We’re sure that many of you heard Amazon Echo with the multiroom audio feature. It allows you to turn every Echo in your home into one system for playing albums, playlists and more across your entire home at the same time.
The multiroom audio was added in the update in the summer of 2016. Once you install the update, when you’re listening to a radio station in your home office, you can have the same radio station music in your kitchen. So, you will never miss any second music when you change between areas. Multiroom audio also supports Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Spotify. If you have an Echo speaker, here is to use Amazon Echo multiroom audio to play music in every room.
Choose Right Amazon Echo For Using As Wireless Speakers
You don’t have to buy any new Amazon Echo devices to use multiroom audio as your current Echo devices can work with the feature. But if you don’t already have an Amazon Echo you need to purchase at least two speakers. Here are some types you can refer:
- Amazon Echo Dot for $49.99
The Amazon Echo Dot currently costs at $49.99. If it’s a small room for you to stream to, the Echo Dot is a great choice. But make sure you don’t require great sound quality or loud volume as the Echo Dot’s speakers are quite small.
- 2017 Amazon Echo for $99
The 2017 Amazon Echo comes with a 2.5-inch speaker and a tweeter each, so they offer better sound quality. It’s also bigger than the Echo Dot, which seems too big for a small room. There is also a headphone jack to connect it to your existing stereo system.
- Amazon Echo Plus for $149.99
Similar to 2017 Amazon Echo, the Echo Plus also feature a 2.5-inch speaker and a tweeter each. It will be priced at $149.99 and starts shipping on October 31st. The Amazon Echo Plus will come with a smart home hub and a 0.8-inch tweeter instead of a 0.6-inch tweeter of the regular Echo.
- First-Generation Amazon Echo for $89.99
Amazon currently still sells the first-generation Amazon Echo though the newer speakers are not too expensive. It comes with a 2.5-inch speaker, a 2-inch tweeter and Bluetooth. But it does not support the headset jack.
- Amazon Echo Show for $229.99
The Echo Show comes with two 2-inch speakers without a tweeter. It’s a great choice for any room that you watch videos in. It is currently priced at $229.99, and you can grab it today.
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Set Up All Speakers For Wireless Streaming
To set up an Echo, connect it to a network and then update its software. You can do this in the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android phone. To do this:
- Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone/ Android phone.
- At the top-left corner tap on the Menu button
- Now, inside the popup menu, tap on Smart Home
- Select Group > Create Group
- Choose Multi-room Music.
- Now, from the drop-down field at the top of the Create Group area, choose a name for your new Amazon Echo multiroom audio group.
- Next, tap the Amazon Echo devices in your home, which you want to add to this new group
- Tap Create Group and let the Alexa app start working to connect the two devices
- Once the setup is completed, tap on Close
You can create as many groups as your liking, but an Echo only belongs to one group at a time. When you turn on music, audio will start playing at the same time on every device in an Amazon Echo multiroom audio group.