Good news for users of iRobot robot vacuums. Several Roomba vacuum cleaners will soon be able to be controlled with voice commands via Siri. This makes iRobot one of the few robot vacuum cleaner brands that offers support for Apple's voice assistant.
Control Roomba with Siri Shortcuts
Recently, iRobot announced the Siri Shortcut integration. It will initially be a number of simple Siri shortcuts:
- Activate or resume Roomba
- Make Roomba stop or pause
- Making Roomba return to its charging dock
The number of Siri shortcuts will be expanded in the coming period with more voice commands.
Part of iRobot Genius 4.0 update
This is just one of the new features of the Genius 4.0 update. In addition to the arrival of Siri support, the iRobot i3 series will receive support for the previously launched Smart Mapping function. This allows the robot vacuum cleaner to develop an efficient cleaning route.
In addition to the arrival of Siri support, the iRobot i3 series will receive support for the previously launched Smart Mapping function.
In addition, there will also be a Do Not Disturb function, where users can switch off the vacuum cleaner at specific times. There will also be a child lock: the physical power button can no longer be used to activate the iRobot Roomba, but this can only be done via the iRobot Home app.
Another striking feature is that you can indicate preferences per room. For example, you may wish that the Roomba would have to vacuum less in the bedroom than in the dining room.