I have tried using a smart plug to control the TV, to turn it on and off, but Alexa said she couldn’t do that.
Any idea why?
Thanks for your question!
So it turns out that not all devices support working with Smart Plugs. In particular,televisions don’t work with Smart Plugs because when you shut off a TV it often goes into a sleep mode, where it’s still using some power. Using a smart plug with your TV completely shuts off the power to the TV and takes it out of sleep mode. This requires the TV to be manually powered back on, which can’t be accomplished with a smart plug.
However, a lot of Smart TVs do support what you’re looking for – so that’s something to look for next time you need a new television!