11-23-2016 10:35 PM
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  1. rainking430's Avatar
    I'll chime in to offer that Agent, which was once awesome a while back, now is total crapware.
    It seems that the company has been sold and the new owners are clueless.

    Just use Google Now. You can ask it to "read my last 5 messages", or "read my last message". Works perfectly for me, every time. I can reply without looking at or touching the phone, and Google Now will read it back if I say "Read it", once it acquires my verbal message.

    I've tried out, and purchased a bunch of apps for hands-free texting while driving and they all suck. You can look up my previous threads on the subject.

    Google Now.
    I love it.
    Ok thanks for the tips billykac. Guess we will just have to stick with Google Now then.
    07-16-2016 04:33 PM
  2. droidtgray's Avatar
    I couldn't get Google Now to read text messages out loud but I found out there is a driving mode in Google Maps that works. To get it from the Google app, use OK Google, "turn on driving mode"

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-17-2016 12:40 PM
  3. Johnny Cakes1's Avatar
    I have an LG V10, but having similar issues.. I was able to get SMS to be read over bluetooth just like Windows phones does, using this app.

    SMS, My car and me..

    BUT... it will only play over my stereo if its on the Bluetooth input, and it won't interrupt the Radio, CD, or SAT inputs (which i listen to most.) like a regular phone call does..
    Wondering if anyone else can get it to interupt the Radio, CD or SAT like a phone call does.
    08-24-2016 10:41 AM
  4. CraigS26's Avatar
    AT&T Note 5 SM-920A UD .... When I activate Bluetooth with my car running I see in the N5 Notifications Area (ie) ReadItToMe Profile is Running with Kia Motors. I have tried Music Stream and (per app FAQ) BT Mono and I NEVER Hear any car Audio Announcement after Messages from my wife's iPhone 6 Plus are recvd in the Note 5. Although I've seen in the Phone App a Red "Off" when the Profile shows "Running" in Notifications, I've made sure to see a green "ON" for the App when I re-sent a test msg. Nothing works.

    Any thoughts from CrazyFool_1 or Forum is much appreciated.
    08-27-2016 08:35 PM
  5. robb4293's Avatar
    So far I have tried just about every one of the so-called text-to-bluetooth apps and none have worked as advertised. ReadItTo me has come the closest but still does not work correctly. I have sent email to the programmer but alas, no response. WHY cannot anyone create an app that is easy to use and WORKS?? I had a Lumia Icon and it just worked...AUTOMATICALLY! No complex set-up, no additional apps required...just turn it on and it worked! Miss that but as I said, with the amount of people creating apps for Android can't someone make one that is simple and works??? And why the HECK don't the developers respond to emails???
    08-30-2016 04:39 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I've been looking for a solution on Android and I came upon this thread. My wife has a Priv and there's no native Cortana-like way to deal with SMS via bluetooth.

    I would urge the dev community to come up with something in light of the legislation recently signed in California by Governor Moonbeam. Trust me, this will be on the books in all 50 states SOON.
    10-02-2016 04:52 PM
  7. xanthome's Avatar
    switched my wife from Lumia 1020 to Xperia XZ

    She misses Cortana! We took it for granted that "everyone can read text messages hands free"

    Current experience

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    10-19-2016 12:19 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    This is why I use flagship Motorolas. Text messages get read back to me while I'm driving, all hands free.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-19-2016 12:25 AM
  9. Jim Cho's Avatar
    While Windows phone still has the best experience for text to voice during driving, there are 2 apps that come fairly close. On the Google play store, try the app Drivemode. On the Galaxy App store (for samsung phones), try the app Car Mode. They will read the text without asking, but the rest is pretty similar to Windows phone. The only caveat is that they can be a big battery drain, so it's best to keep your phone plugged in.
    11-23-2016 08:05 PM
  10. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    This is why I use flagship Motorolas. Text messages get read back to me while I'm driving, all hands free.
    I agree. My DD is a Moto X Pure Edition 2015, but the wife loves her Note 5,that's why I'm here trying to figure this out .
    11-23-2016 10:35 PM
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