Making voice announcements & controlling Amazon Alexa Echo


I have followed all the steps for “Step 6” and when I try to apply the settings I get this warning message.


To be honest, I have never encountered that error. I would be tempted to delete that profile, back all the way back to the desktop (to save) then trying fresh, paying extra close attention to spelling and the ® symbol. It is very hard for me to diagnose without seeing what was entered in the 7 sections.

If you want, maybe take a screenshot of each of the 7 sections right before you hit OK and I will do my best to walk you thru any adjustments I see.

Side note:
If Tasker and/or AutoNotifications was recently installed, you should keep an eye out for them asking for permission, and choose YES when prompted. With both of those apps, it only asks for permission when you have code that requires it. If memory serves me right, Tasker will eventually ask you 3 different permissions, and AutoNotification will ask for two, (but they will not likely be on the same day) If the popup already happened, and you pressed ‘Cancel’, then the programming on this page will fail until you allow access.

This sounds strange, but to be honest, I find it refreshing! Too many apps these days just ask for permission for everything the instant you install it. Both of these apps have respect for us, and only ask if one of your commands actually requires that permission.




Action Type: Created
Check, so far so good

Persistency Type: Both
??? - No screenshot shown in your last posts

Apps: SmartThings should be checked
??? - No screenshot shown in your last posts

App Name Filter / Notification App: SmartThings

Package Name Filter / Package Name:

Title Filter / Notification Title: SmartThings
XXX - I think you have placed the ® symbol here instead of SmartThings

Text Filter / Notification Text: ®
??? - No screenshot shown in your last posts

Here is just a reminder so you don’t have to scroll all the way up again:


By the way, the last 4 lines in my last pic has a forward slash: /
The text in front of the slash is displayed in Tasker as blue text (category), and the text after the slash is shown in white (sub-category)


Triple checked the following:


Still same issue, not sure what i am missing here.


Did you fix the Title Filter / Notification Title: SmartThings mentioned above?


Yes, it was corrected. I want to try it on another android device and see if I get the same results. The tablet I’m using might not like the app, It’s a cheap tablet.