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Samsung has described voice control through Bixby for SmartThings, e.g. turn off devices, but NOT a way for SmartThings to talk back to Bixby. In looking for a way to do this, I used my previously described "Announcer Bixby Routine" which continuously loops and speaks any notifications received by the phone. Then using SmartThings Automations, I was able to not only turn a reminder light at a specific time, respond to a button push to turn off the light, but also post a Notification to the Senior that gets spoken on the phone through the Bixby Routine. Now we have two-way communication Bixby <-> SmartThings Here is the YouTube video
While most phone users would NOT want their phone speaking reminders, this can be very helpful for those with mild cognitive impairment wishing to remain living independently. Speech is not an option in Reminders on a Samsung phone, but those phones with the One UI upgrade have a feature called Bixby Routines which can speak Notifications. 1. Create a Bixby Routine using an IF trigger of "home" or set time to "always" and THAT action to "speak notifications" 2. Set the Notifications to allow "Reminders" Note that you could have ANY Notifications spoken using this technique, but too many could overwhelm the listener Here is a YouTube videeo https://youtu.be/EOr2QmcJyok Frank