When? Oh When?

I’ve been working through trying to get a concept I have to work, My idea is to have alexa use TTS to ask questions then use the reactor plugin and virtual switches for simple yes / no actions. But before I can try to figure out the logic to make this work I need vera to be able to send TTS to alexa, While I was searching for a solution for this I happened to notice that this as been being asked for like two years. I also noticed that Smart things, Hubitat, Homeseer, Home Assistant already have this feature and more. I know the last firmware was mainly aimed at stability.

So where are the integrations a lot of us been waiting for
Alexa TTS
Ring doorbells
Nest Camera’s
ect, ect

Hubitat has had alexa TTS for seven plus months already for reference


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I run a similar script on my Linux box.
I think it should be easily ported to a native app, but I don’t see any value (since I offload non- z-wave stuff to a Linux box). It’s ok but it’s fragile and a hack that Amazon could stop anytime.

Yeah I know there are a bunch of ways to make this work outside of vera, But I don’t really want to add more hardware and the question was more aimed at Mios themselfs,

When will vera have the same features as alot of the other HA hubs?


The one you linked is in fact a community plugin.

as I said, I’ll not produce a plugin that is hacking their site - and I think a lot of other devs have the same doubts/feelings. Using this hack is a lesser problem, since it is done inside my own house, but publicly promoting this kind of hack? No thanks. All that said, I agree Vera is behind in terms of integrations.

I didn’t know only moral developers worked on Vera plugins is a good thing the persons work you used to get your setup working didn’t share your moral highground.

I don’t think alexa TTS is really a hack Amazon could shut it down easy if they wanted to is more of niche feature. Same as the harmony plugin not official sanctioned but unless it causes problems they don’t care.


I played with this a little on home assistant. Unfortunately the cookie renewal is an absolute pita and it requires indeed to run a node server to automate the renewal. Not really worth it. There is actually no solution anywhere without running additional hardware that I know of. It is complete hack at this point.

It’s not a moral thing, it’s a legal one.

Moral Law

The rules of behavior an individual or a group may follow out of personal conscience and that are not necessarily part of legislated law in the United States.

Moral law is a system of guidelines for behavior. These guidelines may or may not be part of a religion, codified in written form, or legally enforceable. For some people moral law is synonymous with the commands of a divine being. For others, moral law is a set of universal rules that should apply to everyone.

Ethical principles held primarily by the followers of Christianity have influenced the development of U.S. secular law. As a result, Christian moral law and secular law overlap in many situations. For example, murder, theft, prostitution, and other behaviors labeled immoral are also illegal. Moral turpitude is a legal term used to describe a crime that demonstrates depravity in one’s public and private life, contrary to what is accepted and customary. People convicted of this crime can be disqualified from government office, lose their license to practice law, or be deported (in the case of immigrants).

Passing laws is relatively easy when public policy makers can unanimously identify behavior that is socially unacceptable. Policy makers can then attempt to enforce socially correct behavior through legal channels. However, in many other situations, it is far more difficult to determine what behavior the government should promote, if any. When a government seeks to implement a code of conduct that may conflict with the U.S. Constitution, the courts are generally called upon to determine the law’s validity.