With the new Webcore device integration for Sonos, and the resulting death of BigTalker, what options do we have, or what might be coming for event notifications - Using Sonos?
I have configured Speaker Companion as a work around but there is a LOT to be desired for this app, especially after coming from BigTalker.
For me this is the core value from Smartthings - I want to know what’s going on in my house as it happens. I had previously kept my Honeywell Alarm system around, just for notifications. Once I could finally get speaker notifications working I set it up for me as well as family members. Everyone asks, how can I do this?
With Samsung or the Community is there anything available or coming?
You can use the automation creator in the new app.
(www.rboyapps.com - Making SmartThings Easy!)
To add to what Jimmy said, it’s a new format so the apps needs to be updated. All of the RBoy Apps have been updated to support it. Here’s an example of a popular notifications app that is used with the new Sonos for notifications.
You can even set a custom message or text for the app to announce. It’s support TTS natively.
The automation creator allows the functionality as speaker companion. With these, you must configure a routine for each action, on each device with each speaker. I’ll keep speaker companion going until I find something better. OpenHab is looking better now.