Google Home Integration
Before you start, make sure:
- You have downloaded the Google Home app
- You have linked your Google Home with your Google account
- For iOS (Apple) 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.
To set up 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).
Actual integration steps may vary from those listed below.
Connect Rachio to Google Home
On your mobile device, open the Google Home app. Then, on the Home tab, click the "Add" button in the middle of the screen to add a device.
Set Up Device
From there, tap "Set up a device" and then "Have something already set up?"
Search for "Rachio" and select the Rachio app.
You should now be on the Rachio integration. Log into your Rachio account with your credentials and follow the steps to link your controller.
Add to Home
After your controller is linked to Google Home, head back to the Home screen in Google Home and scroll until you see your controller listed. Select your controller and then click "Home" to add your controller to a selected Home.
- Move Device
The Move device screen will appear to allow you to move your controller into one of your homes. Select "Move Device" at the bottom right of the screen.
- Select Device Location
You can choose a current room or create a new room for your controller to be organized into. In this example, we put the controller in the Garage.
For general troubleshooting...
Try power-cycling 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 Home to work.
Need to remove your controller from Google Assistant?
From the Rachio App page, select "Unlink Rachio"
Commands & Customization
Below are the commands you can use to control Rachio with your Google Assistant.
"Ok Google, water the lawn."
"Ok Google, start watering [zone name].'
"Ok Google, stop watering."
There are also a few other ways to customize your integration: