Picture of the original packaging for the Google Chromecast Audio receiver, front view.

How to Adjust Bass and Treble on Google Chromecast Audio Receiver




The Google Chromecast Audio receiver device, now offers basic equalization controls (bass and treble), which you can adjust on a per device basis via today’s Google Home app. You may set these controls as follows.

 

1. Bring up the Google Home app on your mobile device. You then get its Home screen as shown next. We’re running this demo on the iOS platform.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its home screen, with the hamburger menu control highlighted.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying its home screen, with the hamburger menu control highlighted.

 

2. Tap the main menu (hamburger) item. The Google App main menu then appears as shown next.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.
Google Home app on iOS in 2017, displaying its hamburger menu, with the Devices Item highlighted.

 

3. Tap the Devices menu item. You then get a list of registered Google Home devices on the same network as the tablet / phone you’re running the Google Home app on. We’re showing our devices list in the next picture.

 

4. Scroll down the list to the Chromecast audio receiver you’re adjusting, as we did with ours in the next picture.

Screenshot of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its Devices screen, showing a Google Chromecast Audio receiver card, with its control menu button circled, top right.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying its Devices screen, showing a Google Chromecast Audio receiver card, with its control menu button circled, top right.

 

5. Tap the receiver’s control menu button, located in the top right hand corner of its card for the one that you’re adjusting (the ellipses). This brings up the selected device’s control menu, as shown in the next picture for the Chromecast audio that we have.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying a Chromecast Audio receiver card, with its control menu up, and the Settings option circled.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying a Chromecast Audio receiver card, with its control menu up, and the Settings option circled.

 

6. Tap the Chromecast Audio receiver’s Settings item in its control menu. The control options screen then appears, as shown next. Scroll down on that screen until you find the Equalizer option, under the Sound Settings heading, as we’ve done in the next screenshot.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying a Chromecast Audio receiver settings screen, with the Equalizer link circled.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying a Chromecast Audio receiver settings screen, with the Equalizer link circled.

 

7. Tap the Equalizer option. You should then see the equalizer slider screen, as shown next.

Note the circled receiver name to which the adjustments on this screen pertain; specifically, the Bedroom Speakers device. This tells us that we’re gong to adjust the same speaker (Bedroom Speakers) that we selected in the previous steps.

Also note the bass and treble equalizer slider controls, also circled. These are what you’ll move around in the next step.

Picture of the Google Home app on iOS, displaying its equalizer adjustments screen for a Google Chromecast Audio receiver, with the bass and treble controls circled.
Google Home app on iOS, displaying its equalizer adjustments screen for a Google Chromecast Audio receiver, with the bass and treble controls circled.

 

8. Adjust the bass and treble levels on the screen above,  by dragging the corresponding slider left (decreasing volume) or right (increasing volume). Tap and hold immediately over the blue dot of the control you want to change. Then, while maintaining contact with the screen surface with your finger, slide that finger left or right to adjust.

Changes in the audio output of the Chromecast Audio receiver should appear without delay. If you do not hear changing bass and treble sound characteristics while moving these slider controls, you may have chosen the wrong speaker from the devices list. Verify that this screen indeed is controlling the device you wished, by checking its device name, again, as displayed in the upper left corner of the equalizer screen.

 

9, You’re done! There are no Submit buttons to press after you adjust these controls. Changes to them take immediate effect, and will remain in effect until the next time you move the bass and treble level sliders, even once you close the Google Home app.

 

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Revision History

  • 2017-12-03: Originally published.