Use the HiFi music mode to play music in Microsoft Teams

Use the HiFi music mode to play music in Microsoft Teams

It is now possible to enhance your music experience in Teams with the HiFi music mode.

This new feature brings a richer sound experience when streaming music in a Teams meeting or call. Great with good Spotify songs.

This setting is good for online music lessons, sending music performances and all other times when you want to send high quality music to a online audience.

In this mode Teams brings the audio quality from 32 kHz to 128 kbps.

Only when the network bandwidth allows it.

When the network bandwidth is insufficient, the bit rate can be reduced to 48 kbps and Teams still produces good quality audio.

An ideal solution for sound recording and reproduction of music or singing.

How to enable Hi-Fi music mode in Microsoft Teams?

Before joining a meeting or call, go to Settings> Devices> High-fidelity music mode and turn on the switch.

There will be a checkbox below it for noise reduction which is enabled by default.

Once you are in a meeting, select the music note at the top of your meeting window. You are now ready to send music. (streaming)

When you are finished, select the music note again to switch off the hi-fi music mode.

A screenshot of the meeting controls at the top of a Microsoft Teams meeting. The music note icon is circled in red to highlight the button that turns on high fidelity music mode
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source: Use high fidelity music mode to play music in Teams (microsoft.com)

What will come out later?

The previously released ML-based noise reduction is now enabled by default for everyone. ML-based noise reduction considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise to be suppressed.

To prevent music from being suppressed and to enable users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, Microsoft has built an ML-based music detector that informs the user via a notification when music is present.

This gives the end-user the choice of whether music is indeed an undesirable background noise, as when calling in to a meeting from a coffee shop, or whether music is a desirable signal, as when participating in a music lesson.

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Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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