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.
Justin Bradley commented
With the increasing number of multi-speaker and multi-room options with the Echo devices, this certainly needs opened up to 3rd party skills.
Mark Lozano-Ross commented
Having to rely on Amazon's notoriously unreliable servers to play my music is infuriating! I constantly get inconsistent error messages about songs not being available etc. Please, Amazon, give My Media permission to include multiroom/group capability in their third-party skill!
Thomas Rizkallah commented
Multi-room audio is an absolute must, pelase implement. otherwise i see no reason in buying a subscription for this .
David Raasch commented
Yes, yes, yes! In fact, if this isn't provided within the next few months, I'm going to stop buying Echos and start researching switching to another technology. I USED to have whole-house sound, thanks to my home automation software. But all of the speakers had to be wired. I'm in a new house now and I'd rather not return to that.
There's no point in me expanding my echo system (which is currently 2 echoes) if this is not provided soon.
Richard de Treville commented
This is long overdue - please implement Amazon! I'm able to make a clunky but working test version by creating a fake "Flash Briefing" skill which points to a live-streaming .MP3 file on my personal server. Then when I go around my home and ask Alexa to play my Flash Briefing, she successfully loads the live-streaming MP3 file and miraculously they are all in sync. Just thought I would share, in case someone out there can take this even further and create a skill or something...