Chromebook Startup Sound

Missing a startup tune on your Chromebook or other Chrome OS device? Install our Startup Sound extension from the Chrome Web Store, and enjoy the startup sound every time you boot your Chrome OS devices like Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebase or Chromebox.

By default, this extension plays the startup tune of Ubuntu on every boot. You can change this setting, and choose from the startup sounds of macOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows 7. To set your preference, click on its icon on the toolbar. This icon is active only on supported devices, i.e., devices running on Chrome OS. This extension is not supported on other operating systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux), so the toolbar icon is grayed out on these platforms.

To change the default startup sound, click on the toolbar icon, which should launch the options page. Here you can change the startup sound, as shown in the following screenshot. You can also listen these tunes before deciding.

startup sound chromebook

Install the extension from Chrome Web Store, and reboot your Chromebook to enjoy the startup sound. If you like this extension, please rate it 5-stars on the Chrome store. Have feedback or suggestion? Leave a comment below, or email us at

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Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at

34 Responses

  1. Aizwal says:

    Hi. I like your this app. so nice. Keep up the great job!

  2. fooldude says:

    Put in more startup sounds, or do a custom sound!

  3. E.J. Ramirez says:

    Dear Kumar:
    Could you develop an app to take a snippet of a song such as “Hail to the Victors!” and use it as the start up sound for a chromebook or laptop. I would buy it and market it to my alumni group. I don’t see that available anywhere…yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Neil says:

    10/10 for Ubuntu startup tune. great job!

  5. humaira arif says:

    would it work with pc with Chrome running in background setting enabled

  6. Arpit Kumar says:

    @humaira No, it works only on Chrome OS. Not for PC. Sorry.

  7. Brenden says:

    Please add the option to choose your own file! Or at least add the ubuntu question sound, the one Ubuntu makes on the login screen.

  8. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Brenden: Thanks for suggestion, coming in next version

  9. Case says:

    will you put game cube startup sound

  10. Kaden Martin says:

    I think the Microsoft Windows 7 startup sound should be added as well

  11. Charlie Sturgess says:

    I think that the option to pick your own file would be a welcome addition.

  12. Carter Gunderson says:

    Hey. Could you get a windows 7 sound on here?

  13. Mr. Goodideas says:

    This is a great app. There should be a shutdown one too!
    Some things you could add are:
    -The Windows NT 4.0, NT 5.0, Windows Vista, Windows 95, and Windows 7 sounds.
    -You could add your own short songs

  14. Braden Segebart says:

    Can you also add a shutdown sound for the chromebook please?

  15. Lemuel Merkt says:

    I want Windows 7 and Shutdown

  16. Cool665 says:

    I really appreciate it, but I really would like you to add the following:
    โ€ข Shutdown sounds
    โ€ข Custom sounds
    โ€ข More sounds like: Windows NT, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista Beta, etc.
    I hope you could really add these.
    Kind regards,

  17. bella north says:

    My Cromebook sound is not working how do i fix it

  18. Santtu says:

    Can u make windows 10 startup sound ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. Jesse says:

    Please add Windows 7 startup sound, that would be awesome!

  20. SPace says:

    Could you ad custom sound to it? thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Anonymus says:

    Can you add Windows NT,please?

  22. Leah says:

    idk how to use this can someone help me plz

  23. patrick says:

    does this affect the entire device or my account?

  24. Arpit says:

    @patrick Just your account

  25. Annonymous says:

    Could you please add all of the windows startup sounds and shutdown sounds?

  26. Gage says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could add a Windows 7/Vista startup sound, I think it’s a really pretty sound.


  27. Creative name says:

    Can you add Custom sound. I would really appreciate that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. John says:

    Can you add windows 95 startup sound

  29. Amaurie Strickland says:

    Can you add a shutdown sound

  30. Jason N. says:

    Can you guys plzzzz add the Windows 7??? It ended support a few weeks ago… And I would like to hear it every day… Thx!!! Keep up the great work!!!

  31. Brett Atencio says:

    Anxiously awaiting the next version with custom startup and shutdown sounds ๐Ÿ™‚ 2016 post said it is coming in the next version, now it is 2020 and still waiting.

  32. Luke says:

    Could you please add the Windows 95, Workstation NT 4.0, and Workstation NT 5.0 startup sounds please?

  33. Tont Stark says:

    How to turn on mac startup sound?

  34. Luke says:

    Thanks for adding Windows 95 sound. Please consider adding option for custom sounds.

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