Control your music, videos & more

Control music, video, or anything that plays sound in a Chrome tab. 

Play music or sound across Chrome tabs

  1. On your computer, open Chrome "".
  2. In a tab, play music, a video, or anything else with sound. You can stay on that tab or navigate to a different one. 
  3. To control the sound, at the top right, click Media control Media control
  4. You can pause, go to the next song or video, or click to go back to the tab where the song or video plays. 

Tip: Your media will continue to play whether you stay in the tab or go to a different one. 

Change your default Sound permissions on your computer

To let sites play sound when you visit them:
  1. Open Chrome "".
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings. 
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings and then Sound.
  4. Select the option you want as your default setting.

Watch a video across Chrome tabs

You can play a video from one tab in a smaller window on top of other tabs you browse.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome "".
  2. In a tab, play a video.
  3. To view the video while browsing on other tabs, at the top right, click Media control Media control and then Enter picture-in-picture Enter picture-in-picture

Tip: To reposition, click and drag the video window.

Cast media to available devices

Important: The cast icon only appears when devices are available.
  1. On your computer, open Chrome "".
  2. In a tab, play music, a video, or anything else with sound. You can stay on that tab or navigate to a different one. 
  3. To open the media controls, to the right of the address bar, click Media control Media control
  4. At the bottom left corner of the pop-up, click Cast to a device.
  5. Select the device you want to cast to.

If you have feedback on this feature, learn how to send feedback in Chrome.

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