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Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 5: Adding a Listings Search Command

This is part five of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command In the previous post I added some basic remote control command functionality, allowing for being able to do things like mute, pause and resume playback, and change the volume. Earlier in the series I talked through building a search engine for TV listings so that I could…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 4: Some Basic Alexa Commands

This is part four of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command The first three posts in this series were a lot of fun but ultimately they were all just setting the stage for being able to do cool things. It's now time to start tying these pieces together to light up some basic functionality with Alexa and my…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 3: The Device API

This is part three of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command So now I've got a search engine for channels and TV listings, but none of this is particularly useful without a way to communicate with my actual devices. As mentioned in the first post, I'm using a Harmony Elite/Hub to manage my living room devices. While…

Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote - Part 2: Adding Search

This is part two of the Building a Voice-Driven TV Remote series: Getting The Data Adding Search The Device API Some Basic Alexa Commands Adding a Listings Search Command In part one of this series I showed how I created a system to pull in channel and listing data on a daily basis and store that in a database. The next step for this is to enable easy searching over that data. While I could do…