Amazon is giving users more control over their Echo smart speakers with a series of new commands to adjust bass, treble and mid-range settings.
The new equalizer feature lets users adjust each band between six decibels and negative six decibels. In the U.S., the actions can be done with voice commands like “Alexa, turn up the bass,” and outside the U.S. the new controls are coming to the Alexa app.
Amazon has also made these new controls available to developers, which means they can program them into skills for their third-party devices that work with Alexa. Some examples of devices already using Alexa equalizer controls are the new Sonos Beam and the Polk Command Bar.
The feature will be rolling out in the “coming days” for the first and second generations of Echo and Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Spot. Users can enable the new controls under the Alexa devices option and selecting the “sounds” tab after choosing the correct device.