82 Alexa Roomba commands [2022]: The Complete List

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Early robot vacuums had to be manually activated or set on a fixed schedule. That’s better than nothing, but we’re looking for the Jetson’s future here—and Rosie was always ready to respond to a mess.

The newest Roomba vacuums and Braava mops have stepped up in a big way. You can control them with Alexa or Google Home voice commands as general as “start cleaning” or as specific as “clean behind the couch”.

In this article, I’ll show you all the Braava and Roomba Alexa commands. Prepare yourself: The future is here.

What Roomba Models Work With Alexa?

All Wi-Fi-connected Roomba vacuums work with Alexa. This includes the i3, j7, and s9 series as well as the lower-end E5, E6, 670, 690, 960, and 980 series.

The M6 is currently the only Braava robotic mop that works with Alexa. Lower-end models like the 240 and 380t are not Wi-Fi connected, so they can’t be issued voice commands.

Here are the current Roomba vacuums and mops and whether they work with Alexa:

Photo Title Alexa compatible? Price Buy
iRobot Roomba 614...image iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum- Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging $199.99 Check price
iRobot Roomba 675...image iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging $259.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba 692...image iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging, Charcoal Grey $224.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba 960...image iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors,Black $599.99 Check price
iRobot Roomba 981...image iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connected Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Power Boost Technology, Black $313.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba E5...image iRobot Roomba E5 (5150) Robot Vacuum - Wi-Fi Connected, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum, Black $177.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba i3...image iRobot Roomba i3 EVO (3150) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum – Now Clean by Room with Smart Mapping Works with Alexa Ideal for Pet Hair Carpets & Hard Floors, Roomba i3 $299.00 ($299.00 / Count) Check price
iRobot Roomba i3+...image iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO (3550) Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum – Now Clean By Room With Smart Mapping, Empties Itself For Up To 60 Days, Works With Alexa, Ideal For Pet Hair, Carpets​ $489.00 ($489.00 / Count) Check price
iRobot Roomba i6+...image iRobot Roomba i6+ (6550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal-Empties Itself for up to 60 Days, Wi-Fi Connected, Works with Alexa, Carpets, + Smart Mapping Upgrade - Clean & Schedule by Room $729.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba i7...image iRobot Roomba i7 (7150) Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Works With Clean Base, Black $599.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba S9...image iRobot Roomba S9 (9150) Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Works With Clean Base $1,199.00 Check price
iRobot Roomba s9+...image iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal- Empties itself, Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Corners & Edges, Ideal for Pet Hair, Black $979.00 Check price
iRobot Braava Jet...image iRobot Braava Jet 240 Superior Robot Mop - App Enabled, Precision Jet Spray, Vibrating Cleaning Head,Wet and Damp Mopping,Dry Sweeping Modes $179.99 Check price
iRobot Braava 380t...image iRobot Braava 380t Advanced Robot Mop- Wet Mopping and Dry Sweeping Cleaning Modes, Large Spaces , Black $249.99 Check price
iRobot Braava Jet...image iRobot Braava Jet M6 (6110) Ultimate Robot Mop- Wi-Fi Connected, Precision Jet Spray, Smart Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Multiple Rooms, Recharges and Resumes $399.00 ($399.00 / Count) Check price

Alexa Commands for Roomba

There are over 80 unique Alexa Roomba and Braava commands. Most are self-explanatory, relating to typical tasks like:

  • Starting, stopping, pausing, or resuming a cleaning process
  • Returning to the Roomba base station
  • Scheduling future cleaning cycles
  • Checking the status of a Roomba or its cleaning schedule
  • Cleaning a specified room, zone, or spot (e.g., behind the couch).

Most of those commands will work with any Wi-Fi Roomba or Braava model. However, the commands that require knowledge of specific rooms, zones, or objects are only available on newer models that include Roomba’s Imprint Smart Mapping Technology.

There are also commands for managing multiple Roombas, which can be useful if you have a two-floor home with Roombas on both floors. Lastly, there are Alexa commands for coordinating your Roomba’s vacuuming and your Braava’s mopping.

Here’s the full list. Words in parentheses, like “(zone name)” refer to programmable names that you can set in the app. In those cases, I’ve included an example of what the command might look like in actual usage.

Roomba Alexa commands

Roomba action What to say Example Roomba/Braava models
Start Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to start vacuuming.

Alexa, ask Roomba to unleash the hounds.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Stop Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to stop vacuuming.

Alexa, ask Roomba to end scene.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Pause Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to pause vacuuming.

Alexa, ask Roomba to play dead.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Resume Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to resume vacuuming.

Alexa, ask Roomba to work its magic.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Return Roomba to Base Station Alexa, have Roomba go home.

Alexa, tell Roomba there's no place like home.

