Google Home Text to Speech, anyone...

I was curious if anyone has adapted Google Home to the point of being able to have it state a phrase being sent to it. For instance, using it as a verbal notifier about an event firing. I’m curious about using it for this purpose. I thought I read that this was being done with Sonos.

I’ve played around with an old Android phone and the beta version of AutoCast. Then I used Tasker to respond to VeraAlerts events and say things on the Google Home speaker, to which the phone was casting. However, it didn’t seem reliable. Sometimes the vocalizations would play, other times they would not.

I use a similar construct in my weekend home, with a dedicated tablet and a few Audio Chromecasts throughout the house arranged into a group. That was much more reliable, in my experience.