Amazon adds support for Spotify with multiroom audio on Echo devices

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Amazon announced today that it’s adding support for Spotify and SiriusXM to the multiroom audio feature on Echo devices, letting users synchronize music across multiple rooms. Amazon launched the multiroom audio feature earlier this year, supporting Amazon Music Unlimited, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora. But now, as Amazon promised back in August, Spotify (and SiriusXM, if that was a deal-breaker for you) will work with multiroom playback, too.

For now, Spotify is only available with multiroom audio on the Echo in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, and Ireland, while SiriusXM is only in the US. But if you’re looking to use Echos to build out your own ad-hoc Sonos-style system, the addition of Spotify support should go a long way toward making that a reality.

And if you need a hand getting your Echo devices set up for multiroom playback, make sure to check out our how-to guide.

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Thank goodness! As a Spotify user, I found the lack of support annoying. I’ll be excited to try this out tonight.

I’ve used both Spotify and Amazon Music and I think both services are pretty on par. Amazon Music doesn’t have as much niche music (video game soundtracks and covers) as Spotify does, but it also integrates better with the Echo I have.

I’m debating whether to keep Spotify through my PlayStation Music subscription or switch to Amazon Music Unlimited.

Was this working for anyone else? Alexa shut me down yesterday when I tried to get her to play it on my group.

Not able to get it working here either.

Apparently it only works from the Spotify app. You can’t use Alexa voice commands.

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