Save button.
  5. Confirm video title was changed (might need a page refresh to show the changes).

3.2.2. Change video settings

  1. Select video from the list.
  2. Hover over or select the video in the video player and select Video settings option.
  3. Choose the setting to adjust.

4. Share Stream Playlist

  1. Select Share button.
  2. Select Gear button to access the settings.

4.2. Edit Share settings

  1. Select who you would like to have access to the Playlist (in this example, People in University of Toronto).
  2. Select viewing/editing permissions.
  3. Select Apply button.
  4. Select Copy link button and share the link in a message, email or another way

If you saved your Playlist on a SharePoint site, all members of that SharePoint site will automatically have access to the Playlist. If you would like to share the link with existing members, select People with existing access option.

If you saved your Playlist on your OneDrive, no one will have access to your playlist until you share it with specific user(s).

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