An new Amazon Alexa feature has been announced. You can now control and synchronise music across multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home. This means you can target music to a specific Echo device or, indeed, a group of devices all by voice command.
Toni Reid is the Vice President of Amazon Alexa and says: “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. Today, we’re making Alexa even smarter with an all-new feature that lets you play music synchronised on multiple Echo devices to provide room filling music throughout your home.”
You can now synchronise your music playback across Echo devices to play songs from Amazon Music, and TuneIn, with support for Spotify coming soon. Customers in the US can also listen to iHeartRadio and Pandora, with support for 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 Blur downstairs.”
Users in the US, UK, Germany and Austria can start using multi-room music today on their Echo and Echo Dot devices, and, also on Echo Show in the US.