I guess it isn’t strictly needed.
But for me…
Because the internal isn’t as good on every device.
Because one device is in a cupboard.
Because another device is behind a tv.
Because it means I can use the same setup on every device (CE or other).
Because I can stick a receiver next to my tv’s ir receiver.
It’s working on 2019.07.02 - do you mean that one, or the next to be released?