Amazon's Alexa can now play music in specific rooms

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

You can now use it to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group, such as "downstairs". The company said the ability now supports songs from Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora, with support for Spotify and SiriusXM coming soon. Additionally, if you buy a Eufy Genie, Amazon will hand you three free months of Amazon Music Unlimited. One of the biggest streaming services for example, Spotify, does not now have support, Amazon does mention though that it will be coming soon alongside support for SiriusXM.

Amazon is gifting Echo owners with a new feature. Once the group is created, just say "Alexa, play Pantera upstairs". Join the club. It's been more than two years since Amazon's inaugural Alexa-powered smart speaker hit the market, and the retail giant is still having problems keeping it in stock. Now, you can group them together for synchronized music playback. The company has confirmed it plans to work with Sonos, Bose, Sound United, and Samsung to enable these APIs to work on their speaker products. "Moreover, the device will support multiple voice platforms and music services, allowing customers to effortlessly control their music on Sonos".

Cowboys-Texans game moved to AT&T Stadium due to Hurricane Harvey
The Texans also pledged $1 million to the flood relief efforts. "There is an emptiness in the thought we would play in Houston". This is not going to be solved by one win, this is not going to be solved overnight and we want our people to be safe.

This is a big move against Sonos, which has established itself as the go-to multi-room speaker system.

Given that we're coming up to the all-important holiday season, it's a good time to release a new Echo, right before Apple and Sonos and still in time for Christmas. Users can set up multi-room playback on their Alexa app. For example, a user can say "Alex, play classical music for studying", or "Alexa, play the new Justin Bieber song". For now, this capability is offered with Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora.

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