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Creating an Alexa/Google announcement

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    Scott Riesebosch

    Daniel,

    Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately neither Google nor Alexa support those features at this time according to the information supplied to us by both companies. We wanted to implement this, but were told by both of them it is not possible yet.

    That said, if you have the Tailwind app on your phone, you can have an audible notification that says "your garage door just opened / closed". If your phone is in vibrate mode of course it won't play the audible notification though.

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  • Alex Woo

    3 years later, is this available?   How about using IFFFT?

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Yes. Posted a video of how to set it up for Alexa in early 2020.

    https://youtu.be/EUvT4XMEv2Y

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  • Andrew Wahl

    Is this possible yet with Google Home/Assistant? I have the announcement on my phone but would like it for the household.

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Not that I'm aware of. I know Alexa can do it, but I haven't seen anything about Google Home being able to do it. I know they implemented "visitor announcements" for doorbells, but Google seems to be lagging behind on integrating garage door device types.

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