How do I use Google Assistant with my Rachio?

Google Assistant Integration

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The Google Assistant allows you to interact with Google's voice control platform. Simply say "Ok Google" followed by an action to make a request. 

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To setup your Rachio controller with the Google Assistant, follow the steps below

1

Discover Rachio

Open the Google Home App on your phone. After you connect your Google Home, open the profile menu (three horizontal bars in the upper left hand corner of the screen). Then select More settings.

Scroll down to Services and select.

Within the Services menu, scroll down until you find Rachio (services are listed in alphabetical order).

2

Link to Rachio

Within the Rachio Service, select LINK ACCOUNT.

3

Rachio Login

Login to your Rachio account so that your Google Home can control your Rachio.

4

Allow Access

After you login to your Rachio account, you'll be asked to select which controller you'd like to link to Google Assistant. Reminder, at this time only one Rachio controller can be paired to Google Assistant at a time. 

Select the controller you'd like to connect and select Allow Access.

After you Allow Access, you may see a blank white screen; if so, select Done, force close the Google Home app, and relaunch it.

5

Confirm Success

Give the integration a test run.

Say: “Hey, Google, talk to Rachio.” ...following Google's reply, use one of the Actions listed below.

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Google Assistant Actions

Watering Status

  • what’s up
  • status
  • watering status
  • how is it going

Set a rain delay for one day

  • it's raining
  • that it's raining
  • it's windy
  • that it’s windy

Set a rain delay for multiple days

  • turn on rain delay, followed by prompt for # of days
  • rain delay, followed by prompt for # of days
  • delay watering, followed by prompt for # of days
  • set a rain delay, followed by prompt for # of days
  • start a rain delay, followed by prompt for # of days
  • delay, followed by prompt for # of days
  • delay watering, followed by prompt for # of days

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)

  • disable standby

Turn Rachio off (enable standby mode)

  • enable standby

Run a zone

  • start {zoneName}
  • start zone {zoneNumber}
  • water {zoneName}
  • water zone {zoneNumber}
  • turn on {zoneName}
  • turn on zone {zoneNumber}
  • water all zones

Stop a zone

  • stop water
  • stop watering
  • stop Rachio
  • stop
  • turn the sprinklers off
  • turn off the sprinklers
  • turn water off
  • switch off the sprinklers
  • turn off the water

Run a schedule

  • start schedule {scheduleName}
  • turn on schedule {scheduleName}

Troubleshooting

Is your controller not responding?

The Rachio device must be online for the Google Assistant to work. 

Need to remove your controller from Google Assistant

From the Rachio Services page, select UNLINK.

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