How To Fix No Sound on YouTube

Sometimes you won’t hear any sound on YouTube when you are watching YouTube videos on mobile app or computer. This issue might occur due to various reasons such as outdated audio drivers, incorrect audio settings or device selected, malware or virus.

Let’s learn how to fix this No Sound on YouTube in this post.

Solved: How to fix No Sound on YouTube

Follow the below solutions one by one until your Sound issue on Youtube is fixed.

Solution 1: Check Volume settings

No matter how silly it may sound, but sometimes all you are forgetting is to unmute your device or to level up the volume which is set to a very low setting previously. To go one step further, you can check the configuration setting of the speaker you are using, or making sure the right speakers are selected. You must also see if the Volume Mixer slider is not on the lowest setting. 

  • Go to Taskbar > Open Sound Settings (right click on the speaker icon).

You must also check if the YouTube audio is muted or set to the lowest. You can find it at the left corner of the YouTube player, near pause. 

Solution 2: Close running programs

Another issue can be you have some more multimedia applications running in the background that are interfering with the YouTube audio. Try closing them and then see if the No sound on YouTube is fixed. 

Solution 3: Update your browser software

Further, an old un-updated browser might be the root of the problem of no sound on YouTube. You can update your browser, then close all open browsers and then try playing the video again in a fresh browser.  Most of the times, if your browser is outdated, a notification appears on the top right corner of the browser. Else try to switch your browser from Microsoft to Chrome let’s say and see if it works. 

Solution 4: Update or Remove Flash Player Software

Flash Player can also cause problems when you are not able to hear sound on YouTube. Just update it to the latest version and see if you get any help. Also, if you just updated, and the sound went away after that, roll back to the last functional version.

Adobe flash player is also not recommended on latest macOS and Windows 10 or 11 operating system. So also try removing Flash player if you have installed it using the Add or remove programs programs.

Solution 5: Clear browser cache

Sometimes it is not that you need an update to the browser, you just need to clear the cache and stored memory altogether. You can use the Disk Cleanup Tool to clear temporary internet files on the PC. Also, go to the Settings in the browser, and from there you can find the option to clear cache.

Solution 6: Update your Sound Card driver

Use Audio Troubleshooter that comes inbuilt with Windows 10. If that also does not help, try updating the Sound Card Driver. Under both cases, you must restart your system to see if the solution helped. 

Solution 7: Turn off Bluetooth and Check for Headphones Connected

No another, what we call an absent-minded reason, or a silly reason, is that you’re Bluetooth is ON and the voice is going to some other connected device, maybe some handset or some other laptop, you never know! So check for it and turn it OFF if that is the case. You can search “Bluetooth” via Cortana, or go to Settings > Devices> Bluetooth. Some PC’s also have a Bluetooth button on some function key, usually F10, you can try that. 

Solution 8: Security Software interference

Antivirus, security software, or some malware can cause this problem. So first give your system a full scan. If the problem persists, try disabling your antivirus and then restart the system to check. If this solves the problem, you can dig for more options as to how to use the antivirus and have the sound as well. 

Hope this helped in solving the YouTube no sound error. If you are still facing the issue let us know in the comments below, we will help you out.

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