Adding a Roomba to Google Home (8 Easy Steps)

Last updated on April 11th, 2024

The best part about robot vacuums is their accessibility. By adding a Roomba to Google Home, you can control it with just your voice. You can say, ‘Hey Google, ask the vacuum to clean the kitchen,’ and watch your vacuum heading towards the kitchen on a cleaning mission. Let’s see how you can do it.

You can connect a Roomba to Google Home in two ways – one from the iRobot Home app and the second from the Google app. Both processes are pretty simple. The second one needs you to enter your iRobot login credentials. Keep them handy so you don’t face any trouble while logging in.

Before you begin, there are certain things to check off your list to ensure a smooth process. Let’s find out what those are.

Required conditions

You must check the following things before you start the actual process of adding a Roomba to Home:

  • The robot is set up and connected to the iRobot Home app.
  • iRobot Home app is connected to the same Wi-Fi as the vacuum.
  • The Google Home app is connected to Wi-Fi.

If any of the above three things are not in place before you start, you will get errors during the process. So it’s better to take the necessary actions beforehand. If you haven’t set up your vacuum yet, check our guide on ‘How to set up a Roomba?‘.

As discussed earlier, you can connect your Roomba to Google Home in two ways. Let’s check out the first way where you can do it via the iRobot Home app.

Add Roomba to Google Home via the iRobot Home app

Now, we will see how you can use the iRobot Home app to add a Roomba to Google Home. The process is a little complex, so make sure you follow each step carefully. Let’s begin!

Step 1: Open the iRobot Home app.

Step 2: Click on the 3 lines in the top left corner of the app’s main screen.

Step 3: From the menu there, select the ‘Smart Home’ tab.

Step 4: On the next page, select the ‘Connected Accounts & Devices’ option.

Open the app and look for 'Connected Account & Devices'
Open the app and look for ‘Connected Account & Devices’

Step 5: Now, select ‘Google Assistant’ from the list of available options.

Step 6: You will be directed to a page full of Google commands. Just go through them and click on ‘Get started’.

Step 7: The app will now ask your permission to link your iRobot account to the Google account. Permit by clicking on ‘Agree and Link.’

Step 8: You will now be directed to the Google Home app, where you have to choose a device. From the available options, select ‘Roomba vacuum’ and click on the ‘Next’ button.

Connect Google Assistant to iRobot Smart Home
Connect Google Assistant to iRobot Smart Home

Now, the app will ask you where this device is, and you can tell the app where you usually dock it. Whether it’s in the kitchen, living room, or somewhere else. Click on the ‘Next’ button.

And you are all set. Your vacuum is now connected to the Home app.

It’s a lengthy process and requires quite patience, but it’s doable. The process to add Roomba to Home from the Google Home app is not that complex. Let’s take a look at it.

Add Roomba to Google Home via the Google Home app

The following process is an alternative to the one above. We prefer this one because it is quicker and easier than the one above. Let’s see how to add a Roomba to Home from the Google Home app.

Step 1: Open the Google Home app.

Step 2: On the next page, click on the plus (+) icon on the Home control.

Step 3: Now choose the ‘Set up device’ option.

Open the app and look for 'Set up device'
Open the app and look for ‘Set up device’

Step 4: Next, tap on ‘Works with Google,’ in which you have to select the ‘Have something already set up?’ tab.

Step 5: Click on the search icon present in the top-right corner of this page. Search for ‘iRobot’ by typing in the box.

Step 6: You can now see the logo of the iRobot Home app along with its name. Click on it.

Search for iRobot Smart Home
Search for iRobot Smart Home

Step 7: Now, you will be asked to enter your iRobot login credentials. Upon successfully entering them, your Roomba gets connected to Google Home.

Enter the login credentials
Enter the login credentials

Read a similar article: 2 Ways To Connect a Roomba With Alexa

Final Thoughts

There are no criteria to select one of these two processes. You can choose whichever suits you the best. The result is going to be the same for both processes – you will be able to connect your Roomba to Google Home. You have to do just one of these processes; no need to do the other. On successful addition, you can control the Roomba with your voice. How cool is that?

FAQs

Does Roomba 960 work with Google Home?

Yes, Roomba 960 works with Google Home.

Are all Roombas compatible with Google Home?

No, only the Roombas with Wi-Fi are compatible with Google Home.

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Siddhi Gurav

She is the editor and content writer at Smart Home Bulls. Siddhi merges her passion for language with SEO expertise. With 4 years of experience as a creative writer and a passion for smart home technology, she fits in perfectly at Smart Home Bulls. Her wide experience in content marketing has been an excellent addition to our team.

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