Polk Audio today revealed its Command Bar, an Alexa-enabled soundbar, will get a software application upgrade including Amazon‘s multi-room music (MRM) procedure. It’s the very first third-party wise speaker to do so.

The Command Bar is amongst the very best sounding speakers including Alexa assistance, however it experiences an absence of functions when compared to Amazon’s first-party items.

Previously, it was a separated speaker (plus sub-woofer) that sounded excellent, however could not sign up with the celebration if you wished to make the entire home jam to the very same tunes.

Amazon’s MRM is among those functions you do not understand you require up until you experience it. It’s set off by informing Alexa to play the music you desire … all over. For instance, you can state “Alexa, play 1990 s hip hop all over,” and it will actually play a tune by Tupac on every wise speaker in the whole world.

That’s a lie. It’ll in fact just play music on the Alexa-enabled wise speakers on your network that assistance MRM.

However if you resemble me, and you have actually got an Echo Dot or comparable gadget in every space however the restroom (due to the fact that Dots aren’t water resistant), this is music to your ears.

There’s absolutely nothing rather like the happiness I experience waking my household up at 0600 every early morning by screaming “Alexa, play ‘Mmmbop’ by Hanson all over” at the top of my lungs. Now my Command Bar can sign up with the choir.

The upgrade starts presenting today. For additional information check out our evaluation of the Polk Audio Command Bar here

We connected to Polk Audio and Amazon for remark and will upgrade this story as essential.

Released January 15, 2019– 22: 44 UTC.