A web browser without audio output can easily become one of the most annoying things you can encounter, especially if you’re using it to stream a video, song, or podcast.

If the Chrome sound on your PC has suddenly lost its will to live, here are 13 things you can do to possibly fix the Google Chrome sound not working in Windows 10 problem.

Restarting your computer can magically solve problems that have no apparent reason to exist. Rebooting a device should be at the top of your troubleshooting checklist.

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If you are using external speakers, disconnect them and try playing the sound through the computer’s built-in speakers. If this works, there is a problem with your speakers.

If you do not have internal speakers, reconnect them and try again.

In Chrome and Chrome-based browsers, you can disable individual tabs. Check the tab currently in use and make sure it is disabled.

Right-click on the tab and enable the mute option.

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Google Chrome has a built-in setting that mutes all sounds. Incorrect circuitry can stop Chrome’s audio output. Here’s how to fix it.

Just go to chrome://settings/content/sound and make sure the sites have the ability to play sound.

The Windows sound mixer allows the user to change the volume of each application individually.  Here’s how to check the sound level in Chrome.

Step one: Open the tab that is causing the audio problem.

Step two: Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar. Press the volume control.

Step three: Scroll on the screen to find Chrome, and make sure it’s not muted and that the volume is high enough.

If you don’t see Chrome in the volume mixer, play some sound in your browser.

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The audio output can be routed to a device that is not connected to a PC, so no sound is transmitted. How to check these settings can be found here.

Step one: Right-click the sound icon on the taskbar and click Open Sound Settings.

Step two: Make sure the correct device is selected in the Output section. If this doesn’t solve your problem, go to the next step.

Step three: Scroll down and tap App volume and device settings under Advanced audio settings.

Step four: Look for Chrome in this list. Make sure the output is set to default and the volume is set to 100%.

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Sometimes Windows Troubleshooter can solve seemingly random problems with your computer.

Step one: Right-click the sound icon on the taskbar and click Open Sound Settings.

Step two: Scroll down to find the troubleshooting button. Click on it and wait for the process to complete. I hope this solves your problem.

In late 2017, Microsoft activated Spatial Sound on all computers compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update. While this should improve the sound quality, it can sometimes cause problems.

So you can try disabling it (or turning it on) to see if it solves your problem.

Step one: Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar and move the mouse pointer to Spatial Sound.

Step two: Try the options listed here, including completely disabling space audio, to see what works.

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An outdated driver may cause problems with Chrome installation. Follow these steps to check for updates.

Step one: Press Windows + X and click on Device Manager.

Step two: Double-click the audio, video, and game controllers to display all visible audio devices.

Step three: Right-click on your audio device and click Update Driver.

Step four: Click on Check drivers automatically and Windows will automatically download and install all necessary driver updates.

Sometimes questionable extensions can cause Chrome to behave inappropriately. If you have recently installed new extensions, they may cause this problem.

Go to chrome://extensions and try disabling all shadow extensions one by one until your audio works again.

In most cases, errors in the cache files can cause a number of problems. Try clearing the Chrome cache to see if this fixes the problem.

Step one: Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into your browser’s address bar and press Enter.

Step two: Select the Cache and Cookies options and make sure the time range is set to All the time. Click Delete Now to delete all data.

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If nothing else works, you can try resetting Chrome. Here’s how.

Step one: Go to chrome: // settings/reset. Click Restore Defaults.

Step two: Chrome will show you a warning. Click Reset Settings and your browser will be reset to its default settings.

As a last resort, you can check if you are awaiting Windows updates. If so, install it and try again.

Step one: Press the Windows + I key to open the Windows settings. Click on Update and Security.

Step two: Click Check for Updates to see if any updates are available for your system, install any updates immediately, restart your computer and try again.

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