For a long time I have been hoping the ‘Anything but’ Smartthings would get smart and allow Voice notifications. Why Smartthings still does not have this as standard when you set an Amazon Echo up I have no idea, other than Samsung is letting all of us down big time.
So since I have a few devices that supposedly can be used for notifications I though I would try to set them up: I have tried this with Amazon Echo, Aeotek Doorbell using a multitude of approaches like LANnouncer (instructions vary drastically from options available,) BigTalker is said to only be used with a lower version that I cannot find, and even then it wants to playback through my Siren or Doorbell neither of which work.
So does anyone know of a SIMPLE approach to get TTS or MP3 notifications working with a BT Speaker, Echo, or Doorbell? I tried a Sonos but that was flaky as hell. Oh and I do not want to use Core as that is ridiculous if we have to go to those lengths to do it. Note that I know how to do IDE, Handlers and all, and I have a pretty large system (about 80 devices) so I have some idea of what I am doing.