Currently have echo and 3 dots on multi room music. will 3rd generation dot qualify as device i can add to my everywhere group?

asked on October 16, 2018

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Gen 3 does work for multi-room; I just set it up. Setup wouldn't work on the phone app, but worked fine on the computer.
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· December 3, 2018
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Yes. Yes you can I have every echo device they all communicate (link) with each other. As long as you put them in the same group. I call my speaker group “everywhere music” as I believe that’s the default. So when I say to any of my echo devices “Alexa, play country music from Apple Music on everywhere music” that is … see more Yes. Yes you can I have every echo device they all communicate (link) with each other. As long as you put them in the same group. I call my speaker group “everywhere music” as I believe that’s the default. So when I say to any of my echo devices “Alexa, play country music from Apple Music on everywhere music” that is precisely what she does. The same thing comes out of all of my devices at the same time. Perfectly synced. Until I tell one of them to stop. Keep in mind all of your devices MUST BE UPDATED! Including your Alexa app on your cell phone. Check each device individually to make sure it has happened. Sometimes it hasn’t happened to each automatically. Make sure they are all on the same wireless band. I use 5ghz. Keep in mind this Is a service that just came out. There will be bugs and crashing. It will get better. All while my google home continues to sit on my desk like an overpriced paperweight doing absolutely nothing productive. see less Yes. Yes you can I have every echo device they all communicate (link) with each other. As long as you put them in the same group. I call my speaker group “everywhere music” as I believe that’s the default. So when I say to any of my echo devices “Alexa, play country music from Apple Music on everywhere music” that is precisely what she does. The same thing comes out of all of my devices at the same time. Perfectly synced. Until I tell one of them to stop. Keep in mind all of your devices MUST BE UPDATED! Including your Alexa app on your cell phone. Check each device individually to make sure it has happened. Sometimes it hasn’t happened to each automatically. Make sure they are all on the same wireless band. I use 5ghz. Keep in mind this Is a service that just came out. There will be bugs and crashing. It will get better. All while my google home continues to sit on my desk like an overpriced paperweight doing absolutely nothing productive.
Will
· December 22, 2018
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You betcha it works with both Gen 2 and the Gen 3. I have a total of 9 Echos of various size and generations. An original tall Echo, a new tall Echo with smart port (great quality powerftsound), Two Echo plus (one set up w a battery system so it’s a great travel speaker with sound as good as any portable unit I have he… see more You betcha it works with both Gen 2 and the Gen 3. I have a total of 9 Echos of various size and generations. An original tall Echo, a new tall Echo with smart port (great quality powerftsound), Two Echo plus (one set up w a battery system so it’s a great travel speaker with sound as good as any portable unit I have heard) and a Dot second gen and four Dot third gen. I have them spread around the house and it’s better than the $15k sound system and upscale ceiling speakers I built into the new house 25 yrs ago! They can work as one playing the same music on the “everywhere network” or play individual music in different rooms for the kids. It ties all the units together like an intercom as well! The only down side of mixing a Dot gen 2 and a Dot gen 3 is once you hear the Gen 3 you will realize how superior the Gen 3 sound, design and style over the previous design is and will want to upgrade. This is no big deal as Amazon is always running deals on the Dot and you can find great deal if you buy two or bundle with bulbs and plugs. The Echo experiance when fully integrated into the home will change your life! see less You betcha it works with both Gen 2 and the Gen 3. I have a total of 9 Echos of various size and generations. An original tall Echo, a new tall Echo with smart port (great quality powerftsound), Two Echo plus (one set up w a battery system so it’s a great travel speaker with sound as good as any portable unit I have heard) and a Dot second gen and four Dot third gen. I have them spread around the house and it’s better than the $15k sound system and upscale ceiling speakers I built into the new house 25 yrs ago! They can work as one playing the same music on the “everywhere network” or play individual music in different rooms for the kids. It ties all the units together like an intercom as well! The only down side of mixing a Dot gen 2 and a Dot gen 3 is once you hear the Gen 3 you will realize how superior the Gen 3 sound, design and style over the previous design is and will want to upgrade. This is no big deal as Amazon is always running deals on the Dot and you can find great deal if you buy two or bundle with bulbs and plugs. The Echo experiance when fully integrated into the home will change your life!
Speedar
· February 7, 2019
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We had the larger Echo and to second generation dots and added two third generation dots. All were combined into one group and music can be simultaneously played to all five devices. I'm pretty sure only one device is actually streaming and the other four are just serving as repeaters. If this is what you are asking about as mulit-room then yes you can.
Mona Lisa
· December 1, 2018
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I had trouble at first configuring them for stereo pair or multiroom sound. Even though the two 3rd gen Echo Dots were both on the same network, I kept getting Network Connectivity error. I could check one, but immediately the other would show an exclamation mark on Alexa's app. The problem was a setting on my Wireless router. I had "Set AP Enabled" to Off, but I had to change it to On. On allows client devices on my Wireless network to communicate with each other. I was then able to create a stereo pair.
Rob Rob
· December 17, 2018
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Yes! I have three gen 2 dots, one gen 3 dot, one V1 echo and one V2 echo. the V2 is also paired to echo sub. All are compatible with each other and working together for multi room music, announcements, drop in and every other available function.
DisturbedDragon
· October 17, 2018
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Yes it does. I have my 3rd gen echo dot and 2nd gen echo dots together in one everywhere multi music room group.
Nate
· October 16, 2018
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Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately when I have tried to connect using the method described in the app, I can only connect to my generic dual band router. The echo dot connects automatically to the 5GHz band. I am looking for a way to force the Echo Dot to the 2.4GHz band on the same router. I need to have the Dot on a lower band to allow connectivity with Smart Home devices.
jsalt
· December 28, 2018
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T. Gamer is wrong about everything . Multi-room music and tunein work just fine.
Redox
· November 28, 2018
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Can you just move the 3rd Gen and move it to room to room, with music, Etc. and not have to replug it and start all over ?
Shilo
· January 24, 2019
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