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Microsoft Stream FAQ

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Q. What is Microsoft Stream?
Microsoft Steam is an Enterprise Video service where people in your organization can upload, view, and share videos securely. To learn more, please visit the Stream service page
Q. Does Stream use Office 365 Groups?
When you make a group in Microsoft Stream, it creates a new Office 365 Group that can be used across Office 365, giving the group an email address, calendar, site, etc. Deleting a group in Stream will also permanently delete the Office 365 Group, and everything associated with the group. This includes videos, conversations, files, and content for all the Office 365 Group enabled services like Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Yammer, etc. Please review the Groups service page and Groups Guidelines before getting started.
Q. How do I upload a video to Stream?
Before you upload a video, you must decide where you would like to upload your video and who you would like to have access to it. You can upload a video to your page, or directly to a channel or group. Navigate to the Stream home page and select Create > Upload a video/Create a channel/Create a group from the top navigation bar. Drag and drop or select files from your computer or device to upload. To learn more, please visit the Microsoft tutorial, Upload a video.
Q. Why should I use Stream instead of another platform for uploading videos?
Microsoft Stream allows for uploaded videos to be secured with a combination of permissions at the video level, group membership, and settings of a group. In order for someone to view a video through Stream, they must have a Queen's University NetID@queensu.ca and password and have the proper permissions set by a group owner.
Q. Can I embed a Stream video in a website external to Office 365 apps?
Only people authorized to see Microsoft Stream content will be able to view it, even if it's embedded on another site. Microsoft Stream will attempt to automatically determine the user's credentials. If the user is unknown, they will be prompted to sign in. Once the user is known, the permission settings are also maintained to ensure only authorized users can watch maintaining security and permissions. To learn more about embedding a Stream video see the Microsoft tutorial Embed Microsoft Stream videos.
Q. Can I access Stream on my mobile device?
While there is no mobile app for Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Stream is available on mobile browsers with full functionality across all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone).
Q. Does Microsoft Stream support live streaming?
Live streaming capabilities are not available but are planned for a future release

Last Updated: April 8, 2019