I am new on this.
currently I have a lot of smartthings things (motion sensors, door switch, door lock, light bulb, smart plugs). Also I have google home speaker, google home hub, lenovo display, dome siren.
I am a disabled veteran with some mobility issues. I need to be able to receive voice notifications when things happens, for example when from door opens, I need my google home speaker to say: :main door was opened" or something to that effect.
Right now I can only make my dome speaker to make a chime sound.
Any help would be really appreciated.
I also have a galaxy view tablet. I was trying to install the lannouncer but I get no sound out of it.
Dunno how crazy you want to get, or how much you like to tinker…
There’s something called Google Home Relay or Google Assistant Relay on this site. It’s used to get announcements out of the Google products… I never went through with installing it all myself, I remember it being quite the project to get going. So I have no personal experience to report of, just wanted to mention that it exists.
If you are using Google Home Speakers, then Google Assistant Relay is what you need. You need to have server/computer running 24/7 to get this up and running.
If you swap to Amazon Echos then you can use Echo Speaks which does not need 24/7 server to work. I have been using both of these and both are great. I like Google products more so that’s why I’m using Assistant Relay now.
No. I’m using windows laptop as a 24/7 server. I mainly use it security camera recording and that’s why it runs all the time. That’s why it is also perfect for Google Relay use. My laptop is very fast and powerful but I guess Pie would work great if it would be used only for Google Relay.
I’ve been reading about Assitant Relay and cast-web-api. My understanding is they are two separate applications that accomplish the same end goal of making announcements on GH. How do they compare in that what are their pros and cons?