Apps for Voice Control

Apps for Voice Control

Apps for Alexa Skill / Google Home Actions

To use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) for a dedicated application a skill has to be provided that structures the communication with the end user and handles the invocation of actions for certain commands. The following picture describes the handling of commands submitted to the Alexa Voice System (AVS) system of Amazon. We distinguish services that have only voice feedback from those services that issue some directives to connected devices

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For skills that control certain functionalities, e.g. switch a home control device a similar structure has to be implemented. This is described in the following Figure:

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To integrate voice control into a media device or any other kind of device that should be controlled via voice the following software components are necessary:

  • Skill on the Amazon AWS platform
  • Cloud service to execute the actions triggered via voice
  • A client software in the receiver device to receive the directive from the cloud and execute the desired functionality

The overall architecture is as follows:

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The DiscVision Voice Cloud solution supports Alexa and Google Home in a seamless way. I.e. it is possible to control one device at the same time from an Alexa device as well as from a Google Home device:

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Voice Controlled Home Media Solutions

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