I’m considering a pair of Fives. I’ll primarily use AirPlay for streaming locally stored content, but my wife likes to just ask Alexa to play music. Given that Alexa is not built in, I'm not 100% following how to set it up and what the end result will be. I see the instructions for adding the skill. But is an Echo device required to use Alexa after it’s all setup? Or can I just use the Alexa app on an iOS device to stream after setting it up? I really don’t want to have to add another piece of hardware just to use Alexa on an $1000+ speaker system that’s advertised as supporting Alexa. If I had to do that, seems like just using an audio cable would be the best way to go. I'm not sure what value setting up a skill would provide.
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