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    Default Needs Messages Read Aloud on HTC One M8

    I know there have been some posts about this but the answers seem to be contradictory. At least in my experience. I have the HTC One M8 and want to be able to hear my new text messages over bluetooth(headset) while driving. I have tried car mode on my phone but it does not read back messages. Is there a simple solution to this problem? As a side note I have Tasker and wouldn't mind if I had to use that in order to accomplish such a task.
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    I don't think any phone does that natively; you need an app for that.

    There was quite a discussion recently. See Hands free voice app?

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    The moto assist app on the moto x does this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    I don't think any phone does that natively; you need an app for that.

    There was quite a discussion recently. See Hands free voice app?

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    Nothing really helpful in that forum that I could use but thanks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Spock View Post
    The moto assist app on the moto x does this.

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    How does this help? I have an HTC M8 as stated above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judgenot View Post
    How does this help? I have an HTC M8 as stated above.
    Responding to the post above mine which said that no devices do this. Good luck figuring it out for the M8!
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    Quote Originally Posted by judgenot View Post
    Nothing really helpful in that forum that I could use but thanks anyway.
    Dragon Mobile Assistant? After installing, go to the Dragon Settings page and tap Notifications. Check "Display SMS Alerts"

    Tap "Read out notifications", turn it on, and be sure Incoming text messages is checked.

    Exit to your SMS app and send yourself a text (or have someone else do it). It should pop up on your screen with a microphone icon. Tap the microphone and Dragon will read the name of the sender and the content.

    If you enable "Driver Mode" texts are read automatically without the need to touch the screen at all.
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    This app is your answer. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.tryagent

    Does exactly what you want. Automatically detects when you connect to your car's Bluetooth (or whatever bt you specify, doesn't have to be a car) and reads texts out loud. It can also detect if you're driving using sensors and can prompt you to respond by voice to texts as well. The app does some other really awesome stuff too and is very configurable. Very well designed and works flawlessly.
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    Default Re: Needs Messages Read Aloud on HTC One M8

    Quote Originally Posted by gtg465x View Post
    This app is your answer. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.tryagent

    Does exactly what you want. Automatically detects when you connect to your car's Bluetooth (or whatever bt you specify, doesn't have to be a car) and reads texts out loud. It can also detect if you're driving using sensors and can prompt you to respond by voice to texts as well. The app does some other really awesome stuff too and is very configurable. Very well designed and works flawlessly.
    Have not yet been able to fully test it but the app seems very promising. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I have a LG Tone Plus Bluetooth headphones. It has a app BT Reader that reads messages thru the headphones, although i have found when I am in the car it does read them thru the cars speakers.

    I can try some of the apps suggested just to see if they work w/o my headphones
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    I have the same phone, you will need to install an app to do this.
    I've been using DriveSafe.ly, which does what you're asking.

    Here's it's features from it's site.
    Reads your text messages and emails out loud in real time
    Hands Free - No need to touch the phone while driving
    One-touch activation - no complicated setup
    Bluetooth and radio transmitter compatible
    Reads text message shorthand (lol, brb)
    Optional customizable auto-responder
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    Default Re: Needs Messages Read Aloud on HTC One M8

    This one will selectively read any notification. Works fine with Bluetooth.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...51.voicenotify
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    I find it strange they did away with the txt read features it was standered on some of the really old phones I had like the voyager and the env before that it just seems like a good idea to stop people from trying to read them while driving I'll definitely check out those apps
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    Quote Originally Posted by judgenot View Post
    Have not yet been able to fully test it but the app seems very promising. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Thanks, I am looking for something like this to reply to text messages by voice.
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    Default Re: Needs Messages Read Aloud on HTC One M8

    Quote Originally Posted by salm04 View Post
    I have a LG Tone Plus Bluetooth headphones. It has a app BT Reader that reads messages thru the headphones, although i have found when I am in the car it does read them thru the cars speakers.

    I can try some of the apps suggested just to see if they work w/o my headphones

    I found that if you go into Bluetooth settings for the headphones and uncheck the Media option it will read the sms ou tloud through the speakers of the phone. Pretty cool.

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