If you’ve ever tried watching a YouTube video in Chrome and found yourself not only struggling to hear it but also feeling like your speakers are broken, then you’re not alone.
In addition to YouTube videos lagging in Chrome fullscreen, low volume is one more glitch that can affect your experience.
A Chrome sound that is too low can be particularly annoying when YouTube videos are involved. So, why is Google Chrome sound so low?
Sometimes, you may find you have loosely connected your output device and once you securely plug it in, you will be good to go. But it’s not always that straightforward.
Most people prefer playing Youtube videos on their Chrome browsers because there is more freedom to tweak settings such as blocking ads and adding other useful extensions.
If you’d rather have a seamless viewing experience, then using specialized YouTube streaming software may be the answer. But there is also a glitch-free online alternative you can try.
We recommend using the Opera browser as an alternative workaround when Chrome is giving you trouble on YouTube.
If the video plays the sound without any problems, it’s likely your previous browser had an internal issue. You can also try it in case YouTube videos keep buffering in Chrome with obvious explanations.
Furthermore, a plethora of Opera add-ons can improve your YouTube experience when you want to view or download ultra-HD videos.
Why is my Chrome volume so low?
Some of the reasons why your Youtube volume is extremely low include:
|🔈 PC is set to low volume||🎧 Your speakers are old and/or broken||🧩 Background programs interference||📈 The video was uploaded at a low volume|
|The first thing you should check is the volume on your computer itself. It’s easy to forget that the volume on a computer can be turned down, so make sure it’s not accidentally muted.||Some laptops, especially older ones, may not have the best sound cards. If your Youtube volume is too low on Windows 10, try updating to Windows 11 and see if there are any changes.||If you’re playing a YouTube video in the background while you do something else with your computer, your volume may be low. Oftentimes, programs such as browsers will play a sound when they open or close a tab. These sounds can end up overwhelming the volume of YouTube videos if you have many tabs open at once.||If your YouTube video is playing at a very low volume, it’s probably because the video was uploaded with a low bitrate. This is not a good practice because videos in this format will have very little dynamic range and not enough audio information to reproduce sound accurately. Luckily, you can install a Chrome volume booster extension to amplify your sound.|
How do I fix low volume in Chrome?
If the YouTube volume is low in Chrome, you can proceed to resolve the issue using one of our recommended fixes below:
But first, make sure you check these prerequisites:
- ➡️ Check if you installed any add-ons recently. Since extensions can cause a fair amount of havoc and disruptions, you may need to remove any recent additions.
- ➡️ Make sure your browser is up to date and running the latest version. As always, it’s a good idea to keep your apps well-maintained, so make sure Chrome is updated.
1. Adjust the volume mixer from Chrome sound settings
- Right-click on the sound icon on the Taskbar.
- Now, select Open Volume Mixer.
- Increase the volume for the Chrome browser and sound device YouTube is playing on.
2. Reset sound settings to default
- Press the Windows + I keys simultaneously to open Settings.
- Select System and navigate to Sounds.
- Navigate to the Volume mixer under the Advanced section.
- Hit the Reset button next to Reset sound devices and volumes for all apps for to the recommended defaults.
3. Disable audio enhancements
- Right-click on the sound icon on the Taskbar and select Sounds.
- Navigate to the Playback tab and select Properties.
- Click on the Advanced tab, uncheck the Enable audio enhancements box, and click OK.
These fixes can apply if your Youtube volume is low on Mac too.
How do I adjust YouTube sound on Chrome?
If you’re using the Chrome browser to play Youtube videos, you can increase the volume by using keyboard shortcuts.
You can press F10 and adjust accordingly. Alternatively, you can use the sound icon and drag the volume to a level you are comfortable with.
Last but not least, you can install a Chrome volume booster extension to amplify your sound.
While YouTube and browsers generally make a good match, the pair is not exempt from occasional errors and we don’t just mean Chrome.
For instance, Firefox also has several YouTube-related glitches and if that is also your case, we’ll gladly give you a hand. Let us know of any other solutions that worked for you if you were facing the same issue.