How To Activate Global Media Controls In Chrome Browser [2019]

Chrome brings a new feature that allows users to enable global media controls and adjust video and audio on each separate tab opened in their web browser. There is no need to constantly switch tabs to control media and audio. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to enable the feature.

Google Chrome keeps getting better with each successive update. Starting with version 77, you can play, pause, rewind, and forward music and video playing on any open tab.

These options are currently being tested in the beta version of Chrome. But you don’t have to wait until the full public release to access this facility. Follow the simple steps in the tutorial below to extract more out of your web browsing experience.

When enabled, just clicking the dedicated button will open a menu with the list of all currently playing audio tracks and videos, even if you’re not in the designated tab.

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Here is a tutorial on how to enable Google Chrome Global Media Controls on PC Windows 10 and laptop.

How To Enable Chrome Global Media Controls On Windows 10:

Implement these steps to control music and video on different tabs in the global media controls.

Step 1 – Launch Chrome web browser on your device.

Note: Make sure you are running Google Chrome 77 with Global Media Controls. Go to main menu > Help > About Google Chrome to check the version.

Step 2 – Now in the address bar, type this address and hit the Enter key: chrome://flags/#global-media-controls.

Step 3 – Click on the drop-down menu on the right and select the Enabled option from the list.

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Step 4 – Once done, hit the Relaunch now button.

That’s all. You have completed all the required steps to enable Chrome Global Media Controls for easily adjusting audio and video on various tabs in the browser.

The Media Controls play button appears just next to the address bar from where you can control any video (for instance, YouTube or Netflix) or music tracks playing (on apps like Spotify), or on any website, even in different tabs.

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