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Ask Alexa to Play Everywhere?

  • 19 October 2017
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Is it possible to ask Alexa to play everywhere instead of specific rooms?
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Best answer by jgatie 19 October 2017, 18:32

Not at this time. Grouping 3rd party speakers is not part of the current Alexa skill, though there is a new Multi-Room Music SDK coming from Amazon early next year that addresses grouping of speakers. Whether the Sonos devices will be able to utilize that SDK remains to be seen.

For now you can group via the Sonos app, then ask Alexa to play to any one Sonos room in the group and it will play to the entire group.
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Not at this time. Grouping 3rd party speakers is not part of the current Alexa skill, though there is a new Multi-Room Music SDK coming from Amazon early next year that addresses grouping of speakers. Whether the Sonos devices will be able to utilize that SDK remains to be seen.

For now you can group via the Sonos app, then ask Alexa to play to any one Sonos room in the group and it will play to the entire group.
Ok great, I'll just do that for now, I have a Sonos in the Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen and Office, I'll group them all and leave it at that and then when I tell Alexa to play in any of those rooms it will play in all of them, thanks so much jgatie!
Seems like this api is already released and working with grouping Amazon echos and Samsung speakers...But Not Sonos of course