Amazon Adds Multi-Room Feature So You Can Sync Music Throughout an Entire House
Amazon announced this week a new Alexa feature that lets users synchronize music across multiple Amazon Echo devices.
Starting today, customers can target music to a specific Echo device or a group of devices—just ask Alexa.
Amazon said the new feature will soon be extended to control multi-room music on other connected speakers using voice.
“In just the last few months, we’ve added dozens of new features to Alexa that enhance your entertainment experience, and we’re just getting started,” said Toni Reid, vice president of Amazon Alexa. “We’re making Alexa even smarter with an all-new feature that lets you play music synchronized on multiple Echo devices to provide room-filling music throughout your home.”
Synchronized music playback across Echo devices can stream from Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. Support for Spotify and SiriusXM is coming soon, according to Amazon.
The feature has so far rolled out to the U.S., U.K., and Germany for the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show.
To activate the feature, use the Alexa app to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group. From there, say “Alexa, play…” and name a song or playlist and the name of your group to cue the music.