Resolve Windows 11 YouTube Playing No Sound Issues Quickly

Resolve Windows 11 YouTube Playing No Sound Issues Quickly

If you're having trouble with no sound when playing YouTube videos on Windows 11, here are some quick fixes to help you resolve the issue.

How to fix Windows 11 YouTube’s no sound?​

1. Ensure YouTube is Not Muted​

  1. Play a YouTube video.
  2. Check the speaker icon on the YouTube video player – ensure it is not muted and the volume is up.
Ensuring the YouTube video is not muted resolves simple sound issues directly within the player.

2. Check Browser Tab Sound​

  1. Right-click on the browser tab playing the YouTube video.
  2. Ensure the option "Unmute site" is selected.
Checking the browser tab ensures the sound is not muted at the browser level.

3. Verify Sound Settings in Windows​

  1. Right-click the sound icon in the taskbar and select "Open Volume Mixer".
  2. Ensure the volume for your browser (e.g., Chrome) is turned up.
Verifying sound settings ensures the browser has permission to output sound.

4. Run the audio troubleshooter

  1. Press the Start Menu key and select Settings. settings windows 11

  2. Click on System on the left pane, then Troubleshoot on the right pane. Open system troubleshooter
  3. Select Other troubleshooters. other troubleshooters
  4. Locate the Playing Audio troubleshooter, and click on the Run button next to it. running playing audio troubleshooter windows 11 settings

5. Update Audio Drivers​

  1. Press Win + X and select "Device Manager".
  2. Expand the "Sound, video and game controllers" section.
  3. Right-click your audio device and select "Update driver".
  4. Follow the prompts to update the driver.
Updating audio drivers can resolve compatibility issues that cause no sound.

6. Change the Sound Enhancement Settings

  1. Right-click the Sounds icon in the bottom right corner of the desktop and select Sounds.
  2. Click the Communications tab at the top.
  3. Now, tick the radio button for Do nothing and click OK.
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  4. Next, click the Playback tab.
  5. Right-click on Speakers/Headphones and select Proprieties.
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  6. Go to the Enhancements tab.
  7. Now, tick the box next to Disable all sound effects and click OK.
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  8. Lastly, check to see if this change had any impact.

7. Reset Chrome Sound Settings​

  1. Open Chrome and go to Settings > Advanced.
  2. Under "Privacy and security," click on "Site Settings".
  3. Scroll down to "Sound" and ensure the "Allow sites to play sound" option is enabled.
Resetting Chrome sound settings ensures the browser is configured to play sound from websites.

8. Clear Browser Cache​

  1. Open Chrome and go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data.
  2. Select "All time" and check "Cached images and files".
  3. Click "Clear data".
Clearing the browser cache can resolve conflicts that cause sound issues.

9. Reinstall Your Browser​

  1. Uninstall your browser via Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
  2. Download and install the latest version of the browser from the official website.
Reinstalling the browser can fix corrupted files that might be causing sound issues.

And if other apps can playback sound and only YouTube has no sound, it may be app-specific. In this case, get in touch with YouTube support and report the issue.
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