Trigger actions on android tablet

  • Platform information:
    • Hardware: Intel Core i5 / 8GB Ram / 4TB Raid 1
    • OS: Ubuntu LTS 16.04
    • Java Runtime Environment: Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_151-b12) - 64 Bit
    • openHAB version: 2.1.0 - release build -
  • Issue of the topic: I have an older Acer Android Tablet (can be rootet if necessary), and I want to trigger time-sheduled video playback through openhab. I’ve used Tasker and BSPlayer on the Tablet, but this is not reliable. My wish was to trigger a video playlist playback on a trigger (done by openhab), and a periodic check, if the tablet is still playing (sometimes bsplayer looses the conenction and the playback stops)

Any help would be highly appreciated!
Thanks! Christoph

If Tasker didn’t work for you I can’t think of any way to do this. The only way I can think of is to have OH send an SMS or NotifyMyAndroid message that Tasker reads and triggers a task to play the video.

There is nothing built into OH that can do anything on your tablet.