How to Use the Alexa Equalizer to Fine Tune Your Music Listening

Settings that make your Echo sound better

What to Know

  • Using the Alexa app: Tap More > Settings > Device Settings. Select your device.
  • Select Audio Settings. Adjust the treble, midrange, and bass using the app's slide controls.
  • Using voice commands: While music plays on an Echo device, give commands to Alexa, such as "Alexa, turn up the bass."

This article explains how to use the Alexa Equalizer to fine-tune your music listening with the Alexa app or direct voice commands. It includes information on using the touchscreen on compatible Echo devices to adjust the equalizer settings. This process works with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, Echo Show, and Echo Spot.

How to Use the Equalizer With the Alexa Smartphone App

Your Amazon Echo smart speakers can stream music from a variety of sources, but the sound quality isn't quite as good as a larger stereo or home theater system. You can improve the sound quality using the Alexa equalizer settings in the Alexa smartphone app. Here's how:

  1. On the Alexa app home screen, tap More.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Device Settings.

    Device Settings in the Alexa app
  4. Tap your device.

  5. Tap Audio Settings.

  6. Adjust the treble, midrange, and bass using the app's touchscreen slide controls.

    Audio Settings in the Alexa app

Use Alexa Equalizer With Direct Voice Commands

While music plays on a compatible Echo device, you can use the Alexa voice assistant to adjust various settings. For example, you can say:

  • Alexa, turn up the bass.
  • Alexa, set the base to 6.
  • Alexa, increase treble.
  • Alexa, set midrange to 6.

If you want to adjust the settings using a number, the range goes from -6 to +6 decibels.

How to Use Alexa Sound Equalizer on the Echo Show

With the Echo Show or Echo Spot, you can use Alexa voice commands directly, or you can use the touchscreen to make equalizer adjustments.

  1. On the Echo Show home screen, swipe down, then tap Settings.

  2.  Tap Sounds in the settings menu. 

  3. Tap Equalizer.

  4. In the Equalizer settings, adjust the treble, midrange, or base using the touchscreen. 

How to Use the Alexa Equalizer With Other Devices

Amazon makes the equalizer available in its developer protocols for third-party devices with built-in Alexa support. One example is the Polk Audio Command Bar. Alexa can also be used to adjust the sound on a Sonos Beam. To find out if your device offers the Alexa Equalizer, open the Alexa app, then go to Devices > Settings > Device Settings.

How to Use Alexa Sound Settings on Fire TV Devices

The Alexa Equalizer isn't available on Fire TV devices. However, you can use voice commands to control the TV volume. Here are some Alexa voice commands you can use with Fire TVs:

  • Alexa, set the volume to 6 on Fire TV.
  • Alexa, turn up/down the volume on Fire TV.
  • Alexa, mute Fire TV.

For other Fire TV sound settings, including bass, treble, and sound modes, use the physical buttons on the Fire TV remote.

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