I'm new to SmartThings. I see that it definitely supports audio alerts with its hefty "Audio Notifications" action options. But I don't see any speakers sold on the SmartThings site per se, and over on SmartHomeDb there only seems to be the Sonos line of speakers that starts at $200. I also independently realized that the Amazon Echo ($180) may be able to be used (but I'm not completely sure on that).
I don't want to play symphony quality music. I just want to hear "You've got mail" if the mailbox is opened, etc. - short phrases or maybe alarms. We all know that decent low-fidelity speakers are a bulk commodity, $5 to $25. We all know ST products demonstrate smart home connectivity for $40 and up. So why isn't there a $50 speaker available?
I am guessing that I simply didn't know the right thing to look for, or right place to find it. If someone could tell me a better place to find compatible devices than the ST and SmartHomeDb site, that would be great. Or if I was using those sites wrong.
Or just some line of speakers to look for, or whatever.
Thanks very much if you can help!