Does anyone know if there is a way to send commands to the Boom without having to install the server app?

I am using my Squeezebox Boom mainly just as an amplifier for Alexa. As it starts to get boring to always switch it on, switch to line in and switch it off when done, I was thinking if it would be possible to write a little alexa skill to do this automatically. But first I need to be able to control the boom somehow. As this works through /mysqueezebox.com there must also be a way to do it by myself.
My first idea was to use myIP:9000/status.txt?p0=power_off, but it seems like therefor I have to have the server running, which is a little bit over-sized for these tasks. But as the control from the server to the box is possible, it must be possible without the server as well. Any hints?