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 are happy to announce that Mac support for sharing system audio is now available to all Mac users. For more information about sharing computer sound, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/share-sound-from-your-computer-in-a-teams-meeting-or-live-event-dddede9f-e3d0-4330-873a-fa061a0d8e3b.
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This feature keeps me from using Teams even though my organization pays for the whole ecosystem. At every opportunity I recommend switching to Zoom (less glitchy and faster).
I trialed Loopback (rogue ameoba) this morning a 15 minutes to see if I could bypass this problem. It did work, and then after the trial....white noise! It was expensive to but so I passed on it! However, just afterwards I saw a notification on my Teams app that there was an issue which needed to be fixed....it lead me to a download / upgrade of Teams.After restart of Teams ..... Good news .....my class this morning (post trial!) told me they can hear music from youtube, a powerpoint voiceover, a CD.....I'm sooooo afraid to restart the Mac now that its working!!!! What now???
Well, here we are again - so far nobody has reported anything positive. I've not talked to one Mac user at my school who got it to work today. Apparently none of the IT people in my county know anything about the "Public Preview Program" because when I ask about it they seem like they have no idea what I am talking about. So far the conclusion is that if you are NOT added by your TEAMS administrator to the Public Review Program, you will not get the driver to download.
MS - can you please just release the so-called driver so we can actually see if this new function will work?
Will this update be an "easy" update for users, for the admins to push a pkg with ARD? Zoom requires an admin password, each and "every" update it has...which gets annoying for admins, with 300+ Macs to deploy updates. Please say this won't be that way for us...thanks!
Audio driver does not download in Dev Mode...
What about Linux it needs to been In Linux tooo
Yep, I'm experiencing the same thing, as are some of my colleagues who wanted to test this today (no audio driver is loading) - HOPEFULLY MS will be monitoring this and get the driver issue solved.
Just a hunch: It "might" have to do something with network admin having to turn the developer feature on from their side so we have full access. From MS website: "the option to turn on public preview is controlled in an admin policy." So while we toggle it on from our side and see the feature, "maybe" it must also be toggled on from the Admin side to the feature works - and we get the driver?" Seems more complicated than it needs to be...
I'm a teacher and Mac-user, I was waiting for this feature ... but it doesn't work!
I am in developer mode (public view) too, the button "share audio" appears but the driver-installation doesn't start. Happens on both of my Macs.
What's the problem ... ?
Folks, it appears the "share screen audio" feature is "finally" out for Mac users (open the screen shot)! I am in developer mode (public view), but this should be released to everyone next week according to an email I received. I am online teaching audio production with over 100 students daily, working on both Windows and Apple OS. I did try testing this - and it did not work. The directions said a driver would load the first time - NO DRIVER LOADED.
Far too many novice Mac OS users who are never exposed to Windows machines (so they don't know what they are missing). and hence, they think they are sharing their screen audio in TEAMS meetings when in fact are simply looping their speaker audio back into their microphone (creating a feedback loop)... only to discover at some point that when they "mute the mic" - the folks in the meeting stop hearing the screen audio. FINGERS CROSSED MS FINISHES THIS JOB.
Thomas V. commented
Are you trying to get Mac users switch to Windows devices or something? Because that is NOT gonna happen. Just release it already, everybody is hurting because of this!
This upgrade was promised for 3rd quarter 2020. Is there any update? Has this release been pushed back? Looking at your Roadmap, there are no features being developed for Mac right now, contrary to your post here Alex. As many teachers, especially in Ontario, have been forced to use MS Teams over every other product, this is especially important for us to be able to meet the government mandates for Synchronous learning. Not only should this problem be resolved for Macs, but the Web edition as well, considering that a vast majority of the systems that our government is sharing with teachers are Chromebooks. Macs are generally personal systems.
Erik H commented
"The Microsoft Teams desktop app for MacOS will soon allow users include their computer’s sound when sharing either their desktop or a window in a meeting."
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67168 and 67169. (# not roadmap 68941??)
When this will happen
Rollout for production and GCC tenants begins in late January and should be complete in early February 2021.
Rollout for GCCH and DoD tenants begins in mid-February and should be complete by late February 2021.
How this will affect your organization
With this update, Mac users can share audio from their speakers with other meeting participants, such as when they share a video with sound as part of a collective viewing experience.
This feature will be available to all Mac users in your tenant unless you have set the ScreenSharingMode policy to None.
This feature requires a one-time installation of an audio driver. Users will be prompted to install the audio driver when they select Include computer sound from the Share content tray in a meeting. Once installed, users can freely toggle the functionality on or off before or after they start sharing a desktop or window.
*** And the Revised In-meeting Share Experience with 'include computer sound' will be available for Mac by Mid-March 2021
As a teacher forced to teach remotely due to lockdowns, this is a MUST HAVE. I don’t want to buy a new non-mac laptop just to do this one thing. Come on Microsoft!!
Joel F. commented
Unacceptable. If there is in fact a technical problem delaying this functionality, please do your best to let your customers know this. The consensus is that you are ignoring the issue and therefore your customers. Lack of updates on your progress seems to be confirming this.
Terrible that this is not a feature, in fact, Microsoft Teams is really lacking on the iPad in many ways.
Is there no way Microsoft can give an actual formal update to this problem which is causing huge stress for Teams users around the world? It's a significant issue particularly for teachers who are really struggling to deliver lessons.
Seriously what is happening with this? Why is it taking so long? We need this feature please.
Incredible. This is a must feature. Why is is so hard to solve this audio feature for Mac? Unfortunately I cannot switch to zoom, as the school is bound to Teams, but would love to!!!
Ken Francis commented
What absolute rubbish... Microsoft people have given glib answers about this since early 2020. There's a myriad of reasons why the company would not favour this simple ability in the O365 environment... but their actual behaviour says "we don't care about Mac users" in bold capital letters.
Click on Alex's links and you find 1/ NOTHING about the supposed development 2/links to actioning of Teams for Windows desktop.
This is so appalling a response from a self-interested company at a time of global stress.
This really should go faster in this Corona Times. Basic functionality missing for alot of people. Most people are forced to use Teams due license agreements........