Introducing Stiletto - the essential Shopify theme to fuel your ecommerce growth. Learn more.


The Video section embeds a video uploaded to Shopify, YouTube, or Vimeo. Customers can click to play longer videos with sound about your store and products.

If you want to add an autoplaying video (without sound), you will need to add a Video hero section.

Video section
Video section
Video playing with controls
Video playing with controls

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and re-order its position. You can use this section multiple times on the same page with different content and settings.

Note: New sections will appear on all pages that use the same template. To add sections to specific pages only, learn how to create and assign multiple templates.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.

  2. In the side panel, click (+) Add section and select Video.

  3. Change the order of your sections by using the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮

The Video section embeds a video hosted by either Shopify or Youtube and Vimeo. If using Shopify, you can upload and select your video from the theme editor. For Youtube and Vimeo videos, copy the video URL into theme editor


  1. Click on the Video section to open the video settings.

    Video source settings
    Video source settings
  2. Choose a Video source: either Shopify or Youtube or Vimeo.

    For Shopify: click Select video and Upload video.

    For Youtube or Vimeo: copy and paste your video link into the Youtube or Vimeo URL field. Make sure you copy the full URL, including https:// at the start.

  3. Click Save.

Video style and layout

Once you've added your video, you can add a Cover image, adjust the shape (Aspect ratio), Focal point, Colors, and the Text alignment of the headings and button.

Video with Ultra Wide aspect ratio
Video with Ultra Wide aspect ratio


  1. Click on the Video section to open the video settings.

  2. Add a Cover image for a preview image that overlays the video with a play button.

    We recommend using an image from the video. There are no required dimensions. A minimum pixel width of 2048px will ensure optimal quality on the widest screens. See our Image guide for more.

  3. (Optional.) Choose whether to Loop video once the video has played to the end.

  4. Select the Aspect ratio (shape) of your video.

    Media aspect options
    Media aspect options
  5. Use Image focal points to specify the main focus of your images. The focal point of your image will remain centered and within frame when your site adapts to different screen sizes.

    See our image guide to learn more about specifying a focal point for an image used within a section or for an uploaded image file when used anywhere on your site.

  6. Select a Text alignment for the headings.

  7. Change the Overlay color and Overlay opacity using the slider to increase the contrast between the text and image.

    These settings help make your text clear and readable.

  8. (Optional.) Click the Overlay gradient option to add a color overlay that fades across a range of hues.

    You can choose the style, angle, position, and opacity of the gradient. See Shopify's color gradient guide to learn more.

  9. Click Save.

Video play button

Customize the Play button text, layout and style.

Play button with minimal style
Play button with minimal style


In the theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the ("Watch now") Play button block to open the settings.

  2. Change the Button text. The default text is "Watch now".

  3. Select a Button Layout. Full display the button text and icon with a border around it. Minimal displays a single 'play button' icon.

  4. Select a Button icon style: Dark, Light, or Outline.

  5. Click Save.

Section headings

Add a section title and promotional text to overlay your Video. The section headings are included as blocks nested within the section. All 3 blocks include Size settings for the most flexibility.

Click on one of the text or heading blocks to find the size settings.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Heading block to enter text for a title.

    We recommended a short title of just a few words.

    Change the Heading size to Small, Medium, or Large.

  2. Click on the Text block for a short sentence below the heading.

    We recommend one or two short sentences that describe the video.

    Change the Text size to Small, Regular, or Large.

  3. (Optional.) Click (+) Add block to add a Subheading.

    Change the Subheading size to Small, Medium, or Large.

  4. (Optional.) Click and hold the drag handles ⋮⋮ to rearrange the blocks:

    Click Remove block in the block settings to delete a block.

    Click the Eye icon to hide or unhide a block.

  5. Click Save.

Section style

Change the section colors, padding, and animation settings.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Video section to open the section settings.

  2. Select colors for the section Background, Text, Buttons, and Solid Button color.

  3. Choose to Enable animation to show visual effects when scrolling, hovering, or interacting with the section.

    Learn more about Section animations in Stiletto.

  4. Select a Padding option to change the spacing between sections. Choose between Top and bottom, Top only, Bottom only, or set it to None.

  5. Click Save.


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