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Smarthome Entertainment Skill improvement idea

Hi,

while playing around with the Smarthome Entertaiment API i had the following idea which would make development IMHO much easier:

Philips Hue devices are automatically recognized within the local network - the Hue Bridge is recognized via UDP and the devices are added in the Alexa App. Then the communication to control devices is done directly between Echo and Hue Bridge.

Why not use the same approach with the Smarthome Entertainment Devices?

A device should be detectable via UDP and report it's functions that way (Alexa.PowerController, Alexa.ChannelController etc.)

Now so no skill would be needed anymore but only the communication between Echo Device and the Entertainment device...

I think that makes life much easier for everybody.

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