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Why Does Alexa Sound Static?

There is nothing much worse than having a static sound coming out of a speaker you are using. With the Amazon Alexa devices, it is a common problem many owners run into. So how do you take care of this problem? What is a fix to static coming from your Alexa speaker?  

If you have an Amazon Alexa device making random noises. If you are hearing static coming from the speaker, it is time to read on and get this problem taken care of.

Most of the time, with the Alexa making crackling noises or static noise, the problem is going to be the source of the audio.

Where is the audio coming from? Is it coming from an auxiliary cable? Is it coming from a Bluetooth connection? If you reset the connection type, you will be able to work to eliminate the static.

Why Does Alexa Sound Static?

There are a variety of reasons why you may get a static sound from your Amazon Alexa device. The best thing to do is to take each of the options into account as you narrow it down to the root cause.

Investigate the Auxiliary Cable

If you are using an auxiliary cable to get audio to your Alexa, the cause may be a connection problem. Test out the cable, and even swap it out from the current connection to use a different cable.

It is possible that by either using the auxiliary cable, changing it or even removing it, you get to the source of the problem.

Running the audio through the cable and getting rid of static would tell you the static is due to the Bluetooth connection too, not the speakers. 

Read more: How to put an Alexa device in pairing mode?

Too Far From the Device

You need to be within a certain distance for your Alexa device to get the audio quality connection it needs. You want to have the device, such as your smartphone, within 30 feet of your Alexa device at all times.

If you are further away from that, the Bluetooth connection will start to wear out. The larger the device, the weaker the signal.

The weakening of the Bluetooth signal is a prime reason why you could end up with static coming from your audio. 

Read more: How to cancel an Alexa routine?

Low Battery

Do you have battery issues with your audio device or your Alexa? If you are using an Alexa Tap, for example, the battery on that device may be running low.

The phone or other audio device broadcasting the signal to the Alexa could be low as well. Charge the devices to see if that corrects the problem.

Pair and Unpair the Device Again

You may want to try to unpair the device from your Alexa and then pair it all over again.

Setting up the Alexa device as new again can give it a fresh connection and help to eliminate a lot of the problems it may have been facing with the prior playback.  

Why Does My Echo Dot Sound Static?

When you have an Alexa Echo Dot that has a static sound, there are many different reasons why you may not have the best audio quality.

You need to do some troubleshooting with the source of the audio. The goal with this is to determine if the problem is the Echo Dot or the audio that is being sent to the Echo Dot.

With the Echo Dot, you want to be sure you have it paired with an audio source. Try playing audio and seeing if you have clear sound, or static.

If you have static, try a different device and see if you get the same result. Now, if you still have issues, try connecting an auxiliary cable.

By going through all of these steps, you can narrow down what the problem is. The Echo Dot may be worn out and starting to go bad, or it may just be the connection from the audio device causing the problems.  

How to Get Alexa to Stop Sounding Static?  

There are a lot of ways to get Alexa to stop sounding static. if the speaker itself is the problem, the easiest answer is to just replace the Alexa device.

If the problem has to do with the source of the audio, though, then you need to go to different lengths.

The goal should be to try and set up an audio connection with your Alexa device that is strong. if it is Bluetooth, go with an audio device you know works well, is within good range, with a solid signal to transmit the data for the Alexa to playback.

If all else fails, plugging in a high-quality auxiliary cable will help the static sound disappear, if it is truly the audio source causing the issue.