I have no idea if that has been done yet, I have done a little bit of a search with no results on this particular subject… But tonight I got my Amazon Echo to say, “The Front Door is Open” when my front door opened! It is customizable as to what I want it to say. It’s freakin Awesome!!!
Here is what you need to do
Follow this link and install all of the stuff it says.
DO NOT USE ver 1.1.14 of Big Talker, DO USE ver 1.1.13. TTS works in the older version and not the newer one.
After you do all of that stuff, do this
Connect your Android device to your Amazon Echo via Bluetooth.
Now your Echo will give you voice notifications.
What can you do with this??
You don’t have to use Echo, you can just use a bluetooth speaker or you can use the Android Device.
But how totally cool is it that Echo can do this?
You can have a BT speaker in different rooms of the house connected to a cheap Android device in those rooms. For example: Teen Boys room - Device and speaker in that room allows me to send custom phrases to the room. I can set up virtual switches in ST that Echo can control. Those switches, when activated, will trigger the system to send a phrase to the Teen boys device, ONLY!
Using the integration of the Android device, ST, and Amazon Echo the potential for this is unlimited.
I plan to have a device and speaker in the key rooms of the house. I can also have SmartTiles on those devices giving HA access to those rooms based on what I want them to have. I can also send custom speech phrases to each room individually or as a house wide group.
Yesterday (for me anyway) this was a great big wish. Now it’s a reality.
“Alexa, turn on the dinner time alert”. (and she says what I want her to say where I want her to say it!!!