Versions of PowerPoint that support online videos

See the following table for details on the minimum version numbers required in PowerPoint to insert and play online videos. It's a detailed list; please scan carefully. 

PowerPoint version

YouTube

Vimeo

Microsoft Stream

PowerPoint for Office 365, version 1907 or newer

PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, version 16.27 or newer

PowerPoint 2019 non-Volume License, version 1907 or newer

PowerPoint 2016 non-Volume License, version 1907 or newer

Insert and Play

Insert and Play

Insert and Play*

PowerPoint for Office 365, version 1808 or newer 

PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, version 16.15 or newer 

PowerPoint 2019 Volume License 

PowerPoint 2019 for Mac

Insert and Play

Insert and Play

Not supported

PowerPoint for Office 365, older versions

Insert and Play

Not supported

Not supported

PowerPoint 2016 Volume License

Insert and Play

Insert and Play 

Requires KB4018368

Not supported

PowerPoint 2013

Insert and Play 

Requires KB2837627

Play 

Requires KB4018374

Not supported

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac 

PowerPoint for Mac 2011 

PowerPoint 2010 

PowerPoint 2007

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

PowerPoint for the web

Insert and Play

Insert and Play

Insert and Play*

PowerPoint for Android

Play

Not supported

Not supported

PowerPoint for iOS 

PowerPoint Mobile for Windows

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

PowerPoint in Microsoft Teams for Windows and Mac

Insert and Play

Play

Not supported

* Requires an Office 365 subscription and an organization account. (The Microsoft Stream video service isn't available when you're signed in to a Hotmail, outlook.com, msn.com, or live.com account because those are personal accounts rather than Office 365 organizational accounts.) 

Does your version of PowerPoint have the necessary upgrades?

Before you insert or embed an online video in your presentation, check below to make sure you have installed everything for your version of PowerPoint.

Before you insert or embed an online video in your presentation, check below to see whether your version of PowerPoint has limitations or required updates related to using online videos.

To tell which version of Office you have, see: What version of Office am I using?

PowerPoint 2013

To insert or embed a link to a YouTube video, you must install these updates and use these versions:

And have one of these browsers installed on your computer:

The following embed codes and video file formats are supported.

What

Specifics

Embed codes supported

  • Newer "iFrame" embed codes

    (Older "object" embed codes used to be supported but no longer are (September 2017) because they require Shockwave Flash Player, which YouTube doesn't support anymore.)

Video formats supported

  • HTML5

PowerPoint 2010

YouTube videos on PowerPoint 2010 have stopped working.    In September 2017, YouTube discontinued support for the Adobe Flash Player, which PowerPoint 2010 uses behind the scenes to play a YouTube video embedded on a slide.

As a result of this change, you can no longer play a video in PowerPoint 2010. Instead you get an error that says: 

Flash-embedded videos are no longer supported

This YouTube error message explains that it no longer supports flash-embedded videos

Following are two ways to work around this problem. Click a section heading below to open it and see more details.

If you are able to upgrade, we suggest that you do so as a way to work around this problem that can't be fixed:

  • You can upgrade from Office 2010 to a newer version that doesn't rely on Adobe Flash Player to play YouTube videos, and therefore doesn't have the same problem that PowerPoint 2010 now has.

    To make the upgrade beneficial, you need to be using a version of Windows that supports the version of Office that you've chosen. Office 2013 requires Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7. Office 2016 requires Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

    If you'd like to always have the latest version of Office, you can become an Office 365 subscriber. Click to try or buy and to compare a subscription versus a one-time purchase.

If you aren't able to upgrade PowerPoint 2010 to a newer version at this time, we recommend you install an add-in named LiveWeb that helps you to work around the problem described above. See the following article for complete instructions:

Insert an online video in PowerPoint 2010

This task won't be suitable for everyone; it's for do-it-yourselfers who are comfortable with installing and setting up software on their own.

PowerPoint for the web

You can insert an online video into a presentation in PowerPoint for the web.

For the videos to play properly, you must be using the current version of PowerPoint for the web. (Some folks who are using PowerPoint in a web browser are using PowerPoint Web App. That version of SharePoint Server 2010 or 2013 in a browser comes with SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013; it doesn't support insertion of an online video.)

For the videos to play properly, you also must use one of these browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Internet Explorer 9 (See MS12-037)

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later (recommended)

  • Mozilla Firefox 12 or later

  • Apple Safari 5 or later

  • Google Chrome 18 or later

For instructions on inserting a video on a slide, see Insert or link to a video on YouTube.

The following embed codes and video file formats are supported. In addition, depending on the embed code being used, you might need the Adobe Shockwave Player add-in. This Player includes the Flash Player that is required for some embed codes.

What

Specifics

Embed codes supported

  • Newer "iFrame" embed codes

(Older "object" embed codes used to be supported but no longer are (September 2017) because they require Shockwave Flash Player, which YouTube doesn't support anymore.)

Video formats supported

  • HTML5

PowerPoint 2013 RT

To insert or embed a link to a YouTube video, you must install these updates:

You will also need to be using the Internet Explorer 10 or later browser.

The following embed codes and video file formats are supported.

What

Specifics

Embed codes supported

  • Newer "iFrame" embed codes

Video formats supported

  • HTML5

If you're still having problems, see: Are you having video or audio playback issues? 

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