Xbox Series X sound not working in games or apps for some

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published September 19, 2022) follows:

Xbox is a game console brand developed and owned by Microsoft. Games made for the Xbox Series X feature dramatically reduced load times and compelling visuals.

Its 3D spatial sound uses advanced algorithms to create realistic immersive worlds that put you at the center of your experience.

However, this advanced audio technology is not enough to guarantee the smooth gaming experience gamers have been looking for.

Xbox Series X sound not working in games

According to reports, Xbox Series X users (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) are facing an issue where game sound is not working with some games and apps.


Sound plays on both my TV and my soundbar as I navigate through the main Xbox menu. But as soon as I click on an app or game, there is no sound. No advice? Worked before

I have tried following all the tutorials I can find but none work, I have the x series and the menu seems to work perfectly but as soon as I load an app or game it goes silent. Any help really appreciated

Apparently the Xbox Series X only plays sound in the main menu and dashboard. But the sound disappears completely in some games.

Some users also think that the problem could be caused by some Samsung Smart TVs as well.

The issue bothers users in a way that makes their experience less immersive and rewarding. Some gamers also cannot fully enjoy the games in progress due to the lack of sound.

Potential Workaround

Luckily, an Xbox Ambassador has shared a workaround that can help fix the missing sound in-game issue temporarily. This is to reset the TV or consoles.


That said, we’ll keep an eye out for any new developments and update the article if and when there’s useful information to share.

Update 1 (September 19, 2022)

5:47 p.m. (IST): One of the affected people suggested a potential workaround for the issue where sound is not working in games or apps. You can check it below.

I started having this problem a few days ago. There was sound on some games but not on others. I unplugged my HDMI cable and plugged it into another port on my TV and the sound came back right away (Source)

Update 2 (September 26, 2022)

6:02 p.m. (IST): One of the affected people suggested a workaround that might help you fix this problem. You can check it below.

The only thing I’ve known to work is to open the game. And leave it for about an hour and a half. Then the audio (for this game) works from there. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the local or external drive. It seems to be a loading problem. Xbox better get their act together and fix this considering it’s a $500 console (Source)

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