How to add music to Google Slides

Eray Eliaçik
May 27, 2023
Updated • May 25, 2023
Google, Tutorials

Adding music to your Google Slides presentation can make it more engaging and memorable for your audience. Music can also help you set the mood, emphasize a point, or create a transition.

In this blog post, we will show you how to add music to Google Slides in a few simple steps.

How to add music to Google Slides

Adding music to your Google Slides presentation can help to set the mood and make your presentation more engaging. There are a few different ways to add music to Google Slides, and the best method for you will depend on your specific needs.

Method 1: Upload an audio file

The first method is to upload an audio file to your Google Drive. Once the file is uploaded, you can add it to your presentation by following these steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on the Insert menu.
  3. Select Audio.
  4. In the Insert Audio dialog box, select My Drive.
  5. Find the audio file you want to add and click on the Select button.

The audio file will be added to your presentation. You can move it around and resize it by dragging it with your mouse.

Method 2: Insert a YouTube video with music

Another way to add music to your Google Slides presentation is to insert a YouTube video with music. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on the Insert menu.
  3. Select Video.
  4. In the Insert Video dialog box, enter the URL of the YouTube video you want to add.
  5. Click on the Insert button.

The YouTube video will be added to your presentation. You can move it around and resize it by dragging it with your mouse.

Method 3: Use an add-on

There are also a number of add-ons that you can use to add music to your Google Slides presentation. One popular add-on is called Audio Player. To use Audio Player, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Slides add-ons store.
  2. Search for Audio Player.
  3. Click on the Install button.

Once Audio Player is installed, you can add it to your presentation by following these steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on the Add-ons menu.
  3. Select Audio Player.
  4. In the Audio Player dialog box, select the audio file you want to add.
  5. Click on the Play button.

The audio file will be added to your presentation and will start playing.

That's it! You have successfully added music to your Google Slides presentation.

No matter which method you choose, adding music to your Google Slides presentation can help to make your presentation more engaging and memorable.

Tips for adding music to Google Slides

Here are a few tips for adding music to Google Slides:

  • Choose the right music for your presentation. The music you choose should set the mood and tone of your presentation.
  • Adjust the volume of the music. Make sure the music is not too loud or too quiet.
  • Control when the music plays. You can choose to have the music play automatically when the presentation starts, or you can have it play on click.
  • Use a variety of music. If you're giving a long presentation, you can use a variety of music to keep your audience engaged.

With a little planning, you can add music to your Google Slides presentation to make it more engaging and memorable.


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  1. Anonymous said on October 11, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    “How does the Google Pixel Watch 2 compare to its big brother?”

    Google Pixel Watch is Big Brother.

  2. Anonymous said on October 11, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    “Google Tensor G3 upholds Google’s commitment to privacy and security”

    The whole article reads like a Google ad as usual on this site but that sentence is the last drop to discredit it.

    “It incorporates the Tensor security core and collaborates with the Titan M2 security chip, bolstering Pixel’s resilience against sophisticated attacks”
    “Furthermore, advancements in machine learning enable Face Unlock on Pixel 8 to meet the highest Android biometric standards, making it suitable for banking app sign-ins and payment apps.”

    And it gets worse when you detail what you mean (well, what the original Google source that you copied meant I guess). First, implying that of course on Google devices Google and its world is not the main privacy threat, it would be instead those evil people who want to hack it without Google’s permission.

    Second, presenting biometrics as a privacy benefit.

  3. Anonymous said on October 11, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Another example of Mozilla preferring to side with Google against law makers, this time even after a pro-user anti-Google law has been voted: their insistence to break european privacy laws by embedding Google Analytics and other trackers in their browser, in spite of courts finally starting to bite companies using it with fines. I guess Mozcorp is ready to be the last company to drop it. The Moz head is a lawyer, I heard, so she can’t ignore that. But she also can’t ignore exactly how long they will have impunity for doing that, which has to be her added value justifying her astronomic salary from donations.

  4. Anonymous said on October 11, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    What is funny is that this Google dump that Mozilla is that pretends to be on the side of the users against whatever they consider has power, in addition to of course systematically betraying us to please Google or its own in-house ad and tracking people, talks in defense of Google every time even the Department of Justice (not the most progressive people one can think of, to say the least) tries to go after them for power abuse, by pretending that Google deserves to stick their search engine nose by force in every possible place because they are sooo much better than all other search engines in existence, according to Mozilla at least. They don’t even stop a second to talk about privacy and censorship issues, in fact not really mentioning why it’s supposed to be so good. That’s the power of receiving about half a billion dollars yearly from Google. Maybe Google should pay the DoJ people more ?

