How to Enable or Disable Sound Permission in Edge Android?

Learn how to enable or disable the sound permission to Edge for Android. This will allow or block access to the phone speaker for playing the music or sound.

Recently I started noticing that websites, especially the news websites are misusing the feature of sound and music permission available in the website browser. They are auto-playing the videos and podcasts without the permission of the user.

I was recently felt embarrassed while traveling on the metro while I was browsing through Google news, and suddenly a new website started the live broadcast in a really high volume. Though I took the situation in control, I decided to block the sound permission on the news websites.

Perhaps, you should consider blocking other permissions like camera, microphone, etc. for the sites that you do not wish to grant the permissions.

Related: How to Allow or Block Autoplay Sound in Edge Computer?

The website needs permission to play sound and host music using a web browser. The Microsoft Edge does have a feature to either allow or disable the sound access for the website which we can use in our favor.

How to Disable Sound Permission in Edge Android?

If you are just as annoyed as me due to the online auto-media play, then you can just disable the sound permission for websites. It will not only enhance your browsing experience but also save you from embarrassing situations. The edge sound settings let you access that.

Here are the steps to disable the sound permission and access phone speakers in Edge browser on Android phones:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Allow sites to play sound options from the list which is set to Allowed by default.
  6. Disable the toggle button to Block the sound permissions.

Allow Sites to Play Sound in Edge Android

This will disable the android sound permission for all the sites to play the sound on the Edge browser. However, Edge also provides the option to add the exception list of sites that are allowed to play sound in blocking mode. The Edge sound settings have an option to browse it all.

Add Exception to Allow Sites to Play Sound Edge Android

All you need to do is keep the Sound access blocked and all the website URLs in the Add site exception list. This will allow only the sites listed in exception to play the sound. The others will be blocked as usual.

How to Enable Sound Permission in Edge Android?

If you disable the sound permission, it will block sounds for all the sites. You can simply choose to enable sound permission for other websites. But personally, I prefer to keep it enabled for all websites and block the android sound permission for a few websites. These belong to the site exception list.

Here are the steps to follow to enable the android sound permission for Microsoft Edge: 

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for Android browser.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option, and tap on it.
  5. Choose the Allow sites to play sound option from the list.
  6. Enable the toggle button to Allow the sound play permission.

Allow Sites to Play Sound Edge Android

This will allow all the sites to play sound on the Edge browser on Android smartphones. However, if you want to block certain websites from auto-playing the music or sound like news broadcasts, radio, etc. then you can add them to the exception list. All these are available under the edge sound settings.

As mentioned above, we blocked sound for most of the websites and whitelisted a few websites to play sound. Here, we will allow the sounds for all sites but add a few into the Add site exception to block the sound play. This will block the sound permission to play on the speaker from the websites listed in the exceptions.

Bottom Line: Edge Android Sound Permission

The website generally does have sound permission to play audio. This permission is misused by famous news sites and blogs to auto-play media without the consent of the user causing a disturbance. Hence, you should block the sound permission and mute the sites.

Once I enabled the sound permission android that blocked these websites to play sound, my browsing experience improved. Now, only the websites that I wanted to play sound from would do so. I had to no longer face any problematic situations in the future that involved the edge sound settings.

Similarly, you can also manage the sound access for websites on Edge computer browser. This will disable or enable the sound for all sites and you can allow selected sites if needed.

Did you disable the sound permissions for the edge android browser? What option have you chosen?

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

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
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