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Video ​

This guide describes setting up the Video section.

Use the section to display a video from your store's media library on a store page.

​An example Video section on a store's home page.

​The previous image shows a Video section on a store's home page. In the upper left, part of Theme editor's section menu is displayed. To specify a width-to-height ratio for displaying the section's video, the menu's Aspect ratio option is set to Widescreen (16:9).

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks.

Set up a Video section ​

To set up a Video section:

  1. Go to Customize theme.

    In Theme editor, at the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a page that contains a Video section.


    The section can be added into any page, except Checkout and Giftcard pages. To add the section into the current page, select Add section > Video. Refer to Shopify help: Add a section.

  2. From the side menu, select Video.

    The Video section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
HeadingIn the Heading box, enter text to display as title text inside the section.
Video > VideoUse the Video selector options to choose a video from your store's media library to display inside the section. Refer to Add, replace or remove an image or video inside a section or block.
Video > ModeUse the Mode options to set how videos play inside the section. Select Autoplay to set the video to play automatically when a visitor opens the store page. Autoplay loops the video without sound. With Preview, visitors must select the video to begin playback.
Video > Aspect ratioUse the Aspect ratio setting to specify a width-to-height ratio for displaying videos inside the section. The options are: Natural, Square (1:1), Landscape (4:3), Portrait (2:3), and Widescreen (16:9).
Color > Color schemeUse the Color scheme options to select a color scheme for the section. Refer to Colors.
Color > Theme settings (link)Follow the Theme settings link to open Theme editor's Color theme settings. Use the settings to edit the theme colors for your entire store.
Theme settingsIf available, select Theme settings to access additional settings for the section. Refer to Section theme settings menu.
Custom CSSSelect Custom CSS. In the box, enter custom CSS styles to apply only to the current section. Refer to Shopify help: Add custom CSS. To apply custom styles to your entire online store, refer to Theme settings > Custom CSS.
Remove sectionSelect Remove section to delete the section from the current page.