Alexa is of no use here. There is no way currently to let Alexa talk as a result of a Homey flow.
I do not have google.
I know the internal speaker is not there, that is why I am asking what I should add to my setup to enable voice feedback again. I use it a lot and find it extremely usefull. For the use cases I mention a pushmessage is just not usefull enough.
Install the Alexa app from Jamie.
To clarify, they app sllows you to start alexa routines and use speak features and more. I use routines for my announvements, on alexa uou create a routine that holds the announcement to all my relevant devices and use jamies app yo trigger it when my washingmachine is done. But it also support direct speech from a device.
A solution for the missing speaker will be very nice. I’m using the soundboard app for some things that cannot be fixed by using a Google home speaker. Also, those streaming devices having some delay wich is not usable in every case.
That wouls really solve the “speaker not available issue” (at least for me) and will even increase functionality… at the moment i am only making homey talk, now I understand I can make alexa talk that can really improve my flows !
Ofcourse then the app should be working on the new pro…
Also kind of think of this as a type of core functionality ? I could also imagine Athom takes it onboard as an “experiment” ?
Yeah it works great, still has some issues with Alexa disconnecting every now and then, so have a flow to try to reconnect and if not send a notification. Also it’s great to select which room a notification will be played in, it can stream music etc. So far it’s still SDK2, so lets hope @Jamie will update it to SDK3
I’m also dependant on the speaker. Feels a bit stupid to keep the old one around just for the speaker. I don’t want a Google Home, or Amazon Alexa in the house. Call me paranoid, I just don’t trust my privacy with these companies. I do have a Apple Homepod mini (yes I know, but I rather have something from a hardware company that publicly is privacy minded than an advertisement company. Besides, we all have iPhones, so adding a Homepod did not matter either). But after some research it seems that I can not let the Homepod Talk by Homey (unless I relay something with a mac which I do not have). So the only other option I have is a Sonos speaker?