We get frequently get asked how you might play some background music in Zoom. This is super simple to do, but there are some considerations that can optimize how it plays back.
To share your audio, all you need to do is to press Share Screen, navigate to the Advanced tab and select Share Computer Audio. From here, whatever you play in your media app will be played through Zoom.
Just like with most things in the remote world, there are several ways you can optimize the playback.
Check your volume before hitting Play
Zoom automatically sets your computer to full volume when you share your computer audio(this is also true when sharing your screen with audio). So to prevent blasting everyone in the room with music, double check your audio first!
Another good way around this is to set the volume in your media app to half volume, that way you don't have to monitor the volume every time you hit Share.
Use an ethernet cable to connect to your router
Refresh your computer and your router frequently