How To Keep Music Playing On Google Slides

Google Slides is a widely-used presentation tool for both personal and professional purposes. Just like Microsoft PowerPoint, it enables you to include multimedia, such as audio and video, to make your presentations more engaging and interactive. One feature that many users seek is the ability to play music across different slides. Unfortunately, Google Slides does not natively support this feature yet. However, there’s a workaround to keep music playing across multiple slides. Today, we are going to show you how.

Method: Using YouTube Video

The easiest way to keep music playing across Google Slides is by using a YouTube video. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Create a new slide to put your YouTube video.
  2. Go to the ‘Insert’ menu and then select ‘Video’.
  3. In the ‘Insert Video’ dialogue box, search for the YouTube video you want to use or paste its URL if you already have it.
  4. After the video is inserted, resize and move it to the corner if you don’t want it to distract your presentation.
  5. Right-click your video, then select ‘Format options’. A pane will appear on the right side.
  6. In the ‘Video playback’ section, click the checkbox for ‘Autoplay when presenting’. This will ensure your music starts playing as soon as you switch to the slide.
  7. Also in the ‘Video playback’ section, select ‘Loop video’. This will make sure your music keeps playing until you move to another slide.

Please note, to keep the music playing throughout the entire slideshow, you’ll need to keep the slide with the YouTube video selected. If you switch to another slide, the music will stop.

Limitations and Considerations

While this method works, it does have its limitations. As mentioned earlier, the music will stop when you move to another slide. Thus, it’s not a perfect solution if you want to have music playing in the background throughout your entire presentation. Additionally, always ensure that you have the rights to use the music you choose. Copyright infringement is a serious issue, so it’s always best to use music that you own or have rights to use.

Music can be a powerful tool to engage your audience and create a memorable presentation. Until Google Slides natively supports continuous music playback, using a YouTube video is a useful workaround. We hope this guide has been helpful in achieving your presentation goals!

Author: Assistant