Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) Transition

What is this?

Microsoft Stream (Classic) is being retired by Microsoft on April 15. 2024.

This means that Microsoft Stream (Classic) will no longer be accessible, and videos stored there will be lost if they are not copied elsewhere.

Between 2019 and 2023 Stream (Classic) was used to create and store videos at the college. If you recorded meetings, classes or other content in that time period, you may have used Stream (Classic) to do so. You may have also uploaded your own video content.

NOTE: Stream (Classic) and Stream (on Sharepoint) are different services. This retirement does not impact videos stored on Stream on Sharepoint. Since September 2023 Teams meeting recordings have been stored in the new Stream (on SharePoint) at


What do I need to do? 

  1. Determine what is in your Stream classic account at
  2. Determine if it is still relevant and useful to be saved.
  3. Determine if you already have it stored in a different location.
  4. For Faculty you should check your videos in your Brightspace courses. If they link out to Stream (Classic), you need to ensure that the videos are saved elsewhere and create new links in your Brightspace course. If your videos link to someone else’s Stream (Classic) playlist, you may need to follow up with them to see if the video is available elsewhere.

Choosing a new storage location

Before downloading your Stream (Classic) videos, you should first choose the location where you will store them once downloaded. We recommend you store them in Office 365  which will then be accessible through Stream (on SharePoint).

We recommend you create a folder in an appropriate SharePoint Online site, in your OneDrive storage, or in a Team, to store your videos. Remember to consider if any content within the video may be confidential and should not be shared with others. You will than manage access to this files just like any other file. 

Downloading videos from Stream (Classic)

Note that this method exclusively downloads the video file as an mp4 file. 

To download your videos as mp4 files:  

  1. Login to Microsoft Stream (Classic) at
  2. Navigate to My Content and select Videos to see all your video content. 
  3. Review the videos in your list and identify the videos you want to keep.  
  4. Click the Ellipsis (…) button beside a given video. 
  5. If you no longer wish to keep a video, we recommend deleting it. To do so, select Delete from the drop-down menu. 
  6. To download a video, click the Ellipsis button and choose Download video from the drop-down menu. Note that each video needs to be deleted or downloaded individually.
  7. Where this video will download will depend on your browser’s settings. You will either be prompted to choose a location, or it will download into a pre-determined location, such as your Downloads folder. Once the video has been downloaded, copy or move the video to where you would like to store it in SharePoint, Teams, or OneDrive. Once safely stored in one of these three locations, the video will have been migrated to Stream (on SharePoint). 

We understand that change can sometimes be challenging, but we are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for you. Please be aware of these links here.

  • Learn more about Stream (on SharePoint)
    • Stream (on SharePoint) is an intelligent video experience that empowers you to record, upload, discover, share, and manage video just as you would any other file. Video is like any other document. It seamlessly integrates with apps across Microsoft 365, so you get the same experience no matter where you add or engage with video content.
  • Stream (on SharePoint) vs Stream (Classic) Guide
    • If you’re a user of Stream (Classic), this guide will help you better understand how to do common tasks from Stream (Classic) in the new solution Stream (on SharePoint). The basis of Stream (on SharePoint) is using videos like any other files directly in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. Stream (on SharePoint) is the application for finding, enhancing, playing, and recording videos in Microsoft 365.
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