A first media device, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for multi-area grouping of devices. The first media device includes a transceiver and a processor coupled to the transceiver. The processor detects a second media device that is not subscribed to the media group. The processor assigns the detected second media device to the media group. The processor determines a total amount of media devices in the media group. The processor recommends a multi-channel configuration for the media group based on the determined total amount of media devices.