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Published on February 28th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Yamaha Audio announces Alexa skill on the way during 2017

Yamaha has announced that Amazon Alexa Voice Control will be available for the company’s MusicCast multiroom system in Autumn 2017, when Yamaha will release a firmware update for more than 40 products of the MusicCast lineup, from AV receivers to sound bars to streaming speakers. An Alexa skill that adds support for the MusicCast commands will simultaneously be made available.

Yamaha also advises that Amazon Alexa can be used right now in combination with the Yamaha multiroom system, since the Echo Dot offers a Bluetooth output that can be easily paired with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or AV receiver. The two devices can then be connected by simply saying “Alexa, connect.” The sound of the Echo Dot can then be played back through a single MusicCast device, or multiple devices can be linked using the MusicCast app.

To learn more about how MusicCast products can be used with Amazon Echo Dot, visit https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/contents/audio_visual/musiccast/alexa.html

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