Add music for the whole PowerPoint presentation

A common request is for music to play throughout a PowerPoint presentation.  Handy for automatic and kiosk slideshows. 

That’s easy in PowerPoint these days.  Insert the audio then look on the Playback tab.  There’s a choice ‘Play in Background’ that does the job in one click. 

‘Play in Background’ is just a way of turning on three existing settings: 

  • Play across slides 
  • Loop until stopped 
  • Hide during show 

Add opening and closing music for a PowerPoint presentation
Play audio only when clicked on a PowerPoint slide
Common Sound effects for PowerPoint