Add audio to your slide show in PowerPoint for Mac 2016

To add music or other audio clip to your slide show, select the slide you want and click Insert > Audio. You can add audio to a single slide, play audio automatically when a slide appears, or add a song that plays as background music during your entire presentation.

Tip: You can also add your own narration or commentary by recording the presentation on the Slide Show tab.

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Add audio to a single slide

  1. In Normal view, select the slide you want and click Insert > Audio.

    Insert audio menu with audio from file and audio browser choices
  2. Click Audio Browser to insert audio from iTunes, or Audio from File to insert an audio clip from your computer.

  3. Select the audio clip. On the Audio Format tab, select the audio options you want.

    Audio options on the right of the Audio Format tab
  4. (Optional) If you want to change or modify the standard audio file icon, use the picture format buttons on the Audio Format tab to add a frame, border, or other formatting effect to the audio icon.

    Audio control with the speaker icon selected

Play audio automatically when a slide appears

  1. In Normal view, select the slide you want and add an audio clip if you haven't already done so.

  2. On the Audio Format tab, on the right, click Start > Automatically.

    Audio option to start automatically

Add audio that plays during your entire presentation

  1. In Normal view, select the first slide in your presentation and add an audio clip if you haven't already done so.

  2. On the Audio Format tab, on the right, click Play across Slides.

    Audio option to play music continually across all the slides

See Also

Record your slide show

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