Android stream and calls
April 28, 2012 12:00 PM Subscribe
I've had a fantasy about my computer acting as a wireless answering system that I can voice control to answer calls via Skype while listening to streaming music. It's suddenly occurred to me that my smart phone can already do this, or is darn close to it. Is that true, and how could I pull it off?
posted by diode to technology (2 answers total)
I've got an Android phone and wondering if it can do the following: while I am listening to streaming music, I get a phone call either via Skype or the regular cell system. I voice command the phone to answer the phone and/or stop or mute the music when doing so. I speak to the caller all hands free, hang up the call via voice command, and resume the streaming music.
My original fantasy involved Skype and I tend to think this is still the best way to do this if it's possible.
My forays with voice control have been less than useful so have not tried to set up this scenario yet.
Anyhoos, what headset could I use to do this on a budget setup, and what voice control software could do this?
If I wanted to give the elevator pitch for how this works, think of it as a sonic environment where people call, the system lets you know you've got a phone call, you tell it to answer, mute music, or just add the caller to the soundstream you are listening to.
I think this will be a cool outcome for cell operation at some point. I'm wondering if it's here already and if so, how are people doing it?