How to Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

In this HowTech tutorial, we’re going to show you how to add custom music and sound in PowerPoint 2016.

To start, go under the Transitions tab and take a look at the Sound drop-down menu. These are sounds you can add to a particular slide that will play when the presentation comes to that particular slide.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

When pressing Shift+F5 to present the current slide, the sound chosen should play.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

If you would like to apply the sound to all the slides, click Apply to All.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

To insert Audio (different from transition sounds), go under the Insert tab, click Audio, and select Audio on My PC.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

With the audio chosen from the PC, you can choose to play it in the background which is what this example will be doing. The audio should automatically play throughout the presentation.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

And audio interface should show up as highlighted.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

You can edit various features of the audio such as trimming it to make only a certain part play.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016

You may move the audio interface anywhere on the screen, it will not affect performance. The audio interface should not show up during presentation anyway.

Add Custom Music and Sound in PowerPoint 2016