How to Set Per-App Sound Outputs in Windows 10

Most of us think that the sound of our computer system can just be controlled through one single interface and whatever sound input and output we select once can never be changed. However, this is not true. You can have customized input and output for every individual application in Windows 10. For example, you can set your Windows Media Player’s output to be received by your speakers and VLC Media Player’s output to be received by your headphones. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can set per app sound outputs in Windows 10.

Setting per App Sound Outputs in Windows 10

In order to set per app sound outputs in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type settings in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the settings window. The newly opened Settings window is shown in the following image:

Open Windows Settings

Click on the System tab as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the Sound tab.

Settings > System > Sound

As soon as you will click on it, the Sound Settings window will appear on the screen as shown in the image below:

Windows 10 Sound Settings

Now click on the option saying, “App volume and device preferences” as highlighted in the image shown above.

App volume and device preferences

In the “App volume and device preferences” window, you can set the per app sound output by choosing an appropriate output from the Output dropdown list corresponding to every individual app as highlighted in the image shown above.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily set per app sound outputs in Windows 10. You can have customized inputs and outputs for every application by using this method. However, if you want to restore the default settings, then you can easily select the default option from the dropdown list corresponding to every application in the Sound Settings window.

1 thought on “How to Set Per-App Sound Outputs in Windows 10”

  1. This feature is less useful than it should be because often, apps seem to have to be running in order to appear on the list, and then the setting does not appear to be retained for very long, in the case of Battlefield 5, not more than about 3 launches of the game before it is forgotten.

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