I recently acquired an Eco Plug. Which is basically a Wi-Fi controlled power socket. I managed to connect to it via the EcoPlugs Android App and I can control it by turning the power on/off.
I then try to connect it to Alexa. I followed the instruction by entering my Alexa account in the app (I used my e-mail address), and then I added the EcoPlugs Skill in Alexa, verifying by entering my e-mail again. But then things went down hill from there. I am supposed to make Alexa discover the device (Eco Plug). However, I immediately get an error of
There was an error discovering your devices. I got the same result when using Alexa App on my phone as well as Alexa through the web.
I am wondering. How does Alexa "discover" my device? I can control the plugs via cellular network which means it is managed through the cloud. Shouldn't Alexa already got the list of devices? What was it trying to do?