You Can Now Group Up Multiple Echo's For Music Playback

Posted August 30, 2017

This means Echo owners will soon be able to sync their music across multiple devices including any AVS supported third-party speakers. Once that's done - say you've added all of the speakers on your lower floor to the same "downstairs" group - you only need to say "Alexa, play Frank Sinatra downstairs" to have the silky tones of Ol' Blue Eyes begin playing across all speakers in the group. Additionally, if you buy a Eufy Genie, Amazon will hand you three free months of Amazon Music Unlimited. With it, you can fill your house with tunes and listen to them as you move from room to room, all without having to carry headphones or any other device with you. A new Alexa Voice Service Multi-Room Music software development kit (SDK) will let hardware makers enable multi-room Alexa music on devices that incorporate Alexa directly through the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Amazon calls the new feature Multi-Room Music. One of the biggest streaming services for example, Spotify, does not now have support, Amazon does mention though that it will be coming soon alongside support for SiriusXM. The tools will be available to developers "early next year". It seems like Amazon is going after that, by making the sound in the Echo better.

To set up multi-room audio, head to settings in the Alexa app. Scroll down until you find Audio Groups and select Multi-Room Music. Alexa will add any item to your Ocado basket simply by asking her to do so. Saying "Play Justin Timberlake" followed by the name of your group will activate the music in your desired location, and so far it's worked flawlessly in my testing. "Listening to great music on Samsung speakers has never been easier".

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