How to play audio files directly in Chrome

How to play audio files directly in Chrome

Google Chrome features an integrated audio player and although it is quite limited in terms of functionality (only one track can be played at a given time), it may become quite handy, in some situations. This article will show you how.

How to play music files in Google Chrome?

This method works for both Windows and Mac computers, and works for most music file types, from MP3/MP4 to FLAC. 

  • To play an audio file with Google Chrome, simply drag and drop the file over Google's Chrome interface. It isn't possible to drag and drop multiple audio files, and once the audio file has finished playing it won't automatically start again. 
  • You will see this window and your music will start playing immediately, as demonstrated below:
Google Chrome audio player gif
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