No Sound on Youtube [Solved]

By Camilla Mo in Youtube Issues Tags: Youtube

You can play Youtube videos in any browser but can’t hear the sound? Don’t worry. Read on then you will find out the top methods to fix the problem. There are several reasons causing the problem. Just try all methods until you have the problem solved.

Method 1: Unmute Youtube video

It is possible that the Youtube sound is turned off. At the bottom left corner of the Youtube video, check and see if there is a “\” showing on the speaker icon. If yes, click on it to unmute the sound.

Method 2: Use a different browser

Try to watch the video in a different browser. If other browsers have the sound, it means the problem is caused by the browser being used. In this case, move on to Method 3. If all browsers can’t play sound, the sound card might not be working, then you’ll need to update the sound card drivers.


Method 3: Unmute the browser and the plugins

Follow steps below:

1. Right-click on the speaker icon at the bottom right corner of the desktop. Select Open Volume Mixer on the pop-up menu.

2. Ensure the browser and the plugin sliders are not muted and are not at the bottom.  In my case, I use FireFox (see below screenshot).


Method 4: Uninstall and update the Adobe Flash Player

Uninstalling and reinstalling the Adobe Flash Player has worked for many windows users who were experiencing the same issue as you.


Method 5: Update the sound card driver

Try to update the sound card drivers. If you have difficulty updating the drivers manually, you can use Driver Easy to help you. If you go Driver Easy Pro, you can update all drivers with just one-click. Download the Free version to have a try now.

Hope the methods above will help you fix no sound on Youtube issue.

  • Windows Failed

    on my pc it shows a black screen then shows if play back does not work restart your pc then it starts playing without sound and i tried restarting but nothing

  • Young Muscular Erik Estrada

    I have a problem with YouTube videos having no sound on my iPhone 6S Plus. All updates are installed. If I restart my phone, it fixes the problem temporarily. Anyone experiencing this issue? How can I fix it?

  • Curt Stowell

    I have a slideshow in powerpoint with sound. I changed the the extension to a mp4 and it plays fine in powerpoint, but when I move it to youtube there is no sound. Have any idea?

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Rodent,

    If sound works in IE, you can skip Method 5. But sometimes it’s necessary to keep drivers updated. You can try using Driver Easy for free. You are welcome to leave comments again if you have any questions.