How do I use Alexa with my Rachio?

Amazon Echo Integration

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Amazon Echo allows you to interact with Amazon’s voice control platform. Named “Alexa”, she listens for her name followed by a command


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To setup your Rachio controller with Alexa, follow the steps below

1

Open Skills

Open the Alexa App on your phone and select “Skills” from the menu. Screenshot_2016-01-13-09-04-44.png

2

Search

On the Skills screen, search for “ Rachio”. Screenshot_2016-01-13-09-04-56.png

3

Enable

Once you’ve found the Rachio skill, click Enable.

4

Rachio Login

You’ll need to login with your Rachio account so that your Echo can control your Rachio. Screenshot_2016-01-13-09-07-29.png

5

Confirm Success

Echo users can either say:
  1. “Alexa, open Rachio” -- Alexa will then prompt as to available skills
  2. “Alexa, tell Rachio [to water the front yard for three minutes]”
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Alexa Commands

Setting a rain delay for one day

  • that it's raining
  • it's raining
  • turn on rain delay

Setting a rain delay for a custom amount of time

  • set a rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • start a rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • turn on a rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • add a rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • configure a rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • rain delay for {delayDuration}
  • delay for {delayDuration}
  • {delayDuration} delay
  • delay watering for {delayDuration}
  • please delay watering for {delayDuration}
  • pause watering for {delayDuration}
  • can you please pause the watering for {delayDuration}

Cancel a rain delay

  • cancel rain delay
  • turn off rain delay
  • stop rain delay
  • cancel my rain delay
  • cancel my delay
  • cancel the delay

Turn Rachio on (disable standby mode)

  • turn Rachio on
  • turn on
  • on

Turn Rachio off (enable standby mode)

  • turn Rachio off
  • turn off
  • off

Running a zone

  • run zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • water zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on the water in zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start the water in zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • {runtimeDuration} of water in zone {zoneNumber}
  • run zone {zoneNumber}
  • start zone {zoneNumber}
  • water zone {zoneNumber}
  • turn on zone {zoneNumber}
  • turn on the water in zone {zoneNumber}
  • start the water in zone {zoneNumber}
  • start watering in zone {zoneNumber}
  • start watering zone {zoneNumber}
  • start water in zone {zoneNumber}
  • turn on sprinklers in zone {zoneNumber}
  • please water zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • can you please start zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • I need you to run zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • get the water running on zone {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • run zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • water zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on the water in zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start the water in zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • {runtimeDuration} of water in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • run zone number {zoneNumber}
  • start zone number {zoneNumber}
  • water zone number {zoneNumber}
  • turn on zone number {zoneNumber}
  • turn on the water in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • start the water in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • start watering in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • start watering zone number {zoneNumber}
  • start water in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • turn on sprinklers in zone number {zoneNumber}
  • please water zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • can you please start zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • I need you to run zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • get the water running on zone number {zoneNumber} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start watering
  • start watering the lawn
  • start watering the yard
  • start watering the grass
  • start watering for {runtimeDuration}
  • start watering the front lawn
  • start watering the back lawn
  • start watering the front yard
  • start watering the back yard
  • turn on the water
  • turn on watering
  • turn on sprinklers
  • turn on the sprinklers
  • run {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • water {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on the water in {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start the water in {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • {runtimeDuration} of water in {zoneName}
  • run {zoneName}
  • start {zoneName}
  • water {zoneName}
  • turn on {zoneName}
  • turn on the water in {zoneName}
  • start the water in {zoneName}
  • start watering in {zoneName}
  • start watering {zoneName}
  • start water in {zoneName}
  • turn on sprinklers in {zoneName}
  • please water {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • can you please start {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • I need you to run {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • get the water running on {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • run the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • water the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • turn on the water in the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • start the water in the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • {runtimeDuration} of water in the {zoneName}
  • run the {zoneName}
  • start the {zoneName}
  • water the {zoneName}
  • turn on the {zoneName}
  • turn on the water in the {zoneName}
  • start the water in the {zoneName}
  • start watering in the {zoneName}
  • start watering the {zoneName}
  • start water in the {zoneName}
  • turn on sprinklers in the {zoneName}
  • please water the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • can you please start the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • I need you to run the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}
  • get the water running on the {zoneName} for {runtimeDuration}

Stop a zone

  • stop watering
  • stop Rachio
  • stop watering zone {zoneNumber}
  • turn the sprinklers off
  • turn off the sprinklers
  • kill the sprinklers
  • turn off the water
  • switch off the sprinklers
  • no more water
  • stop watering {zoneName}
  • stop {zoneName}
  • stop watering the {zoneName}
  • stop the {zoneName}
  • stop watering zone {zoneNumber}
  • stop watering zone number {zoneNumber}
  • stop zone number {zoneNumber}
  • stop zone {zoneNumber}
NOTE: The Rachio device must be online for Amazon Alexa to work.  Also, only one Rachio controller can be paired to Amazon Alexa at a time.
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