Play Multi-Room Music on Echo Devices

Multi-Room Music allows you to play and control music across supported Echo devices and compatible speakers at the same time.

You can find supported Echo devices and speaker pairs in the Alexa app during Multi-Room Music setup.

Tip: For more information about speaker pairs, go to Set Up Echo Speakers For Stereo Sound.

To create a Multi-Room Music group in the Alexa app:

  1. Select the Devices icon .
  2. Select the + icon and then Add Multi-Room Music Speakers.
  3. Use preset group names, or create your own by selecting Custom Name.
  4. Select which devices to include and then select Create Group.

To begin Multi-Room Music playback, say, "Play [music selection] on [group name]."

Note: Audio from video content does not play on Multi-Room Music Groups.

Preferred Speaker and Groups

Preferred speakers are speakers selected as the default speaker in a Device group. If you have created a Device group with an Alexa-enabled device, all you have to say is, "Play the Beatles." Alexa starts playing music on your preferred speaker, no matter which one is closest or which group it's in. If no preferred speaker is selected in a group, music only plays on the device that heard your request. You can choose a preferred speaker in your Device group from the Alexa app.

Note: You can choose a specific Multi-Room Music group or speaker set, or multiple third-party speakers, as a preferred speaker.

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