Can Alexa be used as an output for TTS

i have multiple Alexa devices throughout the house and it would be nice to send TTS messages out to them is this possible?...

You're looking for Echo Speaks.

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You can, though it isn't officially supported by Amazon - so at any moment Amazon could break the community integration. I would not count on it for super critical things.

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Echo Speaks works great for me!

I use it to let me know when the sauna is ready among other things.

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I use mine to make sure the hot tub temperature doesn't drop!

If you want a solution that can’t be broken by Amazon, use a virtual contact sensor or this virtual device that has a linked Switch and contact sensor (works with Hubitat and smartthings):

Then you can have an Alexa routine, which is triggered by the contact sensor, announce whatever message you want. It’s what I use.

Download the Hubitat app