So I’m sorry if this has been posted but I searched and only found complaints that it didn’t work but I got it to work on accident so here you go...
I managed to create multi-room audio by combining my SONOS speakers with Amazon Echo devices. Yes they play the same thing simultaneously & is voice activated. Although there is a SLIGHT delay with the Echo devices.
I have an Echo Dot “Echo 1” AUX out to RCA in on SONOS:CONNECT.
CONNECT optical out to a Sony 7.1 Receiver.
Via Alexa app, I created a multi-room music group with “Echo 1” & the Echo in my kid’s playhouse “Echo 2” & I think I named it like Basement just to test it.
Then I made sure “Line In” was on in Garage and grouped my Garage CONNECT with all other SONOS rooms.
Walked into my garage & said “Alexa, play _____
in the Basement”
BAM. Playing on all my SONOS & the kid’s Echo in playhouse.
My in depth home setup is below.
• living room • 5.1
- Hardwired PLAYBAR wired to SUB w/ (2) PLAY:1’s
• garage •
- CONNECT optical out to Sony Receiver 7.1
- Echo Dot AUX out to CONNECT
• kid’s playhouse • in backyard
- Echo Dot
• guest bathroom •
- Echo Dot
• all other bedrooms •
- ONE or PLAY:1
- Echo or Echo Show