In September 2018 Amazon released the AVS Device SDK that allows Alexa enabled 3rd party speakers to use Alexa Multiro...). This means Amazon now supports music played from Echo speakers and 3rd party speakers at the same time.
Does Bose plan to update their Alexa enabled speakers (Home Speaker 500, SoundBar 500/700) to allow multi-room music with via Alexa?
Link to Amazon announcement about open MRM to third party Alexa enabled devices:
This is a feature that I’m really curious about and would be very happy to see implemented. If it doesn’t show up in any future updates, it will very telling .... like that Bose wants us to buy only their satellite smart speakers and doesn’t really care about making their customers happy.
Jul 7, 2019
Not having my everywhere group option to listen to music really cheapens this system....
please let me know if this is being worked on...really thinking of returning it
does anyone have any options ?
Thanks for posting and reaching back out to us today.
We don't currently have any information regarding this feature at this moment in time. I will raise this again for you as a feature request.
If you have option to return with refund, I'll suggest you do that and look into buying either Harmon's speaker or if your heart is set on Bose buy the normal speakers with AUX port and get a Echo Input to connect it with.
I'm a big fan of my Bose 700 soundbar, 700 bass and surrounds but I have to say that it's insane that Sonos can emplement this feature and Bose can't. If Bose thinks I'm going to buy a bunch of their smart speakers and put them all over the house next to all of my Echo devices, they are sorely mistaken. Just make this happen Bose. You make great products but you're behind the curve on a number of things like this and Atmos. This is coming from a fan ... come on, you have to step up your game.
Aug 20, 2019
Has there been any development on getting Bose to play with other speakers using Alexa groups? I just purchased a Bose Home Speaker 300, which is priced higher than all other Alexa offerings and I was shocked to find out I can’t use it with my other speakers around the house. My old Bose works really well with an echo doc that connects to it via Bluetooth.
Sep 20, 2019
@Hector_B Hey there. We're a full year out since Amazon announced support for third party integration with multi-room audio. Do you have any updates as to whether this feature request has gained any traction? My Soundbar 700 has great sound quality and I would love to be able to include it in my multi-room audio setup. Thanks.
Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the Bose Community Forums.
I am sorry but I do not have any updates on this. We have fed your feedback onto the development team though.
As soon as we know more, we will update the community.