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The Amazon Echo is one of the best Amazon entertainment devices for your home. If you have more than one Amazon Echo device, there are few ways you can use the devices in tandem. You can use your Echo devices as an intercom system to talk to family members in other rooms. Or you can put play the same music on all your devices at the same time.
Whether you put your Amazon Echos in different rooms or you want to amplify the sound of music in one room, once it’s set up, it’s as simple as issuing a voice command to play your music.
How to Set Up Multi-Room Music on Amazon Echo
This feature, called Multi-Room Music, can only be set up by the person who registered the devices.
- To set up the feature, open the Alexa app on your phone and go to Settings, and under Audio Groups, select Multi-Room Music.
- Enter a group name or choose one from the suggested list and tap Next.
- Select which Echo devices you want to include in your group and tap Save.
After a few minutes, your Echo devices should be connected.
If you have more than two Echo devices, you can set up multiple groups, pairing specific devices together, excluding the devices you don’t want to play music on simultaneously.
How to Play and Sync Music on Multiple Amazon Echos
Once the feature is set up, playing music is possible with a simple voice command:
“Play [music selection] on [group name].”
You can also specify which service you want to use to play the music:
“Play [music selection] on [group name] on Spotify.”
The feature works with the following music services:
- Amazon Music Unlimited (Individual plan or Family plan)
- Prime Music
- Amazon Music
- Third party services like TuneIn and iHeartRadio
It won’t work, however, with any Bluetooth audio as it actually disables Bluetooth connections while in use. And if you decide to listen to music with just one Amazon Echo, there are plenty more music services you can opt for.