Bring Multi-Room support to AudioPlayer API streaming
Alexa Multi Room streaming does not appear to be available for third party skills that leverage the AudioPlayer API.
Feature request is to extend support for Multi Room to the AudioPlayer interface. This could be implemented by adding a custom slot type for the multi room location and then adding an optional parameter to the Play() command to allow the destination room group to be specified.
This has 37 likes and 19 comments as of Mar 2018 on this URL but doesn't show up on this feature forum - https://forums.developer.amazon.com/idea/101848/bring-multi-room-support-to-audioplayer-api-stream.html - so posting again.
Implementing this would resolve a lot of the criticism that the BBC and amazon got over the former’s withdrawal from Tunein for UK users, leaving them to rely on the bbc skill that can’t be used for multi room or stereo pairs
Mel Earp commented
This is a must to allow users to get the best out of their Alexa enabled devices.
Ruben Suarez commented
I hope it won't take too long to allow this
Tommy Schmidtbauer commented
Make Alexa great again! and "Bring Multi-Room support to AudioPlayer API streaming"...
Sam Greco commented
Please? There are a whole lot of us that have large music libraries with thing that we cannot get online. Anywhere. You are crippling us by not providing this simple thing.
Mauro Tortone commented
unbelievable... Amazon be open-end and give this capability to all skills
Marc DELOR commented
I can't imagine that this feature is not yet allowed....
Amazon could address a lot of the perceived issues in this thread if they reinstated their music upload service. With that, I could seamlessly integrate my music that isn’t on any streaming service with Amazon Music Unlimited and exploit the full range of Alexa music requests, multi room and all. Solutions like My Media, while technically interesting, are clumsy in comparison.
GERARD MICHAEL HUNTER commented
This would be a great addition to Alexa functionality.
John Wallace commented
I was so disappointed that I couldn't play My Media on my echo and echo dot at the same time
david herzberg commented
Please support My Media for Amazon Alexa to extend support for Multi Room to the AudioPlayer interface. I have nine Echos that are grouped in two groups. I have over 700 Cds in my iTunes library. I am an Amazon Prime music subsciber - but I will not re-purchase old muisc I already own.
Come on Amazon.... This is only going to help you sell more devices and music as people find out what My Media does with your Echos and Dots.
Mr M Churly commented
Please update the Audio API to support Multi-room audio. I would like to play my media collection in all rooms. This is the main thing holding me back on investing in more Echo's
When listening to a podcast for an hour and then entering a new room with another Alexa we're forced to start the podcast from scratch.
Please add the ability to pause, resume and transfer the current timestamp of a podcast to another Alexa so we can continue listening as we roam the house.
Gregory Blum commented
Adding my vote to provide multi-room support. Please add that funcionality.
Kevin Laird commented
Please update the Audio API to support Multi-room audio. I would like to play my media collection in all rooms. Need to use a 3rd party to do this
patrick h murphy commented
Please let My Media have a way to play to groups.
Randy Mazura commented
I thought it was me that was not setting it up correctly. Good it was not me but BAD that it is not yet possible!
It seems to be something we all expect!
Keith Boyd commented
Come on Amazon, this should be a simple thing for you to provide. It's a nightmare not being able to play my own music collection on my multiple Echos at the same time.
Lee Speers commented
Any update from the admins on this?
John Mottershead commented
Please add multi-room and group support. I would buy a device for each room if I could use this feature.