How to Stop Sites from Playing Sound in Google Chrome

Do you visit a lot of Web pages that play sound, and you find yourself always looking for a way to mute them? This can be tedious, annoying, and occasionally difficult. If you have decided that you don’t ever actually need to hear sound in your browser, but you don’t want to mute your computer entirely, then you may be looking for a way to block sound from Chrome.

Fortunately this is something that you can configure in the browser. Our tutorial below will show you how to stop all sites from playing sound in Google Chrome so that you no longer need to go searching for a mute button.

 

How to Disable Sounds from Playing on Web Pages in Google Chrome

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. By changing this setting you will prevent pages that you visit from playing any audio files.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome.

 

Step 2: Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button at the top-right corner of the window.

customize and control google chrome

Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

open chrome settings

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the Advanced option.

chrome advanced settings

 

 

Step 5: Scroll down and click the Content settings button.

chrome content settings

 

 

Step 6: Scroll down and choose the Sound option.

how change chrome sound setting

 

 

Step 7: Click the button to the right of Allow sites to play sound to turn it off. After you click that button, the setting will change to say Mute sites that play sound. Chrome won’t play sounds on any sites with the setting in the picture below.

how to stop sites from playing sound in google chrome

 

 

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