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.
Alana Miller commented
This is the one thing that holds me back from fully relying on Echo's for music for our house. We have a lot of locally stored music that is from bands that will never be on Amazon's music services, and would like to play them throughout the house.
Anthony W Livera commented
ABSOLUTELY NEEDED. Having to create a preferred speaker is a hokey workaround for what is otherwise a great skill.
Ian Telford commented
Amazon please, please, please support this suggestion and extend support for 3rd party apps. I use a 3rd party streaming service in my home in order to access an extensive library of high quality audio, most of which is unavailable on streaming services, and never using sufficient quality. Your users (Amzon users that is!!!) both need and deserve this consideration.
Ian Telford (Amazon Prime, multiple Alexa Echo, Firestick, and more)
William DeVault commented
I would like to play "my music" which I have accumulated and saved over many years. I could join prime but that has two caveats: I have more access but the data base includes music I have no interest in. Even this expanded data base does not include all the music I have saved. My MEDEA needs to add other music data bases besides AMAZON so that I may perhaps play "my music". Adding multi-room capability provides convenience by not forcing me to carry my TAP device around with me to each room, by not forcing me to sit in front of my PC and by allowing listening on better quality speaker devices.
Robert Scanlon commented
Please add this functionality for 3rd party skills. Your Echo owners are being left behind compared to other more sophisticated competitors. We have 7 of them, but I can link up my (older) Sonos devices more flexibly ... and on the fly.
Branly Philippe commented
Please add it as specified
Karen Roche commented
Please add support for multiroom audio as described in the post.
Tom Evelin commented
Peter John Barnett commented
BBC, MyMedia please allow them to support multi room
Stephen F. Hoge commented
Multi-room support for Alexa's AudioPlayer API would be a HUGE feature for us!
Vic Hiscock commented
Please add multi room support for 3rd party applications. I want to be able to use MyMedia seamlessly.
I have invested in 6 Echo devices in my home and this would be something that would be an addition that would make the majority of Amazon Customers very pleased with.
Achim Pauls commented
It's a must!
Andy Ratnett commented
Please can you add mulit room streaming for 3rd party API's, you know it's the right thing to do.
stuart mackenzie commented
This is beyond essential
Michael Bohlen commented
I hope Alexa multiroom API support is added so My Media can use it.
Keith Greenberg commented
Please add multi room support for 3rd party applications
Pleeease! add multi-room functionality to allow Alexa to strut her stuff!
Hervé SOMPROU commented
Please add multi room support for 3rd party api, how do you want people to use you products if you stay closed ?
While I agree that multi room music groups should be available for skills, those complaining about the BBC skill should really ask the BBC why they can’t implement their stations as a streaming service like Globalplayer have for their stations which do support multi room. The BBC are really just passing the buck following their poor decision to withdraw from Tunein.
Stefano Pini commented
Need it, thanks