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Amazon Launches Music Streaming in Every Room

Earlier today, we provided a tip about how to use voice commands to play music in another room. At that time, Amazon was not ready to deliver its latest feature for whole-home audio.

The company has now officially launched what it calls “multi-room music feature.”

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Echo Show, Echo Look, Dash Wand, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.

Press Release

 

“Alexa, Play My Music Everywhere”

New multi-room music feature lets you group multiple Amazon Echo devices for synchronized music streaming in every room

New Alexa developer tools extend multi-room audio to other connected speakers and audio systems

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 29, 2017– (NASDAQ: AMZN)Amazon today announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets you control and synchronize music across multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home. Starting today, you can target music to a specific Echo device or a group of devices-just ask. Soon, this ability will be extended to control multi-room music on other connected speakers using simply your voice.

“In just the last few months, we’ve added dozens of new features to Alexa that enhance your entertainment experience – control of Amazon Fire TV and your home entertainment systems via Echo; music lyrics, Amazon Video, and movie trailers on Echo Show; and activity-based music searches, and we’re just getting started,” said Toni Reid, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Today, 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.”

Multi-Room Music on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show

You can now synchronize your music playback across Echo devices to play songs from Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, with support for Spotify and SiriusXM coming soon. Simply use the Alexa App to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group, such as “downstairs.” Once you’ve created the group, simply say “Alexa, play John Mayer downstairs.”

Customers in the US, UK, and Germany can start using multi-room music today on their Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices.

Full press release: “Alexa, Play My Music Everywhere”

 


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