AutoVoice Use Amazon Echo Routines to run any Tasker task 2018-06-19

Learn how to map routines to Tasker tasks using the AutoVoice Smart Home system

  1. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    joaomgcd submitted a new AutoApps project:

    Use Amazon Echo Routines to run any Tasker task - Learn how to map routines to Tasker tasks using the AutoVoice Smart Home system

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  2. Springs

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    if i wanted to control the playback of a music app, do i have to have a separate profile within tasker to trigger each option like pause / skip or is there a way to have one profile that does it all?
     
  3. joaomgcd

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    You could make the profile trigger on all the actions you want to support and then in the task use If actions to do different stuff with different actions :)
     
  4. Nachman Ross

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    Can someone help me with the AutoVoice Smart Home Alexa skill. I’m currently using the original AutoVoice skill with Alexa to provide my wife who is a quadriplegic the ability to change channels on Roku and to control her hospital bed via voice commands. Today, I attempted to use the new AutoVoice Smart Home skill to simplify everything so that she doesn’t have to say “Tell AutoVoice”. I enabled the new skill and within the AutoVoice app I created two new Alexa Smart Home devices “Bedroom Roku” and “Probed”. Both of these devices now show up in the Alexa app when I list my Smart Home Devices and click on “All Devices”.

    Here’s where things start to fail. In the Alexa app, I’m trying to create a Routine in which I say the phrase “BBC”. After I save this phrase I select “Add Action” and then “Smart Home” and then “Control Device” but I don’t see my new devices “Bedroom Roku” and “Probed” in the list of devices. So I can’t complete the routine.

    In attempting to debug the problem, I find that if I say “Alexa Change Channel to BBC on Bedroom Roku”, the Tasker program on my tablet flashes a toast message that it received a “ChangeChannel” message with the Channel name of “”BBC” so Alexa and my tablet is communicating through the new skill. I’m even able to create a profile which reacts to this message and which runs a ChangeChannel task.

    So what I need is the proper way to successfully create a Routine in which the phrase “Alexa BBC” will be sent to the Bedroom Roku device that I created so that my wife doesn’t have to say some many words in the phrase.
     
  5. joaomgcd

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    Hi :) Replied to you in private, correct?
     
  6. dastrix

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    Hi All

    Im trying to trigger a task using 'Alexa, answer call'

    It seems I can turn on lights and so on, but I dont want any of that. I just want to issue a voice command to run my tasker action. I can create a routine in the alexa app, but the action is where I fall down. It shows my Android Device but only allows lighting functions, on, off, dim etc.

    I cant seem to find a tutorial to do what I need, is it possible?

    Thanks

    Scenario:

    I have an intercom on my front gate which makes a SIP call to a wall mounted Android tablet running Tasker And Zoipher. I have been able to auto answer the call using AutoInput and Gesture. What I need to do now is if im in the house, I want to issue a voice command to one of my many Echo devices 'Alexa, Answer call' which will trigger Tasker on the Android device to Auto Accept the call.

    Hopin someone can help :) I bought a few of the AutoApps in an attempt to get it working. Ive enabled the Smart Home Skill
     
  7. joaomgcd

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    Did you see the actual tutorial? :) It shows how to run any task using the routines, step by step!
     
  8. Arunas Jocius

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    Both AutoVoice and tasker have to be open in order for this routine to work, right? Can I auto open those two apps when I am at home?
     
  9. joaomgcd

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    Nope. Neither have to be open :)
     
  10. Arunas Jocius

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    Hmm, does not work without opening for me. Huawei P20 Pro. Followed Tutorial, all works when apps are open, does not when closed
     
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    Solved
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    No matter what I do my Alexa App does not detect any Virtual Device I create. Any help would be appreciated.

    Here is what I am doing:
    - in AutoVoice under Alexa Smart Home Devices I add lets say a "Lamp" with "Set Brightness" and "On/Off" capabilities. Ok, get the popup "Saved Lamp" and the Example Commands for Lamp.
    - in Amazon Alexa App under Devices I try to Add Device - Other and Discover Devices. After 20s "No new devices found". Only my old ones are listed.
    In the Alexa App the AutoVoice skill is enabled and linked to my account.
    I tried disabling and re-enabling the Skill but the Alexa App just wont discover the AutoVoice created Virtual Devices.
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    I needed to additionally add the AutoVoice Smart Home skill in Alexa App.
     
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  13. Guy Perry

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    Hi, I was able to create a virtual device in Autovoice and Alexa recognized the device. I am trying to use the virtual device in an Alexa routine, but the device does not appear in the Smart Home device list.

    Thanks.
     
  14. joaomgcd

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    What capabilities did you give the device?
     
  15. Guy Perry

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    The only capability that was turned on was Set Volume. When I added capabilities it appeared in the device list in routines, but I can't use the routine to change the volume, which is what I wanted to achieve.

    What I want to achieve is to mute my phone as part of a routine.
     
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  16. Guy Perry

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    It only allows me to turn the device on or off.
     
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  17. joaomgcd

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    Hhmm, maybe routines doesn't support changing volumes on devices? :(
     

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