I posted this in the WebCoRE community forum a few days ago and didn’t get a response so I thought I’d ask here.
I’m not even sure how to properly articulate what I’m trying to do but here goes.
I’m trying to use some devices I already own to inexpensively incorporate text-to-speech into my SmartThings setup. Specifically, I’d like to announce things like someone has arrived or my z-wave doorbell was rung (it’s only a switch and doesn’t have a speaker so it alerts us by flashing the lights when the doorbell button is pushed).
I own some old iPads and a few Bluetooth speakers, and would like to send messages from ST to an old iPad and then play them on a speaker that’s connected to the iPad via Bluetooth.
I’m guessing I need a SmartApp that will allow me to talk to an iOS device that’s running some kind of media rendering software (or DLNA app?) and is connected to the speaker via Bluetooth. I look at LANnouncer but that appears specific to Android.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Has anyone done something similar? Should I give up and pop for a cheap DLNA speaker or go the Sonos route? I’d prefer to make use of things I already own but that may not be feasible. As a note, I’ll be using WebCoRE to output the messages.
Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.