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Enable or Disable Sound Play in Chrome on Android

Do you want to change the sound permission in the Chrome app? Learn how to enable or disable sound access on your Android phone.

The web browser has sound access permission by default and shares with all sites. However, any browser changes can conflict with the sound play and stop playing it.

You can check the Site Settings page in Chrome browser to enable or disable the sound access permissions. This will also fix the sound issue.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the sound and media playback settings in the Google Chrome browser.

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How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

Disable Sound Access to Sites

If you do not watch videos or listen to music in your browser, you can easily disable the sound permissions for all websites using the Chrome sound settings. Here are the steps to disable sound:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options and select Settings options.
  3. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  4. Within the Site Settings, open the Sound tab.
  5. The Sound is default set to Allowed.
  6. Toggle the button to turn OFF the Sound access to Chrome Android.
    Block and Mute Sound on Chrome Android

After disabling sound access from the Chrome sound settings, you won’t be able to listen to any sound or music playing in your Chrome browser.

However, enabling sound access on the Chrome browser is recommended if you listen or watch anything. It’s easy to turn off the sound within the browser by tapping on the volume icon in the music or video player unless you do not know what is playing in the background.

Enable Sound Permissions

There will be certain times that you have to watch a video on Chrome. In that case, you can easily toggle the sound access and turn it ON again. Assuming the sound access in Chrome sound settings is already turned OFF.

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu for options and select Settings from the list.
  3. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  4. Within the Site Settings, open the Sound tab.
  5. Toggle the button to turn ON the Sound access to Chrome Android.
    Allow Sound on Chrome Android

It will enable the sound of the website. The default setting for the browser allows all websites to play sound without any restriction.

Add Specific Sites to Mute Sound

This is the option that I use more often. There is this feature called + Add Site Exceptions, which typically works inversely. For example: if you want to disable the sound access for Facebook.com, then here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings options.
  3. Scroll down, tap the Site Settings option, and select the Sound tab.
  4. Toggle the button to turn ON the Sound access.
  5. Tap on + ADD SITE EXCEPTION  command.
  6. Enter the site URL facebook.com.
    Site Exception for Allow or Mute Sound in Chrome Android
  7. Tap on the Add button.

This will block the sound access for facebook.com on Chrome Android. But you can still play sound and music except for Facebook.

Inversely, if you wanted only facebook.com should play the sound, then the rest of them would be blocked. At step #6 — Turn OFF the sound access and add an exception for facebook.com to allow sound permission.

Bottom Line

The Chrome browser on the Android phone allows its users to control the sound. It helps in customizing the sound and helps in media autoplay based on the choice of websites.

Similarly, you can also control sound access permissions on a Chrome computer browser. You can enable or disable the media autoplay and turn off the sound for selected websites.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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