Developed by Google, Chrome is one of the fastest and popular Internet browsers. Chrome provides many security functions, and if it even finds a suspicious website, it will alarm you. The reason why people love Chrome so much is because of the Chrome Extensions. There are thousands of Extensions available for chrome for different functions. Even more, there are themes available for Chrome to apply. Chrome allows users to manually control permission for various websites.
You can enable certain websites to send you a notification, certain websites to play songs, videos, or to run scripts in Chrome. However, despite the fact that you can control every aspect, there are bugs founded on the Windows version of Chrome. Users have reported that sometimes the sounds stops while playing a video or audio on Chrome. Sound not working in Chrome is a minor issue and can be fixed with little to no technical knowledge.
How to Fix Google Chrome Sound not Working
It can be very annoying if the Sound suddenly turns off and stop working. However, by the issue, you can’t tell if its a browser issue or your Windows issue. Therefore, there are a few methods explained below, which you can try to fix the Chrome Sound Not Working issue in Windows 10.
Method 1: Restart your PC and Updating Sound Driver
It can be a temporary issue caused by low connectivity or conflict od application, therefore firstly, try to restart your PC. Click on the Start Menu and click on the Power icon. Select Restart. If the restart doesn’t solve the issue, then you can update your Sound Card Driver because, at times, the driver can get corrupted. You can resolve it by updating the driver.
Step 1) Type Device Manager in the Windows Search Bar, and click on the first option that appears as a result. Open up the Device Manager.
Step 2) Now, click on the down arrow beside the Sound, Video, and game controllers option to expand the list of Sound cards. Select the Sound card that is not functioning, right-click on it, and select Update Driver.
Step 3) Reboot your Windows and play audio in Chrome.
Method 2: Resetting Chrome and Clearing the Cache
Step 1) Click on the three dots/more options, located at the top-right corner on Chrome. Select Settings from the menu. However, you can also type the link chrome://settings in the address bar and open up the Chrome settings.
Step 2) On the setting page, Scroll down to the bottom until you see the Advanced option, click on it.
Step 3) Now, under the Privacy & Security section, click on the Clear browsing data option.
Step 4) A prompt will appear, only check the Cached images and files, Cookies, and other site data option. Then click on the Clear Data option. This will clean up your cache data. After that, you can restart Chrome and check if the issue has been solved. If not, follow the steps.
Step 5) Go back to the Advanced Setting page, scroll down, and click on the Restore Settings to their original defaults option to reset your Chrome browser.
Step 6) A confirmation prompt will appear, select Reset Settings to confirm and your chrome will be reset to its original settings. Now check if your issue has been resolved.
Method 3: Unmuting tab and Checking Chrome Sound Settings
Step 1) When you notice that the sound isn’t working on Chrome, right-click on the tab select the mute option, and right-click unmute the tab again after a few seconds. This may or may not fix your issue.
Step 2) Click on the more option or three dots located at the top-right corner of Chrome, select Settings from the menu. Go to Site Settings option under the Privacy & Security section, then click on the sound option. If the Allow sites to play sound option is turned off then toggle it on to fix the issue.
Step 3) Restart Chrome, and check if the issue has been resolved.
Method 4: Troubleshooting Sound and Checking Chrome Sound in Volume Mixer
Step 1) Don’t close the Chrome tab that doesn’t have sound, right-click on the Sound icon on the Windows taskbar and select Open Volume Mixer.
Step 2) Check if the Chrome is muted, if muted then increase the volume. Check if the sound came back or not, if not then proceed to troubleshoot.
Step 3) Right-click on the Sound icon, and select the Open Sound Setting Option. On the Sound Setting Window, click on the Troubleshoot button.
Step 4) Follow the Wizard and let Windows automatically detect and fix the issue for you.