Does Roomba Work With Google Home?


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Roomba has become a household name since its introduction over 2 decades ago. The robotic vacuum cleaner was designed to clean floors without having to lift a finger. Nowadays, iRobot offers several Roomba models, from basic vacuums to high-end robots.

Google Home is a smart speaker developed by Google Inc. It is a voice-controlled device that allows users to control their connected home appliances using natural language commands.

This article will cover the Roomba and Google Home connection.  

Does Roomba work with Google Home?

Roomba is an autonomous robot vacuum cleaner that sucks up dust and dirt. This robot vacuum comes with smart home mapping technology, allowing you to name different rooms, so you can tell the Roomba which rooms to clean. 

You can make it clean specific rooms by using voice commands using voice assistants like Google Home or Amazon Alexa with your Roomba

With the combination of Roomba and Google Home, you can easily automate tasks in your home. Through Google Assistant, you’ll be able to start and stop cleaning, clean specific zones/rooms, return Roomba to the dock to recharge, map a room, and more. 

What Roomba Models Can Connect to Google Home?

Roomba robot vacuum cleaners are very popular now, but not all models are able to connect to Google Home. Luckily, the majority of Roomba models have Wi-Fi and App connectivity compatible.

With Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to connect Roomba to Google Home. Some of them can be controlled by voice commands. All of these models can connect to Google Assistant or Google Home. Here is a list of the available models: 

  • Roomba 600 Series: 670, 671, 675, 690, and 694 Models
  • Roomba e Series: e5 and e6
  • Roomba 800 Series: 805, 860, 866, 870, 877, 880, and 890 models
  • Roomba 900 Series: 960, 980, and 985 models
  • Roomba i Series: i1, i3, i3+, i4, i4+, i6, i6+, i7, i7+, i8, and i8+ models
  • Roomba j7 and j7+
  • Roomba s9 and s9+

Get the iRobot HOME and Google Home Apps

In order for Roomba to connect to the Google Home speaker, you’ll need both the iRobot Home app and Google Home app. 

How to Connect Roomba to Google Home Smart Speaker

You can connect your Roombas with Google Home by using the Google Home app. Your Roomba should be connected to the internet, and your Google Home device should be connected to the same network as your Roomba for the initial setup connection. Both devices must also be using the latest software versions.

Follow the instructions here to connect your Roomba and Google Home: 

  1. First make sure that your Roomba and Google Home Smart Speaker are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Also make sure that you have the iRobot and Google Home apps installed too. 
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. On the left on the screen, select Menu.
  4. Select Home Control. 
  5. Select the ‘ + ‘ button
  6. Select Set Up Device.
  7. Select “Have Already Something Set Up?”
  8. On the upper-right of the app, select “iRobot.” 
  9. Select iRobot Smart Home or iRobot Roomba
  10. Sign into your iRobot account and Google Home should be connect to your Roomba.  

You’re done! Now you use issue commands for your Roomba by using your voice. Just say “Hey Google” followed by the action you want. 

Roomba and Google Home Commands

Here is a list of all the Google Assistant commands you can use for your Roomba. 

* Any commands with an asterisk* are only available on the Roomba i, j, and s series models. 

CommandsAction
Hey Google, start vacuuming.Start Vacuuming
Hey Google, tell (robot name) to vacuum.
Hey Google, pause vacuuming.Pause Vacuuming
Hey Google, resume vacuuming.Resume Vacuuming
Hey Google, tell Roomba to resume vacuuming,
Hey Google, unpause the vacuum.
Hey Google, stop vacuuming.Stop Vacuuming
Hey Google, tell Roomba to stop vacuuming.
Hey Google, stop the vacuum.
Hey Google, tell (robot name) to go home.Return to the Home Base®
Hey Google, dock (robot name).
Hey Google, is the vacuum charging?Roomba® Status
Hey Google, is the vacuum docked?
Hey Google, where is my vacuum?Locate Roomba®
Hey Google, where is (robot name)?
Hey Google, I found my vacuum.Stop Locate Roomba®
Hey Google, I found (robot name).
*Hey Google, start vacuuming the (favorite name)Clean by Favorite
*Hey Google, start vacuuming the (room name).Clean By Room
*Hey Google, start vacuuming the (zone name).Clean by Zone
*Hey Google, tell (robot name) to start vacuuming the (zone name). 

Find all the commands for other iRobot devices the Braava jet on iRobot’s website.  

Roomba and Google Home Troubleshooting

What if I can’t connect Roomba to Google Home or Google Assistant?

If your Roomba isn’t connecting to Google Home or Google Assistant, it could be for a number of reasons: 

  • Roomba and Google Home are disconnected. Connect the two with the step-by-step guide above.
  • One or both of the apps are out of dates. Update the iRobot Home and Google Home apps to the latest versions. 
  • Roomba is not connected to Wi-Fi. Check for any Roomba and Wi-Fi issues
  • Google Home is not connected to the Wi-Fi network. 
  • Wi-Fi router has no internet going through it. 

 

Why are my Roomba voice commands not working?

If Roomba voice commands are not working, it could be an issue with the connection between your Roomba and Google Home speaker. 

After testing and fixing any issues with with the connection between the two devices, and the voice commands still aren’t working, you could try to reset the connection between the devices. 

  1. Open the Google Home app 
  2. Select “Unlink iRobot Integration” 
  3. Quit the Google Home app
  4. Relaunch the Google Home App
  5. Navigate to Add Devices
  6. Select Set Up Device
  7. Search and Select iRobot Roomba or iRobot Smart Home 
  8. Enter your iRobot credentials and you’re done

After you have updated your connection, you can use the new voice commands.

Roomba and Google Home Final Thoughts

All in all, this combination makes it easy to control your Roomba from anywhere in your house. You can even set up schedules so that your Roomba will automatically clean every day at a certain time. The best part about this combination is that you don’t

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