is there a way to make the esp act as a universal remote? other than being an ir receiver and doing every single button for every single device manually.

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  • IRremoteESP8266

    Infrared remote library for ESP8266/ESP32: send and receive infrared signals with multiple protocols. Based on: https://github.com/shirriff/Arduino-IRremote/

  • ESP8266-HTTP-IR-Blaster

    ESP8266 Compatible IR Blaster that accepts HTTP commands for use with services like Amazon Echo

    This isn’t exactly what you asked for, but maybe it will help. https://github.com/mdhiggins/ESP8266-HTTP-IR-Blaster

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