First off if this is in the wrong spot please move it. I’m not sure where it fits exactly.
I am in the process of building out my Home Assistant setup and I’d love to have voice control. For obvious reason’s I’m not bent of Google or Amazon voice assistants.
I’ve been toying with some ideas for audio playing in my house and I’ve bounced around from potential solution to potential solution. Initially I was on the Chromcast audio with speakers train, then I was on a Pi3 with a DAC head with speakers, and now I’m leaning back towards the Chromecast Audio.
There a number of factors that have me bouncing around, I’m trying to keep the cost down as much as I can to improve the WAF. The Chromecast audio is a bit cheaper than the Pi option, it should be quicker to setup and just work. Another factor is Snips, if I go with a Pi with a DAC and something like Volumio then I assume I’ll need a second Pi for snips.
In my head my ideal setup is Snips running on my server, a couple of Pis (Zero W’s maybe) as satellites, and chromecast audio for well, audio.
Is there a better option? Can use 1 pi for snips and audio output/playback?