Amazon Echo DOES Voice Notifications!

How so? U use a piston to make an announcement on the echo?

No, that isn’t possible at this time.

my bluetooth connection times out and disconnects. I’ve tried installing “BT keep alive app” on my Android but it doesn’t work either. Anyone having the same problem? I’m using an extra Samsung ON5 cellphone.

Mine tends to time out as well but I’m using a older Nexus 7 tablet and the built in speakers are actually loud enough for me although the quality isn’t as good.

I have installed all of the components as listed at the top of this thread.

The issue I am having is that Big Talker does not see my LANnouncer device.

The LANnouncer Device I created does communicate with my android phone.

I can have it chime, speak, strobe ect.

I also have this working with VLC things and Big Talker, but I want it to work with my android phone.

Anyone know why Big Talker is not seeing my LANnouncer device?

What exactly are you wanting your system to do?

Maybe this so can help you too.

ok so can someone summarize. if i connect my echo to a bluetooth speaker will i be able to make it send me voice notification reminders now? can someone elaborate.

No… you can not.

You have to have a speaker connected to the ST environment or one using the LanDroid software. If you have a wifi speaker connected to ST you can push announcements to it. If you have an android device using LanDroid you can connect to the Echo and the announcements will come out of the Echo… but via the android device.

check out this app… new version coming in a few days…

I do have smartthings. so if i connect my smartthings to my wireless bluetooth speaker, will i be able to do this?

You can not connect a bluetooth device to the SmartThings hub at this time. But, if that ever becomes available, I’m sure it would work.

ahh but i thought you said that if i have a speaker connected to st then it would work. i dont have a android device so that way wont work.

I meant via wifi or other integration… unfortunately the ST hub has Bluetooth built in, but it is not active… which sucks because we could do so much more with it.

so is there a way to integrate it so i can do push notification?

@nirrrr, so, your other option is to have an always on PC running VLC. I haven’t tried that integration yet, but should work as well.

You can use the PC to connect to Echo via Bluetooth, and use the Stereo Mix option to still have sound coming from the PC (and mute the Bluetooth when you only need “local” sound).

well… I went to walmart and bought several cheap android devices (must have android 5.0 or higher) off of the clearance shelf for 10.00 dollars. I installed LanDroid on them and connect them to my Dots via bluetooth.

works like a charm.

I also have wifi speakers connected to ST… those work great as well

A couple cheap Android devices that work are listed in this thread:

Also, the Amazon Fire Tablet 7 (currently $39.99) works as well. The only problem I’ve seen is that the tablets disconnect from Bluetooth. I’m not sure if that’s the result of a bad connection, the tablet going into sleep mode, or the speaker going into sleep mode.

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if you are using the Dots… buy a cable and connect them directly to the dot… works a lot better.

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Yep. I have Dots.

awesome… find you some cheap android devices, install the software… and then choose your smartapp…

I think you will really like EchoSistant… It’s free form speech. nothing precanned… You say what you want and your message is repeated back on the remote device.

ahh so you use android to connect the speaker to st. So basically a android device is a must have. I guess a android device to have home automation dock would be perfect since it can be used to turn things off and on and do the push notification.