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19 Rockin’ Alexa Multi Room Music Commands [Essentials List]

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In this post, I provide the list of essential Alexa multi room music commands to make your Amazon Echo devices rock out in every room of your home. I’ll also give you some groovy examples to play your favorite music by genre and artist /group.


Alexa Multi Room Music Rocks

alexa multi room music commands

So you were able to set up your Amazon Echo devices for multi-room music, and you can even troubleshoot and fix your multi room music set up when one or more devices fall out of the group.

Now, you want to know how you can use multi-room music most effectively.

Fear not, music lovers! We’ll have you dancing in and around your home in no time flat with our big list of essential Alexa multi-room music commands and examples.

Without further ado, here they are!


Alexa Multi Room Music Commands [The Essentials Guide]

The following is our BIG list of essential Alexa multi-room music commands that you can use to control the Amazon Echo devices throughout your home.

“Alexa, play Steel Drum music Everywhere”

“Alexa, play Black by Pearl Jam Everywhere”

“Alexa, lower the volume” ⬅️Lowers volume on nearest device

“Alexa, raise the volume Everwhere”

“Alexa, turn up the volume Downstairs”

“Alexa, lower the volume Outside”

“Alexa, play classical music on Pandora upstairs”

“Alexa, play soft rock music on Pandora”

“Alexa, play smooth jazz Everywhere”

“Alexa, play How To Save a Life Radio on Pandora”

“Alexa, play songs by U2”

“Alexa, play my Pop station radio on Spotify Everywhere”

“Alexa, play The Joshua Tree album by U2 on Apple Music Everywhere”

“Alexa, skip” ⬅️Skips everywhere

“Alexa play Alice in Chains on Pandora Everywhere”

“Alexa play Bohemian Rhapsody Everywhere”

“Alexa, play Reggae music in the basement”

“Alexa, play Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham in the Bathrooms”


Are There Additional Alexa Multi Room Music Commands?

Right now, multi-room commands are for the most part limited to multi-room music.

You CAN broadcast an announcement to multiple rooms across all of the Echo devices on your network, however.

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Try the following:

“Alexa, send announcement”

Alexa will then ask: What’s the announcement?

Try: “Kids come to dinner”  or “Attention everyone, the cops are here. It’s time to go.”

LOL.

Alexa will broadcast your own voice across all of the devices in your network with that announcement. Pretty cool.


A Few Prerequisites

Obviously, you will need to have set up multi-room music in order for this to work.

Apple Music

If you want to play Apple Music using Alexa, you’ll need to have an Apple Music subscription.

You can join Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Once you’ve subscribed, you can then enable the Alexa skill for Apple Music and link your account. You’ll need to sign in with your Apple ID to link your account. If you forgot your Apple ID, like me, here’s how to get it back.

Pandora

In order to play music using Pandora, you’ll need a Pandora free or Pandora premium subscription and then to enable the Alexa skill for Pandora and then link your account.

TuneIn

alexa multi room music commands

You just need to enable the TuneIn skill in order for this to work.

Try

“Alexa, play Patriots.com radio on TuneIn Everywhere”


Alexa Multi-Room Commands – What Do You Think?

So what do you think about our list of commands?

Do you already use these?  Do you have some of your own that you prefer? What streaming audio services are you currently using?

Please leave us a comment below and let us know. We would love to hear from you.

Enjoy your Alexa multi-room music commands and music!!


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About the Author

Tim BrennanTim Brennan, Technical Writer & Blogger

Tim Brennan [a.k.a. "Tec Timmy"] is a senior technical writer with over 20 years of experience writing for companies and organizations in and around Greater Boston, including GE and MIT. In addition to actively writing for this smart home blog, Tim is also a regular contributor over at UniversalRemoteReviews.com. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University. Brennan is a father to two sons, an active blogger, a Star Wars nut, and loves a good taco🌮. There is a strong chance he is developing a crush on Amazon Alexa. You can learn more about Tim here.

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  1. You should also add that the group itself should be listed as the preferred speaker.

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