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Alexa speak failed


#1

first off, I am new at this so my terminology may be a bit off.

I have an piston that uses alexa speak. It was humming along happily - then it wasn’t. I wrote this quick and dirty piston to check the functioning of Alexa. There was no sound output. I believe the log indicates that it ran. I’ve included a copy of the test piston and log for review. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


#2

Check your IDE live logs also when you run your test.


#3

Update - I was in the IDE and found that I no longer have the ability to create or delete devices and smartapps.


#4

Try logging in using an Incognito window


(jkp) #5

And login at https://account.smartthings.com


#6

That got me back online with the IDE.

Next is that Alexa is still accepting command just no speaking. When I send a volume change with the speak command the volume change is accepted…just no voice.


#7

Alexa accept text input?


#8

Alexa does everything except speak when requested programmically VIA webCoRe. Interesting, Alexa will speak announcements programmically VIA webCoRe.

She came back for a few hours yesterday but stopped programically speaking again sometime in the early morning hours today.

Make me wonder if I somehow made an illegal call somehow and it’s stuck in the queue somewhere gumming up the works until the system decides to flush that statement.


(Trandzung) #9

Try : Speak. Don’t use Speak Text.