How to Add Music from YouTube to a PowerPoint

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February 5, 2024

When delivering a presentation, well-chosen music can capture your audience’s attention and enhance their engagement with your content. Music also adds a creative touch to your PowerPoint and makes it memorable and enjoyable. If you’ve found great music on YouTube, follow this tutorial to add it to your PowerPoint and create an impactful presentation.

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Can You Add Music from YouTube to PowerPoint?

Like other streaming platforms, YouTube Music uses encrypted audio formats for its vast music library. Its AAC and OPUS files can only be played within YouTube Music and cannot be used by other applications, such as PowerPoint, even after downloading through the YouTube Music app. To add music from YouTube to PowerPoint, you’ll need to convert it to MP3 or other PowerPoint-supported formats, including WAV, M4A, AAC, Midi, Au, etc.

In addition, PowerPoint supports inserting web videos, but NOT online audio from platforms such as YouTube Music.

How to Download YouTube Music to MP3 with a Free Account?

YouTube Music Premium subscribers can download music for offline playback. However, these downloaded files are limited within the YouTube app and cannot be transferred to other devices or used by other applications including PowerPoint. For free users of YouTube Music, the download feature is not available.

Fortunately, Pazu YouTube Music Converter offers a solution to overcome these limitations. This reliable tool allows you to download YouTube Music songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts in formats like MP3, M4A, and WAV on your Mac/Windows, regardless of whether you have a free or premium YouTube Music account. In addition, the downloaded tracks can be transferred to other supported devices or used by other applications, making it convenient to import YouTube Music to PowerPoint.

Pazu YouTube Music Converter features a built-in YouTube Music web player, so you don’t need to copy and paste song links manually. Just search for the music you want to use in your presentation within the YouTube Music catalog. Then you can download them in lossless quality with full ID3 tags. Here are the detailed steps for downloading YouTube Music to MP3 with Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

1. Run Pazu YouTube Music Converter 

To get started, download, install and run Pazu YouTube Music Converter on your Mac or Windows, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

After installation, launch the YouTube Music to MP3 Converter. If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. Otherwise, continue using the trial version.

You don’t need to sign in to your YouTube Music account.

YouTube Music Converter

2. Customize the Output Settings

Click on Settings (the gear icon) in the upper right corner and set the output format to MP3. You can also customize the output quality, folder, file name, language, and more for your downloaded music files.

output settings

3. Add songs

Browse or use the search function to find the songs, albums, or playlists you want to convert to MP3, then click the red Add to List icon to load the songs.

choose YouTube Music playlists

All songs in the playlist/album will be selected by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

choose YouTube Music songs

4. Download Music from YouTube Music

Click the Convert button and the program starts converting the YouTube Music songs.

convert YouTube Music to MP3

5. Locate the Converted Songs

After the conversion process is complete, click on the clock icon in the upper right corner to access the converted YouTube Music songs. To locate the the converted YouTube Music songs:

  • You can either click the folder icon to open the output folder where the songs are saved;
  • Directly go to the output folder you customized in the previous step.
YouTube Music to MP3 converter

How to Import YouTube Music to PowerPoint?

Now you have downloaded YouTube Music to MP3 on your computer, you can easily add them to your PowerPoint and make your presentation more impressive.

  1. Open the PowerPoint document you want to insert the YouTube Music and click the Insert tab from the top menu.
  2. Click the Audio icon at the right end and choose Audio from File.

  1. Browse the folders on your computer and select the downloaded YouTube Music MP3 file you want to use. A music icon will be shown on your slide once the YouTube Music is added.

How to Add YouTube Music to the Background of a PowerPoint?

By default, the added YouTube music plays after a click during your presentation and automatically stops when switching to the next slide. If you want to add YouTube Music as the background music of your PowerPoint, follow these steps:

  1. Click the inserted YouTube Music (the music icon) on your slide and select the Playback tab from the top menu.
  2. Select Play in Backgournd at the right end of the icons.

YouTube Music has been set to the background of your PowerPoint. When you start the slideshow, It will play automatically and continue playing across slides.


With the encrypted audio formats used by YouTube Music, you cannot directly use its music on PowerPoint slides. However, the Pazu YouTube Music Converter provides a perfect solution. The tool allows you to download any YouTube Music songs on your Mac or Windows computer in MP3, whether you have a Free or Premium subscription. Once downloaded, you can easily add them to your presentation.

To get started, download and install the Pazu YouTube Music Converter now.