    Chrome is owned by Google, Firefox also in practice with the above mentioned search deal, Apple gets billions from Google from the search deal, even smaller browsers that are supposed to be more ethical almost all have a search deal that demonstrably influenced them negatively already against their users: DDG with their own engine (like Google with Chrome, they are a search engine before making a browser only to carry it by default for free), Waterfox with Microsoft Bing and Startpage, Pale Moon has some deal too, Brave is an ad platform that launched its own search engine too… Even the obscure linux fork will be corrupted to insert ad whitelistings for search engine sites. And that’s the least of how bad they are influenced, the list would take pages and would probably end removed from comments as a conspiracy theory.

    Search deals are a cancer and not just from Google. If someone pays to be the default search, it should be avoided.

  5. bruh said on October 5, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Google is raising the bar for Chromebooks


    $400 for not even a real computer, dang. For $400 I could put together maybe close to half a dozen (maybe more) Dell Optiplex systems that would be much better for nearly everything you can imagine – sure, no laptop form factor, but man, what a waste.

  6. Tom said on October 5, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    And another article that is more press release than anything else.

    > Impressive battery life

    24 hours are impressive for you? Really? Yes, it’s more than the first Google smartwatch. But it’s still a short battery life. My current smartwatch works for at least ten days (!) with one charge. It may not be possible with Wear OS. But let’s talk about an “impressive battery life” if there are at least three full days with a Wear OS based smartwatch…

  7. Bob said on October 5, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Why is $399 ‘unbeatable’?

  8. Ich bin nur ein Verlierer said on September 27, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    No, AltaVista’s Search engine wasn’t difficult to use in the mid-nineties, and Yahoo didn’t own AltaVista either during the 1990s. Yahoo!, was a Web Directory. I was alive then and have actually used those engines, during that era, I should know if they were easy to use. So tell the angels what you’ve seen, scarecrow shadow on the Nazarene.

  9. Anonymous said on September 24, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    “Google launched Chromebooks in 2012 as low-cost devices and the company has had great success in the education world, especially in the United States.”

    Happy tracking for all those unsuspecting children. And help normalize surveillance for those young brains. Well done Google.

  10. Anonymous said on September 15, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    What is there to support? It just a glorified web browser.

  11. bruh said on September 15, 2023 at 10:17 am

    “Google increases Chromebook support to 10 years”

    I mean that’s great and all, but imagine using a browser-based, highly internet-dependent OS such as chrome. I’ve never used chromeOS but have seen it in person and read about it, just seems like ultra-limited user experience which relies on the concept that “most things can be done in a browser”.

  12. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    “Google maintains that it provides a superior product”

    That is also Mozilla’s official position in defense of Google against the people, on that question of search engine abuse of dominant position by Google.

    The funniest part is that not only it’s false regarding actual competitors, but even among not-actual-competitors there are meta-search engines that use exactly the same engine, just minus the tracking, so Google is clearly the inferior one compared to those already. But maybe what Google is saying is that it is the surveillance and bubbling that would make their engine superior. False again even without considering the damage those do.

  13. Kris said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    Wage should be based on the amount of time, works, thinking (brain > muscle), responsibilities etc

    Not skin pigmentation or your genitalia. There could be correlations, but not causations.

  14. said on September 11, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Misleading statistics.

  15. DC said on September 11, 2023 at 10:52 am

    This “analysis” is disappointingly shallow and trivial. Why not include other factors like job level, responsibilities, full-time/part-time, qualifications, etc.? Because the conclusions probably wouldn’t fit the current leftist/feminist narrative. You don’t find what you don’t look for.

  16. John G. said on September 4, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Google is the big leader of everything. Indeed it can actually buy Amazon, Disney, Netflix, X and whatever other company. I wonder what could happen if Google starts to build airspace ships in order to conquer the Moon. I bet that Google would be the first to offer free WiFi at the Moon. Please fix the comments.

    This comment is inside the article:

  17. RG said on September 4, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Page source shows that ghacks is still using WordPress as the platform. Knowing, more or less, how it works at the DB level I am not sure how one could mess up comments this badly. It is actually very difficult.

