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I wasn’t sure if I needed to use 2 separate ports for the separate devices, so I have the fire 7 set at default 1035 in lannouncer, smartthings and then set as a static ip through the device and also through the router. I did the same thing with the device above, with the exception of changing the port to 1034 in all locations.

*** just noticed the last picture of lannouncer configuration didn’t post!

Everything looks like it’s configured correctly. You could try toggling the “Say Nothing” in the app settings to ON and then try clicking on the “Speak” button in the handler in the SmartThings app.

Unfortunately, still no dice. Oh well, such is my luck with electronics. I do really appreciate all your time trying to help me!

Sorry, but I’m not sure what is causing your problem. I have a few other suggestions about your setup. I see that you have two devices configured, you should probably leave both on the same port #1035 but have different IP addresses for each one. I have two devices and that is how I have mine set up. Also,make sure that you are on the same WiFi network and band (2.4g for example). And of course, the obvious is that your sound is turned on all the way and not going through some Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Finally, the only other thing you might try is a different android device.

I have FINALLY figured it out and now that I have, I feel really stupid. Putting my idiocy out there so hopefully some other poor newbie can make use of it. We are on Google wifi. Each mesh device has 1 ethernet port and are all interchangeable. Our network closet houses the main “router” and a ton of switches to run all the other ethernet requirements. Turns out, smartthings hub absolutely must be directly plugged in, no switch allowed. So, after moving it out of the network closet and plugging directly into a different mesh device, it’s now working flawlessly. So, boys and girls, learn from my mistakes, plug directly in to a router.

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Must be something to do with the Google mesh routers.

I have eero mesh devices. eeros have two Ethernet ports. Ethernet connection from my ISP fiber optic terminal is connected to an eero in my wiring closet. Second port on that eero is connected to an Ethernet switch.

My SmartThings V2 hub is connected to that Ethernet switch along with several other things in the closet.

Never had any issues.

since updating my device to LineageOS 16 sound effects will not play. text-to-voice still works. anyone else experience this, any fixes? thanks.

Mine is plugged into a switch behind another switch with no problems

I’m also having the issue on my Fire 8HD with lannouncer “going to sleep” in the background. Sounds/Speech quit working after a period of time. I’m running on fully with lannouncer running in the background. Anybody figure out how to stop this from happening?

You can use this with Fully Kiosk, I had the same problem with Lannouncer going to sleep every few hours.


Version 36 is live on the Play Store and the website. You need this version; Google is shutting down GCM (Google Cloud Messaging), in favor of Firebase (FCM). This release moves to FCM compatibility.

Im trying to implement the behavior of a security camera composed of a motion detector, the LANouncer camera trigger, and the play store app “autosync for google drive” to automatically upload any photos taken

Unfortunately the lack of a front camera option is rendering this - potentially very useful - setup quite difficult.

Has anyone had any luck using the front camera in a scenario like this? With or without lanouncer?

At the moment the only solution I can think of is creating a little periscope mirror, but that seems kinda ridiculous given that my fire tablet has a front camera

Thanks for any advice

I just set this up on a Fire HD7 (9th Gen) and when testing via the buttons in the DTH, Siren and Speak work but Tone does not. Has anyone experienced this? Did I miss a config step? I’m going to test from WebCore next but skipping validation steps has seldom yielded good results for me :slight_smile:

Update: I couldn’t get anything to sound in WebCore (doorbell, siren, speak)
Update #2: When curling directly, Speak and siren work but chime does not. Is there a known incompatibility with Chime onthe Fire 7 ?

It does seem like the Fire7 may have some issues based on some of the comments above in this thread. All I can say is that I know is that LANNouncer works well with the 7th gen Fire HD8 which is what I have. The only other thing I might suggest is an earlier version of LANNouncer and see if that works.

Here is what another user tried:

I was trying the MediaRenderer that used to work but doesn’t give me the custom option for text such as ‘Door is open’.

So I was going to try this route. First, it is installed on the Android tablet and working from what I can tell. Problem is on the SmartThings App. I have installed the device with the device handler and it is showing up. But to set the IP/Port of the Android device, I do not see anyway to do so. In the settings of the device, there is just ‘Off’, ‘Strobe’, ‘Siren’, etc… Image capture, Find sensor… nothing to set IP/Port like i’ve seen in screen shots. If I hit the 3 dots and select edit, there is nothing but the generic location/room.

Any thoughts? And also, can you have the tablet relay to a speaker? My whole goal is to play to my FABRIQ speaker which used to work fine with Media Renderer (DNLA). So if either by going through this android app or directly, I need to find a way.

It sounds like to me that you are using the new version of the SmartThings app. You may have to use the Classic version of the SmartThings app to use this smartapp properly. There, under the Gear icon, you will see where to enter the IP address of your Android LANnouncer speaker.

Can LANnouncer be used to target google homes on the same network?

It only works with an Android device that run an app that listens to commands from the LANnouncer SmartThings device type though software such as BigTalker and WebCore.

So cant communicate to other devices on same network. Could it be done, I’m running another app on an old phone with nodejs but it’s a bit unreliable. I’d hope a purpose made app would work better and it would have all the android/assistant files

It can only communicate with an Android device running OS5 or better. There are other solutions such a using an Amazon Echo as a TTS playback device but I don’t think there is anything for google home.

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