Echo Dots and connect:Amps

  • 24 May 2018
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Building a new 2,000 sqft home soon and want to install ceiling speakers throughout. Most likely will use 4 or 5 connect amps (zones) to power speakers. I would like to use echo dot in each Zone so that no matter where i am in the house i can talk to Alexa and have the nearest dot in vocal range control any zone. Would i need to physically connect a Dot to each zoned connect amp by line out or would the multiple connect amps and multiple Dots form a network and communicate wirelessly? Thanks

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If you're using the dots to just use voice control, then no, since they're wifi devices, they could work through wifi to control the Sonos system. However, if you're trying to feed a non-Sonos feed through the headphone output on the dot to the Sonos (like maybe MLB this season?), then you'd need a physical connection.

None of my Amazon Alexa devices are connected, yet I use all of them to control my system.