I have 12 Echos in a music group. But I have the volumes for the Echos set to different levels, depending on their location in my house. Since I can't set a separate volume for music vs normal Alexa, I want to set up voice controlled routines to set the music volume to a lower or higher setting. I see I can create a routine to change the volume of one device, and even how to set multiple devices to the same volume level, but I want to set the volume level of each of my 12 Echoes in one routine. For example, I want a routine where I say "Alexa, Set Everywhere Volume to Soft" and have it set:
Echo 1 volume to 1
Echo 2 volume to 2
Echo 3 volume to 2
Echo 4 volume to 3
Echo 5 volume to 2, etc
And likewise, the corresponding routine Alexa, Set Everywhere Volume to Normal" and have it set:
If I am not mistaken Routines don't work with Music Groups. I think changing the volume via routine only works on one Echo Device at a time. You should try it on just two of your Echo Devices in that group and see if it works.
Sorry to revive a dead topic, but thisssss pleaseeeeee. I have multiple echos and I walk in and say I'm home and music starts but the back bedroom will be so loud in comparison to the living room due to the room sizes. I'd like to set a routine for the volume to specific echos with a routine when I speak to the kitchen.(the one I speak to when I get home)
Some of my echoes are linked to third-party speakers and need to be set on a higher volume so the volume is controlled by the third-party speaker. Amplifying a quiet signal inevitably leads to distortion.
The only way that I believe this can be done is if you're using Smartthings. If you are, you can install echo speaks and also webcore (a rule engine) and create automation that can control your echo volume levels. I'm currently doing this and it works great.
Anyone else dealing with this? I, too, have issues where I would like to set variable volumes across my speaker group. Only way to do it now is in the app, or manually by going to the devices themselves. Using 17 echos currently, so that's not feasible.
I'm not understanding the Smartthings solution suggested above. Specifically, what hardware and various configurations do you need to achieve this? What are the steps for setup?
I have very annoying teenagers who keep turning the volume up or down on the Dots or Show we have.
So I wanted to reset the volume to 50% across the entire house. I can’t find a way to do this with one voice command (it is a simple piece of code you would think) but you can reset the volume of each individual Alexa device on a schedule. So at 0200 - 0205 all my devices reset their volumes one at a time with a scheduled routine. Like Borg eventually they will adapt but so far this is working.
17 echos! Wow! We have 4 at present, but we are in a flat and I imagine when we move the bug will bite me harder and I'll have them everywhere.
An imperfect but simple solution for Ben if needing to change all levels at once, and without waiting for the timer, would be to say "Alexa, volume 5 everywhere". Unfortunately for the OP, I know no solution, but would be intrigued as I too would like to be able to do this. Might have to check out SmartThings.