Share system audio during meetings
During meetings we need to be able to share an online video with team members. Videos could be in Stream or Youtube or Vimeo or others. And this includes sharing the video sound. Currently we use normal Teams screen sharing, but all team members on the call can either hear or see, the video/audio are always asynchronous.
Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to announce that Mac support for sharing system audio is now available to users who have opted into Public Preview.
You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin
Oliver Solheim Rodrigues commented
I do not see this options in Teams. I am using the latest Macbook PRO 13" with the A1 chip. The sw version of Teams is: 1.4.00.11161. It was last updated on 12/05/2021.
Anything I'm doing wrong? I have tried to test this with "meet now" and other colleagues but I do not see the option to enable audio in the initial sharing or after I have started sharing...
I'm not in public-preview, but I was assuming that this functionality would be available to all by now??
What determines that you get this this setting - does it have to be enabled via configuration or do you just need to be on a certain build?
Adalberto Vilela commented
Apparently it is now working! Finally! It was a great surprise to see the option share system audio available today at my Microsoft Teams for Mac.
I have a Late 2013 iMac with Catalina 10.15.7.
When sharing system audio the Meeting Participants hear the audio but I cannot hear the audio nor their voices.
Can anyone help?
Phil Rigotti commented
This seems to be working now folks - I dont have public preview but noticed today that I do have the option to include computer sound when presenting. It also seems to work with no issues - did have to download a driver but that was no problem.
So many people, including me, are so frustrated about this. Is there a workaround for this?
Jon Wills commented
Come on Microsoft. This has taken long enough. Your competitors are walking away with this. Our ICT Dept. won't allow us to have the Public Preview but we have to use Teams for teaching. I teach Sound Engineering! What a failure this past year has been. We were told this feature was coming Q3 2020 and still we don't have it in Q2 2021.
Maybe Bill Gates took the prototype with him when he left the BOD last month. PLEASE MS FIX THIS.
It's a real shame that such an important feature is still in testing. For those in need of a solution urgently, I've found Rogue Amoeba's Loopback software invaluable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosA17Popss
Adalberto Vilela commented
Nothing new around here! How long will it take for Microsoft to make this feature available for everyone? (General Availability).
When will this move into Current Channel?
When will this become GA
I really need to be able to share files that have audio embedded in movies files with my team. Otherwise, MS Teams is not suited for working with film production companies.
I am now convinced that you’ll never manage to do this in time for the pandemic and work from home period most of us are facing. This should have been your priority from day one.
+1 waiting for this to get public (and working)
Nearly a year since Microsoft is working in this issue.
Happy birthday issue.
Daniel Gonzalez commented
When it's going to be up??? :(
Martin Gerup commented
I am a music teacher
I need to share music!
John Porter commented
Desperately need this feature.
Stuck on step 1 already. Do not see the "Include computer sound" as an option.
How to enable
Before sharing a Desktop or Window during your meeting, toggle “Include computer sound” on.