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As an attendee of a live event in Teams, you can watch live events and participate in the moderated Q&A. You can't share audio or video. To troubleshoot poor audio quality or low volume, see Share sound from your computer in a Teams meeting or live event.


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Watch this video for an overview of attending a live event in Teams.

Before watching a live event

Join the live event

Open the live event link, to join the event.

Live broadcast
  • If you open the event from Teams, you'll join the event in Teams.

    Note: Live events don't use your Microsoft Teams device preferences yet. Use your operating system sound setting to choose your speaker for the live event.

  • If you open the event from Outlook, you can join from the web or open the event in Teams.

    Join via web link
  • If the live event hasn't started, you'll see the message "The live event has not yet started."

    Event not started
  • For live events that are open to the public:

    • If you're already signed in to Teams, you'll join as an authenticated user.

    • If you're not signed into Teams, you'll join anonymously on the web.

  • If you're attending the live event on the web, use a media-source extension(MSE)-enabled web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari.

Note: If the live event begins in low resolution, you might need to manually reset it to a higher resolution.

Resolution menu

Ask a question in a live event

As an attendee, you can ask questions in the Q&A as soon as you join the event, even if the event hasn't started yet. If the event includes a Q&A, the Q&A panel will be open when you join. To learn more, see Participate in a Q&A in a live event in Teams.

Turn on captions during the live event

To turn on live captions and subtitles, select Captions/Subtitles OnClosed captions button in your video controls. To change the caption language, see Use live captions in a live event.

Watch the live event later

Once the live event is over, you can still watch the recording using the same link, if the organizer chose to make the recording available.

Live event recording

Want to know more?

Teams live event overview

Produce a live event

Present in a live event

Manage a live event recording and reports

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