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Let's call a spade a spade. Sonos speakers can be costly, especially when it comes to multi-room setup. With Sonos One speakers priced around $200 each, it would be a fair assessment in saying that a multi-room setup is too rich for most people's blood. What if there was a more cost-effective option for setting up multi-room audio? Enter Amazon Echo speakers. In combination with the Amazon Alexa application, setting up multi-room audio can be achieved affordably. Let us show you how.

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How to set up multi-room audio with Amazon Echo

  1. In your Alexa App, tap Devices in the lower right corner of your screen.
  2. Tap the + icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add Multi-Room Music Speakers in the pop-up menu

    Change Alexa name step 2Multi room 1Smart device group 4Source: Clinton Bowman / Android Central, and Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

  4. Tap Continue
  5. Select a group name or type in a custom name.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. Select the speakers you want for multi-room music.
  8. Tap Save to create your speaker group.

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Enjoy your new multi-room speaker setup! Now when cleaning the house on the weekend or having a party, you can play your favorite tunes on any speaker group you wish for less!

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Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)

The classic smart speaker with a clean look.

Having one speaker is nice, but two or three is twice (thrice?) as nice, with the ability to group more than one speaker for multi-room audio.

At $100, the Amazon Echo is a solid option for families looking to ease into the smart speaker space. It's got a bigger sound than the compact Echo Dot while being less expensive and showy than the Echo Show and Echo Plus. If you're looking for something simple with a lot of potential while you figure out if the Alexa ecosystem is the one for you, the regular Echo is your best bet.

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Amazon Music Unlimited (Amazon Music Unlimited)

Great music catalog at great price

Amazon Music Unlimited offers over 40 million songs, special exclusives, and tailored playlists and stations. It's already affordable, but Amazon Prime members can even get some money off.

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