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Orbi Voice and Amazon Echo speaker groups

Hi, I have an Orbi Voice as part of my whole Orbi setup compromising of 1 x RBR50 router and 2 RBR50 satellites and then the 1 x RBS40v Orbi Voice. When trying to create a speaker group in Amazon Alexa, the Orbi Voice is showing in Alexa app and states it needs a firmware update. But when I login to Orbi via browser on orbilogin.net the advanced admin settings states ‘no new firmware available’ it’s currently on V2.2.1.92 anyone got advice please?
Model: RBS40V — Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Satellite with built-in Amazon Alexa
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Newer firmware is here:

 

RBS40V | Product | Support | NETGEAR

 

RBS40V Firmware Version 2.3.0.8 | Answer | NETGEAR Support

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Re: Orbi Voice and Amazon Echo speaker groups

great thanks. so tisonly worked via manual update of firmware, really important to read release note, as you HAVE to install a 'temporary fix' firmware before the proper firmware update, 

 

thanks

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Unfortunately the firmware update still hasn’t fixed the issue. I’m guessing this could be an amazon issue?
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Re: Orbi Voice and Amazon Echo speaker groups

Hi @metime

 

Welcome to NETGEAR Community! 

 

The Orbi Voice does not support Multi-Room-Music feature. We encourage you to post a suggestion to this page: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team
 

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I recently purchased Orbi Voice with the intention of adding it to my Alexa speakers. Is there gonna be a firmware update to make this possible?
Model: RBS40V — Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Satellite with built-in Amazon Alexa
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Well that’s just crazy! I’ll contact Amazon now and get a refund and send back to them ASAP.
Thanks for replying though!
Model: RBS40V — Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Satellite with built-in Amazon Alexa
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Absolutely ridonculous
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Can we get an update on this please. Multi-room speaker functionality is top of the list for me.
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Has netgear said anything about an update to fix the alexa music group connection issue?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Orbi Voice and Amazon Echo speaker groups

I think it was on their roadmap but is not here yet alas. I am eagerly awaiting this feature and think it is a big thing missing from this product

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