i have a skill that offers device control - somewhat smarthome like but just to control settop boxes via Alexa.
User register in my deviceportal, and need to connect the skill then to that account. On the other side the settop box is also connected to our device cloud via a websocket connection. The skill is just routing the requests to the appropriate device which is then doing stuff like switching channels, searching tv schedule, starting recordings or playing recorded movies.
What is needed to get this skill certified? i guess the testers @ Amazon don't have a compatible settop box to test it. Do i need to setup a test virtual environment on my server to simulate the flow? Could it be done via a VPN connection to a test unit i have in the office?
I'm not the settop box manufacturer - just an open source dev trying to add voice control to these devices.