If you have more than one Amazon Echo at home, you need to try this out
If oneis great for and performing other tasks, imagine how much better it could be if you pair it with another Echo speaker. We’ll walk you through the four best things you can do with two or more Amazon Echo speakers.
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Play music simultaneously across all devices
With thein the Alexa app, you can play music across all your Echo speakers so that you can listen from any room with an Echo.
To get started, open the Alexa app on your phone and select Devices at the bottom of the screen. Next, tap the Plus icon in the top right corner and choose Set Up Multi-Room Music. Select all the Echo speakers you’d like to play music on and follow the on-screen instructions.
Drop in on all your Echo speakers at the same time
Whether you’re in a different room, or out of the house entirely,can help you quickly get in touch with someone at home. And if you have multiple speakers, you can drop in on your devices at the same time.
For example, if you have anin your and an in your basement, you can start talking on both of them. Just say, “Alexa, drop in on all devices” to get started.
Turn your living room into a home theater
Similar to listening to music across your devices, you can do the same with your TV. Using your Echo speakers, you can turn your living room into a home theater. To do so, you’ll need toor .
Note that this works best with one of the speakers designed for high-quality sound, like anor an .
Make announcements and set reminders across all your Echo devices
If you need tofor yourself or make an announcement that everyone in your house can hear, it’s easier to hear when you have multiple speakers set up around your house. After all, if you only have one Echo speaker, you may not hear an announcement or reminder if you step into a different room.
To make an announcement across all your Echo devices, open the Alexa app and select the Communicate icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap Announce and type in what you’d like Alexa to play over all your speakers. You can also say, “Alexa, make an announcement.”
For reminders, select Reminders & Alarms from the Alexa app menu. Tap Reminders and select Add Reminder. Type the reminder, date and time you’d like the announcement to be made. Tap Announces From and select All Devices. Now when you set a reminder, Alexa will broadcast it across all your Echo speakers.
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