I'm looking for some direction on using Alexa for voice control of multi-zone music. Currently the system has one Sonos Connect, one C4 Music Bridge, one C4 8-zone matrix amp, and an HC-800.
There are 8 zones in the home currently wired up with speakers.
With Sonos it is very was to say "Alexa play James Taylor in the Kitchen". Alexa responds by playing various JT songs from Amazon Music in the Kitchen zone of the Sonos. Very easy via Alexa to pause, raise / lower volume.
Using the existing C4 8-zone amp, am I able to get to a similar one-command for Alexa? If not, how many commands would it take to get the Sonos Connect to be streaming from Amazon Music in the Kitchen? Does it make sense to add a few more Sonos Connects for zones with the highest use of Alexa?
If cost were not a concern (ease of Alexa commands being the priority), should I pull out the c4 8-zone matrix amp and replace with 8 Sonos amps? Or add 7 more Sonos Connects giving each zone its own Sonos (and defeating the purpose of the matrix amp)?
Any other options you think would be worth considering?