How To Fix Kodi No Sound Problem

By | August 28, 2021

How To Fix Kodi No Sound
If you are using Kodi and no sound will come through to the speakers, there are several things that can solve the issue.

Some fixes can be operating systems specific such as Android, Fire TV Stick, or Windows.

There can also be hardware-specific problems with PC or Android devices.

Operating system and hardware issues will usually be widespread causing all apps not to work.

For example, if YouTube also does not work, there is likely a system-specific problem and not Kodi.

Almost all Kodi sound fixes are something simple such as the volume is muted or needs to be turned up.

5 Fixes for Kodi No Sound Problem

  • Fix #1: Turn Sound Volume Up
  • How To Fix Kodi No Sound Keyboard
    If you are using a keyboard, the Plus (+) and Minus (-) sign controls the volume.

    Pressing either symbol will increase or decrease the volume.

    The volume can also be controlled while a video is playing by moving the controller and clicking the Settings Gear Icon.

    How To Adjust Sound While a Video is Playing in Settings

    1. Move the controller and select Settings Gear Icon at the bottom right
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    3. Select Audio Settings
    4. Adjust the volume level
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  • Fix #2: Kodi No Sound Red Icon
  • Kodi No Sound Red Icon
    If your Kodi setup has a red icon, it is on mute, which is controlled with the keyboard F8 key.

    Some Android TV boxes will use F9 for mute since F8 often opens the Google Play Store.

    This works on all Kodi versions, including the new 19 Matrix.
    Kodi No Sound Red Icon 2

  • Fix #3: Check Audio Output Device
  • How To Fix Kodi No Sound Audio Output
    The audio output will have a list of devices to send the sound to.

    The list will depend on your setup for which output speakers are available.
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    For example, a TV will most likely be listed as HDMI along with speakers and headphones if being used.

    Be sure the right output is selected for the speakers you are using.

  • Fix #4: Toggle On Off Audio Pass-through
  • Toggle On Off Audio Pass-through
    Sometimes turning on or off the audio pass-through scan solve sound issues.

    Go to Settings–>System and try to toggle it off or on and test if it works.

  • Fix #4: Check the HDMI Cable
  • How To Fix Kodi No Sound Check HDMI Cable
    The HDMI cable carries video and sound to your TV.

    If the cable is bad, no sound will carry through to the speakers.

    HDMI cable rarely goes bad, but if you check everything else and have a spare cable, it may fix a no sound issue.

Summary
Kodi is a great media player used by many thousands of people worldwide.

As good as it is, there are sometimes issues such as no sound going to the speakers.

This is usually a quick fix, and something simple but a more in-depth problem may be occurring, such as Drivers or components gone bad.

The first step is to be sure it is not on mute, and the volume is turned up.

Next, check the audio output device is set correctly. While default usually works sometimes, it needs to be set manually.

Be sure the HDMI cable is good as it is what carries audio to your TV.

If all else fails, you may have a Driver problem or a bad system configuration that will be system-specific.

Often a system-specific problem will be overall sound outputs. For example, YouTube will also have audio problems.

Have you had Kodi sound issues? Let us know your thoughts below.

 




 

One thought on “How To Fix Kodi No Sound Problem

  1. Duncan McIntyre

    Hi,
    Thanks for the help on sound issues.
    My problem is shuffling wind sounds behind the dialog.
    It only happens on a kodi add on.
    I have a woofer (speaker)
    No issues on the TV or other apps.
    Hope you can help.

    Reply

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