Amazon announces multi-room music sync for Echo devices

Users new to Amazon’s subscription services might easily confuse Prime Music with the aforementioned Music Unlimited. Music playback will work from Amazon Music and TuneIn, with support for Spotify said to be “coming soon”. The online retail giant is offering up its relatively new music streaming service to all the students for just $4.99 per month, Engadget said.

Echo devices, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speaker systems will support multi-room music in the U.S., U.K., and Germany, starting today. The council will work with care technology partner PA Consulting Group to develop a range of “skills’ to connect Alexa to other technology in people’s homes”.

The Amazon Echo has rapidly evolved into the centre of the smarthome, not only letting you ask questions of the Alexa personal assistant that lurks within, but play music, quiz your calendar, turn on your lights, check the fuel in your BMW and a whole lot more. That could potentially impact demand for Apple’s device.

Later, this feature will extend to controls for multi-room music on other connected speakers.

What’s quite interesting is that this isn’t the first time that you’ve been able to do a food shop using Alexa, Amazon offers it’s own grocery service with Amazon Fresh.

Ocado introduces app with Amazon Alexa that allows you to call out your shopping list.

Amazon says multi-room audio is initially available in the United States, the UK, and Germany. Ask “Alexa, play classical music for studying”, or “Alexa, play pop music for focusing”.

Besides products that can work with Echo, LG said it will unveil various Internet of Things devices, robots and smart home solutions in Berlin this year. Multi-room audio, that is.

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