Using Channels

Written by Stuart Auld

Last published at: September 24th, 2021

Channels are used to organise your media assets. Viostream customers use channels to group media by category, department, or to create a simple channel playlist to embed on a website.

You can create an unlimited number of channels, and individual media assets can be added to multiple channels.


A consultancy group "ABC Consulting" has a range of media designed to communicate with their customers and stakeholders on a range of different topics.

They create channels for their different business streams: 

  • Tax
  • Advisory
  • Audit

They also create channels for each partner so they can have their own personal playlists

Finally, they create a "Featured" channel which they use to rotate key topical videos to the "media updates" page of their website.

How do I create a Channel?

Adding a channel to your account is simple:

  1. Navigate to Channels on the menu bar.
  2. Click on +New channel.
  3. Create a name for the channel.
  4. Click Create.
  5. (recommended) Add a thumbnail to the channel

How do I add media to a Channel?

The quickest way to add media to a Channel is from the channel itself.

  1. From the channels library, locate the channel you wish to update and click on its title.
  2. Select the Channel Media tab.
  3. Select the media you wish to add to the Channel.
  4. Click Save