After using the built-in chromecast function, there are a few things I would like Hubitat to consider for feature requests.
Add option in driver to automatically run the STOP command after SPEAK command completes. This is very useful for display devices (like Google Home Hub) so that you don't have to wait 5 minutes before the Hub goes from the ChromeCast screen back to its normal operation screen.
Add option to specify speak volume, and return to original volume after speaking
I'd like to see the Volume attribute correctly report the volume setting of the device without having to click Refresh. After issuing a Speak command, it seems to always show 100. A quick press of Refresh restores the setting to its correct value. So, this is probably more of a bug than a feature, but it is something to add to the list.
Here's a sneak peak. I won't be able to record the process and edit in some text. Really thinking about making a YouTube channel. Wish I had supplies to duplicate everything in SmartThings for people interested in that.
@halfrican.ak and @njanda
Here's an example of me creating a Custom Command using Rule Machine.
Thanks to @destructure00 for the tip about selecting the device type as Actuator.
So I have a Rule run a custom command to set the volume to 80 (video shows 90)
then another to speak the message
I link to my TTS Finisher Actions which set the volume back to 60 and issues Stop() to get the silly remote icon off of my Home Hub.
Enjoy let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
I'd love to make some demo videos and things like that.
It looks like I'm going to have to construct commands to 'refresh' my Google Home Mini before I get her to 'Speak' anything.
I'm also wondering if I've created the problem by turning off her mic and anything else 'assistant-like'.
Interesting thought. I saw the behavior for the first time tonight.
It's probably a bug that will be fixed soon.
I might have hit the refresh button before I reported that my problems fixed themselves, can't quite remember.
I'll have to see what happens when TTS should naturally occur tomorrow.