Hello, the answer to this question keeps changing in my head. Sometimes I think it's possible and continue working on my custom Smart Home Skill and other times I get the impression that it isn't and that I'm wasting time. I want to know whether or not it's possible to control your own products using Alexa Voice Service. More specifically, I DON'T want to use an echo I want to use Alexa Voice Service and I DON'T want to control commercial Echo compatible products like the WeMo or Phillips Hue among others. Is this possible? And if so how would I have AVS discover my devices or know what I'm referring to when I say "turn on my lights" for example? I know device discovery isn't supported for AVS but how else could I get my Smart Home Skill to know the names of my products? I know some other people on the forum have shown it's possible to have an RPi for example to imitate a WeMo to make the RPi discoverable, but what if I don't want to do this? Would I need to use a Custom Skill (not Smart Home) instead?
I would really appreciate someone clearing up the confusion as I would love to learn that my efforts have not been in vain. Please let me know!