Alexa Notify with Sound?


(JOEL MESSING) #1

Does anyone have the code to execute the same functionality as “Sonos Notify with Sound” but through the Amazon Echo?


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(Ash (www.smart-dots.com) / Ashutosh Jaiswal) #2

Amazon Echo currently does not support playback control or TTS. May be it will be a feature added in the future.


#3

Can’t be done because Amazon does not provide this functionality yet. (Capability text to speech) a lot of people would like to see it, but you have to start by asking Amazon to make it available.

There are some workarounds that involve playing a Custom “song”, but it doesn’t work the way the Sonos does and you still have to give a verbal command to the echo to turn it temporarily into a Bluetooth speaker and while it’s a speaker It can’t do anything else.

So start by going to the Amazon feedback (you can do this through the Alexa app) and encouraging them to provide it.


(Conrad Sykes) #8

I like the amazon echo’s “Simon Says” functionality and it got me wondering if this functionality could be used in conjunction with my smartthings setup. What I would like to be able to do is setup the amazon echo to announce a warning message if the back or front door of my house opens when my home security system (controlled by smartthings) is set to armed mode. For instance I would like it to say “Warning the alarm will sound in 30 seconds if security code is not entered”. I know that the amazon echo can trigger things to happen with smartthings… but my question is can smartthings trigger the amazon echo to do things like say a specific phrase?


(zraken) #9

There’s a round about way to use the bluetooth speaker capability of echo to playback messages when needed.


(Brandon De Young) #10

Hi everyone, for a long time now I’ve been having major issues with the ST-Sonos integration. Basically, it does not work! That said, I wonder if there’s a way to substitute the Echo for the Sonos for things like “Say the weather when [user specified trigger, like motion] happens”, or “Say [user specified phrase] when [user specified trigger] happens”, etc. I’ve asked ST support and they basically just said that Echo isn’t treated as a speaker in ST so it can’t do that, but I would reeeeally like that functionality considering Sonos just doesn’t work in that regard.

Update: nevermind, just went through the rest of this thread. I submitted a feature request through the Alexa app. Hopefully they’ll listen to us!


#11

Due to some Echo updates, this can now be done.

While it’s neither simple or easy, and does require an additional android device, there is now a way to have echo do voice notifications. See the following:


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(Kevin Plummer) #12

Can you provide some further details on how to do this? I had seen a previous post on this subject, and they talked about using “LANnouncer” from the Play Store, but after installing it, I then didnt know what to do. Any further help on this would be greatly appreciated.


#13

The thread I mentioned in my previous post is a clickable link. Ask in that thread and people there will be able to help you. :sunglasses:


#14

For LANnouncer questions specifically, you can also talk to the author in the following thread (this is a clickable link)


#15

Hey Kevin, if you go to the website ( http://www.keybounce.com/lannouncer/ ), all will be revealed. If you have questions after reading through it, please post them in the threads JD pointed at and I or one of the helpful members here will address them, and I’ll improve that documentation. (I wrote LANNouncer.)

Regards
Tony