I had this idea after reading the posts, so that’s what I did: 1. Download text in the speech application that can export the audio file. 2. In the application, create an audio file “[insert name] is at home ”, then add the desired accent and tone in the application. Email the audio file to me. 3. Import the audio file into iTunes. 4. Create automation based on the wife who gets home. Select HomePod. For audio, select audio playback, then select to play the file imported from Apple Music (yes, you need Apple Music to do this). We also selected the preset volume at the desired level. So now HomePod Mini plays the file “[insert name] he is at home ”when his wife gets home – in fact, when she is about 100 meters from the house. So, my dogs have now found out, within 3 days of this automation, that 60 seconds after this announcement was made, my wife will be home and the dogs will be ballistic when they hear it, they will run to the door. to access the garage, they will start barking and trying and open the door with their front paws.
I scheduled my HomePod Mini to announce when my wife gets home and now my dogs are going crazy.
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