I’ve previously used BigTalker with LanNouncer, and an old junk phone connected to a Bluetooth speaker and successfully had triggers on whatever I wanted to say, “Front door is now opened” or “Garage Motion Sensor now Active” or “Your thermostat is now heating” etc. Everything works great, after a ridiculous amount of troubleshooting etc. Then, as is typical, updates come out, stuff doesn’t work and we start all over again. I think this is retarded.
Enter, Google Home. Theoretically, everything should be built in, speaker, bluetooth, wifi, and it connects directly to the Smartthings Hub, effortlessly. So, the question is, how in the world can we get Smartthings to send an audio trigger to Google Home devices to announce these events?
Seems pretty simple, but I haven’t found anything that works, and I know there’s someone out there smarter than me that has this figured out already. Thanks in advance. This just seems like it should be one of the first things programmed into home automation, and it’s not.