No sound on Google Chrome? Here’s how to fix that

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • Google Chrome is a browser of choice for millions of users worldwide.
  • Despite its popularity, sometimes errors can appear in Chrome.
  • If you have no sound in Chrome, check the Volume mixer and make sure that Chrome isn’t muted or disable all extensions.
  • This article is just a part of our Chrome hub, and if you’re looking for more in-depth guides, be sure to check it out.
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Google Chrome might be the most popular browser on planet earth but that does not make it immune to problems. And one of the common problems many faced with Chrome is it not playing sound.

That might sound too trifle an issue but it also is one that can be most frustrating; more so when all other apps on your device plays back sound except Chrome.

However, the solution is equally easy and simple to deal with.

Here is what you need to do when you have no sound on your Chrome browser.

How can I fix sound issues on Google Chrome?

  1. Check speaker volume and mixer
  2. Disable extensions
  3. Clear cache and cookies
  4. Remove malware
  5. Reset Chrome settings
  6. Update Chrome
  7. Uninstall and re-install Chrome

1. Check speaker volume and mixer

  1. Right click on the Speaker icon on the system tray at the bottom right of your taskbar.
  2. Select Open Volume Mixer.
  3. Your Chrome app should be listed there under the Applications section towards the right.
  4. Make sure it isn’t muted or volume hasn’t been set to the lowest position.

Check if Chrome is able to playback sound. If not, proceed to the next step.


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2. Disable extensions

  1. Type chrome://extensions on a Chrome tab and press Enter.
  2. You will be provided with a list of extensions embedded inside your Chrome browser.
  3. Look for a particular extension named Pepper Flash and disable it. Most reported having had their sound issues resolved after disabling this particular extension.
  4. In fact it would be a good idea to delete all other extensions following by installing them again, while checking after each installation if you are getting sound.

To make sure if it indeed is some extension causing the problem, open Chrome in Incognito Mode.

To do that, press (Cntrl + Shift + N) on Chrome or click on the top right corner of your Chrome browser and select New Incognito Window from the menu provided.

Check to see if you are getting sound. If yes, then there might be an extension causing the issue.


3. Clear cache and cookies

  1. On your Chrome browser, click on the three vertical dots at the top right corner.
  2. Select More tools -> Clear browsing data.
  3. In the Clear browsing data window that appears, you have the option to set a timeline against which the data will be cleared. Select All time for a comprehensive clean up job.
  4. Click on Clear Data.
  5. There is an Advanced tab as well that you can check for additional options.

Restart your PC and check if the sound issue has been resolved, or read on for other steps.


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