PowerPoint 2016 – How to auto-play embedded video

The following steps show how to set an embedded video to automatically play when the slide is loaded.

If you need insert the video into the slide, see PowerPoint 2016 – How to insert video into a slideshow

  1. In the PowerPoint file, open the slide where the video has been inserted and click on the slide
  2. Open the ‘Playback’ slide
  3. In the ‘Video Options’ section, change ‘Start’ to ‘Automatically’
  4. The video will now play automatically when the slide is loaded. The presenter will still be able to manually pause during playback.