Steam Broadcasting is an integrated streaming service on Steam that everyone can use to watch/broadcast gaming sessions while avoiding the hassles of using third-party programs. Versatile and flexible, Steam Broadcasting gives a good account of itself in quite a few settings. Nonetheless, similar to its contemporaries, Steam Broadcasting still leaves something to be desired. Complaints about Steam Broadcasting pop up from time to time and many share the same topic: Steam Broadcasting no sound.
Sound Loss On Steam Broadcasting: Suspects
Many things could mess up the operation of Steam Broadcasting but regarding Steam Broadcasting no sound, you should consider these possibilities.
Drivers play a key role in the operation of peripheral devices such as speakers, headphones, and microphone sensors. It’s thanks to the drivers that computers could interact with devices and let users take advantage of their capabilities. Despite their importance, drivers remain programs and programs may act up for all sorts of reasons. For instance, if the audio driver of your computer is out of date, sound loss is a potential consequence.
While the built-in sound manager of Windows is not too bad, several users believe it to be less than ideal and resort to third-party alternatives. Still, while sound managers developed by third parties have fantastic features, they require special attention. If people allow third-party sound managers to become obsolete, they would have trouble accessing and decoding sounds of games. Thus, once it comes to Steam Broadcasting no sound, you need to give sound manner some thought.
Sound Depth Settings
On Windows, it’s possible to change the quality and frequency of the audio coming out of the output devices for the perfect sound quality. Usually, the system defaults to 16-bit or 24-bit, but we can still change to 32-bit or even higher if devices support it. Unfortunately, not all software allows you to push the output standard too high and Steam Broadcasting is one of them. The fact that few games offer the ability to standardize high-quality audio persuades Steam developers to turn off the feature to save up resources.
The result? If the sound is too deep, there won’t be any noise.
Of course, we also cannot ignore the game that you are broadcasting/watching live through Steam Broadcasting. Certain software such as junk cleaners, system optimization programs and so on may have inadvertently impacted the game directory. That results in a shortage of active files for most of the time and leads to the loss of the game’s sound during broadcasts.
One of the reasons for Steam Broadcasting no sound is the operating system. If the OS acts up, it’s natural that nothing would work right.
How To Deal With Steam Broadcasting No Sound
Uninstall And Reinstall Drivers
- Step 1: Visit the website of the brand that makes your device, select the driver version and download the latest version.
- Step 2: In the Windows search box, type “Device Manager” then select the top result. In the new window, locate the “Audio inputs and outputs” section and double-click it.
- Step 3: Right-click the driver that you believe to be responsible for the sound loss then choose Properties.
- Step 4: Click the Driver tab and choose Uninstall Device.
- Step 5: Tick Delete the driver software for this device then hit Uninstall to remove the faulty Driver altogether.
- Step 6: Go to where the stable Driver was downloaded, double-click it and follow the installer’s instructions.
Reduce The Depth Of Sound
- Step 1: Press the Windows + R combination on the keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type the keyword “Control Panel” and press enter.
- Step 2: In the Control Panel dialog box, you need to select the Hardware and Sound item. Click Sound on the new window.
- Step 3: From all the audio devices that appear, select the device you are using, click “Set Default” and pick OK
- Step 4: If it still doesn’t work, you can right-click on Properties, then select after the Advanced tab. There will be a Default Format section here for you to change the depth of the sound.
Reinstall Game, Steam, And OS
With Steam games, you will need to log in to your account, right-click the game name in the additional list on the left side of the screen, and select Uninstall. As for Steam, you will perform the same operations as when we uninstall the audio installer. Regarding OS, go to ‘Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery then proceed to choose ‘Get started’ under ‘Reset this PC’. Next, select ‘Remove everything’ for a clean reinstall.
Can I broadcast non-Steam games?
The answer is yes. As long as you have Steam installed on your computer and your Steam account is active, you can stream any game via Steam Broadcasting.
Can you watch broadcasts on the Steam app?
The official version of Steam allows us to watch live broadcasting streams from many different devices. However, the connection speed on this application is slow and sometimes lags.
How do I watch my friends’ broadcasts?
You need to select Watch Game from their profile or the Friends List to open a window into their game. Of course, it’s necessary to sign in to Steam to do so.