How to Allow or Block Autoplay Sound in Edge Computer?

Learn how to allow or block the sound access in the Microsoft Edge browser on the computer device. The sound will be enabled or mute based on the settings.

The sound access is used for playing the music or sound within the Edge browser without having to install any app or program on the computer. However, websites that too news sites are misusing the sound permission to play the hosted podcast or video embeds without user consent.

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Microsoft Edge has an option within the site settings section to allow or block the autoplay media permissions. You can also add a few selected sites like YouTube to play sound and block rest.

How to Allow Autoplay Sound on Edge Computer?

Here are the steps to allow the sound permission and access to play music in Edge browser on any computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  5. Scroll down and choose the Media autoplay option within Site permissions.
  6. From the drop-down choose the Allow option.

Allow Media Autoplay in Edge Computer

This will allow the website to use the sound access permissions to play the sound and music within the website. You can partially allow a specific website to play sound by listing them into the Allow section.

How to Block Sound Access on Edge Computer?

Here are the steps to block sound access on Edge browser in any computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  5. Scroll down and choose the Media autoplay option within Site permissions.
  6. From the drop-down choose the Limit option.

Limit and Block Sound and Media AutoPlay in Edge computer

This will completely block the website from accessing the sound port to autoplay any music or voice on from the website.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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