I installed Big Talker v 1.1.13 last night along with the smartapp LANdroid. My experiment consisted of an Android based Samsung Note 4 with the latest version OS.
I had the phone connected to a regular Bluetooth speaker via the headphone jack on the phone and the input connection on the speaker. I have not tried the Bluetooth connection between the phone and speaker with this yet.
I am pleased to say that it was an overwhelming success!
Ability to use custom speech phrases
I can have different speakers in different rooms with different Android devices to send custom speech. Ex: speaker in my son’s rooms that connects via Bluetooth to their phones and when they are in their room they will receive the notifications, but not when they are gone. (This is more to do with LANdroid, but it is seamless with BT
it’s just awesome! !
- only able to have 3 of each device type
- unable to rename each instance of BT in the app
I initially installed Big Talker v1.1.3 last night and it worked great. I then saw the v1.1.4 beta and upgraded to it so I could get the weather. Once the update was complete the app no longer worked. I started getting a push notice saying “ST platform issue? textToSpeech() failed”. Along with “Big Talker couldn’t announce: phrase…”
I have been reading a lot about the text to speech issues with ST since the last update. The Sonos app along with a couple of others are now gone.
I have no idea why v1.1.13 works and v1.1.14 does not. I’m not a programmer, just a user.
@rayzurbock, I’m sure you already know what’s going on, if not I hope I was able to help.
I’ve gone back to v1.1.13 and I’m enjoying it. Thank you for a great app!
@CAL7 thanks for reminding me. I’m also using the lannouncer along with Big Talker and LANdroid.
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@rayzurbock First, thanks for a great app. I’m using it with @NWTony LANnouncer and the combo is fantastic.
Weather is appealing. Do you, assuming no obvious issues such as @bamarayne is seeing, recommend the 1.1.4 Beta7 release?