Connected PC with HDMI cable to TV but no sound (3 solutions)

You've connected your desktop PC or laptop with an HDMI cable to your TV, but there's NO sound coming out of your TV speakers while playing a movie or video.

This tutorial will show you step by step how to solve this sound problem in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Your problem has probably something to do with a sound setting in Microsoft Windows.

I will show you how to change this setting.

Just follow the steps below.

1. Windows 7, 8 and 10 - Playback devices

1. Right-click on the speaker icon located in the Windows notification area (system tray) and then click on Playback devices.

open windows sound settings

2. Right-click on HDMI, Digital Audio, High Definition Audio Device or your TV and choose Set as Default Device.

set default audio device in windows

3. Click on OK to save the setting and to close the settings window.

Try if there's sound coming out of your TV speakers. If so, then your problem is solved.

If you want to use your computer's speakers again, then right-click on Speakers and choose Set as Default Device.

2. Windows 10 - Sound settings

1. Right-click on the speaker icon located in the Windows notification area (system tray) and then click on Open Sound settings.

open windows 10 sound settings

2. At Output, you select your TV (e.g., LG TV).

windows 10 select sound output device

Try if there's sound coming out of your TV speakers. If so, then your problem is solved.

3. Windows 10 - Sound Troubleshooter

1. Right-click on the speaker icon located in the Windows notification area (system tray) and then click on Open Sound settings.

open windows 10 sound settings

2. Click on the Troubleshoot button.

windows 10 sound troubleshooter

The troubleshooter will search for problems.

3. When they ask you which of the devices you want to troubleshoot, you select your TV.

4. Click on the Next button.

windows 10 sound troubleshooter

5. Follow the steps of the troubleshooter to fix your problem.