Amazon Home Theatre for Personalized Sound

By:  Frank Engelman   |  Posted: August 7, 2020   |  Updated: April 19, 2023

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The Problem to be Solved

Hearing Challenges and Video Calls

Hearing Challenges and Video Calls

Some people with hearing issues find video calls challenging because they can’t always make out what people are saying. We wanted solutions that could help with that.

Solution Details


Amazon has implemented an inexpensive couch-side audio system using a Fire TV Cube and Echo Dot speakers near where you are sitting. This is much better than trying to hear the TV from across the room.

To set this up, you need to have your Fire TV Cube and Echo Dot speakers already configured and placed near your seat. Just follow the setup instructions that came with the devices.


The Products

You can find the products discussed here at the links below (which go to Amazon [affiliate links]).


Learn More about the Fire TV Cube



Setup on your mobile phone

In the Alexa app, tap Devices in the lower right corner

  • Tap the “+” in the upper right corner
  • Tap the “Set Up Audio System”
  • Tap “Home Theatre”
  • Select the two speakers and tap Next
  • Choose which is left and right and use the swap button if necessary
  • Tap Next
  • Chose a name, suggestion- Home Theatre
  • Tap Next
  • Select a room (group)
  • Tap Save


Setup on your Fire TV Cube

  • You should see this popup

  • You can watch the Play Preview or skip
  • You will see a message about your Fire TV remote now controlling audio volume (add figure)
  • If you get a loud clicking sound
    • Turn down your TV volume
  • If you experience a Lip Sync problem
    • Hold the Home button for 5 seconds
    • Scroll over and tap Settings
    • Scroll over and tap Display & Sounds
    • Tap on Home Theatre System
    • Scroll down to Lip Sync Tuning
      • It takes a bit of practice, but get the ball to drop on the line in sync with the beep
      • Tap Home

You show now be enjoying stereo sound near to your ears without earphones


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