Amazon has added new functions to its Discovery API that will allow developers to produce devices and skills that ease the burden and eliminate steps for device discovery, updates, and deletions.
Proactive endpoint management means that when a customer adds, updates or deletes a device from their account, you proactively send a message to let Alexa know to associate, update or disassociate this endpoint. This means customers can skip the discovery step and the device automatically appears in the Alexa app. For proactive discovery to work, the customer must have a smart home skill enabled and account-linked to an account with your system.
Details for developers: How to Proactively Manage Endpoints
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