How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

Learn how to enable or disable sound access to Chrome for Android. The sound access helps the website we are browsing in Chrome to play music or sound.

This happened to me recently, I boarded a train and browsing some sites and suddenly I was able to hear intro music and then some news broadcast. I was just wondering which video I played that made such a loud noise.

I somehow manage to reduce the volume to take control. But, still, I couldn’t figure out why the sound was playing. I was using the Chrome browser for reading a blog post and multiple tabs were open.

After checking all the tabs, I saw a live autoplay video embedded on the news site. I immediately stop the video and closed the tab. But, still wondering how that happened without my consent to play the video or even audio. After a quick research, I found that this autoplay is basically an ad type that is often embedded in blogs and news websites for monetization.

Related: How to Allow or Block Sound Access in Chrome Computer?

Thus I thought that I need to disable the sound access permission to any website that I am not aware of. In this blog, I’ve mentioned all the steps that I’ve taken to disable sound access for the website.

How to Disable Sound on Chrome for Android?

If you do not watch videos or listen to music in your browser, then you can safely disable the sound permissions for all websites.

Here are the steps to disable sound in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open Sound tab.
  6. The Sound is default set to Allowed.
  7. Toggle the button to turn OFF the Sound access to Chrome Android.

Block and Mute Sound on Chrome Android

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

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

How to Enable Sound Access on Chrome Android?

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

Here are the steps to enable sound in Chrome Android:

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

Allow Sound on Chrome Android

How to Mute Sound for a Site on Chrome Android?

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

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open Sound tab.
  6. Toggle the button to turn ON the Sound access to Chrome Android.
  7. Tap on + ADD SITE EXCEPTION  command.
  8. Enter the site URL facebook.com.
  9. Tap on the Add button.

Site Exception for Allow or Mute Sound in Chrome Android

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

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

Video on Sound Access Permission on Chrome Android

In this video tutorial, we will learn how to enable or disable sound access permission to the website. This will help in disabling background sound from the selected website.

How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line — Chrome Android Sound Access

The chrome browser on the android phone provides grant privileges for users to control the sound. It helps in customizing the sound and media autoplay based on the websites.

If you think a particular website is annoying and don’t want to ever listen to any sounds or music, then blacklist the website URL by adding to the exception list.

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

What is your setting for sound permissions on your chrome android browser? 

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
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2 Responses

  1. Madragora says:

    Really helpful, ta. i had an issue with sound on my android, after having played around with settings, and perhapos inadvertently switiching it off, as described above. Couldn’t identify the problem, did a factory reset then installed the latest cversion of Chrome. Suddenly the sound cam eback and i made the connection as to what I think I must have done. however, one day later and the sound has dropped off again – checked the settings, all the same there, so now I’m stuck! ?s it Chrome, or is it perhaps a problem with my 4 year old phone??

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hi Madragora, are you able to play sound or music in any other app? Like YT or any Music App? That would probably help you to judge whether it’s an issue with just the Chrome browser or overall Android phone. Let me know how it goes!

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