iRobot HOME

iRobot HOME for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-25
  • Current version: 3.1
  • File size: 253.12 MB
  • Developer: iRobot Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing iRobot HOME on your Windows PC

Download iRobot HOME for Windows: iRobot HOME is an Lifestyle App, developed by iRobot Corporation. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2015-09-19. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - iRobot Corporation, with the latest current version being 3.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-25. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 28,372 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using iRobot HOME on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install iRobot HOME on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use iRobot HOME for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type iRobot HOME in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on iRobot HOME application icon. A window of iRobot HOME will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the iRobot HOME icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About iRobot HOME

Developer Description

The iRobot HOME App gives you more control than ever before for cleaner floors, every day, all at the push of a button. New! Roomba® i Series robots even allow you to clean or schedule by room with Imprint™ Smart Mapping. The iRobot HOME is compatible with all Wi-Fi® connected Roomba® robot vacuums and Bluetooth connected Braava jet™ 240. IMPRINT™ SMART MAPPING* • New Roomba® i Series robot knows your kitchen from your living room, and creates a Smart Map for you to view in the app • Smart Mapping enables you to clean or schedule to clean specific rooms or your whole home • Knows upstairs from downstairs--The robot can store multiple floorplans and always knows which map to use * Available with Roomba® i Series robots CLEAN MAP™ REPORTS* • Zoom and pan Clean Map™ reports in the History button to view cleaning coverage • View statistics about coverage, cleaning time, and charging time *Available with Roomba® 900 and i Series robots CLEAN FROM ANYWHERE • Start or pause cleaning cycles • Conveniently schedule for any day of the week • Customize your cleaning preferences* • Monitor activity of your robot • Turn on Push Notifications to receive real-time notifications *Available with Roomba® 900, i Series, and Braava® jet™ 240 robots CUSTOMIZED CLEANING PREFERENCES • With Roomba® 980, select from three cleaning power settings: Automatic, Performance Mode, or Eco-Mode • With Roomba® 900 and i Series robots, select from three types of cleaning passes: Automatic, One Cleaning Pass, or Two Cleaning Passes • With Braava® mops, start a SPOT Clean for a focused cleaning on a dirty area or reduce the amount of water used in wet and damp modes VOICE CONTROL • Just speak up! Connected Roomba® robots are compatible with select voice assistants! *Voice Assistant functionality available in select languages and markets EASY TROUBLESHOOTING • Access detailed help content and contact Customer Care AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE UPDATES • Keep your robot up-to-date with new features Requirements • Wi-Fi® connected Roomba® 900, 600, 800 and e Series vacuuming robot models only support Wi-Fi® networks with 2.4GHz band • Roomba® i Series robots support both Wi-Fi® networks with 2.4GHz and 5GHz band • Braava jet™ 240 mopping robot uses Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as BLE or Bluetooth Smart) built in to most common mobile devices Need help? Visit for answers to common questions or to contact our Customer Care team.

App Reviews

  • Amazing Smart Home App

    By Vinsanity38
    This is one of the best products and accompanying apps I’ve used in a long time; and most importantly, my life and time are enhanced by this little Roomba. We are still deciding a name for our Roomba, but we love that we can creatively command our Roomba with her unique name with our Alexa. Contrary to some of the other reviews we read for this app, we found the app is actually very user friendly. Connecting our Roomba to the Internet was straightforward; the graphics are very cute and the professional videos explain all the steps. It’s really one of the best end user training processes in an app I’ve seen. And if we had issues, their help section is pretty detailed (not that we’ve had issue). We were also able to link multiple user accounts to the same Roomba. So my girlfriend and I can both interact with the Roomba and not share a password. Some of the cool features we already enjoy is the maps we see after every completed clean (we have a Roomba 960), the real-time updates in what our Roomba is doing as it is doing it, the customization of a schedule for every day of the week, and the ease of using the app for what it is meant to do - get the Roomba to start and stop cleaning. As a tech person, what I find rewarding is that it performs firmware version updates over WiFi to the Roomba itself. So the actual robot software, and not just the app, are improving over time Great job iRobot! We are very happy with your product.
  • App is ehh, low iOS compatibility

    By Dandreawip
    I love my roomba for sure, my floors are always spotless, the dust level in my carpet has greatly diminished, my family and I can breath again but, I have some issues with the app. First off, why can’t I have roomba go home from the app? I feel that’s one needed piece of this app for sure, sometimes I just need to hit the clean or home button to get it moving again because it was “stuck”. Having the access to the home button remotely when it’s stuck under my bed or something would be so much easier than crawling under there to hit the home or clean button. My second and biggest issue, there’s no HomeKit compatibility, or much iOS compatibility at all, come on guys! You have an iOS based app, so why not give it the compatibility to work with an iOS based smarthome? I have scenes and automations set up that would be perfect with my roomba cleaning up before I get home, or even having the ability to add a widget, but instead I have to deal with the app. First world problems I know, but we’re dealing with a smart vacuum which is heard toward convenience, so why not continue that convenience for iOS based users?
  • APP is not working

