Get notifications when a new video is added to a channel

Get notifications when a new video is added to a channel



 Jun 20 2017
23 Comments (23 New)


I think this is what the "Follow" button does: Subscribe to a channel

Now can I follow all the channels by the user? Also, Will I get notification that a new video is uploaded to the channel?


As a content creator, can I see who is following my channels and send a notification to all my followers?

Occasional Contributor

Followers should receive notifications when a new video is posted.  It would also be nice to see who the followers are in my channels.


I updated the idea title to reflect the ask for notifications. The follow button is already there :).

Occasional Visitor

It would also be useful to receive a notification when someone comments on a video I've uploaded

Occasional Visitor

Hi: I want to know Is this Idea was already included on Stream or if it still pending to be deploy?

It would be a great feature to get notifications when a channel that you are following has a video uploaded.  Is this a potential future feature?

Occasional Visitor


Any update ?We created training channels and added them as tabs in a MS Teams channels.Rather than messaging the channel that new videos are uploaded we'd like a message in Teams or an email that notifies people that a new video has been uploaded to the relevant Streams channel .Can we get this submitted as  feature request formally or at least know if its coming ?


Occasional Visitor

Wait, it's still not a feature? this is like the most common sense feature in the whole program. if you "follow" a channel, you should be notified when there is new content. original request was 3 years ago, get it together. How was this not a feature when you released the product?

Occasional Visitor

I would also love a notification when a new video is added to a channel that I'm following.  Reading the other comments, I think it's a great idea to be able to see who is following your channel(s) and receive a notification of comments or likes that are added to your channel(s).

Senior Member

Come on.  This suggestion is 3 years old.  What good is a video service that doesn't offer notifications when new content is posted.  Is anyone at Microsoft interested in improving Stream or are you happy with it just being a dumping ground for Teams meeting recordings.

Occasional Visitor

I pretty much wish this feature. Without this feature, creating a channel on Stream doesn't have much attraction to me.

New Contributor

Our organization would also like this feature. If not, please build out connections in Stream so we can use Power Automate for notifications. 

Occasional Visitor
YES, YES, YES!!! We NEED this feature NOW!!! THIS is what "follow" means - people that "follow" should receive a message once a new video is posted to the channel! PLEASE DO THIS ASAP!
Occasional Visitor

I agree! We need this feature!!! 


As a user it seems odd to follow a channel, but NOT get notifications when there is new content on that channel. I get that its initial function was to provide an ability to 'bookmark' your favourite channels, but who has time to actively search thru those channels to check for new content?


Youtube will tell me that a channel I 'subscribe' to has uploaded a new video for me to watch. I think the community is expecting MS Streams 'follow' function to work in the same way.


Like a previous commenter (that's not a word), we are using channels to upload training content and need our users to be aware that there is a new video, without us also having to email them to tell them, kinda defeats the object of keeping it all hosted in Streams. We are effectively only using it then as a repository.


Update from MS would be appreciated to know if this is under consideration.

Occasional Visitor

We need notifications. the follow feature is useless without that.

Senior Member

There is a uservoice request for this.

Please go and vote there so that the team responsible for Strean will see that there is a demand for this.


/removed link as uservoice is not followed by stream team/



Thanks for all the great feedback about channel notifications! However, please don't spend time voting at the UserVoice linked above - that is run by a third party, and is not monitored by anyone in the Microsoft Stream product group. 

Senior Member

Thanks for the response @ChrisKnowlton.

It's difficult to know where to give feedback so thanks for the clarification.


I edited my message to not direct people there unnecessarily.


Thanks @Harri-H. I can understand why it might not be clear where to give feedback given the relative product group silence here. Fortunately, we're working on a plan to actively review, reply, and provide updates at this Stream Ideas site, so you're in the right place.

Please stay tuned - we've got some interesting announcements to share at the Microsoft Ignite conference that starts on September 22nd. For more, please see

Community Manager
Status changed to: New
Status changed to: Completed

Thanks for all the support of this idea! While we chose not to enable this on Stream (Classic), we heard you - this is available today in New Stream, which stores all content on SharePoint and OneDrive. The concept of Stream channels changes in New Stream, with one option being storage of related content in a single folder. In this model, you can easily set the Alert me notification option. For highly customizable alert workflows, you also have the option of using Power Automate.

Occasional Visitor

@ChrisKnowlton, as you indicated the New Stream doesn't support the concept of a Channel.  It's not clear how the people who choose to Follow a Channel will get a notification when a video is added to that Channel if the New Stream does not support Channels.  What mechanism does the New Stream have for the use case where someone chooses to Follow a Channel (~YouTube subscribe) AND wants to receive a notification (~YouTube tap the Bell Icon) every time a video is added to the channel that they are following.

New Contributor

@ChrisKnowlton Hi Chris, I like the channel function in stream classic. However we cannot use NEw Stream yet since migration hasn't taken place yet.

We need something like youtube. the follow button serves absolutely no purpose in Stream classic?

We'd like to regularly post new videos for the whole organisation to watch, but we need the automatic notification for everyone that follows the channel.


How can we best proceed?