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How to Allow or Block Sound Access in Chrome Computer?

Sound access is both useful as well as disgusting some of the times. With this permission, you can surely hear the audio played on the Sites but sometimes this autoplay feature plays random audio on its own which gets irritating sometimes. But with Chrome Computer you can manage to allow or block the Sound permissions. So, you need to tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and then open the settings. From there open the Privacy and Security section, and tap on Site settings. From Site, settings scroll down and open the additional content settings, under it open the Sound option. Now, tap on the check box as per your requirements.

The sound access is used for playing the music or sound within the chrome browser without the need of installing any app or program on the computer. However, famous news websites are misusing the sound permission to auto-play live podcasts or video embeds without user consent.

This is quite annoying and the only way out of this is to block all the sound permissions for such websites. It can be more annoying if you are at some gatherings and suddenly auto-play audio starts playing and you are not even aware that from where the sound is coming and how to close it. So, in such cases blocking sound in Chrome Computer is the best option.

A day before, I was browsing through a news website in my house while everyone else was working. Suddenly, a video started playing at a high volume without my consent. It disturbed all the members of my family and annoyed them. Henceforth, I decided to block the sound permissions for these websites.

Related: How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

Google Chrome has an option within the chrome sound settings section to allow or block the sound permissions. You can also add selected sites like YouTube, Spotify, etc. to play sound and block the rest of them.

How to Allow Sound Access on Chrome Computer?

The Chrome browser is enabled to play the sound by default for all the websites. In case you are not able to hear any sound after playing music, then you need to allow sound permission for the sites. It is available under chrome audio settings.

Here are the steps on how to allow audio on a chrome computer:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section, and select the Site settings from the menu.
  5. Choose the Sounds option within Additional Content settings.
  6. Tap on the check box in front of the option, Sites can play sound. 

Allow sites to play sound in chrome 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 Chrome Computer?

If you do not want any website to play the sound or music, then you can block the sound permissions for these websites. You can block all sites or add the sites into the Mute bucket to disable them to play sound. It is all available under the chrome sound settings section.

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

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section, and select the Site settings from the menu.
  5. Choose the Sounds option within Additional Content settings.
  6. Tap on the check box in front of the option stating, Don’t allow sites to play sound. 

Block and Mute sites to play sound in chrome computer

This will completely block the website from accessing the sound port to play any music or voice from the website. In case you want to block sound for a specific website, then you can list the website URL under the Mute section to disable the sound permission for that website.

Mute sound access to website in chrome computer

This will turn off the sound for the website listed in the mute section and won’t play any music or voice for the same. The sound will be muted irrespective of the main switch in Sound setting permissions.

Bottom Line: Chrome Computer Auto Play Sound

Google Chrome offers the ability to play or mute the sounds and music within the websites at the site settings level. You can customize it to block sound from all the websites or allow it to play. You can also customize the play or mute for the selected website by adding the site URL in the correct bucket.

After blocking the sound access for certain annoying websites under the chrome sound settings, I could swiftly browse through news articles without the fear of any unwanted audio or video playing without my consent. It saved me from a lot of embarrassment in the future.

Similarly, you can also control the sound permissions on the chrome android browser. You can either mute or allow sound and also customize the play sound option for selected websites.

What are your default sound permissions on the chrome browser? Have you muted any sites on a chrome computer?

FAQs: Allow or Block the Auto Play Sound in Chrome Computer

Now, let us go through some frequently asked questions regarding how to block or allow the Autoplay sound access in Chrome Computer.

How to allow the Sound Access on Chrome Computer?

To allow the Sound Access on Chrome Computer, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and then open the settings. From there open the Privacy and Security section, and tap on Site settings. From Site, settings scroll down and open the additional content settings, under it open the Sound option. Now, tap on the check box next to the option stating, Sites can play sound. 

How to Block the Sound Access on Chrome Computer?

To block the Sound Access on Chrome Computer, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and then open the settings. From there open the Privacy and Security section, and tap on Site settings. From Site, settings scroll down and open the additional content settings, under it open the Sound option. Now, tap on the check box next to the option stating, Don’t allow sites to play sound. 

How to add the specific site allowing the permission to access Sound in Chrome Computer?

To add the specific site to permit the Sound Access on Chrome Computer, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and then open the settings. From there open the Privacy and Security section, and tap on Site settings. From Site, settings scroll down and open the additional content settings, under it open the Sound option. Now, under the Allow to play sound list, tap on Add and enter the site URL.

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2 thoughts on “How to Allow or Block Sound Access in Chrome Computer?”

  1. Denisia

    How can I block forever the sound of Google in a way that I can’t unblock it?

  2. Sunny

    How to change chrome window’s default notification Sound on webpage??

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