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How to Enable & Use Groove Music Equalizer in Windows 10

An equalizer allows you to customize how you listen to music. Here’s how you can enable Groove music equalizer in Windows 10.

Ever since I started using the Groove Music app, I’ve always found that a lack of equalizer is a big no-no. More often than not, you might want to customize the music you listen to match your mood or device.

With the latest update, Microsoft added the equalizer feature to the Groove music app along with some user interface changes and improvements. Let me show how you can use the Groove music equalizer and how to configure it.

Groove Music Equalizer

These are the steps you should follow to access equalizer in the Groove music app.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “Groove Music” and open it.
  3. Click on the “Settings” icon on the bottom right corner.
    Open Groove Music and click on the settings icon
  4. In the Settings page, click on the “Equalizer” link under “Playback“.
    Find Playback section and click on Equalizer link
  5. As soon as you click on the link, Groove will open the Equalizer.
    Equalizer in Groove Music - Dark mode

Like any other equalizer, you can choose from the preconfigured equalizer settings using the drop-down menu. By default, Groove music provides nine different Equalizer presets.

They are as follows:

  1. Flat
  2. Treble Boost
  3. Bass Boost
  4. Headphones
  5. Laptop
  6. Portable speakers
  7. Home stereo
  8. TV
  9. Car

You can also set your own equalizer settings. If you chose to set your own equalizer setting then the preset will be changed to “Custom.” Of course, when needed, you can always try out the preconfigured equalizer settings.

Equalizer in Groove Music - Light mode

Unfortunately, you cannot save the custom equalizer configuration. Also, there is no option in the player dock. This means that to access the equalizer, you have to un-dock the player. If you use the equalizer setting frequently then it can be a bit tiring to go to the settings panel each and every time.

Though this is not a big deal, for the most part, it would’ve been nice to see the equalizer option in the player dock right next to other options like the playing list, save as playlist, etc. Maybe, we can expect this improvement in the coming updates.

FIXED: Cannot See Equalizer Option

If you are not seeing the equalizer option the Groove music app then you should make sure that you are using the latest version.

You can check the version number directly from Windows Store.

Open Windows Store, click on the “Overflow menu” icon (three horizontal dots) appearing in the upper right corner and select the “Downloads and Updates” option.

Open Windows Store and select Downloads and Updates option

Here, find Groove Music and see the version number. It should be 10.18011.12711.0 or higher.

Check Groove Music version

Alternatively, open Groove music, click on the “Settings” icon on the left sidebar and then click on the link “About” appearing under the “App” section on the right sidebar. You will see the current version number under the About heading.

Wrapping Up

The equalizer feature in Groove music is pretty good. So, give it a try and see if you like it. Also, if just don’t like the Groove music player or want something powerful then try MusicBee. It is available in Windows Store free.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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