Why Does Music Not Play Through FaceTime? (solved)

Many FaceTime users feel frustrated as they are unable to play music during a FaceTime call and have the other person hear it.

The reason you’re unable to play music through FaceTime is that the app lowers the volume of the music that is being played so it’s only audible to you. 

However, the iOS 15 update released in September 2021 has a new feature called SharePlay allowing you to stream music, videos, and even your screen via FaceTime.

How do you play music while Facetiming?

You can easily play music while Facetiming but the volume of the music is lowered to the point where only you can hear it (like some noise running in the background). 

The person you’re talking to on FaceTime won’t even notice you’ve playing music as they can only hear the sound that comes out of your microphone. 

The only way for the other person to hear your music is to play your tracks on a separate device with the speaker placed near your phone’s microphone.. 

If you run Apple’s iOS 15, though, the SharePlay feature allows users to share music, videos, and even your screen while Facetiming each other.

Can you play music through a speaker while on FaceTime?

Playing music through a speaker while talking on FaceTime isn’t possible because the iOS software cancels out the music sound.  The speaker playsFacetime audio so you won’t be able to play music separately through the same speaker. 

Can you FaceTime and listen to Spotify?

You will only be able to listen to music played through Spotify at a very low volume because FaceTime cancels out the music sound coming out of your device’s speaker. 

The user on the other end of FaceTime will only be able to listen to your voice when you speak through the microphone.

If you want to enjoy Spotify music with your friends you can use the group session feature available to premium Spotify users.

Can the person on FaceTime hear my music?

The person on the other end of FaceTime will not be able to hear your music because the iOS software will cancel out or lower the music when you’re on a FaceTime call. 

If you want to enjoy music together via FaceTime, the SharePlay feature in iOS 15 lets you  listen to music and stream movies together.

Can you use headphones for FaceTime?

Facetime calls are like regular calls, so any headphones with a microphone can be used to pick up calls on FaceTime, whether if they are normal audio calls or video calls.

If you play music with your headphones on, the music will play in the background and iOS will lower the music audio when someone speaks.

Can you use AirPods on FaceTime?

Using Airpods for FaceTime is like using any other headphones with a microphone. With Airpods, however, you must first ensure they are paired properly to your iPhone.

In order to pair your Airpods: 

  1. place your AirPods in the charging case
  2. open the charging case and hold it next to the iPhone with the home screen displayed
  3. An animation will appear and you’ll simply have to tap on connect.

Why can’t people hear me on FaceTime with AirPods?

By default, Airpods are set to switch between left and right microphones automatically depending on where it’s catching more audio signals. This can sometimes cause interruptions.

To fix this issue, you can choose one AirPod as a microphone so it won’t switch automatically between the two Airpods:

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth 
  2. Tap on your Airpods
  3. Tap on Microphone 
  4. Select which AirPod you want to use as a microphone

Can I use a Bluetooth speaker with FaceTime?

You can use a Bluetooth speaker to receive calls, pick up calls and listen to calls with FaceTime. 

Make sure the Bluetooth speaker is connected to your Apple device and the call routing is set to Bluetooth.

Call Audio determines where the audio will be heard when you receive a phone call or FaceTime audio. To set call routing:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch 

Step 2: Tap on Call Audio Routing  

Step 3: Set Call Audio to Bluetooth 

Can you FaceTime from TV?

To use FaceTime on a TV you’ll need an Airplay compatible TV or a mirroring app. 

If you’re using FaceTime on your MAC, you can simply connect it through HDMI to your TV and use FaceTime.

To mirror FaceTime calls on your TV you can use Chromecast, which will lets you mirror your iOS device to your TV.

To mirror your iOS device to a Chromecast compatible TV, you’ll need to install the Mirror app on your device. You also need to make sure the Google Home app is configured through Chromecast.

Step 1: Launch the Mirror app and make sure both devices are connected to the same internet

Step 2: Find your Chromecast from the list and connect to it.

Step 3: Tap on Start Broadcast

You should now be all set.

Can I play music on a Zoom call?

You can play music in a Zoom call by simply using your computer sound option and start playing music from any website or application. The users on the other end of the Zoom call will be able to listen to what you’re playing. To do this: 

Step 1: Start sharing your screen on Zoom by clicking on the Share Screen button 

Step 2: A window will pop up and on the top: click Advanced

Step 3: Select Computer Sound Only

You will see a thin bar indicating that you are now sharing a screen with computer audio.

How do you play music and talk on Zoom?

You can talk and play music on Zoom at the same time just by following the same steps mentioned here.

Can you listen to music while on Zoom without others hearing?

The only way to listen to music on Zoom without others hearing is by muting your mic when you’re listening to music. Only that way will participants not be able to hear your music. 

If you use your headphones or earphones on the other hand, only you will be able to listen to the music you play regardless of whether your mic is muted or not.

Can Teams hear your music?

You can listen to music while using Microsoft Teams only with a muted mic or with headphones on (the safest option). 

If your mic is not on mute and you’re not wearing any headphones, your music will be heard by others in the meeting.

Can I play music while talking on my iPhone?

While you’re on a call, you may go to your home screen and start playing music from your favorite apps like Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music etc. 

The iOS software is designed to lower the sound of the music when you’re on a call. The music will remain audible to you while the person on the other end will not hear it.

Can you play music on Bluetooth while on the phone?

When you’re connected to a Bluetooth audio device from your phone and play music on your phone, both the call and the music will stream to the Bluetooth device. 

On iPhones, the music volume is lowered automatically when you’re on a call. With other smartphones, however, you might not be able to play music at all when a call is ongoing.

Can you listen to music with someone on Apple Music?

Starting with iOS 15 you can listen to music together with your friends or family by getting on a FaceTime call. Here’s how to listen to music with someone via Apple Music: 

Step1: Launch FaceTime and start a call with your friend or anyone you want to listen to music with

Step 2: Open Apple Music 

Step 3: play a song you want to listen to with anyone on the call. It will automatically start streaming for everyone on the FaceTime call