Since quite some time ago, Microsoft has been putting the capability of Spatial Audio through its paces in Microsoft Teams. Following several months of beta testing, the Spatial Audio functionality is now available for everyone to use in the desktop apps for Microsoft Teams on both Windows and Mac.
Teams’ spatial audio function allows for a more natural listening experience by simulating an in-person conversation by geographically isolating the voices of individual meeting participants. This creates the impression that the participants are having a conversation with one another in the same room.
Thanks to this cutting-edge functionality, users will have an easier time identifying who is speaking and from where resulting in less confusion and a higher level of involvement overall. Additionally, individuals with hearing problems will find this function more beneficial because it will enable them to better differentiate between many sources of sounds.
How you can enable Spatial Audio in Microsoft Teams
Enabling Spatial Audio in Microsoft Teams: A Step-by-Step Guide
Spatial audio enhances your Microsoft Teams meetings, making it feel like participants’ voices come from specific directions. Here’s how to enable this immersive feature:
Step 1: Update Microsoft Teams
Ensure you have the latest version of Microsoft Teams installed on your device. Check for updates and install them if needed.
Step 2: Join a Meeting
Participate in a Teams meeting or call where Spatial Audio is supported.
Step 3: Access Audio Settings
While in the meeting, click on the “…” (More actions) menu at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Choose Device Settings
Select “Device settings” from the dropdown menu to access your audio device settings.
Step 5: Adjust Speaker Settings
Locate the “Speaker” settings within the Device settings menu.
Step 6: Enable Spatial Audio
Look for an option related to “Spatial audio” or “3D audio.” Toggle this option ON to enable Spatial Audio.
Step 7: Save Changes
Be sure to save your changes before exiting the settings menu.
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Now, you’re ready to experience Spatial Audio in your Teams meetings. Enjoy the enhanced audio quality and directionality that adds depth to your conversations. Spatial Audio Teams will only operate with stereo-capable devices, such as wired headsets or stereo-capable laptops.
Due to protocol limitations, all Bluetooth audio devices will not work with this feature. However, this feature will be supported by the future LE Audio with stereo-enabled Bluetooth devices. In addition, Teams will turn off the spatial audio capability to protect the audio quality if your network bandwidth or PC RAM is low. Check out our dedicated gaming section if you’re looking for gaming news or tech news.