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How do I send a message to Alexa (to speak) from a batch file.

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How do I send a message to Alexa (to speak) from a batch file.
« on: January 27, 2021, 10:10:10 am »
As a part of my home automation I'd like to have Alexa "announce" things initiated from my computer.  It can be Alexa speaking, or it could be a mp3 or wav file being played doesn't matter.  I can handle the pc side (I use eventghost), but I have been unsuccessful in finding how something like this would be formatted to send to Alexa.  The last time I looked it seemed very difficult and you basically had to be in a position to write a skill in order to do this.

Is there a fairly simple way to do this?  Thanks for your help.

Roveer

Re: How do I send a message to Alexa (to speak) from a batch file.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 12:40:06 pm »
I cannot help but if you had not checked yet, eventghost has a forum  I found the following that might help or at least lead you to where you can find specific help.

http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7429

Re: How do I send a message to Alexa (to speak) from a batch file.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 02:55:41 pm »
I cannot help but if you had not checked yet, eventghost has a forum  I found the following that might help or at least lead you to where you can find specific help.

http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7429

I looked at that post.  It's mostly for going the other way.  Saying something to Alexa and then having EventGhost trigger an event.  I posted on that forum to see if anyone has done something similar to what I'm trying to do.

Roveer