2 Ways To Connect a Roomba With Alexa (Simplified)

Last updated on April 11th, 2024

A Roomba is a highly automated robot cleaner. But combine it with a home assistant, and you get the perfect intelligent robot. iRobot allows you to connect its robots to Google Home and Amazon Alexa for smart home integration.

With a few simple steps, you will be able to control your cleaner with your voice. Simply say, “Alexa, ask (robot name) to start cleaning,” and off it will go on a cleaning cycle.

There are two ways to connect a Roomba with Alexa – via the iRobot Home app and the Amazon Alexa app. Both ways, the process is pretty simple; just follow the on-screen instructions carefully. You probably won’t face any issues. But if you do, check the Wi-Fi connection and ensure Roomba is connected to the iRobot app.

Here’s what you need to connect Roomba to Alexa

You can connect a Roomba with Alexa after the setup procedure is complete. But before you begin, there are certain things you should make sure are in order. Treat this as a pre-process checklist that you have to tick off.

  • You have downloaded the iRobot Home App and Amazon app on your phone.
  • You have set up the Roomba
  • Both the apps are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • You have set up a home assistant device and connected it to its app.

Once this is done, you won’t face any difficulty in the process. There are two ways in which you can do this. Let’s see what those are.

How to connect a Roomba with Alexa?

Two ways to connect a Roomba with Alexa are:

  1. From the iRobot Home app
  2. From the Amazon Alexa app

We will see the procedures for both these methods in detail.

Via the iRobot Home app

Follow the below steps carefully to connect your Roomba to the home assistant via the iRobot Home app.

Step 1: Open the iRobot Home app.

Ways to connect a Roomba with Alexa: using iRobot app
Open the iRobot app

Step 2: There are three horizontal line icons at the top left corner of the screen. Click on it.

Click on the corner
Click on the corner

Step 3: In this Main Menu, click on ‘Smart Home’. This will direct you to the next page.

Select smart home
Select smart home

Step 4: Click on the ‘Connected Accounts & Devices’ button on this page.

Click on connected accounts and devices
Click on connected accounts and devices

Step 5: Now, from the list of options, select Amazon Alexa. This will direct you to the that app.

Select amazon alexa
Select Amazon

Step 6: In the app, select ‘Link’ to confirm the linking process.

Link iRobot home with Alexa
Account Linking

Step 7: Once linking is completed, a confirmation page will appear on the iRobot Home app. If linking is unsuccessful, the same page will indicate that.

Alexa is linked
Link completed

This is a pretty simple procedure; all you have to do is follow on-screen instructions, and you should be okay. Now, let’s see how to do it from the Alexa app.

Via Amazon Alexa app

Let’s discuss how to connect a Roomba with Alexa using the Amazon app. The complete process is given below.

Step 1: Open the Amazon Alexa app.

Ways to connect a Roomba with Alexa: using Amazon Alexa app
Open the app

Step 2: You’ll find a ‘More’ button on the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on it.

Click on 3 lines
Click on the bottom right corner

Step 3: Next, click on the ‘Games & Skills’ tab on this page.

Select Skills and Games
Select Skills and Games

Step 4: Now, click on the search icon and type ‘iRobot’ in the search box.

Search for Roomba
Search for iRobot

Step 5: You’ll then see the iRobot Home app icon. Click on it.

choose from the results
Select iRobot home

Step 6: Now, you will be directed to another screen where you have to click ‘Enable to use’ to connect the vacuum to the app.

Tap on enable to use
Tap on enable to use

Step 7: Now, a window will open where you have to enter your iRobot login credentials.

Login to iRbobt
Login to iRobot

Step 8: On successful completion, you will see a confirmation page that states the connection is established. Click on ‘Close.’

 iRobot home account is connected
iRobot home account is connected

And that is how you connect your Roomba to Alexa using the Amazon app. The process is easy to follow. But sometimes, even after doing everything right, there’s some kind of connection error. In such cases, you should use regular troubleshooting practices. Let’s see what those are.

Troubleshooting guide

There are several reasons why you are not able to connect a Roomba to Alexa. Let’s see what those are and how you can tackle them.

ReasonsSolution
Either one of the apps is not updated.Update both the apps.
Your Roomba is not connected to the iRobot Home app.Set up your Roomba by connecting it to the iRobot Home app. View the complete setup process here.
The phone is not connected to the home network.Ensure both the Roomba and your phone with the app are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
You have recently changed your Wi-Fi password.Ensure both the Roomba and your phone with the apps are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Troubleshooting guide for Roomba

This sums up most of the errors you could get and their possible solutions. If you are still having trouble, contact iRobot Customer Care for help.

Conclusion

Integrating your vacuum with a home assistant is a great way of ensuring a hands-free cleaning experience. You won’t even have to pick up your phone to vacuum your house. Simply give the voice command, and the vacuum will start cleaning. To connect a Roomba with Alexa, just try to follow our instructions, and you should be alright.

FAQs

Can you connect a Roomba with Alexa?

Yes, you can connect a Roomba to an Alexa device using either of the apps.

Do I need Alexa for Roomba?

No, you don’t need Alexa for Roomba. It’s just a good to have additional accessory.

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Sarah Williams

I love writing stuff that's easy to read and fun to learn from. Beaches are my happy place—I just can't get enough of the sand, the waves, and the salty breeze. And you know what else? I'm totally into smart home gadgets! They're like magic tricks that make life easier at home.

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