How do I connect my Google Home to Rachio?

Google Home Integration

Please Note

The process for integrating your Rachio with Google Home has changed. Use your device to go to "Account" > "Settings" > "Services"> "Explore", then type in Rachio to begin the integration process. Alternatively, open Google Assistant and tap on the compass ("Explore") icon in the upper right hand corner to search for the Rachio app. 

Video Guide

 

 

Getting Started

Before you start, make sure:

  1. You have downloaded the Google Home app
  2. You have linked your Google Home with your Google account
  3. For iOS ONLY, make sure you have downloaded the Google Assistant app as well as the Google Home app.

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


Step-by-Step Instructions

To setup your Rachio controller with Google Home via the Google Assistant App, follow the steps below. This will look slightly different depending on your usage of Android or iOS (Apple).

Note

Actual integration steps may vary from those listed below.

  1. Setup Google Home
    For Android users, open the Google Home app. Next, click the microphone button to open the Google Assistant.

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    For iOS users, open the Google Assistant app.
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  2. From there, click the Explore button at the top right hand corner of the screen. Hint: it looks like a compass.

    Android iOS

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  3. Search for "Rachio" and select the Rachio app

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  4. You should now be on the Rachio integration. Select "Link"

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  5. Login to your Rachio account with your credentials & follow the steps to link.

  6. Talk to Rachio
    After your controller is linked to Google Assistant, you can control your Rachio via Google Assistant. Simply tap on the mic icon at the bottom of the screen and say "Talk to Rachio"

After Google Assistant finds Rachio, make your request by saying "Ask Rachio [ACTION]"

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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

For general troubleshooting...

Try powercycling the phone or device you are using and then follow the steps above. 

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 App page, select "Unlink"

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