Uniti Neo / Atom and Echo
Posted by: ThomasD on 01 January 2019
My first post ! Happy New Year everyone !
I am about to pull the trigger on getting a Neo or Atom . Not sure which one to get. Is there such a big difference?
I am driving some rather old Audiovector M3 floor stand speakers. I may upgrade these soon.
My question is related to integration with Amazon Echo. I currently have a echo dot plugged into my Cyrus 7 amp and I can walk into the room and say 'Alexa play supertramp on HiFi' and off it goes streaming from spotify. Brilliant and I love it. Even my slightly technophobe wife is using it.
The only wrinkle is that this relies on the rather iffy DAC in the echo dot. It's not terrible at all, but I want better.
With the Neo I guess this method remains the only way. Unless someone has found a way to integrate the Neo/Atom so that it then gets its stream over the network rather than the echo.
Is this something a echo "skill" can be used for ? Any ideas? Is there a way to call the Neo/Atom an end point in the echo ecosystem ?
Thanks for any tips.