The iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuums have revolutionized the whole home cleaning experience with their newest robot vacuum technologies. They can help you clean your home with only a few clicks or better, even with the sound of your voice! This brings us to a question regarding one of the most famous voice assistants out there and their connection to the infamous Roomba; Does Alexa work with Roomba?
Yes, Alexa works with Roomba to allow you to control your vacuuming and/or mopping activities hands-free. When connected with Alexa, simply give your Roomba a command, and it will start cleaning.
Which Roomba models work with Alexa?
iRobot Company has a wide range of robot vacuums. All Wi-Fi compatible Roombas work with Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Some of the famous Wi-Fi compatible Roomba models include:
- Roomba 67series
- Roomba 69series
- Roomba 89series
- Roomba 96series
- Roomba 98series
- Roomba e-series
- Roomba i-series
- Roomba s-series
Note: The word “series” represents all the models starting with the numbers or letters mentioned above, e.g., Roomba 670, 675 and 690.
How do I connect my Roomba to Alexa?
Although Roomba vacuums make your cleaning chores easy, why not make them easier by controlling the commands with your voice instead of clicking actual buttons! You can also make it happen using the iRobot application or the Alexa application. First, make sure you have both applications installed on your smartphone or tablet device.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect Roomba to Alexa using iRobot App:
- Launch the iRobot application on your smartphone or tablet device.
- Select the “Settings” icon at the top left corner of the screen (the hamburger icon).
- Select “Smart Home” from the settings menu.
- Select the first option in the list “Works with Amazon Alexa”.
- Select “Link Account”.
(Selecting this with take you to the Alexa application directly, if you do not have it downloaded, then it will take you to the web browser).
- On the “Link iRobot with Alexa” pop-up, select the option “Link”.
(It will take you back to the iRobot application).
- Alexa will now notify you that it has detected your iRobot Roomba, and the app will open automatically (or the browser will prompt you to sign in to your Amazon account). You can always manually search and “Select Device” in the Amazon Alexa Application if it hasn’t.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect Roomba to Alexa using Alexa App:
- Launch the “Amazon Alexa Application” on your phone or tablet device.
- Select the “More” icon to launch the menu from the bottom right corner of the home screen.
- Select “Skills and Game”.
- Select magnifying glass or search bar at the top right corner.
(Do not confuse it with the “Add a Device” option that appears here as well; you will add an iRobot Skill, not a device).
- Select the “iRobot Home” option.
(If you don’t have this option, select something similar to this as different versions may have different skills).
- Select “Enable to Use”.
(At this point, you will have to sign in to your iRobot account if you are not already signed in)
- Select “Close”. You will now be asked to “Discover Devices”.
- Find your robot vacuum.
(You can also go to the “Devices” tab in the Alexa app and select “Discovered Devices”. Select your robot from the options to connect Roomba and Alexa.)
And, you’ll be good to go! Using the steps mentioned above, you can easily connect Alexa to your Roomba, sit back and get some cleaning done with a voice command.
What are some of the Alexa Roomba commands?
You can always give a range of commands to your Alexa to make your cleaning chores faster. Below are some of the most common and relevant commands for Amazon Alexa that work with Roomba:
- To Start:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to start cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum for 30 minutes.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to clean the living room.”
- To Locate:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba where is it?”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba that I found it.”
- To Resume/Pause:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to pause vacuuming.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to resume vacuuming.”
- To know Status:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba when is it scheduled to clean the kitchen?”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba what is it doing?”
- To Schedule:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule cleaning on Wednesday at 8 am.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to list the cleaning schedule.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule vacuuming.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to cancel scheduled vacuuming on Fridays.”
- To clean specific rooms/zones:
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the master bedroom.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum in the front of the dining table.”
- To Stop/Go back to home base:
- “Alexa, have Roomba go home.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to stop vacuuming.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to go recharge.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba not to disturb.”
Can Roomba work without Alexa?
Yes, your Roomba can work perfectly well without Alexa. However, all Wi-Fi-compatible Roomba models have an option to link with Alexa to make the vacuum-cleaning a lot quicker and easier. If you want to use Roomba without Alexa, just press the CLEAN option.
Final thoughts on does Alexa work with Roomba
Although the infamous iRobot Roomba can perform all its functions perfectly well on its own, using the Amazon Alexa voice assistant can make cleaning even easier! Yes, it is cool to be able to control your Robot vacuum using your phone or the application. Still, it is great to be able to control it using just your voice.
If you have an iRobot Roomba that is Wi-Fi compatible, why not pair it with Amazon Alexa and be more efficient?!