How fast can you get things done with an Alexa Custom Skill?
This fast… @JDRoberts , you might enjoy this
Note: my second Harmony Hub is called “Bedroom Hub”. EchoSistant 4.0 is able to handle “TV” commands on its own, without any virtual switches. Because it is based on “free text processing”, it cannot detect (“match”) custom activity names. Instead, when the command “turn TV off” is given, EchoSistant saves the activity name, so the next time you ask Alexa to " turn the TV on" it starts the last activity.
For complete control using Harmony activity names, the Main Home skill is required. With the main skill, users can actually say: Alexa turn on CNN in my home. Or Alexa tell my home to switch to PBS (again no virtual switches involved for activities AND direct commands work too- E.G Alexa turn TV on/off in my home.)