How to make Alexa louder - here's what you should know

Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon and made its first appearance in the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Using voice commands, Alexa allows you to control the volume bar using Amazon Alexa-equipped devices. You can use it to play/stop music, skip tracks, and control volume. And in this article, we’ll tell you some ways to make Alexa louder.

How to make Alexa louder using volume buttons

On any Amazon Echo device, you may find physical buttons to control volume. Most devices have plus and minus buttons to adjust the volume. Some Echo speakers use a dial. Rotate the dial on the top of the device to control the volume.

How to make Alexa louder using voice commands

The easiest way to control the volume of your Alexa speaker is often to tell it the volume level.

You can ask Alexa to change the volume from zero to 10, where zero is turned off. For example, you might say, “Alexa, set the volume to 5”, which means 50 percent of the device’s volume. You could also say, “Alexa, turn up the volume by 2” or “Alexa, turn up the volume by 30 percent”. If you are unsure of the current volume level, you can say, “Alexa, what is the current volume?”

How to make Alexa louder using the app

The Alexa app’s way of changing volume is less usable than the others. There are two drawbacks here:

  • You need to navigate to a specific Alexa device in the app;
  • Alexa may not allow you to change the volume if you are not currently playing music.

However, the app does have one advantage: it allows you to change the volume from zero to 100, which gives you much finer control over the exact volume.

If you want to make Alexa louder or softer using the Alexa app, you have to follow these steps:

  • Open the Alexa app and tap “Devices” at the bottom right of the screen;
  • Tap “Echo & Alexa”;
  • Search for the Echo device you want to set up and tap it;
  • At the top of the page you will see an audio slider. Swipe it left or right (softer or louder) to adjust the volume.

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