Surface Go Tip: Managing Audio Settings with Realtek Audio Console App

Microsoft Surface Go has dual stereo speakers, which offer a nice sound quality for watching videos on Netflix, playing games, and other media consumption activities. In addition to the stereo speakers, Surface Go also supports Dolby Audio Premium technology, enhancing overall sound quality for richer, clearer, and more powerful.

One more unique thing about Surface Go is it’s preinstalled with the Realtek Audio Console app. And today, we will take a closer look at the app.

Realtek Audio Console App

The Realtek Audio Console is a UWP app developed by Realtek Semiconductor Corp, which is also available to be downloaded from the Windows Store. Unfortunately, this app is only available on some supported PCs. I’ve tried to install it on my Surface Book, which also uses Realtek and supports Dolby Audio Premium, but it won’t install.

There are 4 sections of the app:

  1. Main:
    Has a basic mute and volume control for both speakers and microphone.
    Realtek Audio Console app - Main Screen
  2. Speakers:
    Has more controls over the speaker’s settings, including main volume, balance, sound effects, default format, and speaker configuration and testing.
    Realtek Audio Console App - Speakers
  3. Microphone:
    Has more controls over the microphone’s settings, including the main volume, mute, microphone effects (noise suppression), and default format.
    Realtek Audio Console App - Microphone
  4. Information:
    Has information about the audio driver version and UI version.
    Realtek Audio Console App - Information
  5. You can download the app from here:

How to turn on/off Dolby Audio sound effects on Surface Go

Unlike other Surface’s sound settings, the Dolby Audio option isn’t available in the Windows 10 Sound Control Panel. To enable/disable Dolby Audio on Surface Go.

  1. , in case it isn’t preinstalled on your device.
  2. Open the Realtek Audio Console app from the app list.
  3. Go to the Speakers section. From here you can turn on/off the Dolby Audio option.
    Realtek Audio Console - turn on/off Dolby Audio

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