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This guide describes setting up the Video section to add a video to a store page. Use videos to share information about your brand with customers, describe products, or welcome customers to your store, etc.

In the following video, a video section is displayed on a store's homepage. The video is linked from YouTube. The section's Cover image option is set to display a static image until the video is played. To reduce the height of the video, the Aspect ratio dropdown is set to Cinema.

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview.

Set up a video section

To set up a video section:

  1. Go to Customize theme. At the top of the page, use the dropdown to select a template that contains a video section.


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

  2. From the side menu, select Video.

    A video section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Section setting nameDescription
HeadingIn the Heading box, enter text to display as the section's title text.
Cover imageUse the Cover image menu options to set up an image inside the section. The image is displayed when the video is not playing.
  • To add an image, choose Select Image, and then upload an image or select an image file from your store's file library.
  • To replace an image, choose Change > Change image, and then select or upload a new image.
  • To remove an image, select Change > Remove image.
Video URLIn the Video URL box, enter a URL for the video. URLs from YouTube or Vimeo are accepted.
Aspect ratioSelect the Aspect ratio dropdown to set a size for the video inside the section. The options are Standard - 16:9, Standard - 4:3, and Cinema.
Full widthSelect the Full width checkbox to turn on/ off displaying a border around the section.
Alt textIn the Alt text box, enter text that describes the cover image for accessibility purposes. Refer to Shopify help: Adding alt text to media.
Text colorSelect the Text color dropdown to set a color for the text inside the section. The options are: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Black, and White. Refer to Colors.
Color > Color schemeUse the Color scheme dropdown to set the section's color scheme to Primary, Secondary or Tertiary. Refer to Colors.
Theme settingsSelect Theme Settings to access additional settings for the section. Refer to Section theme settings menu.
Remove sectionSelect Remove section to delete the section from the current page template.