A new software update is currently rolling out to the 2nd Generation Amazon Echo that is, apparently, greatly improving the smart speaker’s sound quality. The new software update is said to make the Echo 2 sound fuller and noticeably improves the speaker’s bass, which was a common complaint from owners of the 1st generation Amazon Echo.
The new software update is version 592452420. You can check the Echo 2’s software version by going to the Settings area of the Alexa app. The update started rolling out a couple days ago and may not be available to all devices yet. Rebooting the Echo by pulling and reconnecting the power can sometimes cause the device to update while it restarts.
This new update apparently improves the sound quality so drastically that the customer who wrote one of the most highly “helpful” negative reviews of the Echo 2 has changed their 1-star review to a 5-star review after receiving the software update. Other users on twitter unaware of the update have noticed the sudden improvement as well.
Look for my review of the 2nd Gen Amazon Echo in the coming days.