I am currently using fauxmo to send custom commands to various devices to turn them on/off (For instance I have a WiFi to IR converter to control my Tuner & TV) and I can turn the tv on/off with this.
I also have Kodi integration setup, so I can say:
Alexa, Ask Kodi to set volume to 50%
But I'd like to be able to say:
Alexa, Set tuner volume to 50% Alexa, Play Bluray
I.e. I want to be able to control devices without needing an
Ask xxxx as part of my request.
Ideally I want to do this without a cloud-based service (i.e. SmartThings or Wink).
I like the solution used by fauxmo (emulate an existing UPNP service), but it is limited to on/off (and 'dim' if you use the Hue enabled patch) and not really flexible enough.