Hi all - Anyone else out there having issues with Chrome cast devices failing to play TTS?
I have some TTS notifications set up through the Notifier app using virtual switches but they have been working intermittently - As the messages stop working I then reboot the hub which fixes the issue for while then all of the sudden it will stop again in a few days. Last time I rebooted the hub, one of the devices ( JBL Link Smart display) played all the messages at once as if they'd been somehow queued before however this doesn't occur every time.
Troubleshooting I've performed:
Tried on Sonos speakers which worked as expected. I was actually using the Sonos speakers before and never had such issues with them at all but I recently switched to my chrome cast devices instead.
Tried on a Google nest mini which had the same outcome as the JBL Link speaker
Rebooted my modem which is already set to be rebooted once weekly but it made no difference as I retested the Notifier app
Rebooted the hub which temporarily fixed the issue
Last week when the issue occurred, I went into the Chrome Cast Integration app and tried rediscovering the devices but it kept failing to find all devices although they were all powered on and online. I tried this multiple times but had the same outcome. Once I rebooted the hub then it was able to discover all devices.
As can be seen here, I turned the VS on and nothing played on the speaker:
Once I rebooted the hub it worked a expected:
- I have static IP set to my wireless devices so a potential DHCP lease renewal wouldn't be a problem here.
- Another strange thing that happened (perhaps a bit off topic) was that my mobile phone got logged out of the app and when I went to log back in then the app added it again (it wouldn't let me login otherwise) as a new device rather recognising that I was logging in with an existing phone. This then created a duplicate entry for my phone in my Devices list so I had to delete the redundant one and update every single rule which my phone was part of, so frustrating!!!
Any suggestions please?
Thanks in advance.