Amazon is a little late to the whole-house audio party. Ecosystems like AirPlay and Sonos had them beat for a while, but Amazon has finally added the ability to play music on multiple Echos at once. Read on as we show you how to configure a whole-house system using your Echo speakers.
To get started with the whole-house setup, you’ll only need two or or more Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show speakers. Presently, the brand new whole-house audio functionality is only available for those three Amazon-produced speakers—but don’t worry if you have a third-party Alexa device like the Eufy Genie. Amazon has software tools to help third-party speaker makers integrate their speakers into the Alexa whole-house setup. The tools are in development release at the moment, and by the end of the year there should be updates for non-Echo speakers available.
With your two-or-more Echo speakers on hand, let’s dive right into the painless setup process. Make sure your speakers are powered on, connected to the same network, and have easy to parse nicknames, so grouping them is painless. If you’ve never messed around with renaming your Echo products from the default naming (which is ambigious like “Jason’s Echo Dot”, “Jason’s Second Echo Dot”), check out our guide to renaming all your Echo devices with more descriptive names.
Then, open up either the Amazon Alexa app on phone or tablet, or hit up alexa.amazon.com from a browser while logged into your Amazon account to complete the setup….
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