    By Godsreason
    I’ve tried multiple times now, with no success. I followed instructions of Roomba 960. Just received the Roomba today and at first I tried it in our living room and it wouldn’t connect to the Roomba-XXXXX in WiFi. In fact, couldn’t find such a thing. Then, I moved it closer to our wireless router in our bedroom. No joy. Looked online for assistance/tips. The website said to turn off phone (I have an iPhone 8), turn on, put in airplane mode, turn off airplane mode, try the app again. I’ve repeated these steps over and over. I’m using my 2.4 WiFi connection, and have no problem connecting to my WiFi, but beyond that, it is not working. I’m pretty disappointed. I also made sure the Roomba was docked (like in instructions), and I pressed the physical “Clean” button once to wake it, pressed the “spot” and the “home” button simultaneously for two seconds to hear the sound before trying to find the Roomba-XXXXX in WiFi settings. That didn’t work. Hope this can be fixed. That all being said, the Roomba itself is amazing! It really cleans well and is very intelligent. Love to watch it do its thing. I just wish I could use the app for it to input my preferences and have it on a schedule.
  • Wise investment to buy back your time...

    By Dblbassnurface
    We have slate flooring that is uneven and it cleans it especially well. With two dogs and two cats it makes life so much easier. The fur is picked up every day leaving my bare feet feeling good. It takes some adjusting, in that you need to make paths for it. We are very tidy, but I move the dog beds and trash cans and anything out of the way when I’d like it to clean behind them. Obviously there are small spots it can’t reach, like behind the doors when it’s doing the whole house, but you can easily fix that by either manually hitting those spots, or closing the door and having it do a room at time. The bin needed emptying quite often during the first few cleanings, but after the second day it was not as bad. Now we can do a couple cleanings before emptying it. It bought us back some time and we really enjoy it. My dogs are substantially more comfortable around it than a regular vacuum and that says something.
  • Stopped working; more functionality please!

    By Wombatmatty
    This latest update somehow killed the connection between the app and the Roomba. I have to CONSTANTLY redo the network setup on Roomba to be able to access it. And this started minutes after I updated the app. Constant messages that the cloud can’t communicate with Roomba and a weird “status not resolved” error. The functionality is somewhat limited. I’d expect more than to be able to see the job history. How about a battery percentage? Estimated battery runtime? Or even better... the ability to find Roomba without being connected to the same WiFi network. I have several different networks and my phone bounces between them. So it’s annoying to have to figure out which one I’m on and which one Roomba is on. And ya know... sometimes I want to be on cellular and not WiFi. So why can’t I play a sound while not on WiFi? That’s kind of silly. I can start and stop the Roomba while on cellular, but I can’t make it beep. My bins, brushes, etc are always overdue, even if I replace and reset them. Seems as if it only take a few days to be overdue.
  • Needs lots of work

    By Chichigirl46
    Update With c/s we managed to work out the bugs I had, I do enjoy roomba but having a app why can’t we have roomba assigned room names so that we can tell roomba what rooms to clean or not to clean? I do love my roomba, it has helped me with my bad back. The only problem I have left is when roomba gets stuck and I just move it a bit and press clean one time it starts cleaning all over again. Old review...... This app does not listen to the settings or roomba is not listening, every setting automatic, 2 pass or 1 pass all run 3-4 or 5 times. Also can not email through the app because none of the drop down menus work. My roomba is the 980 model. This app should not be using customers to solve their bugs, I'm so disappointed in the app and causing me to be frustrated with roomba, it is driving me crazy cleaning a little bit in every room back and forth for 10 hours with monies I paid is ridiculous.
  • Best investment ever

    By caxiopeia
    I bought my IRobot 980 Dec 2015. I used my cats as an excuse to spend so much money on a vacuum cleaner. But since I have it, I can not live without. Oscar (my robot) runs while I am at work. This means that I come home every day to a house without cat hair flying around. Because it runs every day, dust does not even collect in high amounts in areas where Oscar can not get to as under the couch. I have to mention that he tends to get stuck after several weeks. Usually it helps to reset the robot. It would be nice if patches would be sent to fix some of the programming issues. To give a comparison: a vacuum robot is like a dishwasher. