Several robotic vacuum manufacturers around the globe can clean your smart homes as per the assigned commands.
Different companies have put their vacuum cleaners on the market from basic to advanced level and multipurpose robotic cleaners.
As of now, I have briefly explained the functions of some general vacuum companies.
However, this article lists some Alexa Roomba Commands that help you control your smart home cleaner more efficiently.
List of the Best Alexa Roomba Commands
Here are 25 commands you can say to Alexa to control your Roomba:
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean the living room.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to start cleaning.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to pause cleaning.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to stop cleaning.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to dock.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba where it is.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba how much battery is left.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to resume cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to clean under the couch.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean the kitchen.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba if it needs maintenance.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to go home.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule cleaning for tomorrow at 7 AM.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to increase/decrease the suction power.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to find its way home.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean the bedroom.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean for 30 minutes.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba how long until it’s done cleaning.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to turn off.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to play a song.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean the hallway.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba if it found any dirt.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean the whole house.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to increase/decrease the brush speed.”
- “Alexa, tell Roomba to stay away from the dining table.”
How to Connect Roomba to Amazon’s Alexa?
Despite having different robot vacuums, connecting the robot vacuum to your Alexa remains the same.
Once the connecting and setting are done, you can clean your home with your voice commands.
To connect Roomba with Alexa, follow the below steps:-
- Open the Alexa App on your smartphone.
- Click the “More” option and navigate to “Skills & Games.”
- Afterward, look for the search icon at the top right corner of your home screen.
- Look for your robot’s manufacturer – iRobot’s Roomba
- Select your robot’s skill and click on the one that says “Robot Vacuum or Home.”
- Tap on the “Enable.”
- After doing all the above steps correctly, follow the instructions to link your account(s). Typically, you will have to add your username and password.
- Once your accounts are connected, a pop-up will appear, and you will prompt to “Close this window to discover smart-home devices.”
- Navigate to “Discover Devices” on the next screen of the app.
- Click on the robot’s entry and see the list of options you have in the Alexa app.
- Finally, click on the icon of settings to edit the robot’s name, which results in making easier for your virtual assistant to get your voice commands.
Manufacturers of iRobot have made it possible to pair with Alexa from their apps and also streamline the process during your initial process of the robot vacuum.
For this scenario, follow the below guide:
- Go to your user profile in your Roomba app.
- Select any of the options from “Voice Control,” “Smart Home,” or “Smart Integrations. “
- Select Connect to Amazon Alexa.
- Follow the steps from the “Discover Devices point.”
How to Control More Than One Roomba Devices With Alexa?
If you use voice commands to control your Roomba with Alexa, it may open its dedicated voice skill and ask for further guidance.
For better understanding, let’s have the example of having more than one Roomba vacuum in your home.
You will get a prompt on the app that opens the skill of iRobot and asks you to select a dedicated number to select the correct robot.
For instance, “for Roomba s9, you could say 1, and for Roomba i7, you can say 2.” That’s not difficult?
If you don’t want to get into any trouble or confusion, you can change the setting or use the Brave jet mopping robots and use the below phrase:-
“Alexa, ask Roomba to have Roomba (1) or (s9) start cleaning.”
Roomba also has other options, including making announcements on an Echo device when it requires attention for some of its workings.
These announcements help to tell you things like it has finished your cleaning job or any other related announcements.
Although you can also turn it on or off and select which device can make announcements in the Settings section of the Roomba app.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who owns Roomba?
iRobot introduced the Roomba vacuums to the international market in 2002. The interesting fact about this vacuum was its support for Alexa commands.
What languages does Roomba understand?
The smart Roomba device can decode various internationally recognized languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Do I need Alexa App to control Roomba?
You can clean your homes without using your hands by connecting your robotic vacuums to Amazon’s Alexa.
After connecting and setting up these cleaners, there is no need to open the app on your mobile phone and turn the button on the cleaning device.
A smart cleaning gadget will do your assigned cleaning by just saying your allotted voice commands.
Roomba vacuums are specially designed to work with Amazon’s Alexa, and they will only work with your voice commands.
The basic features of some of the commonly used vacuums include start, pause, stop, and dock.
However, in the case of premium and specific or separate options, some high-quality vacuum cleaners only allow cleaning specific areas of your house.
For instance, if you want to clean only the kitchen or the living room, you must command Roomba through Alexa to clean only the kitchen or living room.