UNSOLVED Show Alexa Timer
Hey there - I would like to display the remaining time of a timer that I scheduled via a physical EchoDot.
Is there a way to have a module pop up with a timer as soon as I requested it from the EchoDot? Similar to this Module?
Can you please give me an advice in which direction I can investigate? Is there an API available?
Thank you very much in advance!
Best regards from Berlin.
@mz-ber I am not aware of any support for this…
you know that timers are echo device specific, right?
start a timer on echo 1, you cannot find it or control it on echo 2
and a real timer has two parts, on the amazon server is the actual timer event.
on an echo with a display, there is an independent visual started when the ‘starting now’ is spoken
MZ-BER last edited by MZ-BER
Hello @sdetweil - thanks for your quick response.
I guess you are half right. As soon as I trigger a timer with the EchoDot, I can see it on my iPad, iPhone etc.
There is some connection - similar to the Module “MMM-NowPlayingOnSpotify”
And I’ve noticed that some guys from the Home-Assistant Community developed a similar thing (Alexa Timer Card)
Here are some images from my iPad:
@mz-ber right, but u had to go into the alexa app to get that .
it didn’t just occur natuarally.
@sdetweil I adjusted my post above with an additional note about the Home Assistant Community that I found.
@mz-ber i saw… looking… somehow they have an alexa api trying to find it…
@mz-ber cool… looks like there is a rest api for alarms…
haven’t found a node library for this
@mz-ber awesome alexa will let u set an alarm (its all thru voice) …
@sdetweil Oh okay, you can only set an alarm and not a Timer?