Amazon adds support for multi-room audio control to echo devices

Sept. 1, 2017, 4:46 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Amazon Echo

Since a lot of time, Amazon was working on multiroom audio control for its echo devices. Finally, Amazon has successfully brought this cool feature to echo the line of products. Now, users having the echo devices in multiple rooms will be able to play music on a specific device or group multiple speakers together. Users can also make a group of speakers using the Alexa app.

For example, if you have 5 speakers but you want to make two group for different purposes then you can easily do that using Alexa app. You will just need to say,” Alexa play Trevor (name of the group) upstairs”. Currently, this feature is only available for Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. But, Amazon has ensured that support for Spotify and others will arrive soon.

Amazon will also bring new tools for developers that will allow them to enable standalone Alexa-enabled devices to integrate with the new multi-room skill. This will allow the users to play the music combining Echo devices and other Alexa enabled speakers.

Well, Amazon is not the only company to offer this functionality. Google Home and Sonos already have the multiroom functionality. Amazon's new Connected Speaker APIs will allow the developers to control the other audio system using Alexa. Amazon also said that it is working with other companies like Sonos, Bose, Sound United and Samsung on a new feature which will allow the users to control connected Sonos speakers through their Echo Dot.