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How do I set up Slido with my presentation using the Switcher?

💡Switcher is free. You can use it with all our plans.

Switcher for Mac or Windows is a free desktop app that allows you to seamlessly integrate Slido with slides or any other presentation formats such as Prezi, Keynote, PDF or Microsoft's Office 365

If you're a solo presenter or using only one computer at your event, you can now display Slido polls or questions remotely using your smartphone as a remote control.

  • Equipment you need (0:26)
  • Important things to remember (0:40)
  • What you need to open on your computer (0:45)


Step 1 - Set up Switcher

  1. Download and launch the Switcher
  2. Sign in with your Slido account and select your event
  3. Let the Switcher run in the background
Remember to connect your computer that runs Switcher to the projector

Check the Switcher troubleshooting article if you have issues downloading or running Switcher on your computer.

Step 2 - Start your presentation

You can now open your PowerPoint, Keynote or PDF slides and start presenting on fullscreen.

Step 3 - Use your smartphone as a remote control

Log in and access Slido Admin view on your secondary device such as your smartphone, tablet or a computer. You can think of it as the remote control.

You can access your Admin also from our native app for Android or iOS 

Step 4 - Activate polls

You can activate polls during the presentation at any time and display them live to your audience on the screen as well as their mobile devices. Click play to activate the poll and click stop to return back to your presentation.

Step 5 - Display questions

If you want to display questions from your remote or a computer, simply click the presentation icon and select Questions. If you'd like to go back to your presentation, click back on the presentation icon and choose Presentation.

⭐  Protip: Use a keyboard shortcut Control + Option + D on Mac or Ctrl + Alt + D on Windows to display Slido


Switcher troubleshooting

Having issues downloading or running Switcher on your computer? Check out this article

It will help you solve the following situations: 

  • I can’t download Switcher
  • Switcher is not loading
  • Switcher is showing "Switcher is offline" message
  • The device doesn’t show the “switch to presentation” option
💡We recommend using the standard desktop version of Internet Explorer with your Office 365


  • Switcher guide - download a guide on how to set up Switcher on your computer
  • Polling time slide - download a slide and paste it into your presentation to know when a poll should be activated


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