Starting this week, Echo users will be able to adjust the treble, mid-range or bass on their smart speaker by opening the Alexa app, or by simply asking Alexa via voice commands.
Just use one of the following commands like, “Alexa, set treble to maximum,” or“”Alexa, decrease the mid-range,” or“”Alexa, turn up the bass.” You can adjust each setting on a scale from -6 dB to 6 dB such as, “Alexa, set the treble to minus three,” and if it doesn’t sound right, you can always go back to the default mix by saying, “Alexa, reset equalizer.”
The new controls will work with the Amazon Echo 1st and 2nd generation, Echo Dot 1st and 2nd generation, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Spot smart speakers.
Amazon also says that the new EQ controls are coming to the touchscreens on the Echo Show and Echo Spot smart speakers, so you will be able to adjust the sound with a tap or two, as well. On top of that, Amazon made the new EQ controls available to developers as part of Alexa’s open software tools, so expect to see these same controls on third-party gadgets like the Sonos Beam, too.
The new in-app EQ settings are coming to English speakers in the US at launch, with other regions and languages to follow.