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No Audio when i try to use Stadia on Chrome on my PC.

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I've had the same problem with no audio when i use Stadia for the last three days on both my desktop and my laptop (CCU works fine). All Audio settings are ok, i get sound if i play YouTube and other sources through Chrome. But on Stadia it is just silence. I've double checked the sound card settings and everything looks just like normal. I can play a YouTube-clip and it plays sound, then i go and open up Stadia in the same tab and it just stays mute. I've tried all kinds of combinations but all that comes out of it is that any Stadia game i try to play will be mute. I've checked for muted tabs, muted apps and so forth but to no avail. It seems it has something to do with my Stadia account since the problems are not tied to a single piece of hardware. I have also tried to uninstall Chrome and reinstall it but no luck with that. So for now my quick fix is to use the new Microsoft Edge when i want to play Stadia on my PC. I have been in touch with another guy on Reddit who has the exact same issue. It was he who suggested i'd try to use another Chromium based browser since that was how he got around it since he could'nt get Stadia to work on Chrome.
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I have found the source of my problems. It was a third party plugin for Chrome that for some reason started misbehaving. But i deleted it and installed it fresh tweaked the settings as i want them and then everything works fine again. But i had also heard about the controller problem you mentioned but it was not the case in my case. Anyway, this made me think that there should be a troubleshooting guide for similar issues with the things to check before you give up. In this case it should be something like this: 1. Check the volume control panel for your PC 2. Check for muted tabs 3. Check that all audiodrivers are setup correctly. 4. Check stereo and surround settings depending on what kind of setup you have. 5. Check the audio routing in case it is routing the sound to your controller or some other place. 6. Check all your browser plugins. If you suspect a plugin problem delete the plugin and see if it helps and then you can reinstall it and set it up correctly. 7. Uninstall Chrome and reinstall it. That's about it i think. Thank you for your input @Ivan.

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@notbugs Which controller are you using? Or do you have any controller hooked up at the moment? Last time this happened to me, my PC automatically switched the audio input to go through my controller. Might be worth to check that if that's the same case as yours.

I'm actually surprised you're able to get it working with Microsoft Edge, since I believe Chromium based browsers aren't supported.

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I have found the source of my problems. It was a third party plugin for Chrome that for some reason started misbehaving. But i deleted it and installed it fresh tweaked the settings as i want them and then everything works fine again. But i had also heard about the controller problem you mentioned but it was not the case in my case. Anyway, this made me think that there should be a troubleshooting guide for similar issues with the things to check before you give up. In this case it should be something like this: 1. Check the volume control panel for your PC 2. Check for muted tabs 3. Check that all audiodrivers are setup correctly. 4. Check stereo and surround settings depending on what kind of setup you have. 5. Check the audio routing in case it is routing the sound to your controller or some other place. 6. Check all your browser plugins. If you suspect a plugin problem delete the plugin and see if it helps and then you can reinstall it and set it up correctly. 7. Uninstall Chrome and reinstall it. That's about it i think. Thank you for your input @Ivan.

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To add on to this - I encountered the same issues (and more).  The issues I had were:

1) No audio, despite audio performing fine elsewhere (and chrome was verified to NOT be muted).
2) When starting games, the screen would stay black until I pulled up the exit screen then returned to game.
3) In some instances, the start game button (circle with play symbol inside) that overlays the game in the Stadia interface would just be a circle.

After looking at this post, I went through my plugins and discovered that my "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" plugin was causing all the issues above.  After disabling this for the session, things worked beautifully.

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I now realise that in my post for solutions I failed to name the plugin that caused my problems but with your reply @aeonstorm I can confirm that it was the exact same plugin that caused my problems. So one point on the checklist for troubleshooting audio issues should be to check if the "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" is installed and either uninstall it or tweak the settings for the plugin to not affect Stadia. The weird thing about my issues was that in the beginning when Stadia was new it worked just fine but at some point something happened that caused the plugin to go nuts on me. By the way I can also confirm that I had all the same issues as you mention in your post @aeonstorm. So that is another indicator that we experienced the exact same problems caused by the "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" plugin.

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@aeonstorm, I'm gonna try this. I'm experiencing those identical issues. I'll come back with results tonight.

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K. Didn't find a HTML5 plugin on my pixelbook go. BUT, did talk to tech support and audio worked like a charm in incognito mode, so they said it was definitely extensions related. Went to chrome://extensions and started turning them off one by one. Turns out my cause was Google Docs Offline. When its off, audio works. On, audio is off.

So, there's that.

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Reboot TV. If using HDMI.

This is sometimes different than ON/OFF on modern TV's. Even if you're using analog audio out.

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Removing the plugins helped! I had adblocker and a webinar provider. 

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Scratch that. It worked for one day. Still unable to get sound. Playing on Chrome on a Pixelbook Go. Tried bluetooth connected to compy, plugged in to the controller and plugged in to the laptop. NFG. Frustrating as funk.

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