Community Add-on: Google Assistant Webserver (broadcast messages without interrupting music)

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Hope they fix it, was one of the coolest feature of HASS.

Shall we revert back to TTS?


Which Friday?


I also get this message, any solution?


Please follow the thread I posted as it had the latest updates. They tried to update but had to roll back so the new ETA is next Friday.


With Google, when they say “next”, alwasy ask in which YEAR


Hey all

I’m running this from a docker container on my QNAP NAS. When I connect to :9324 to authenticate, it gives me the following error.

400 Bad Request
Illegal key ‘ys-api/dvr/entry/grid_upcoming’

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/cherrypy/”, line 733, in process_headers
File “/usr/lib/python3.5/http/”, line 556, in load
File “/usr/lib/python3.5/http/”, line 620, in __parse_string
self.__set(key, rval, cval)
File “/usr/lib/python3.5/http/”, line 512, in __set
M.set(key, real_value, coded_value)
File “/usr/lib/python3.5/http/”, line 380, in set
raise CookieError(‘Illegal key %r’ % (key,))
http.cookies.CookieError: Illegal key ‘ys-api/dvr/entry/grid_upcoming’

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/cherrypy/”, line 631, in respond
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/cherrypy/”, line 659, in _do_respond
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/cherrypy/”, line 735, in process_headers
raise cherrypy.HTTPError(400, str(exc))
cherrypy._cperror.HTTPError: (400, “Illegal key ‘ys-api/dvr/entry/grid_upcoming’”)

Any ideas?


Looks like it’s working again!


Interesting… I’m still getting “It looks like I can’t broadcast right now” in my history.
I tried restarting the add-on but no changes.
Are you still using the x.x.x.x/broadcast_message?message=“this is a message” URL ?
Is there any update to the code of the add-on ?


I was too up until 30 seconds ago. Looks like its a gradual roll out maybe. No update to the code needed.


Works for me. But I did a fresh install now, as I was waiting for this to come back again. Is the “Open web UI” option supposed to show anything?


I’m assuming you mean the button in the addon? If so then it will only do something when you first set it up. It will take you to port 9234 which will make you log in with your google credentials. After its setup it moves over to port 5000.


I can confirm it works for me again now for broadcast. Is there any way to give commands such as “play radio station on the bedroom speaker”? I tried and I can’t get it to work.

Is it possible to just broadcast to a single speaker?


No and No,

You can send specific commands like “turn on x light” and that works but certain things like media are at this point restricted.

Also at this point broadcast is all or none. The only exception is that you can disable notifications from going to a specific google home in the google assistant settings but that is an all or none option.


Thanks for confirming, I already used the light control commands. Not much use as Hass can control them anyway. Was hoping to start playing media in a certain room when you turn on the light in Hass. Anybody any other ideas on how to use this. Announcements for outside motion sensor triggered or fridge door left open are other ideas I have.


Working again for me! Strange


Working again for me. Strange, yesterday night the logs showed it couldn’t broadcast. Maybe this was a staged reactivation from Google, DC by DC.
Anyway, happy I have all my vocal notifications again!


Yippee! Working again!


Anyone know if it is possible to get this to read out values from home assistant such as temperature sensors, etc?


Thanks so much to the team that got this working again on Google’s side. The quality of the voice when broadcasting is way better than the TTS solution.


Also, thanks to everyone supporting the addon. It has officially reached over 10k pulls on Docker Hub. :tada: