How do I add Roomba to my home assistant?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To add your Roomba to your Home Assistant, you can follow these steps:

1. Open your Home Assistant instance by browsing to its URL.
2. In the sidebar, click on “Settings” to access the configuration menu.
3. From the configuration menu, select “Devices & Services”.
4. In the bottom right corner, click on the “Add Integration” button.
5. A list of available integrations will appear. Search for “iRobot Roomba and Braava” and select it.
6. You will be presented with instructions to complete the setup. Follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.

During the setup process, you may need to provide some information to connect your Roomba to Home Assistant. This can include the IP address or hostname of your Roomba, as well as the username and password for your Roomba account.

If you are unsure about the IP address or hostname of your Roomba, you can typically find this information in the Roomba app or by checking your router’s connected devices list.

Once you have provided the necessary information and completed the setup, Home Assistant will be able to communicate with your Roomba and you will have access to various features and controls.

Some of the features you can expect to have with the Roomba integration in Home Assistant include:

– Starting, pausing, and stopping cleaning cycles.
– Monitoring the status and battery level of your Roomba.
– Receiving notifications when cleaning cycles are complete or when an error occurs.
– Integrating your Roomba with other automations or smart devices in your home.

Having your Roomba integrated with Home Assistant can enhance your smart home experience by allowing you to control and monitor your Roomba alongside your other connected devices.

Remember that the specific setup process may vary slightly depending on the version of Home Assistant you are using and any updates or changes to the Roomba integration. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to consult the official documentation or community forums for the most up-to-date instructions and troubleshooting tips.

I hope this helps you successfully add your Roomba to your Home Assistant!