Use a screen reader to add and use a Stream tab in a Microsoft Teams channel

Use a screen reader to add and use a Stream tab in a Microsoft Teams channel

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Use your keyboard and a screen reader to add a Microsoft Stream video or channel as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel. We have tested it with JAWS and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll also learn how to play Microsoft Stream videos in a Microsoft Teams channel.

Notes: 

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Add a Stream tab to a channel

Share a Microsoft Stream channel or video as a tab in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the channel you want to add the Microsoft Stream tab to.

  2. With the focus in the correct channel, press the Tab key until you hear "Add a tab," and press Enter. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  3. Type Stream as your search word. Search results are returned as you type.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Enter. The tab details dialog box opens.

  5. If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can skip this step. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Channel, radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, radio button."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Microsoft Stream link," and press Enter. Microsoft Stream opens in a browser. You can now fetch the link to the Microsoft Stream channel or video.

  7. In Microsoft Stream, navigate to the video or channel you want, and press Enter to open it. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  8. In the Microsoft Teams tab details dialog box, press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  9. Press Ctrl+V to paste the web address of the video or channel you just copied from Microsoft Stream. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Enter to select it.

  11. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear "Tab name," and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  12. To save your changes and add the new tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Enter.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Note: In NVDA this is called the browse mode. In JAWS it is called the virtual cursor mode.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the channel you want to add the Microsoft Stream tab to.

  2. With the focus in the correct channel, press B or Shift+B until you hear "Add a tab," and press Enter. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  3. Type Stream as your search word. Search results are returned as you type.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Enter. The tab details dialog box opens.

  5. If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can skip this step. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Channel, radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, radio button."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Microsoft Stream link," and press Enter. Microsoft Stream opens in a browser. You can now fetch the link to the Microsoft Stream channel or video.

  7. In Microsoft Stream, navigate to the video or channel you want, and press Enter to open it. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  8. In the Microsoft Teams tab details dialog box, press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  9. Press Ctrl+V to paste the web address of the video or channel you just copied from Microsoft Stream. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Enter to select it.

  11. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear "Tab name," and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  12. To save your changes and add the new tab, with NVDA, press the SR key+Spacebar, press B until you hear "Save," and then press Enter. With JAWS, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Enter.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Play a Stream video in a video tab

Once a Stream video has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can play the video straight from the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream video tab, press the Tab key until you reach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream video tab, and press Enter. The video tab opens.

  3. To play the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Play video, button," and press Enter. Playback starts.

  4. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

Note: In NVDA this is called the browse mode. In JAWS it is called the virtual cursor mode.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream video tab, press the Tab key until you reach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream video tab, and press Enter. The video tab opens.

  3. To play the video, press the Tab key until you hear: "Clickable tab viewer." Then press B until you hear "Play video, button," and press Enter. Playback starts.

  4. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

Navigate to and play a Stream video in a channel tab

Once a Stream channel has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can browse the video content in that Stream channel and play a video without leaving the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream channel tab, press the Tab key until you reach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream channel tab, and press Enter. The channel tab with video thumbnails opens.

  3. To browse the video thumbnails, press the Tab key. Your screen reader announces the video title, description, and length.

  4. When you hear a video you want to play, press Enter. The video opens in the channel content area and playback starts automatically.

  5. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

  6. To exit the video playback view and return to the video thumbnails, press Esc.

See also

Use a screen reader to create or follow a channel in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to work with files in Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use your keyboard and VoiceOver, the built-in macOS screen reader, to add a Microsoft Stream video or channel as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel. You'll also learn how to play Microsoft Stream videos in a Microsoft Teams channel.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in macOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, go to VoiceOver Getting Started Guide.

In this topic

Add a Stream tab to a channel

Share a Microsoft Stream channel or video as a tab in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the channel you want to add the Microsoft Stream tab to.

  2. With the focus in the correct channel, press the Tab key until you hear "Add a tab," and press Return. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  3. Type Stream as your search word. Search results are returned as you type.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Return. The tab details dialog box opens.

  5. If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can skip this step. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "Channel, selected radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, selected radio button."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Link, Microsoft Stream," and press Return. Microsoft Stream opens in a browser. You can now fetch the link to the Microsoft Stream channel or video.

  7. In Microsoft Stream, navigate to the video or channel you want, and press Return to open it. Move the focus to the browser address bar. Press Command+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  8. In the Microsoft Teams tab details dialog box, press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  9. Press Command+V to paste the address of the video or channel you just copied from Microsoft Stream. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Return to select it.

  11. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear the current name and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  12. To save your changes and add the new tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Return.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Play a Stream video in a video tab

Once a Stream video has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can play the video straight from the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream video tab, press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream video tab, and press Return. The video tab opens.

  2. To play the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Play video, button," and press Return. Playback starts.

  3. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Return. To resume playback, press Return again.

