AutoCast AutoCast with Google Home

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  1. SailHawaii

    SailHawaii New Member

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    I'm using the beta of Autocast ( v 1.0.22b). I have success in seeing my two devices, ChromeCast plugged into my Samsung TV and the Google Home device. I can switch between the two with AutoCast settings, and see images and listen to audio on each. Not always consistently, however, as I have to run the action a couple of times typically.
    My challenge is this:
    I cannot get the Voice option to work. I enter tex in the "say" field but never hear it on either device. Does the text get converted to an audio file? Should I be doing something to send that text to an audio file for delivery to the device? Also, can I use a global variable instead of actual text in the "say" field?
    My ultimate objective is to use a profile to listen for an incoming SMS on my Galaxy 6 mobile device and have it read through the Google Home device using AutoCast or other method.
    Any assistance is appreciated.
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the report. I'll try looking in to this and figure out why it isn't working. In the mean time you should be able to use the "Say to File" action in tasker and then cast that as an audio file to get the same effect
     
  3. Brian R.

    Brian R. New Member

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    The new release with the SPEAK action works great for Google Home. No support for speaker groups yet but you can even get SPEAK to cast tasker variables, very cool!
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad you're enjoying it! :)
     
  5. Mr_jagu

    Mr_jagu New Member

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    Is Autocast working with google home group speakers yet?
     
  6. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Not yet sorry!
     
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    Definitely not working with my group speakers. Works fine with a single one... do i need some beta version?
     
  8. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh sorry, I must have misread it. I meant that it works with speakers, not with group speakers. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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