Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Stream

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Stream helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts are an essential alternative to using a mouse.


  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • To quickly find a shortcut in this article, you can use Search. Press Ctrl+F, and then type your search words.

Control video playback

When focus is on the video player, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to control video playback.

To do this


Play or pause the video.



Enter or exit full screen mode.


Full screen mode is not supported in some versions of Internet Explorer 11.

Mute or unmute the sound.


Increase the sound volume.

Up arrow key

Decrease the sound volume.

Down arrow key

Seek forward by 5 seconds.

Right arrow key

Seek backward by 5 seconds.

Left arrow key

Seek to the beginning of the video.


Seek to 10% of the video length.


Seek to 20% of the video length.


Seek to 30% of the video length.


Seek to 40% of the video length.


Seek to 50% of the video length.


Seek to 60% of the video length.


Seek to 70% of the video length.


Seek to 80% of the video length.


Seek to 90% of the video length.


See also

Use a screen reader to play videos in Microsoft Stream

Basic tasks to use a screen reader with Microsoft Stream

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Stream

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