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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  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?
     
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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
     

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