Alexa Multi Room Music Commands [Essentials Guide]

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alexa multi room music commands

In this post, we provide the list of essential Alexa multi-room music commands to make your Amazon Echo devices rock out in every room of your home. We’ll 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 Multi Room 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.

multi room music commands

Try the following:

“Alexa, send announcement”

Alexa will then ask: What’s the annoucement?

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


Alexa will the 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.


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.


alexa multi room music commands

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


“Alexa, play 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

alexa multi room commands

Tim “Tec Timmy” Brennan is a senior technical writer and serial entrepreneur, currently spending his nights and weekends blogging about all things technology. His primary areas of interest include smart homes, smart speakers, and universal remote controls like Logitech Harmony and Neeo. He is a father of two, gadget nerd, Star Wars nut, Walking Dead superfan, and loves a good taco. He might also have a crush on Alexa. Brennan is founder at Writeinteractive, Inc., a blogger at and a regular contributor to He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University. For more than two decades, Brennan has worked as a technical writer in the Greater Boston area for organizations that have included General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Biogen, and MIT.


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

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