Navigate to and play a Stream video in a channel tab

Once a Stream channel has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can browse the video content in that Stream channel and play a video without leaving the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream channel tab, press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the name of the correct tab, and press Return. The channel tab with video thumbnails opens.

  2. To browse the video thumbnails, press the Tab key. VoiceOver announces the video title, description, and length.

  3. When you hear a video you want to play, press Return. The video opens in the channel content area and playback starts automatically.

  4. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Return. To resume playback, press Return again.

  5. To exit the video playback view and return to the video thumbnails, press Esc.

See also

Use a screen reader to create or follow a channel in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to work with files in Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use your keyboard and a screen reader to add a Microsoft Stream video or channel as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll also learn how to play Microsoft Stream videos in a Microsoft Teams channel.

Notes: 

In this topic

Add a Stream tab to a channel

Share a Microsoft Stream channel or video as a tab in a Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the channel you want to add the Microsoft Stream tab to.

  2. With the focus in the correct channel, press the Tab key until you hear "Add a tab," and press Enter. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  3. Type Stream as your search word. Search results are returned as you type.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Enter. The tab details dialog box opens.

  5. If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can skip this step. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Channel, radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, radio button."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Microsoft Stream link," and press Enter. Microsoft Stream opens in a browser. You can now fetch the link to the Microsoft Stream channel or video.

  7. In Microsoft Stream, navigate to the video or channel you want, and press Enter to open it. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  8. In the Microsoft Teams tab details dialog box, press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  9. Press Ctrl+V to paste the web address of the video or channel you just copied from Microsoft Stream. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Enter to select it.

  11. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear "Tab name," and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  12. To save your changes and add the new tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Enter.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Note: In NVDA this is called the browse mode. In JAWS it is called the virtual cursor mode.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, navigate to the channel you want to add the Microsoft Stream tab to.

  2. With the focus in the correct channel, press B or Shift+B until you hear "Add a tab," and press Enter. The app list opens, and the focus is in the Search text field.

  3. Type Stream as your search word. Search results are returned as you type.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "Tabs for your team, Stream," and press Enter. The tab details dialog box opens.

  5. If you're adding a channel as a tab, you can skip this step. If you're adding a video as a tab, press the Tab key until you hear "Channel, radio button," and press the Right arrow key once. You hear: "Video, radio button."

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear "Microsoft Stream link," and press Enter. Microsoft Stream opens in a browser. You can now fetch the link to the Microsoft Stream channel or video.

  7. In Microsoft Stream, navigate to the video or channel you want, and press Enter to open it. Press F6 until you hear "Search or enter web address" to move the focus to the browser address bar. Press Ctrl+C to copy the video or channel web address.

  8. In the Microsoft Teams tab details dialog box, press the Tab key until you are prompted to search or head over to Microsoft Stream to grab a video or channel URL.

  9. Press Ctrl+V to paste the web address of the video or channel you just copied from Microsoft Stream. The linked video or channel is displayed as a search result.

  10. Press the Tab key until you hear the name of the video or channel, and press Enter to select it.

  11. To change the tab name, press the Tab key until you hear "Tab name," and then type a new name. By default the tab name is the same as the video or channel name.

  12. To save your changes and add the new tab, with NVDA, press the SR key+Spacebar, press B until you hear "Save," and then press Enter. With JAWS, press the Tab key until you hear "Save," and press Enter.

    The dialog box closes, and focus moves to the new tab.

Play a Stream video in a video tab

Once a Stream video has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can play the video straight from the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream video tab, press the Tab key until you reach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream video tab, and press Enter. The video tab opens.

  3. To play the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Play video, button," and press Enter. Playback starts.

  4. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

Note: In NVDA this is called the browse mode. In JAWS it is called the virtual cursor mode.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream video tab, press the Tab key until youreach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream video tab, and press Enter. The video tab opens.

  3. To play the video, press the Tab key until you hear: "Clickable tab viewer." Then press B until you hear "Play video, button," and press Enter. Playback starts.

  4. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

Navigate to and play a Stream video in a channel tab

Once a Stream channel has been added as a tab to a Microsoft Teams channel, you can browse the video content in that Stream channel and play a video without leaving the Microsoft Teams channel.

  1. In the channel with the Microsoft Stream channel tab, press the Tab key until you reach the channel tab row. You might hear for example, "Tab control," followed by the currently selected tab.

  2. Press the Right or Left arrow key until you hear the Microsoft Stream channel tab, and press Enter. The channel tab with video thumbnails opens.

  3. To browse the video thumbnails, press the Tab key. Your screen reader announces the video title, description, and length.

  4. When you hear a video you want to play, press Enter. The video opens in the channel content area and playback starts automatically.

  5. To pause the video, press the Tab key until you hear "Pause," and press Enter. To resume playback, press Enter again.

  6. To exit the video playback view and return to the video thumbnails, press Esc.

See also

Use a screen reader to create or follow a channel in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to work with files in Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

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