How to Add iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum to Apple HomeKit

How to Add iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum to Apple HomeKit
iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum to Apple HomeKit

Keeping your home clean has never been easier than with the iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum. But what if you could take convenience to the next level by integrating your Roomba with Apple HomeKit?

With HomeKit integration, you can control your Roomba using Siri voice commands and seamlessly incorporate it into your smart home ecosystem. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore two methods to achieve Roomba-HomeKit integration.

Add iRobot to Roomba using Athom Bridge

Prerequisites:

  • Athom Bridge device
  • iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum
  • Stable Wi-Fi connection

You can buy Athom Bridge in the below link. Also, if you have other Zigbee devices, you can go with Athom HomeBridge ZigBee server.

If you own smart home devices from various brands, you may consider buying Enomek.

Step 1: Set Up Athom Bridge

01. Unbox and Power on Athom Bridge: Plug in your Athom Bridge device and ensure it's powered on.

02. Connect to Your Home Network:

  • Choose Wi-Fi or use an ethernet cable to connect Athom Bridge to your router.

03. Access Athom Bridge Interface:

  • Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your Athom Bridge device.

Step 2: Configure the Roomba Plugin

  1. In the Athom Bridge interface, navigate to the "Plugins" or "Add-ons" section.
  2. Search for the Roomba plugin and install it.
  3. Follow the plugin's instructions to set up Roomba by providing the necessary details.
  4. Once configured, your Roomba will be added to your Athom Bridge ecosystem.

Step 3: Control Your Roomba with Apple HomeKit

  1. Open the Apple Home app on your device.
  2. Tap on the "+" or "Add Accessory" button.
  3. Select "Don't Have a Code or Can't Scan?"
  4. Choose "Roomba" from the list of available devices.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to add your Roomba to Apple HomeKit.

What you can do with Roomba Apple HomeKit integration

After successfully integrating your Roomba with Apple HomeKit, you can enjoy the following benefits:

1. Remotely Control Your Roomba:

  • Open the Home app on your Apple device and find your Roomba in the default room.
  • Control your Roomba with ease: turn it on or off, monitor battery percentage, and initiate cleaning cycles.

2. Customize Your Roomba Experience:

  • Create custom scenes and automation in Apple HomeKit to suit your preferences.
  • Schedule Roomba to start cleaning at specific times or when the last person leaves home, ensuring a tidy space always.

3. Create Custom Cleaning Schedules

Set up automation that triggers your Roomba to clean at specific times or under certain conditions, ensuring your floors are spotless when you need them to be.

4. Seamless Integration:

Your Roomba becomes an integral part of your HomeKit ecosystem, allowing you to incorporate it into your existing smart home routines effortlessly.

By following these methods, you can seamlessly integrate your iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum into your Apple HomeKit ecosystem, enhancing your home automation and making cleaning tasks more convenient than ever before.

Apart from this, if you’re interested in the Nest devices, explore How to Add Nest Thermostat to Apple HomeKit

Conclusion

In conclusion, integrating your iRobot Roomba robot vacuum with Apple HomeKit opens up a world of possibilities for a smarter and more automated home.  Say goodbye to manual vacuuming and let Siri take charge of your Roomba for a cleaner, more efficient home environment.

By harnessing the power of Apple HomeKit and Athom Bridge, you can enjoy the luxury of clean floors on your schedule, without the hassle of manual vacuuming. Your Roomba becomes an integral part of your smart home, offering you a cleaner, more efficient, and more convenient living environment.

FAQs about the iRobot Roomba Apple HomeKit

Does iRobot work with Apple HomeKit?

No. iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum isn't compatible with Apple HomeKit. But, you can make it compatible with the Athom Bridge solution. Also, you can use Enomek software solution to add any device to Apple Homekit.

Can you control iRobot with Siri?

Yes. After adding iRobot to HomeKit, you can control iRobot with Siri voice control.

Does iRobot work with HomePod?

Yes. iRobot works with HomePod. You will have to create a Siri phrase on either the iPhone or the iPad.

Is iRobot compatible with iPhone?

Yes. But, it requires iOS 15.0 or later.