WebIR Alexa

An Amazon Alexa skill to enable voice control over any infra-red device



Frameworks and tools

Amazon Alexa APIOAuth2KeycloakJestGithub Actions



WebIR Alexa is an Amazon Alexa skill that connects to a WebIR server so that it can control any managed IR device. I use it every day to control my kitchen TV, which is a small, old, not-smart-at-all TV. It is much more convenient to ask Alexa to turn on the TV or change the channel while cooking, instead of having to stop whatever you are doing, clean your hands, and grab the remote.

The skill mainly uses the Entertainment Device Skills API, so I didn't need to train a custom voice command model. It is hosted on an AWS Lambda function, and deployed automatically on every push to master using the Github Actions.