The vacuum robots from iRobot can finally be operated with Apple’s voice assistant Siri.
The devices are still not directly compatible with HomeKit, but the latest version of the iRobot app allows you to create corresponding shortcuts to Siri Shortcuts in the settings. In the current app version, under “Smart Home – voice support” you will find a menu with voice commands that correspond to the respective actions – such as “clean everywhere” or “pause cleaning”.
You can then control your iRobot robot vacuum with Siri voice commands, which you can direct to an iOS or macOS device. Also controlling the vacuum robot with an Apple Watch or with a HomePod Mini (Test) is possible this way. Furthermore, the iRobot vacuum robots can also be used Amazon Alexa or with that Google Assistant serve.