  18. ECJ said on September 4, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    I despise YouTube Shorts. So much in fact, I use custom adblock rules in Brave Shields to remove that crap.[href*=”shorts”])[href*=”shorts”])

    1. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 6:28 am

      There’s an extension for Firefox and Chrome browsers called “Youtube-shorts block”, re-opens the video in a normal window. :)

      ps. say NO to Shorts, it only encourage shooting vertical-videos which doesn’t go well with many desktop displays… except when shooting vertical objects, such as ahem… pretty ladies. :)

      1. pHROZEN gHOST said on October 13, 2023 at 11:10 pm

        Sometimes the ahem … pretty ladies are horizontal :-P

  19. Tom Hawack said on September 4, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Given Ghacks’ comments’ database problems I precise :
    I’m commenting the article “Google is in trouble with YouTube Shorts – gHacks Tech News” by Emre Çitak
    at []

    About the article’s question, “What do you think about YouTube Shorts?” (BTW first time I read here any other writer other than Martin Brinkmann directly asks the audience it’s opinion, and that’s just fine) :

    YouTube Shorts may suit smartphones (which I don’t use) but on a PC they are not my cup of tea, to put it mildly.
    From what I read a bit everywhere, opinions are shared : love or hate. For those who dislike many scripts and dedicated browser extensions have been developed to handle them (removal or redirect to standard video display).

    I don’ view YouTube videos on YouTube but via a Piped or a Piped-Material YouTube front-end instance and these offer on search results and on channels the option to view Videos-Shorts-Livestreams-Playlists-Channels ; well, I practically never open the ‘Shorts’ display. I don’t like shorts (except in summer, hmm), I dislike the concept, fast-videos after fast-food, fast, faster … to bring what? Emptiness, IMO

    Does that answer your question, @Emre Çitak :)

  20. Scroogled said on September 1, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    Anyone who continues to use these big tech scum’s cloud services deserves what they get.

  21. John G. said on August 31, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks @Ashwin for the article! :]

  22. no said on August 23, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    This info is so NOT correct.
    I so do not want google in my life that I have NEVER downloaded chrome and I do NOT have ANY google accounts.
    My browser is set to clear all cookies, cache and history every time I close it, which is every day, and I still get these world takeover login prompts on every site I go to.
    So I CANT go to google accounts and turn it off.
    If this info were truly accurate I wouldnt be getting these pop ups AT ALL.

  23. gogo said on August 23, 2023 at 5:12 am

    goog = skynet
    “human beings” = \slaves\

  24. Richard Steven Hack said on August 23, 2023 at 3:54 am

    “When searched “Why guns are good,” it also prompted questionable responses, including potentially questionable statistics and reasoning. ”

    Based on whose reasoning? These sorts of assertions are generally bullcrap intended to advance an agenda. If you don’t like guns, say so. Meanwhile, there are 400 million firearms in the US owned by close to a third of the population and around 20 million carry concealed.

    So your opinion is not shared by a LOT of people who either enjoy firearm spots or are concerned about self-defense or both.

    1. Seeprime said on August 31, 2023 at 10:07 pm

      Wow. Ghacks still hasn’t fixed the broken comments system where old comments from a different article appear. Sad to see you slowly turn to dust since the buyout.

      1. Kirk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:08 pm

        This guns comment came up in the Pixel watch repair post and I was bewildered as to what was the connection between the two.

      2. owl said on September 1, 2023 at 3:40 am


        For over two weeks now,
        I’ve been seeing “Comments” posted by subscribers appearing in different, unrelated articles.
        For the time being,
        it would be better to specify the “article name and URL” at the beginning of the post.

  25. Seeprime said on August 22, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    How to use AI: Avoid the artificial stupidity at all times.

  26. John said on August 22, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    I have yet to be impressed with AI of any kind. I think it’s overhyped and not ready to live up to it.

  27. said on August 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    The article said: “[…] positive outcomes of genocide…”. Perhaps the AI was actually discussing the benefits of reading a “Scroll of genocide” … “You feel dead inside.”.

    Martin, this post reply is supposed to belong: [] (given the the database is faulty it could appear anywhere or nowhere).

  28. Tachy said on August 19, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    In reply to “” since the website has gone insane and no one can know where thier comment ends up.

    This app should be called “Google Keeps it”. Because, they do.

    I use Color Notes. No syncing, no internet, just local.

  29. John G. said on August 16, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I delete the photos after 1 month of being taken. All of them are erased to return to the black and silent nothingness. Only the best ones are printed and placed in a very nice site at home. :]

    1. Anonymous said on September 15, 2023 at 10:33 am

      I should buy a Chromebook.
      None of the big tech companies are good but at least Google are the least dishonest and morally bankrupt of them. They’re always trying to do the right thing if the money allow it.

  30. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    “Do you use Google Photos?”

    I do; I find it impossible not to use Google Photos on the Android phone; nevertheless, the “memory” feature is sort of neat. I’ve seen photos from a couple of years ago that that offer glimpses into the long-ago, forgotten past. It’s a lot like reviewing journal writing. “What was I doing and such and such a date?”

    And, I think, when the “memories” are sorted and positioned, one can create a mini-collage with up to eight photos.

    It’s so much easier to share photos with people rather than journal entries.


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