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Disable or Enable Sound Play for Sites in Edge on Android

Do you want to enable or disable sound access to sites in the Edge app? Learn how to manage sound and auto-play permissions on your Android.

Microsoft Edge has the settings to restrict or allow sound permission access for all websites. You can manage the sound access for individual sites or all sites.

You can also add exceptions where only allowed sites can play the sound, and the rest are blocked.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage sound access to sites in the Edge browser.

Block the Sound Permissions to Sites

You can turn off website sound permission if you are annoyed by the auto-media play. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge for the Android.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings menu.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security and tap the Site Permissions option.
  4. Choose the Allow Sites to Play Sound option from the list.
  5. Toggle the switch to Block the sound permissions.
    Allow Sites to Play Sound in Edge Android

It will disable the sound permission for all the sites to play the sound. However, the browser also allows adding sites that play sound to the exception list.

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.

Enable the Sound Play for Sites

If you disable the sound permission, it will block sounds for all the sites. However, you can choose to allow sound for other websites. Here are the steps to follow

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge app for Android.
  2. Select the Settings menu from the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu.
  3. Tap the Privacy and Security option and select the Site Permissions option.
  4. Choose the Allow sites to play sound option from the list.
  5. Toggle the switch to allow the sound to play permission.
    Allow Sites to Play Sound Edge AndroidIt will allow all the sites to play sound.

However, you can add them to the exception list to block certain websites from auto-playing the music or sound, like news broadcasts, radio, etc.

As mentioned above, we blocked sound for most websites and whitelisted a few websites to play sound. It will allow the sounds for all sites, but add a few into the Add site exception to block the sound play.

Bottom Line

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

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

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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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