How To Put Music In Google Slides

Google Slides is an incredibly versatile tool that enables you to deliver powerful, visually captivating presentations. But did you know that you can take your presentations to the next level by adding music? A well-chosen soundtrack can make your Google Slides presentation even more engaging. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to add music to your Google Slides presentation.

The Basics: Adding Music from YouTube

One of the simplest ways to add music to your Google Slides presentation is by using YouTube. Here’s how:

  1. Open the slide to which you want to add music.
  2. Click on Insert in the menu bar, then select Video.
  3. Search and select the YouTube video that contains the music you want to add.
  4. Click Select to insert the video into your slide.

To make the video invisible and just play the audio, you can resize it to a small size and hide it somewhere in the slide.

Using Google Drive

You can also use Google Drive to add music to your Google Slides. This method is especially handy if you have a specific audio file that you want to play in your presentation. Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Upload your audio file to Google Drive.
  2. Open your Google Slides presentation and select the slide where you want to add the music.
  3. Click on Insert then Audio.
  4. Select the audio file you uploaded to your Google Drive and click Select.

This will insert a small audio player into your slide. You can then control when to play the audio during your presentation.

Setting it to Autoplay

But what if you want the music to start playing automatically when the slide opens? It’s possible too!

  1. Select the video or audio icon on the slide.
  2. Click on Format options that appear in the toolbar.
  3. In the sidebar that opens, click on Video playback or Audio playback.
  4. Click the checkbox next to Autoplay when presenting.

And that’s it! Now your audio will automatically start playing when you reach that slide during your presentation.


Adding music to Google Slides is a great way to make your presentations more engaging and memorable. Whether you’re using YouTube or an audio file from your Google Drive, the process is straightforward and simple. Plus, with the autoplay feature, you can have your music start playing the moment your slide opens. Try it out in your next presentation and see the difference it makes!