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This Amazon Alexa-Equipped Smart Speaker is Just $29.70 Today

30 August 2017

Currently, people can only use it with music-streaming services Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. The app will then prompt you to create a group, making it easier to control music playback by saying things like "Alexa play music upstairs" instead of calling out individual speakers. This addition puts the Echo's audio capabilities more on par with both Apple's upcoming HomePod and the Sonos speaker system.

Set-up is simple. You create a "Group" and include all the Echo devices you'd like included.

Amazon is working to make Alexa and the Echo essential tools for managing the home, adding to their digital skillset and opening up tools for other companies to plug into Alexa's voice commands. In the future, users will be able to take advantage of this feature on other connected speakers as well, Amazon says.

To further enhance the experience, Amazon also announced the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Multi-Room Music SDK, which will allow device makers to integrate their Alexa-backed hardware with Multi-Room Music. If you stream your music from Google play Music, unfortunately Amazon doesn't mention if this service will eventually gain support, so you'll need choose a different service if you want to use the new feature. The tools will be available to developers "early next year".

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You can now group up multiple Echo's for music playback thanks to a new feature that Amazon has started to roll out to its Alexa software.

"Sound United is constantly striving to provide consumers with the best possible user experience". "With Alexa multi-room audio and Samsung, customers will simply be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite music in any room of the house - using only their voice".

Echo Tap, Fire TV, Echo, and Echo Dot.

This Amazon Alexa-Equipped Smart Speaker is Just $29.70 Today