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How To Create Multi-Room Music Group with Alexa App

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Introduction

Intelligent personal assistants are everywhere. Amazon's Alexa is so pervasive that she's become a household name and having multiple Alexa compatible devices throughout our homes is the new normal.
With so many Alexa compatible units in our homes, having whole home entertainment is not only possible but pretty easy to set up. You can connect all of your Amazon Echo or similar devices together and then create what is known as a multi-room music group. This lets us play music across multiple speaker systems.
Before You Begin:
  • You will need at least two devices compatible with the Alexa app.
Two Amazon devices in different rooms

Multi-Room Streaming Limitations

Multi-Room Music will not work over Bluetooth, so if you have a Bluetooth speaker paired with the Echo, you'll need to connect the two using the 3.5mm jack.

Amazon echo using the 3.5mm jack

Compatible Devices

You can see your compatible Echo devices during setup for Multi-Room Music.

Compatible Content

  • Amazon Music Unlimited (Individual plan or Family plan)
  • Prime Music
  • Amazon Music
  • Spotify
  • Some third-party music providers (like TuneIn)
  • Audio from video content will not play across multiple rooms

1 Create a Multi-Room Music Group in Alexa

  1. Open your Alexa app.
    Amazon Alexa App icon
  2. Select Devices.
    Amazon Alexa devices tab
  3. Tap Add a Device.
    The add a device button
  4. Select Add Multi-Room Music Speakers.
    Selecting add multi-room
  5. Select Continue.
    Selecting continue
  6. You can then choose a pre-defined name, or make your own. Tap Continue.
    Naming your group
  7. Select the devices to be added to your group. A check mark will appear next to devices you have selected. Tap Save when done.
    Selecting the devices
  8. Once saved, your group is now created and you can play music through those speakers!

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Intelligent personal assistants are everywhere. Amazon's Alexa is so pervasive that she's become a household name and having multiple Alexa compatible devices throughout our homes is the new normal.
With so many Alexa compatible units in our homes, having whole home entertainment is not only possible but pretty easy to set up. You can connect all of your Amazon Echo or similar devices together and then create what is known as a multi-room music group. This lets us play music across multiple speaker systems.
Before You Begin:
  • You will need at least two devices compatible with the Alexa app.
Two Amazon devices in different rooms

Multi-Room Streaming Limitations

Multi-Room Music will not work over Bluetooth, so if you have a Bluetooth speaker paired with the Echo, you'll need to connect the two using the 3.5mm jack.

Amazon echo using the 3.5mm jack

Compatible Devices

You can see your compatible Echo devices during setup for Multi-Room Music.

Compatible Content

  • Amazon Music Unlimited (Individual plan or Family plan)
  • Prime Music
  • Amazon Music
  • Spotify
  • Some third-party music providers (like TuneIn)
  • Audio from video content will not play across multiple rooms
  1. Open your Alexa app.
    Amazon Alexa App icon
  2. Select Devices.
    Amazon Alexa devices tab
  3. Tap Add a Device.
    The add a device button
  4. Select Add Multi-Room Music Speakers.
    Selecting add multi-room
  5. Select Continue.
    Selecting continue
  6. You can then choose a pre-defined name, or make your own. Tap Continue.
    Naming your group
  7. Select the devices to be added to your group. A check mark will appear next to devices you have selected. Tap Save when done.
    Selecting the devices
  8. Once saved, your group is now created and you can play music through those speakers!