Is anyone aware of a way to basically remap commands from one device type, to another?
When I say “Alexa, turn up/down the volume” – she only adjusts her own volume.
Whereas, I want her to turn up/down the volume of the soundbar for TV/stereo/media.
The only “external” up/down that I’m aware of, is temperature control.
e.g. Alexa, turn up/down the temperature.
I’m wondering if there’s some way to basically “remap” a thermostat control, to a third-party audio device.
1.) Create a device/routine that hits the “volume-up” button in the soundbar five times."
(Name that device “soundbar volume up.”)
2.) Create a virtual temperature switched named Soundbar, and share that device with Amazon Echo (Alexa.)
Thus, when you say, “Alexa, turn up Soundbar” – she would THINK that she’s turning-up the temperature of a thermostat device named “soundbar.” Behind-the-scenes, however, that virtual-thermostat would send five/repeated “vol-up” commands to the actual soundbar.
This would allow us to map almost any sound device behind this virtual-thermostat. (e.g. TVs, stereos, media players, DVD players, set-top-boxes, game consoles, wireless speakers, etc.)
I could even imagine creating “groups” of these audio devices.
e.g. Put all of your wireless surround-sound speakers into a group named “Living Room Audio.” But, your bass thumper could be named “bass.” Thus, via Alexa, you could control the sound up/down of the whole room. And, if it’s too late at night, you could specifically reduce the volume of the bass unit (so you don’t shake the neighbor’s walls.)
I could also see that this grouping ability would allow us to map dissimilar products/manufacturers! e.g. Adjusting the volume of Sonos and Samsung speakers with one single command (since both speaker types could be added to the same “group.”)
Thanks in advance!