Amazon's Alexa can now play music in specific rooms

Phillip Butler
August 30, 2017

Starting today, Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show smart speakers will support mutii-room music in the U.S., U.K, and Germany. If you have an Echo speaker, just access the Alexa App to group together two or more Echo speakers, then name the grouping.

You can now group up multiple Echo's for music playback thanks to a new feature that Amazon has started to roll out to its Alexa software.

Amazon says that this feature is now enabled for Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora.

If you thought the McGregor-v-Mayweather was going to be the best fight you'd see in 2017, you might be sorely disappointed: Sonos and Amazon are preparing for an all-out brawl in the connected speaker space.

Amazon first released the Echo speaker back in 2015, approximately 115,452,101 Lightning Deals ago. Connected speaker makers including Sonos, Bose, Sound United, and Samsung are working on it, the company said.

More and more smart-home and connected-device companies are adding support for Amazon's smart AI assistant, called Alexa, so you can control nearly anything that uses electricity in your home using your voice. The tools will be released sometime in early 2018. Multi-room audio, that is.

You can find out more information about how you can use Amazon Alexa for shopping with Ocado at the link below.

And voila. You'll be jamming like never before to "Coming to America" and "Sweet Caroline" throughout the entire house, with music streaming completely in sync.

This is a big move against Sonos, which has established itself as the go-to multi-room speaker system.

Out of the three on-demand music streaming services, Spotify easily remains the largest in terms of subscribers. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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