With spectacular engaging graphics and one of the best video games musical scores, cruising around GTA 5’s Los Santos or Blaine county in your latest car to find that the GTA 5 sound not working can be a deflating experience.

The sound issue could be directly caused by your speaker output or stem from a simple software glitch 

Our easy guide looks into the various problems that can be causing the missing audio sound on GTA V to run on Windows 10, PS5, or Xbox One.

Why can’t I hear the music in GTA 5?

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  1. You may not be hearing the music in your GTA V game because you have corrupted data stored in your game files.
  2. The platform you are accessing Grand  Theft Auto on needs to correlate with your sound settings on the game, for example, if you have your settings set on ‘surround sound’ but you only have one speaker connected, certain audios will be missing because the music will be set to come through more than one channel.
  3. If your sounds drivers are malfunctioning, this will also interfere with your GTA 5 being able to play sounds.
  4. Mute has been selected on your audio settings
  5. Speakers are broken on your device
  6. If you are using headphones, they may be plugged into the incorrect jack

How do you fix no sound on GTA 5 PC


GTA 5 Sound Not Working

If you are playing your GTA 5 via your PC, and there is no sound coming through, you can use the following fixes to get your audio working.

Fix 1. Check your volume mixer

You may not be aware that the volume control specifically Grand Theft Auto on your PC is muted, as we automatically assume if the volume control button on our computer is set to high, this covers all applications, however, this is not the case.

Step 1. Right-click on the volume button on your PC

Step 2. Open up the ‘Volume Mixer’

Step 3. Check to see if the volume control for Grand Theft Auto is set to mute

If it is, enable the volume and this should unmute GTA 5.

Fix 2. Update Direct X

Step 1. On your PC, access your ‘Program Files’

Step 2. Find and select ‘Rockstar Games’

Step 3. Click on GTA V

Step 4. There will be multiple files within this folder, find ‘Restributables’ and then click on ‘Direct X’

Step 5. In the list, click on the file called ‘DXSETUP’ 

Your PC will now run the necessary action.

Fix 3. Verify game integrity

Step 1. Access your ‘Rockstar Launcher’

Step 2. Select the ‘Settings’ button at the top right of your screen

Step 3. Under ‘My Installed Games’ click on ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Step 4. You should now be able to press a button that states ‘Verify Integrity’

Note, this verifying process can take quite a bit of time to finish loading.

Fix 4. Disable microphone

It has been noted that disabling your microphone on your PC has in fact fixed GTA 5 from not playing any sounds.

Step 1. Right-click on the volume button on your PC

Step 2. Select ‘Sounds’ followed by the ‘Recording’ tab

Step 3. ‘Disable’ any recording devices (laptop mic and headphone mic)

Launch your GTA V game once this step has been completed.

Fix 5. Update sound drivers

Updating the sound drivers on your PC is easy to do.

Simply use this link to download the driver repair tool. This will update your sound driver to the newest version and replace any faulty software that you may currently have.

How do you fix no sound on GTA 5 Xbox One & PS4

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On Xbox One

First, make sure you have the correct ‘Output’ selected in your Xbox settings, whether you are using headphones, or your TV’s speakers.

You can confirm this under ‘Settings’ > ‘Audio’

Fix 1. Check headphones

If you are making use of headphones to listen to GTA’s audio, ensure they have been connected properly.

Step 1. Plug your headphones into your Xbox controller

Step 2. Using a USB cable, connect the controller to your console

This should hopefully update your controller connection.

Fix 2. Restart Grand Theft Auto V

As simple as it sounds, it has been recorded that this simple step has actually fixed your GTA 5 from having no sound when you’re launching the game.

Step 1. Exit out of GTA 5

Step 2. Restart your Xbox

Step 3. Once you are back online, relaunch your game

If this fix does not do the trick, proceed with clearing the cache off of your Xbox.

Fix 3. Clear cache

Clearing the cache data off of your Xbox will NOT delete all your game’s saved progress. It only removes temporary data that has been stored onto your console that is there to speed up the process of your games.

This can also fix the problem when GTA 5 sound is not working.

Step 1. Click on the Xbox main button

Step 2. Go into the ‘System Tab’

Step 3. Select ‘Settings’

Step 4. Choose ‘Network’ and then ‘Network Settings’

Step 5. Press ‘Advanced Settings’

Step 6. Click on ‘Alternate MAC Address’ followed by ‘Clear’

Step 7. Now choose ‘Restart’

On PS4

Fix 1. Refresh input channel

One quick tip is changing the input channel and changing it back again.

Step 1. For instance, if you are using HDMI 1, change over to HDMI 2, and then go back to your original input.

Step 2. Once you have done this, restart your PS4

Open GTA 5 once this has been completed.

Fix 2. Check connection

It has been noted that a dismal connection between your PS4 and display can be a reason for your audio problems when trying to play GTA 5 when you are making use of headphones.

Step 1. While being on the Home screen of your PS4, click on the ‘Up’ button on your remote

Step 2. Select ‘Settings’

Step 3. Now go into ‘Devices’ and then ‘Audio Devices’

Step 4. Click on ‘Output to headphones’ followed by ‘All Audio’

As soon as this has been completed, access GTA 5 again.

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How do you unmute in GTA 5?

If you decide you do not want to be able to hear other players during voice chat follow these steps;

Step 1. Get onto the ‘Pause’ menu

Step 2. Select ‘Online’

Step 3. Find and click on ‘Players’

Step 4. Choose the player you want to edit

Step 5. On the player, click on ‘Options’

Step 6. You will now be able to choose to mute or unmute the player


Not hearing incoming police sirens or your next job coming through on your phone not only makes playing GTA 5 an impossible task, but it also takes away all the fun that comes with listening to Grand theft Auto Fives’ awesome soundtrack.

We hope our guide has provided you with the steps you need to restore the audio so you can enjoy Rockstars award-winning classic.

If you are still experiencing no sound when playing GTA V, your speaker hardware on your desired device may be broken. 

If you need help with anything else related to GTA 5, you can make use of Rockstar’s customer support page.

Rockstar has a UK support number; 08701 200060 as well as a US contact number; 866-922-8694.