Sorry to revive this old thread, but frankly surprised there isn’t more on this issue. I just tried the “read message aloud” action in the new SmartThings apps and am floored at how loud this is with no option to adjust volume. Are there any plans to fix this?
Currently using echospeaks and webcore which has worked reasonably well, one to two second delay, but never in sync with multiple speakers. Now with the notice that I just received about shutting down the current implementation of echospeaks and having to move to the new app I’m figuring out alternate ways to get verbal notifications.
The native SmartThings feature actually works well with zero delay. It also plays multiple speakers in sync. It’s just ungodly loud… I’m using this feature with Sonos speakers.
I’ve tried to just use the routines in the Alexa app to get verbal notifications, but it’s terribly slow. Not sure if this is normal, but it could be 15-30 seconds late.
Any suggestions on getting the native SmartThings automation to fix the volume issue?