Add Video to Power BI Dashboard

How to add Video to Power BI dashboard with a practical example?. For this Add Video to Power BI Dashboard demonstration, we are going to insert a YouTube video into the Sixth dashboard that we showed below.

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How to add Video to Power BI Dashboard

In order to add Vimeo or YouTube video to the existing Power BI dashboard, please click on the Add tile button

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Clicking on the Add tile button opens the following window. Please select the Video under the Media section and click the Next button.

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Under the Add Video to Power BI Dashboard tile section, we have

  • Display Title and subtitle: Please checkmark this option to display the Video title and subtitle.
  • Title: Specify the Video title
  • Subtitle: Provide the subtitle for this video
  • Video URL: Please provide the video URL. Remember, it only accepts YouTube or Vimeo videos
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In this Power BI example, we want to insert or add a YouTube video to the Power BI dashboard. So, we added the iPhone X video. Click the Apply button.

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Now you can see the Video inside our Power BI Dashboard.

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By clicking that marked section, the video pops out of the Dashboard and play on the bottom left corner

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Let me edit the Video tile

As you can see from the below screenshot, it has few more options inside it

  • Set Custom Link: Please checkmark this option to provide a custom link to this Video.
  • External Link: If you select this option, you have to specify the Video URL
  • Link to a dashboard or report in the current workspace: If you select this option, then you have to select the dashboard or a report from the current workspace
  • URL: Please provide the external video URL.

If you checkmark this Set Custom Link, then the YouTube video that we specified in our previous step remains the same. However, it creates a hyperlink that links to another Video or another dashboard or Report.

Let me add another video as the External link

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As you can see from the screenshot below, our iPhone X video remained the same. But, if you click the … on the top right corner, it shows the Open Hyperlink option.

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Selecting that option opens YouTube with another video.