Alexa, tell Roomba to go recharge.

Alexa, tell Roomba to return to its dock.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Check Roomba Status Alexa, ask Roomba what it's doing.
Alexa, ask Roomba what her deal is.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Locate Roomba Alexa, ask Roomba where it is.
Alexa, ask Roomba to sing for me.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Stop Locating Roomba Alexa, tell Roomba I found it.

Alexa, tell Roomba to be quiet.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Schedule Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule vacuuming.

Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job on (day) at (time).

Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule vacuuming.
Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job on Tuesday at 3 PM. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Remove a Scheduled Cleaning Job Alexa, ask Roomba to remove scheduled vacuuming job on (day).

Alexa, tell Roomba to cancel vacuuming on (day).
Alexa, ask Roomba to remove scheduled vacuuming job on Thursday. All Wi-Fi Roombas
List Schedule Alexa, ask Roomba when my robot is scheduled to vacuum.

Alexa, tell Roomba to list my vacuuming schedule.
All Wi-Fi Roombas
Schedule Vacuuming by Room Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job on (day) at (time) in the (room name). Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job on Sunday at 2:30 AM in the kitchen. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean by Room Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum my (room name).

Alexa, tell Roomba there is a mess in the (room name) and (room name).
Alexa, tell Roomba there is a mess in the living room and dining room. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean by Zone Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the (zone name). Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the den. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean by Object Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the (object name).

Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum around the (object name).

Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum under the (object name).

Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum in front of the (object name).
Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum in front of the sofa. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Start Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) start vacuuming. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis start vacuuming. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Stop Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) stop vacuuming. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis stop vacuuming. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Pause Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) pause vacuuming. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis pause vacuuming. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Resume Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) resume vacuuming. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis resume vacuuming. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Return Roomba to Base Station Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) go home. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis go home. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Roomba Status Alexa, ask Roomba to find out how Jarvis is doing. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Locate Roomba Alexa, ask Roomba to locate Jarvis. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Schedule Vacuuming Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job with Jarvis on Friday at noon. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Remove a Scheduled Cleaning Job Alexa, ask Roomba to remove scheduled vacuuming job on (day) with (robot name). Alexa, ask Roomba to remove scheduled vacuuming job on Saturday with Jarvis. All Wi-Fi Roombas
List Schedule Alexa, ask Roomba, when is (robot name) scheduled to vacuum? Alexa, ask Roomba, when is Jarvis scheduled to vacuum? All Wi-Fi Roombas
Schedule Vacuuming by Room Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job with (robot name) on (day) at (time) in the (room name). Alexa, ask Roomba to schedule a vacuuming job with Jarvis on Thursday at 11 AM in the master bedroom. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean By Room Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) vacuum my (room name). Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis vacuum my Living room. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean by Zone Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) vacuum the (zone name). Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis vacuum the Den. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean By Object Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) vacuum in front of the (object name). Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis vacuum in front of the bed. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Clean by Favorite Alexa, ask Roomba to have (robot name) vacuum the (favorite name) favorite. Alexa, ask Roomba to have Jarvis vacuum the after breakfast favorite. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series
Vacuum a Room Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum my (room name).

Alexa, tell Roomba there is a mess in the (room name) and (room name).

Alexa, tell Roomba the (room name) needs to be vacuumed.
Alexa, tell Roomba the guest bedroom needs to be vacuumed. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Vacuum a Room with Specific Robot Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the (room name) with (robot name). Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the living room with Jarvis. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Vacuum More Than One Room Alexa, ask Roomba to go vacuum the (room name) and (room name). Alexa, ask Roomba to go vacuum the living room and kitchen. All Wi-Fi Roombas
Start Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to start mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to stop mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Pause Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to pause mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Resume Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to resume mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Start Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to start sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to stop sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Pause Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to pause sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Resume Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to resume sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Return Braava to Base Station Alexa, tell Braava to return to its charging station. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Braava Status Alexa, ask Braava if it's done yet.

Alexa, ask Braava what it's doing.
All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Locating Braava Alexa, ask Braava where it is.

Alexa, ask Braava to beep at me.
All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Locating Braava Alexa, tell Braava I found it.

Alexa, tell Braava to be quiet.
All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to schedule mopping.

Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job on (day) at (time).
Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job on Monday at 9 AM. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to schedule sweeping.

Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a sweeping job on (day) at (time).
Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a sweeping job on Sunday at 9 PM. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Remove a Scheduled Mopping Job Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled mopping job on (day).

Alexa, tell Braava to cancel mopping on (day).
Alexa, tell Braava to cancel mopping on Friday. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Remove a Scheduled Sweeping Job Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled sweeping job on (day).

Alexa, tell Braava to cancel sweeping on (day).
Alexa, tell Braava to cancel sweeping on Tuesday. All Wi-Fi Braavas
List Schedule Alexa, ask Braava, when is my robot scheduled to mop or sweep.

