Ive had on/off success with using a Google-Mini via the Chromecast Integration for TTS / audio notifications.
The odd issue is, that the volume (seemingly randomly) changes to 45, as noted in this thread. I've tried a rule. to watch for the change, play 1s clip of silence, and bump to 80 volume. This has had limited results because of the next issue.
It seems like Hubitat loses communication with the Google-Mini. If I go to the device page and try to adjust volume/speak/etc nothing happens. Ive turned on logging, and I also dont even see a log mesage. When it works, I get the 'google chime' and it does the command, but otherwise, its like its dead. I thought I solved it by giving the mini a static IP, but it still disappears from the Hubitat.
Any other thoughts on either of these issues? Im fairly certain if I can figure out it losing comms, I can limp on changing the volume when it mysteriously lowers
Also -- I have tried adjiusting the health/wellness options via the Google Home app, none of that seems to work either.
Appreciate any ideas!