One of the things we’re seeing speaker makers include with their Bluetooth speaker systems is the ability to daisychain multiple units together. This means as long as all the speakers are within range of each other, you could technically set them up all over the house and create a multiroom setup.
Unfortunately this has not been the case with the Amazon Echo, but that is expected to change soon. In a report from German blog Caschys (via CNET), it seems that Amazon has been working to include multiroom support for its Echo speakers, and that the company has recently concluded its testing which means that assuming the report is accurate, it won’t be long before the support is rolled out to Echo device owners.
Like we said this isn’t exactly a new feature and we’ve seen how other speaker companies have long included the functionality, but with this update, it should help to make Amazon’s Echo devices more competitive, especially with the convenience of being able to command Alexa is any room that the speakers are in.
There’s no word on when the feature will be rolled out, so take it with a grain of salt for now but we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it in the near future.