I’m using lannouncer as a text-to-speech app via Sharptools.io. Will it die with groovy shutdown? If so, any replacing apps that would work?
I believe it will stop working. The new SmartThings platform doesn’t support TTS as far as I know. I think they do voice notifications by creating a sounds file, storing it and then playing it when triggered.
They do TTS in some supported devices like Sonos within the routines engine.
That isn’t TTS. The “Play message on speaker” option in routines for “notify someone” creates a fixed audio file that plays on the selected speaker(s) whenever the routine is triggered. TTS allowed you to generate the text ad-hoc at the time of the automation running, send it to the platform and the audio for it would play on the speaker.
Ah with Variables etc. You are correct.