notify.alexa_media to make an announcement to the alexa devices around the house. (For example when the dryer is finished). I have the Alexa App on my phone and it works like any Alexa device. I can make announcements, control any entity that any Alexa device in the house can control. Is there a way to send an notify.alexa_media to my phone?
If you use
push as method, you will get a notification on all mobile devices that have the Alexa app installed.
The only reference I could find for push notification was
notify.notify which in the forum history
notify.notify always seems controversial. And it didn’t work.
I would use
notify.mobile except that my phone doesn’t appear in the dropdown. In fact the only phone that does appear is an Android phone that I haven’t used for months.
Is there another way to do a push that I haven’t found?
I think you still call one of your
notify.alexa_media services, but change the type… it’s been a while since I played with it, so I’m not 100% sure it still works. I found its lack a specificity annoying, especially since the companion app can do TTS on Android.
- service: notify.alexa_media_YOUR_ECHO data: message: Test data: type: push
As I said, my phone does not appear in the alexa_media list of devices. This works fine through any of my Echo devices and the only phone in the drop down list is one that I stopped using months ago.
IIRC, the devices don’t show up. You call the service on one of your non-mobile devices, but the mobile devices play the notification if you use the
It’s as Drew said. Don’t know what it is like on Android devices, on IOS you get a notification on your screen. You cannot really tap on/open it, so the message should be short.
Still working fine. I’m using it in multiple automations.