Thanks for your reply. With respect though... of course it matters. The reason I have 2 devices as a stereo pair is for the enhanced audio that it provides. If you've not tried it before then I recommend you do as its a very different sound to the mono speaker of the solo echo.
So... that being said... of course I want to be woken up to stereo sound. If you had a clock radio with stereo speakers would you think its just 'OK' to wake up to music coming out of just one of them?
Bear in mind I'm well aware of how the echos work... and the limitations of stereo pairing (such as alexa requests being handled randomly by one or other of the pair) but the point of stereo pairing is to get stereo sound from music (radio or amazon music etc).
So yes... the alarm did indeed work, and it woke me up - but the very next thing I have to say is "Alexa, listen to RadioX" at which point I get decent stereo sound.
Thank you for your response.
As I said above, yes... stereo works just fine in all other circumstances as you'd expect - just not as the result of the music or radio alarm.
The alarm was structured "wake me up every weekday at 7am to Radio X". Of course, as mentioned, only one of the echos in my stereo pair "took" that alarm command, and therefore that's the one that the music comes out of initially.
I can see how this is an oversight from Amazon. When you address a stereo pair and ask for music, it will come out of both speakers. I think that this should ALSO be true for the output of music or radio alarms too. Doesnt seem too hard to do.
Any update on this? The inability to set an alarm using stereo pair is irritating particularly as it seems like a sloppy oversight that should have been immediately remedied. There is only one reason anyone buys two echo devices for the same room: stereo. To then have stereo not work when used in for a very common reason people use an echo (alarms) is just lazy, sloppy and annoying to your key customer base—people willing to buy two echoes for the same room. Come on Amazon, either act like a serious player or stay just a site where you buy stuff to be delivered.