Why Does My Alexa Sound Static?
- Randall Mullins
There are a few possible reasons why your Alexa might sound staticy, but the most likely culprit is interference from another electronic device. This can happen if there’s a strong wireless signal nearby or using many devices that emit electromagnetic fields, like microwaves and cordless phones.
Firmware Update – There have been quite a few cases of users reporting static noises from the Echo Dots where the reason has actually been a firmware issue. You can check using the Alexa app if there is a firmware update pending for your Echo Dot and follow the update instructions to get the new firmware.
Why is Alexa making random noises?
Having a smart voice assistant like the Amazon Echo is great due to all the smart home features it offers, but sometimes it seems to ‘wake up’ by itself and play a random noise or sound. Sometimes this sounds like a genuine notification (even though there’s no reason for the notification), whilst other times the noise is weird – like it’s clearly a mistake.
- Why does this happen? There are lots of reasons why an Echo can randomly play a noise, from it mistakenly thinking that someone has said “Alexa”, to a device problem.
- You can trace through many of the possible causes yourself however, as we explore below.
- If you prefer video, feel free to check out my YouTube video on this topic below.
If you prefer text though, please read on for the text guide.
Why is my audio cable making a static noise?
Usually audio cables pick USB noise if device is not connected to provided charger. This. Mine started putting out static when I plugged it into my sound bar for power, and stopped when I plugged it into the provided charger. Yes. Not sure what else to volunteer. A little disappointed, only had a Dot for a few hours. Same here. Not impressed.
Is your Echo Dot 4th Gen making a static/crackling noise?
Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen users report a static noise issue – According to the latest reports, some Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen users now report a static/crackling noise issue. For now, it’s still unclear why the affected users are suddenly experiencing this sound quality issue.
- Let’s have a quick look at what the users are saying regarding the problem below: According to this user, they have been using the Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen smart speaker for almost a year without an issue.
- Suddenly, the speaker started misbehaving, providing a weird static noise.
- You can also check here ( 1, 2 ) for more complaints regarding the Echo Dot 4th Gen static noise issue.
As earlier mentioned, the exact cause of the issue is still not clear. But some users suggested the problem has a lot to do with the motion-detecting feature of the smart speaker.
Why are my speakers blowing out sound?
3) Move your speakers away from certain home appliances – As mentioned, one of the causes for this problem could be interference. We’re talking about hardware interference here. Move your printer, mobile phones and unneeded devices far away from your speaker. These devices are known to have implications on your speakers.
Why do my speakers crackle when I turn them on?
This may sound familiar to you: you’re hearing static and crackling sound coming out from your speakers. Then you switch to your headphones, the crackling noise continues. Such problem could be caused by poor grounding in your building, bad connections or some internal PC problems such as sound card or motherboard issues.
Why are my speakers and headphones not working on my computer?
2) Try another connector – Try connect your speakers or headphones to different ports. If the problem’s gone, the issue is with the port, not your speakers or headphones. You might also want to try disconnecting some plugs from power outlet. For example, if you have speakers connected to extension cord which also powers 10 other devices, there could be some influence.