Amazon's Echoes Can Finally Sync Together to Play Music Like a Sonos

Amazon's Echoes Can Finally Sync Together to Play Music Like a Sonos

To set up multi-room audio, head to settings in the Alexa app. Scroll down until you find Audio Groups and select Multi-Room Music. And, if you can't remember the name of a song, just prompt Alexa with its lyrics, or the artist's name.

As Apple and Sonos prepare to launch their own smart speakers, Amazon has added a new multi-touch music feature to its Echo devices. Apart from the South Korean tech giant, Amazon is now also collaborating with Bose, Sonos, and Sound United whose devices are set to support this functionality in the near future. Currently, people can only use it with music-streaming services Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. Starting today, Amazon is finally adding a feature for Alexa-enabled devices that will let you group multiple speakers together so you can synchronize your music across various rooms.

Amazon's Echo is getting better at playing music.

Amazon Music Unlimited (for students) is available in the USA starting today for the low-low price of $4.99 per month. Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show owners can also play their created lists across multiple devices.

The AVS developer tools will be available "early next year". The company has confirmed it plans to work with Sonos, Bose, Sound United, and Samsung to enable these APIs to work on their speaker products. It also steps on the toes of Sonos, which has focused on offering home-scale speaker systems which are all in sync with one another. The APIs are now available in developer preview.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

Echo Tap, Fire TV, Echo, and Echo Dot.

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