How to Use Bing Video Search

Bing video is a popular part of Microsoft’s Bing search engine. What makes this video search engine stand out is its browsing facility and the quality of the videos. Before showing you how to use this search engine, you may be interested to know the detail list of categories that can help you find the right video. Some of the interesting categories are: top videos, viral, TV, news, animals, celebrity, music, movie, how to, money and site index.

Bing video vs. Bing video browse

In simple words, there are two different ways that you can use to search for videos in Bing. The browse option helps you to find a video that is selected by the Bing team. The browse option does not search the entire web to find the kind of video you are looking for. So, if you want Bing video to search for all the videos in Internet and deliver you the results, then you have to go to bing.com and then select videos tab located at the top of the search engine. If you are interested to use the browse option then you have to use bing.com/videos/browse

bing video browse
bing video browse | Source

How to access the browse option form the homepage?

If you visit the homepage of Bing video you will not get the browser option that is used for browsing a number of preselected categories of videos. To get access to the browser section you have to type bing.com/videos/browse in your web browser. Another option is directly go the Bing search and then click on the videos tab and the type browse if the browse option does not appear automatically.

Deep Search

After selecting a category you can further narrow it down by selecting the sub-categories. For example you want to see how-to type videos. Once you select the how-to category, next you can select the following subcategories: beauty, health, food, technology, relationship and travel.

Searching other video sites with Bing

Bing allows not only to search their own video network, but you can also search for videos in MTV, YouTube, Dailymotion and some other popular video sharing sites. The best thing is that Bing allows searching for a video with a specific topic spread across the other video sharing sites or a particular video site, from a single place. To search a particular site, you have to select the name of the site from the source tab, located at the left side of the website. For details check the screenshot given below:

searching other video sites
searching other video sites

Settings change

To change the quality of the video you can use the video quality change button at the bottom-right of each video window. The next to this quality button you will find the option to watch the video in full screen.

video settings change
video settings change

Search Index

This is a great way to see clips of some of the popular programs of TV channels such as Discovery, Animal Planets etc. To enter the site index page, go to the Bing browse option and then click “More”.

Adding Video to your Blog

If you find an interesting Bing video that you want to embed in your blog and share with your friends, then you have to click on the social media button, as shown in the screenshot, and then copy the codes give under “embed” tab. At the end of the code box, you will see a copy icon, just click on that and paste it in your website. If you are worried about the window size of the video, then you need to select the appropriate length by selecting the player size before copying the code.

embed bing video in a website
embed bing video in a website

Recommended Categories

Bing video has a great collection of short and informative how-to type videos, which can help to learn a new trick within a few minutes. The good part of this section is that all the videos are relevant to the title of the video and deliver what it says, unlike YouTube videos. Another interesting category is viral video, which will give you an idea of the current affairs and trends in Internet.

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Oh, all these options we have. I just never know what is the best. Then, when I change from one to the other, some major things go wrong.

Thanks for these instructions. Now I will give Bing Video Search another try :)


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andromida 3 years ago Author

MartieCoetse: Thank you so much Martie.I love the how-to section of Bing video.

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