PowerPoint Tips: Play Audio Across Your Slide Show

Lesson 15: Play Audio Across Your Slide Show


Play audio across your slide show

Usually when you put audio in a slide show, it stops playing as soon as you change the slide. However, you can make audio play across your entire slide show, creating opportunities for music, narration, or any other idea you may have. Best of all, it can be done quickly and easily.

Watch the video below to learn how to do this step-by-step. 


  1. Click on the Insert tab. Select Audio and then choose Audio on my PC.
  2. Browse your computer for the audio file you want to use and select it, then click Insert.
  3. With the audio object selected, go to the Playback tab.
  4. Select Play in Background from the Audio Options section.
  5. Start the slideshow to hear how the audio plays across all slides.

Adding a sound file can definitely make your PowerPoint presentation more engaging. This unique tip might even set you apart from other speakers.

We have one more lesson in this section of the tutorial: how to embed Excel charts in a slide.