How to join an AfterNow Prez presentation on Hololens

By Philippe Lewicki / 26 Jan 2021

Topics: Tutorial


Someone sent you a presentation ID and invited you to join their presentation. That's great! An AfterNow Prez presentation is something you won't want to miss, and we suggest experiencing it with a VR or AR headset.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to install AfterNow Prez and join the presentation.


AfterNow Prez is available on the Microsoft store for Hololens. In your Hololens open the Store app and search for AfterNow, select AfterNow Prez and Airtap install.

Starting the app

Search for "AfterNow Prez" in your app menu; since the list is alphabetical, you will generally find it right near the top. Air Tap on the app icon to open it.

Join a presentation

Once the app has loaded, you will see the Login Menu. To join someone else's presentation, you can either log into your User Account or quickly gain Guest Access.

The quickest way to attend someone else's presentation is to join as a Guest. To do so:

  • Select the Guest Access tab.
  • Enter the eight-digit Presentation ID. Adding your name is optional.
  • Click Join as Guest.

Open the Spectator menu

Once the presentation is loaded, look at the palm of your hand to reveal the hand menu button. Click on it with the index finger of your other hand.
To close the menu: tap on the same button again, or use the "close" button.
Once summoned, the menu will pop up in front of you and look something like this:

In this menu, you will find the following:

  • Slide Number - "Lobby" is used  here before the presentation has started.
  • Presentation Title & ID - which you entered to access the session.
  • Leave Button - to exit the presentation once the meeting is done.
  • Participant Count & Mute Button - to disable your microphone, if desired.
  • Raise Hand button - to get the attention of the speaker.
  • Relocate Button - to adjust the presentation's placement, if desired.
  • Close Button (not shown) - to hide the menu again;

To use any of the buttons in the menu, aim with your hand and perform an AirTap by pinching your index finger and thumb.

Changing your Location

The presentation's placement is determined by where you were standing/sitting when it initially loaded. Please take moment to look down and notice the location pad underneath you. Although you are free to move around, of course, we recommend using this positioning during the presentation for the best experience. In case the initial location does not work well for you, please select a new location and heading (i.e., the direction in which you are facing) and press the Relocate button in the menu. You can perform this adjustment as many times are you want.

Self Guided presentations

Most of the presentation will have a presenter and a live audience.  But some presentations are designed to be viewed and experienced without a presenter. We call them Self guided presentations. In those presentation, will you need to start the presentation yourself and possibly move through slides on your own.
On a Self Guided presentation, the menu will look like this:

You can use the menu or do an AirTap to move through slides.

Philippe Lewicki

Culver City

Immersed in the metaverse for the past 7 years, international technology speakers. Philippe is working at AfterNow creating the future of human and machines interactions.