Bug: Text to speech fails (Resolved)

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Description of the Issue

textToSpeech() often throws a terminating error when called. java.lang.reflect.UndeclaredThrowableException

Resolved: on January 14, 2016, SmartThings officially announced they had changed to a different text to speech service, resolving the problem.[[1]]

Regions affected: All

Phone OS affected: All

UsersAffected: All

Variable or Always Occurs: Variable

Prior/Intended Function

Convert the phrase given to the textToSpeech() function to audio and return an MP3 to be played via a musicPlayer or speechSynthesis device.

Applications utilizing TTS (Text to Speech)

The following version utilize text to speech functionality for supported SmartThings connected speakers and devices

Alexa Helper

Rule Machine

Talking Alarm Clock


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