I now this is a rather subjective question but what is the most reliable cheap speaker output for smartthings. I don’t want to spend a bunch of money, and would like something that functions without additional complexities to make reliability a problem. I have google assistant stuff, but frankly everything I have seen reports that points to somewhat regular issues based on updates to the google environment that breaks the bridges.
I have dabbled with VLC Things on a old windows tablet. That works pretty well except it has to be woken up after a while when it drops it’s network connection. It also works with Big Talker, but not speaker Companion.