The Amazon Echo range of smart speakers has been out for a while now, and also it’s no longer just the cylinder speaker, the Echo Dot is a device that connects to wifi and plugs straight into an existing speaker system.
Music. Every. Room.
For ages, the Echo ecosystem has never support multi-room audio, something Apple pioneered with AirPlay not long ago and in recent years, Sonos has somewhat taken over from.
But from this week, Amazon Echo now supports the same style of music management, using the Alexa app you can manage where your speakers are and what rooms certain speakers are located in. So once configured, you can say “Alexa, play Jazz in the Kitchen” However for now, this will only work on Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora and iHeartRadio. Support for Spotify and SiriusXM will come soon.