I am looking to create voice control for my stereo receiver. Remote control of the receiver is fairly easy to do by sending specific TCP packets to its IP address.
However, I'm having trouble connecting the dots for what would communicate with the receiver.
- I know with the Echo, the custom skill type is a no go since that runs code in AWS (so wouldn't be able to get to my local network without some workarounds).
- Then I assumed something with the Wink should be able to do this, since it controls local devices, but now I'm thinking that is all done with bluetooth, Z-Wave, etc... i.e. not over a computer network.
So am I left with a Raspberry Pi or something like that?
EDIT: This question came about because I'm always inclined to DIY things, but I suppose the easiest solution is an Echo + Harmony Hub.