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Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker is a Certified for Microsoft Teams speaker that you can use with your Windows 10/11 PC. It’s a powerful speaker that reduces background noise for great-sounding Microsoft Teams meetings and calls—whether you stand or sit while you’re working. And when you’re not in meetings or calls, you can use it to listen to music on your PC.

To get started, pull the rubber tab (#2 in the following diagram) down on the bottom of your Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker, unwind the USB-C cable from the cable storage area underneath (#1 in the following diagram), then plug it into the USB-C port on your Windows 10/11 PC.

Cable storage for Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker

Find your way around your speaker

Use this diagram to find the buttons you can use on your Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker during Microsoft Teams meetings and calls.

Buttons on Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker

  1. Microsoft Teams

  2. Answer/End call

  3. Volume up (+)

  4. Volume down (-)

  5. Mute

  6. USB-C connector

How to use your speaker

Learn how to set up and use your Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker in Microsoft Teams.

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Set up Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker in Teams

After you plug in your speaker, you can open Microsoft Teams and set it up there. The Microsoft Teams button appears solid white when your speaker is connected to Teams. 

  1. In Microsoft Teams, select Settings and more Teams more icon to the left of your profile picture at the top, then select Settings .

  2. In Settings, select Devices.

  3. Under Audio devices, select Modern USB-C Speaker.
    After you select your speaker, it should be selected for the Speaker and Microphone in the Audio devices section.

Use your speaker in a Teams call or meeting

After you open Microsoft Teams on your Windows 10/11 PC, here’s how to use the buttons on your speaker during Teams calls and meetings.


Do this on your speaker

Make a call

Press the Microsoft Teams button on your speaker, select Calls in Teams, dial the number for the person you want to call, then select Call

If you have any missed calls or new voicemails, you’ll go to the Calls screen in Teams.

Answer a call

Press the Answer/End call button.

The button flashes white when there’s an incoming call and appears solid white during a call.

Decline a call

Press and hold the Answer/End call button on your speaker.

Join a meeting

Press the Microsoft Teams button to open the Teams window. Select Calendar > the meeting > Join. Select Join now in Teams to join the meeting.

The Microsoft Teams button will fade in and out white when you get a notification that a meeting has started.

Mute yourself during a call or meeting

Press the Mute button during a call or meeting. The Mute button will turn red.

To unmute, press the Mute button again.

Briefly talk when you're muted

If you want to say something when you’re muted, press and hold the Mute button, say what you want, then release the Mute button.

You’ll go back to being muted when you release the Mute button, and it will turn solid red again.

Adjust the volume during a call or meeting

Press the Volume up (+) or Volume down (-) button.

End a call or leave a meeting

Press the Answer/End call button during a call or meeting.

Get the Microsoft Accessory Center app

The Microsoft Accessory Center app lets you customize the settings for your Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker, so you get the most from it. You can download the Microsoft Accessory Center app from the Microsoft Store and install it on your Windows 10/11 PC.

Get it from Microsoft

Note: Microsoft Accessory Center isn't available for macOS.

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