I just bought an Edifier wifi speaker, model MS50A. It has true wifi and bluetooth. I have searched, and I guess I am asking the wrong question. I want to use this to announce events from the hubitat, but I cannot figure out how to add it as a device.
@user1238 I don't think that's supported by HE. The primary TTS speakers are Sonos (Native) Google (native) Echo (community Integration) and some zigbee alarm speakers. Even searching the forums for Edifier brought up noting.
I don't use Amazon/Echo but it looks the MS50A uses something that connects to Amazon.
The music playing can be controlled in the following ways:
(1) Touch panel on this speaker;
(2) Edifier Home App;
(3) Interactive voice devices: For Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandoura, Tuneln, iHeartRadio and other music services linked to Alexa, after relevant accounts are linked, you can play through Alexa and control this speaker by using other interactive voice devices like Echo.
I don't think it can be done with that speaker. You can get an Echo 4th gen for $99 and a battery base for 29.00 for portability. That would be cheaper than the $199 your device lists for and would work for you.
These are now sprinkled around our house and working quite well.
Our old house already had an infrastructure of wired speakers, so I tried a DIY solution with Arylic Wi-Fi audio boards and VoiceRSS to manage TTS. It was a fun project, but integration was never as clean as what we have with HE and the Ikea/Sonos solution.