1. judgenot's Avatar
    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.
    08-15-2014 10:33 PM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I don't think any phone does that natively; you need an app for that.

    There was quite a discussion recently. See http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...voice-app.html

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-16-2014 03:39 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    The moto assist app on the moto x does this.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    08-16-2014 07:07 AM
  4. judgenot's Avatar
    I don't think any phone does that natively; you need an app for that.

    There was quite a discussion recently. See http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...voice-app.html

    Posted via Android Central App
    Nothing really helpful in that forum that I could use but thanks anyway.
    08-16-2014 09:04 AM
  5. judgenot's Avatar
    The moto assist app on the moto x does this.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    How does this help? I have an HTC M8 as stated above.
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    08-16-2014 09:04 AM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    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!
    08-16-2014 09:11 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Maybe this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.flip.speakme
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    08-16-2014 09:21 AM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    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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    08-16-2014 12:02 PM
  9. gtg465x's Avatar
    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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    08-16-2014 12:10 PM
  10. judgenot's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App HTC M8
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    08-16-2014 02:45 PM
  11. salm04's Avatar
    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
    08-16-2014 04:57 PM
  12. pimpownzu's Avatar
    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
    10-03-2014 10:34 AM
  13. dyphx's Avatar
    This one will selectively read any notification. Works fine with Bluetooth.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...51.voicenotify
    10-03-2014 12:54 PM
  14. Alex Smith14's Avatar
    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
    12-12-2014 09:31 AM
  15. johnmcc0710's Avatar
    Have not yet been able to fully test it but the app seems very promising. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Posted via Android Central App HTC M8
    Thanks, I am looking for something like this to reply to text messages by voice.
    12-15-2014 07:02 AM
  16. salm04's Avatar
    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.
    12-18-2014 11:55 PM

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