How To Enable Equalizer in Groove Music in Windows 10

Groove Music is one of the built-in apps in Windows 10. It is a music streaming app created using the Universal Windows Apps platform. Microsoft is actively working on this app. With recent updates, the application got the built-in Equalizer feature. Here is how to enable and configure it.


The app gradually received the Fluent Design makeover and was going to get Music Visualizations, an Equalizer, Spotlighted Playlists, Playlist Personalization and Auto Playlist Generation. These were all long-awaited features which are already available in other music streaming services but weren't built into Groove. The recent update does add equalizer improvements.

Groove Muisc Equalizer

The equalizer feature in Groove Music is implemented as a 5 band graphic equalizer ranging from low to high frequencies. The level adjustment for each band is between -12 and +12 decibels. It also includes a number of presets. At the moment of this writing, the presets are as follows:

  • Flat
  • Treble boost
  • Bass boost
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Portable speakers
  • Home stereo
  • TV
  • Car
  • Custom

When you are changing settings for a preset, the app switches to the Custom option automatically.

The application doesn't include any option to save your current settings as a preset, which is not convenient.

To enable Equalizer in Groove Music in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Launch Groove Music. It is pinned to the Start menu by default.Groove Music Start Menu Icon In Windows 10
  2. In the left pane, click on the gear icon to open the app's settings.Groove Music Settings Icon
  3. In Settings, click on the link Equalizer under Playback.Groove Music Equalizer Link
  4. In the drop-down menu, select the desired preset.Groove Music Equalizer Select Preset

The Flat preset, when selected, disables the equalizer.

Instead of selecting a preset, you can adjust the equalizer options for the following bands and frequencies.

  • Low
  • Mid low
  • Mid
  • Mid high
  • High

Set the desired value for each band and you are done.Groove Music Equalizer Set Custom Band Values

Note: The Equalizer feature is available in the Groove Music app included with Windows 10 Build 17083, app version 10.17112.1531.0, and above.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

4 thoughts on “How To Enable Equalizer in Groove Music in Windows 10”

  1. Hey, Thanks for your Suggestion about equalizer groove music windows 10. I’m in worry about my rooms sound system. I’m going to set this format now on my pc. Thanks again for your cooperation.

  2. i cant seem to save it, when ever i wanna just see whats the next music playing, the equalizer effect goes away
    How does i fix???

  3. But is there a way to tweak the equalizer while the music is playing? I can’t find a way to go to Groove settings while the music is playing…

  4. This only works if Groove gives you the Playback option under settings. Mine doesn’t even display that, and I can’t find any way to update it. Why does Microsoft stuff always suck? Why would you even ever produce a music app that DOESN’T have one from the beginning???

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