Alexa, tell Braava to list my mopping/sweeping schedule.
All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Mopping by Room Alexa, ask Braava to schedule mopping in the (room name). Alexa, ask Braava to schedule mopping in the dining room. Braava m6 series
Clean By Room Alexa, ask Braava to mop the (room name).

Alexa, tell Braava there is a mess in the (room name) and (room name).
Alexa, ask Braava to mop the master bathroom. Braava m6 series
Clean by Zone Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop the (zone name). Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop the kid zones. Braava m6 series
Clean By Object Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop in under the (object name). Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop in under the kitchen table. Braava m6 series
Clean by Favorite Alexa, ask Braava to mop the (name of favorite) favorite. Alexa, ask Braava to mop the splash zone favorite. Braava m6 series
Start Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) start mopping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred start mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) stop mopping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred stop mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Pause Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) pause mopping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred pause mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Resume Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) resume mopping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred resume mopping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Start Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) start sweeping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred start sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Stop Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) stop sweeping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred stop sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Pause Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) pause sweeping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred pause sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Resume Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) resume sweeping. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred resume sweeping. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Return Braava to Base Station Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) go home. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred go home. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Braava Status Alexa, ask Braava to find out how (robot name) is doing. Alexa, ask Braava to find out how Alfred is doing. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Locate Braava Alexa, ask Braava to locate (robot name). Alexa, ask Braava to locate Alfred. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Mopping Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job with (robot name) on (day) at (time). Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job with Alfred on Wednesday at 10 AM. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Sweeping Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a sweeping job with (robot name) on (day) at (time). Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a sweeping job with Alfred on Sunday at 1 PM. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Remove a Scheduled Mopping Job Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled mopping job on (day) with (robot name). Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled mopping job on Saturday with Alfred. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Remove a Scheduled Sweeping Job Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled sweeping job on (day) with (robot name). Alexa, ask Braava to remove scheduled sweeping job on Thursday with Alfred. All Wi-Fi Braavas
List Schedule Alexa, ask Braava, when is (robot name) scheduled to mop. Alexa, ask Braava, when is Alfred scheduled to mop. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Schedule Mopping by Room Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job with (robot name) on (day) at (time) in the (room name). Alexa, ask Braava to schedule a mopping job with Alfred on Monday at 2 PM in the kitchen. Braava m6 series
Clean By Room Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop my (room name). Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop my guest bathroom. Braava m6 series
Clean by Zone Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop the (zone name). Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop the living area. Braava m6 series
Clean By Object Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop in front of the (object name). Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop in front of the stove. Braava m6 series
Clean by Favorite Alexa, ask Braava to have (robot name) mop the (favorite name) favorite. Alexa, ask Braava to have Alfred mop the main floor favorite. Braava m6 series
Mop a Zone Alexa, ask Braava to mop the (zone name).

Alexa, tell Braava to mop the (zone name) needs to be mopped.
Alexa, ask Braava to mop the entryway. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Mop Under an Object Alexa, ask Braava to start mopping under my (object name). Alexa, ask Braava to start mopping under my desk. All Wi-Fi Braavas
Start Cleaning (Imprint Link) Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum and Braava to mop. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series and Braava m6 series
Clean by Room (Imprint Link) Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum and Braava to mop the living room. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series and Braava m6 series
Clean by Zone (Imprint Link) Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum and Braava to mop the nook. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series and Braava m6 series
Clean by Object (Imprint Link) Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum and Braava to mop under the coffee table. Roomba i7, j7, s9 series and Braava m6 series

How Do I Get Alexa to Talk to Roomba?

You’ll need the iRobot Home Alexa skill to get the above commands to work. Here’s the full process.

  1. Create an account at iRobot.com.
  2. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  3. Go to More -> ‘Skills & Games’, press the search icon in the upper right, type in ‘irobot’ and click on the iRobot Home skill.
The iRobot Alexa skill, which is required to enable Alexa Roomba voice commands
  1. Click “ENABLE TO USE”, which will redirect you to the iRobot login screen. Enter your credentials then close the window when prompted.
The iRobot login screen, where you'll need to link your Roomba and Alexa accounts
  1. Click “DISCOVER DEVICES” and Alexa should automatically find your Roomba devices. If it doesn’t, just follow the instructions to manuall add your Roomba or Braava.

What’s Next?

These Alexa Roomba commands are a huge step forward in home automation. No Roomba user should be without an Amazon Echo, especially given the low cost of an Alexa setup and the ease of connecting Echo to your Wi-Fi and syncing Alexa with your smartphone.

Looking for more ways to make your smart home smarter (or geekier)? Check out some of my favorite smart plug ideas or my recent comparison of Android TV vs other Smart TV operating systems.

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