I have two Echo devices - one upstairs and one down. I created a group called Everywhere and would ask it to play [whatever] on the Everywhere group. This worked well for quite some time, but the past few days it refused to work. I deleted the group and tried to create it again, but when I check one device to add it to the group, the other one becomes unavailable so I cannot create the group again. It is on the same wi-fi network, so that isn't an issue and was working just fine before. Now I can't even play the two speakers at the same time - only one at a time.
The reason I have two speakers is so I can listen to the same thing upstairs and down, so if anyone has any suggestions I would very much appreciate it.
What happens if you create a new group under a different Name ?
Does this apply
Preferred Speaker and Groups
Preferred speakers are speakers selected as the default speaker in a Device group. If you have created a Device group with an Alexa-enabled device, all you have to say is, "Play the Beatles." Alexa starts playing music on your preferred speaker, no matter which one is closest or which group it's in. If no preferred speaker is selected in a group, music only plays on the device that heard your request. You can choose a preferred speaker in your Device group from the Alexa app.
Note: When you create a new group, the first new speaker added to that group is made the preferred speaker by default. You can choose specific Multi-Room Music group or speaker set, or multiple third-party speakers, as a preferred speaker.