Just say "Alexa, play Tom Petty everywhere!"
Simply add "everywhere" to the end of your command to listen to any artist, song, playlist, podcast, etc. across all your Echo speakers. I love playing music throughout my home so it's on no matter where I go!
You'll get a feel-good dopamine rush, too. As the days spent home become increasingly tiresome, we all need an extra boost every few hours. Playing music is the perfect way to get it. Turning on upbeat songs has always been a sure way to get myself energized, and turns out there's a scientific reason why. Listening to music causes our brains to release the "pleasure chemical" dopamine -- so go ahead and have Alexa turn on your tunes!
What if you only want to play music on some of your Echos? Maybe you just want to play music downstairs. Or in all the rooms except the one where your partner is working. You can easily create a "Living Area" speaker group (insert the name of your choice) to accomplish this. Check out the simple steps in the section below to see how to create a multi-room speaker group.
Create a multi-room speaker group in a few steps:
You can group speakers any way you'd like!
Pro Tip: You can see your Speaker Groups at the bottom of the Devices tab in case you forget what you called them!
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap the "Devices" tab on the bottom navigation bar
- Tap the "+" icon in the upper right corner
- Tap "Set Up Multi-Room Music" (wait a few seconds for the tab to load the speakers)
- Select which devices to include in the group > tap "Next" in the upper right corner
- Select one of the name options shown or scroll down and type your own group name > Tap "Save" in the upper right corner
- Just say "Alexa, play my daily mix on Upstairs Speakers!" (insert music & name of your speaker group)