I like the chromecasts, including the audio version.
I don’t like the fact that out of the box they can only be managed via Google home, or a casting capable mobile app.
So as a starting point I needed to figure out a way of at least turning them off, ie stopping the stream to them.
So this is the setup im currently mucking about with.
I’ve got tasker, with the autocast plugin along with sharptools.
Tasker/autocast allows control of chromecast functions play pause stop (and more), at an individual device level.
Sharptools brings the st events into tasker.
So for now I’m testing mode changes sending stop to all my chromecasts.
Autocast also is capable of sending tts to the cast devices, which also works, through I don’t know how that effects an existing stream.
So if anyone else out there is messing with this setup, let’s share notes.
It took me an entire day of farting about to find and configure these bits to get this working, granted this was mostly learning curve with these three apps.