Attend a live event in Teams
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.
Watch this video for an overview of attending a live event in Teams.
Before watching a live event
Make sure your browser allows third-party cookies.
Ensure your browser supports Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Azure Media Player.
Join the live event
Open the live event link, to join the event.
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.
If the live event hasn't started, you'll see the message "The live event has not yet 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.
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 On 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.