Article ID : 00199517 / Last Modified : 06/13/2018

I Can't Change the TV Volume Using an Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker

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Follow these instructions if you can't change the volume of your TV using voice commands after connecting to an Amazon Alexa™ compatible smart speaker such as the Amazon Echo® speaker:

  • If an external speaker such as a sound bar is connected to your TV:
    1. On the Alexa app on your smartphone, confirm the TV name.
    2. Use the following voice commands:
      • Alexa, volume up on (TV name).
      • Alexa, volume down on (TV name).


        • Using a command such as Set volume to 15 doesn't work.
        • As of June 2018, the volume up and volume down voice commands adjust the volume in 10 level increments. Software updates from Amazon may change this.

  • If there is no external sound bar or the sound bar isn't connected to your TV,  set up your TV to use the TV Speakers:
    1. On the TV remote, select HOME.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. In the TV category, select Sound.
    4. Select Speakers.
    5. Select TV Speakers.