1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home

    Control sound by display?

    I just hooked my TV and computer up via HDMI. I did so in order to utilize the Hulu Live access from my browser, since the TV doesn't have an app for it. However, right now, the TV is broadcasting all computer sounds, including the game I'm playing, for which I have headphones plugged in to my normal speakers.

    Is there a way to make it so that the third monitor (the TV) only plays the sound of stuff on its screen?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,186
    Win 10

    The short answer is NO. Windows only allows one default playback device. Thus if HDMI is active it is the only playback device.
    There may be some third party program that will do this but I'm not aware of it.

    However, if you only want TV audio for a specific application, you can manually change the audio playback device back to "Speakers" (your PC sound card) for general sound and then when you want sound on the TV change it back to the HDMI. Also disconnecting the HDMI cable from the PC will switch it back to the "speakers".

    This question is a frequently asked question.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Most unfortunate. Thank you for the response, I suppose I'll have to look into possible third-party programs. Not all of my games let me specify where their sound is output to.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Cannot access the Sound control panel
This has been happening for a while, but i never felt the need to fix it because I never actually "needed" to be here. Until one day the microphone decides to turn off and I can't really do anything. When I right click on the sound button on the...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved No Enhancements Tab under Sound in the Control Panel.
Hello there. I have recently bought a new computer and the sound tab where you can access the properties does not have the Enhancements tab like my old computer did. I have the newest and most up to date Realtek Driver and I was wondering if...
Drivers and Hardware
Sound Control Panel
Hi.Running a Windows 10 computer.Running headless using Remote Desktop.Only use the computer as a music server.Have a dac connected to computer.In sound panel under playback it's only option is Remote Audio.Dac and other options are not there.Right...
Drivers and Hardware
Where is Dim Display in Control Panel?
Hey Guys, I just got a new system , I always had in power options in control panel to "DIM THE DISPLAY" and now in win 10 there is no option to dim the display .. I thought it had to do with the Nvida driver .. or something like that ... Anyone know...
General Support
No sound, No Control Panel
Installed Win10 and have the following problems. 1) I have no sound; Sound icon on task bars says "No audio Output Device Installed." When I run troubleshooter, it says Troubleshooting couldn't detect the problem. 2) Control Panel: When I...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums