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 like news sites are misusing the sound permission to play the hosted podcast or video embeds without user consent.

A week back, my father was browsing some news websites on his computer and trying to read through them in peace. Since I was sitting nearby, I could see that he got disturbed by the continuous playing of some videos with high volume. He tried to stop it but failed. I intervened to help him with the same.

After checking I found that the news website was auto-playing the live news tv on the website. Hence, I thought about permanently disabling the autoplay.

Related: How to Enable or Disable Sound Permission in Edge Android?

Microsoft Edge has an option within the Microsoft edge sound 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 the rest.

How to Allow Autoplay Sound on Edge Computer?

Some websites may use the auto-play feature to play unnecessary content. However, some websites like YouTube, Instagram, and so on do not play such unnecessary content and hence, they should be permitted to play sound by using the edge sound settings.

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 in the Allow section.

How to Block Sound Access on Edge Computer?

news websites tend to play sound without our consent. It is highly disturbing and very irritating. It is always recommended to block autoplay by using Microsoft edge sound settings.

Here are the steps to block sound access on 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 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.

Bottom Line: Edge Sound Settings

Microsoft Edge offers many features to enable or disable the auto-play feature of sound via edge sound settings. Often, we come across websites that misuse the auto-play sound and make it irritating.

I was able to help my father sort out the websites that should use the auto-play feature and the ones that should not. He was more than happy and thanked me several times. I’ve customized the enable and mute specific sites from playing audio on the Edge browser. For example, I’ve disabled the sound for a set of news sites that he often visits for reading, while enabling audio for YouTube, Netflix, and few other media stream sites.

Similarly, we can also manage the sound access on the Edge Android phone. You can enable or mute the sound play for specific sites.

Microsoft Edge offers numerous features. Only if we knew how to use them all effectively. If you find this article useful, do share it with your friends and family members.

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