Help with Cast Features and Google Assistant Responses

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  1. Ryan Hsu

    Ryan Hsu New Member

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    Hi there, I have a feature I would like to program into my home that I have been looking on how to carry them out. My research has led me to tasker. Here's the gist of what I would want to do:

    "Hey Google, Locate my wife."

    IFTTT activates stringify to do the following:
    1. Turn on the TV.
    2. Send signal to an old phone I have to run tasker to cast Google Maps onto the screen.
    3. Tasker opens up Google Assistant and broadcasts a message that the task is complete.

    I have an old Samsung S6 which I do not use anymore. I figure I can load tasker up on that phone and have it do all the automation. The main problem I am having is getting a signal to the phone to trigger tasker to run it's portion and how to get tasker to open an app and do actions within the app to cast a webpage (google Maps in this case).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi there. To get a message to your phone you could use Join and its API :)
    To get it to cast you could try AutoCast although I'm not totally sure that Google Maps is supported. I think I tried that before and it worked though!
     
  3. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok, just tried and it seems that the google maps page cannot be cast directly. But you can always generate a google maps image and cast that! Check here.
     

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