Not working for me. Tried a couple of phones. An older Motorola everything seems to setup fine. Finds my Google Home device. But Speak command never sends anything to the device. Tried another, phone Galaxy S5, crashes when trying to find devices "Unfortunately AutoCast has stopped" Would like it to work and paid for it but so far no go.
After buying the unlock app for AutoVoice (beta, to use with Google Home) and AutoVera, then AutoTools, I realized that I was hooked on the auto apps, so I subscribed to AutoApps when I was about to purchase AutoCast unlock as well. My wife has been bugging me to be able to set a timer to shut down Google Home when we go to bed. If I were casting from an app, that would be trivial (for most casting apps), but we're typically listening to news by saying "Hey Google, News". No timer available. Enter AutoCast. I have a simple AutoVoice activated Tasker task that waits a certain amount of minutes, then uses AutoCast to stop casting. So simple, and works beautifully. I'm sure there are many more sophisticated uses, but when something solves a real problem so easily, it's great for that alone.
Dev has good ideas, but never seems to keep his apps working long. Maybe he has ADD, because he's always starting new projects, when more than half of his current apps fail to work properly. Numerous comments to reviews say "try the beta", well we paid for this full version, so put the beta here instead of the broken version, if it's so great.
What a nice tasker plug-in. I've set it up so that when I receive a phone call or a new sms, push a speak to my google home for each contact I have pre-entered. Really nice. One "bug" (might be a configuration issue). After I receive a SMS it plays "You have a new sms from XYZ", no problem. If I then start a spotify song, autocast seems to re-connect and take over the device every 30 or 60 seconds (I didn't time it), and stop the spotify cast. If I restart my spotify, same thing, autocast re-connect. The only solution I can find is to disable tasker so it stop taking over the Google home. Is there a way to prevent AutoCast from maintaining connection with the device? One question Is there a way to pass the caller name to the autocast plugin? I've try placing %CNAME or %CNUM in the speach text but it does not get replaced by it's value. I ended up creating a different task for each contact. 4 stars because most help screen don't work in the app "Ooops, page not found" and some advanced exemple would be nice (like.. How to pass variable to AutoCast? :))
I sent an email requesting help will update the review if help is received. **2nd update, I did get one email requesting i try it again, didn't work, no additional response. Lowered rating to one star. Simply won't work. Using a Samsung s7 attempted casting audio files to multiple devices as instructed, no luck. After trying multiple things, reading all I could and wasting 4 hours over multiple days. I'm out, will request a refund next. Good luck! Its an awesome concept! Wish it worked! ***1st update Update 1- I did try it again, no luck :( I sent over the logs. Let me know if you see anything that needs to be changed? Thank you!
Awesome Tasker add on! So much customizable options to cast exactly what u need to, how u want to...can also use it to cast to Google Home!
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- Added language and ability to select cast device with a variable to the AutoCast Speak action.
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