Cast a PowerPoint presentation from a mobile device to a Microsoft Teams Room

You can share a PowerPoint presentation with colleagues on a large screen using just your mobile device and a nearby Teams Room, without even setting up a meeting. 

Note: To share other types of content from your phone, see Cast content from a mobile device to a Microsoft Teams Room

Before you begin

  • The Teams mobile app must be installed on the mobile device, and Bluetooth must be turned on.

  • Both the mobile device and the Teams Rooms device must be connected to the internet.

  • The mobile device must be within 10 meters (32.8 feet) of the room device.

Cast a PowerPoint presentation

If the presentation is already open on your mobile device

  1. On the device, tap the Cast icon above the PowerPoint presentation.

    Cast icon above PowerPoint presentation

    The app will search for and then list nearby Teams Rooms. If you don't see the Teams Rooms device you want, move closer to it.

  2. Tap an available Teams Room.

    Select device when PowerPoint open

    The app will connect to the Teams Room.

  3. Control the presentation from your mobile device.

If the presentation isn't open on your mobile device

  1. In Teams, tap Cast in the navigation bar.

    If you don’t see the Cast app when you open Teams, tap More Teams more icon  to access it.

    Tap Displays

    The app will search for and then list nearby Teams Rooms. If you don't see the Teams Rooms device you want, move closer to it.

  2. Tap an available Teams Room.

    Select an available display

    The app will connect to the Teams Room.

  3. Tap Project a PowerPoint.

    Tap Project a PowerPoint

  4. Locate and tap the PowerPoint presentation you want to project. Recently opened presentations and presentations from OneDrive will be available.

  5. Use your mobile device to move through the presentation by tapping the arrows or swiping left or right.

Multitask on your mobile device during the casting

You can take care of other business such as viewing Teams activity or responding to a chat message while the PowerPoint presentation is being projected.

Notes: 

  • You won't be able to join a meeting, or switch to a different Teams account while casting.

  • If you answer a call, the casting session may end.

  1. To access Teams or other apps, tap the Back icon on the device screen.

    Back icon during projection

    Continue to tap Back until you can access the app you want to use.

  2. To return to the PowerPoint presentation, tap the PowerPoint PIP icon.

    Tap Display icon to return to PowerPoint

Stop projecting

  • Tap Stop presenting at the bottom of the screen.

    Stop sharing PowerPoint

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