How to Enable or Disable Sound Permission in Edge Android?

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

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

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

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

The website needs permission to play sound and hosted 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 this online auto-media play, then you can just disable the sound permissions for websites.

Here are the steps to disable the sound permission and access to 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 sound permissions 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.

Add Exception to Allow Sites to Play Sound Edge Android

All you need is to 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, rest everything will be still blocked.

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.

But personally I prefer to keep it disabled allow the sounds from the selected sites by adding them into exception list.

Here are the steps to follow in order to enable the sound access permission in Microsoft Edge on Android OS smartphone:

  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 into an exception list.

Just like above we blocked the sound and whitelisted few websites to play sound. Here we will allow the sounds for all sites but add few into 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 consent causing a disturbance. Hence, you should block the sound permission and mute the sites.

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 you have chosen?

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