I have not tested any of these Alexa to IR control things. But that's more along the lines of what you might have wanted.
I recently got an echo and a couple smart plugs for Christmas. I was hoping to use one of the smart plugs to control my slightly older TV, but I'm running into an issue. My when I turn the TV on with the smart plug, it turns on in a "sleep" mode - basically the same mode that the power button on the TV changes it to when I turn it off... Does anyone know a work-around for this? Might there be a setting on my TV I could look for? Any help would be appreciated!