One Arduino - two DFPlayers?

Does the SoftwareSerial library support communication with more than one device, or do I have to control them with separate “Sound Arduinos” as shown in the attached illustration?

TIA,
Tore

Does the SoftwareSerial library support communication with more than one device,

For sending yes but receiving no.

do I have to control them with separate "Sound Arduinos" as shown in the attached illustration?

Yes that will work as well.

Ok, thanks Mike. I think I’ll go for the two Nanos option even though it most likely isn’t necessary.