The Alexa app will confirm it created your group. And sometimes I might want the whole house booming. I have another group set up and no problems. Once you've set up all your devices in the Alexa app, you can use voice commands to play music in different rooms. The feature, at launch, works across some — but not all — of the music services supported by Echo.
In addition, TuneIn and iHeartRadio will play radio stations using muti-room, if you prefer. When that happens, you can play and sync up music not only across your Amazon Echo devices but also third-party Alexa devices. Depending on the system, you'll be able to play different music in different rooms at the same time, or the same music in all rooms, or just a couple simultaneously. Amazon tells us that it's working with Sonos, Bose, Sound United and Samsung to get those kinds of integrations across the finish line, and from the sounds of it, the Sonos integration. You will be asked what kind of device you are setting up. Pocket-lint Which music services support the feature? If, like me, you're a Spotify user, you've got two fixes here.
You're returned to the Devices screen, where you can see your new group. Echo devices, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speaker systems will support multi-room music in the U. You can register two or more Alexa-enabled devices to one Amazon account. That sort of synchronized playback has long been one of the most oft-requested Alexa features. I hope my comments made it clear that I thought that the Sonos One was a much better sounding Amazon Echo then Amazon Echo and would buy several of them if they can fix that problem. Now it works on both my Dot and the Echo. This one is particularly clever because it makes Echo a companion device and not a competitor to other popular audio systems.
One dumb thing they need to fix. Once they do, you'll have a lot more options for expanding your setup, but for now, it's , , or bust. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and validated that they work. I have tried resetting and starting over still will only play one or the other but not both??? If the ring doesn't turn orange, hold down the action button for six seconds until it does. Here's hoping Amazon will find a fix in the near future.
Press the plus sign in the top right corner. Select your own Wi-Fi network and wait for your Echo device to connect. This is the exact setup that I have: Echo in living room downstairs Dot in bedroom upstairs. If you have Music Unlimited and a Family Plan, you'll be able to play multiple streams simultaneously to different groups of speakers. Prime Music is also limited to one stream - to a device or a multi-room music group - at a time. Finally, some users that multiroom audio won't work with Echo Dots that are connected to outside speakers via Bluetooth. Using multiroom audio is as simple as everything else with the Echo — just say where you want the music to play.
Type the new name for the device and tap Done. In the Alexa app, go to the Smart Home Control tab the house-shaped icon in the bottom right corner. Note: When you create a new group, the first new speaker added to that group is made the preferred speaker by default. You can also access it from the , but the process is more convenient if you go mobile. Another kink to keep in mind is that each of your Alexa devices can only belong to one group.
Thanks for pointing out the limitation with multi-room audio and bluetooth speakers. User comments and postings are not the responsibility of Reviewed. For instance, you could play your music on a couple of Echos and a set of standalone speakers at the same time. Wired connections to external speakers i. You're already the owner of one Alexa device, perhaps an Amazon Echo. So if you start playing music on the kitchen Echo, you can stop it from the bedroom Echo.
I might return her before it's too late. The app will ask you which type of group you want to create -- tap Multi-Room Music. Here's what you need to know, and how to get started. Catch up with these posts as well:. If you own multiple , you can create a Sonos-style , which enables you to sync the same music across multiple Echo devices.
Bluetooth connection will resume when audio playback has stopped. Is Google Home any better at this? If no preferred speaker is selected in a group, music only plays on the device that heard your request. This kind of thing drives me nuts too, Alexa sucks at dealing with groups. See everything you need to know about new devices and systems which can help make your basement secure and save you money. Your Echo speakers also need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. You assign each of these to their appropriate room, which you do as part of your Sonos set up anyway.