I have basic TTS working with WallPanel and the official companion app but they both use what I’d call device level TTS (rendered on the receiving device itself) so it’s very robotic. I want to use the smoother Google or Nabu Casa TTS. That appears to require a media_player device to send to.
I have tried browser_mod and while I’ve got it connected to the Android table and can darken the display on the tablet or my desktop browser I can’t get either to play sound via tts.cloud_say the service fires fine but no sound comes out of the browsers. On top of that when my Android tablet goes to sleep it browser_mod entity becomes unavailable which makes it kind of useless.
Seems more complicated and clunky to get the smoother TTS to play on a device like an Android tablet than it should be. Suggestions?