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How do I start my Roomba from a Routine?

Memebag
Community Member

I would like to create a Routine that starts my Roomba vacuum cleaner, but the Roomba doesn't show up as a "Home Device". I have Google Assistant connected to my Roomba so I can command it with my voice, and it reports status over my Google speakers. I have Google Assistant connected to my patio lights, and they show up as "Home Devices". When I go to "Home Control" settings, I can see the patio lights and "iRobot Smart Home" as "linked services". But there's no option to start or stop my Roomba as an activity in a routine. What am I missing?

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi Memebag,

Not all devices will show in the Google Home app routines but you can add your own custom commands to a routine.

Within the routine add an action and then select "Try adding your own"-"Experiment with custom actions". And within there type out the command you want performed e.g. "Start cleaning the floor".

 

Regards,

Cathal

Regards,
Cathal

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi Memebag,

Not all devices will show in the Google Home app routines but you can add your own custom commands to a routine.

Within the routine add an action and then select "Try adding your own"-"Experiment with custom actions". And within there type out the command you want performed e.g. "Start cleaning the floor".

 

Regards,

Cathal

Regards,
Cathal

Memebag
Community Member

I will try that. Do you know why my patio lights show up as devices but my vacuum cleaner doesn't?

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi again,

I'm not sure how Google decides what will be shown in the device section but it just seems to be lights, outlets, thermostats and locks. My Chromecast's, TV's, cameras all don't show in that device section.

As mentioned above you can usually achieve other things by using custom typed out commands. Let us know if you need any further help with yours.

 

Regards,

Cathal

Regards,
Cathal

GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,
It looks like we haven't heard back from the OP so I'm going to go ahead and lock the thread. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to create a new thread.

Have a great day,
Garrett DS
 

GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,
Just wanted to jump in here to check to make sure that you saw the response from Cathal_S. Shoutout and huge thank you to Cathal_S for the help here. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Garrett DS

GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,
Just wanted to hop in here to see if we still needed help on this. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

Have a great day.
Garrett DS