Pause music/audio when a meeting or call starts. SfB does this. Teams doesn't.
Daniel S commented
I'll dig that to lower the volume of the other audio sources when you join a call or at least the option to decide what to do in the teams settings.
On a mobile client on the other hand it works perfectly (iOS14 on an iPhone8)
Steve Earp commented
This would be excellent to have - it need not be specific to a streaming service, the Teams app need only send a "pause" signal (similar to how a keyboard would send a signal with a play/pause button) when a call comes in. If it could then resume playback after a call is ended that would be even better.
This is standard platform behaviour for all phone models, so it shouldn't be too difficult for the worlds largest software company to resolve.
Working from home, I always have Apple Music/iTunes playing in the background. It would be great when Teams "rings" the music is paused and then unpaused when the call ends, otherwise it is bit of mad scramble to get music paused prior to answering the call.
Henning C. Nielsen commented
This actually used to work in Teams, but with a relatively recent update this stopped working. I think it actually was advertised in an even older release note for Teams that media would be paused while on a call.
This no longer works. I guess this has fixed this issue, so it should definitely be an option: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36634342--let-the-music-play
Muting would be a kind of workaround. I think it would be better to pause media, but I guess this should work like when you get a call on a cell phone.
Se also the other feedbacks link to by @Hilmar F below.
jeremie Toupin commented
Must have this...
Hilmar F commented
All ideas circle around the same feature - make it configurable to: turn off / lower volume / keep on playing - music when user joins a call
Yeah, I personally perfer how SfB reduces the music volume instead of shutting it off completely.
Very nice to have
Please do this! I cannot live without this feature.
This is because Teams isn't taking control of the audio device, which is how this would be fixed. I am having the same issue.
If you go to Start > Sound > Communication, this controls what happens to your audio. I personally prefer my sound to reduce by 50%, but either that or muting will work if Teams were to take control of audio correctly.