Alexa Notifications - Override/Reroute Speech Commands

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Re: Alexa Notifications - Override/Reroute Speech Commands

mundmc wrote:
Any progress on this?


sorta/kinda. I never figured out how to do sounds this way, but I can using Node-Red. I have a lot more 2-way control / integration between Alexa and Indigo using node-red. I'm still using these .js script things for basic announcements or announcing variables on the fly.... but with Node-Red I've been able to add more devices and better control of devices through Alexa and able to push out sounds to devices (doorbells, animals.... even fart noises.... because what's an automated house without that?)... https://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=23486&hilit=node+red

If you get into it, it's kinda cool. You can do things like add a "dashboard" plugin that lets you create little webpages that run on the node-red server (for me, thats on the same Mac as my indigo server). I can then link to those pages within indigo touch. It can provide things like a dropdown that polls your amazon account and populates it with all the available speakers you want to send a fart noise to. Or you can create a little music page that lets you select your provider (Amazon Music, iHeart, Pandora, etc) and then search for the station you want (compete with cover-art, track progress, etc.... and it's all just drag and drop easy)

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Re: Alexa Notifications - Override/Reroute Speech Commands

whmoorejr wrote:
mundmc wrote:
Any progress on this?


sorta/kinda. I never figured out how to do sounds this way, but I can using Node-Red. I have a lot more 2-way control / integration between Alexa and Indigo using node-red. I'm still using these .js script things for basic announcements or announcing variables on the fly.... but with Node-Red I've been able to add more devices and better control of devices through Alexa and able to push out sounds to devices (doorbells, animals.... even fart noises.... because what's an automated house without that?)... https://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=23486&hilit=node+red

If you get into it, it's kinda cool. You can do things like add a "dashboard" plugin that lets you create little webpages that run on the node-red server (for me, thats on the same Mac as my indigo server). I can then link to those pages within indigo touch. It can provide things like a dropdown that polls your amazon account and populates it with all the available speakers you want to send a fart noise to. Or you can create a little music page that lets you select your provider (Amazon Music, iHeart, Pandora, etc) and then search for the station you want (compete with cover-art, track progress, etc.... and it's all just drag and drop easy)
If only i had time to take on Node Red- it looks super-flexible but the effort buy-in is too much right now :)

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