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iRobot Google Assistant support ends

Come Tuesday April 30th Roombas could Disconnect from Google Assistant — Here’s How to Avoid That

An upcoming change to iRobot products means the current Roomba-Google Assistant support will end, but fortunately, there’s an easy fix…

Roomba owners take notice. An upcoming change to products will interrupt Google Assistant support come April 30th. 

iRobot-Google Assistant Support Ends April 30th 2019 — Here’s How to Fix It

The convenience of these household cleaning devices can’t be understated or unappreciated. Since Google Assistant is so integral with IoT devices, that means many consumers connect all kinds of things.

So, it’s possible to speak a simple command, like “OK Google, tell Roomba to clean the living room.” 

However, iRobot, the company behind the Roomba, will phase out its current connection to smart assistants on April 30th. That change will result in losing support from Google Assistant.

To avoid being automatically disconnected, get proactive.

How to Connect a Roomba to Google Assistant 

Since the changes go into effect on Tuesday, April 30th, there’s plenty of time. Here’s how to connect a Roomba to Google Assistant: 

  1. Open the Google Home app. 
  2. Tap the Add icon.
  3. Scroll to iRobot Smart Home. 
  4. Follow the prompts, logging into an iRobot account and linking Google Home.
  5. Add the Roomba to the house and assign it a room.

Even people who miss the deadline and get disconnected won’t have to worry. It will still be possible to reconnect the two after April 30th.

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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