Running the Amazon Music app on my Android phone, I can set playback on any of my Echo devices. But I want to be able to do this from my Desktop App where I can manipulate my playlists and queues much more easily than I can on the Mobile App. So questions.
When will casting or selecting an echo device to playback be available on the desktop app (Apple or Microsoft)? I do not want to use Bluetooth.
When will Multi-room playback be added? Apparently I can pair two studios to make a stereo set up so Multi-room should be on the road map.
Further down the road I'd like to know when Amazon will support other end devices than Echo's and the current odd audio company products like Bluesound (which is through the mobile app apparently). Then when will Amazon integrate with services like Roon and support a whole range of high end audio devices to go with Amazon Music HD. Audiophiles and other discerning listeners are not going to want Echo Studios and an Amazon add on box when they have invested thousands in their own gear.
Casting is not bluetooth or wifi from the mobile. When I cast or whatever Amazon call it from my Android App I there is a direct connection between Amazon Music and the Echo device playing the music. My mobile isn't used. Try turning off Bluetooth or putting your phone into airplane mode after casting. Amazon HD still plays and you can control using Alexa on the Echo device. Also if you don't disconnect you can end up playing songs from miles away. I forgot to disconnect my mobile from an echo and tried playing in my car using Android Auto. No sound came out of the car, but 50 miles away my Echo started playing, so it's definitely not Bluetooth.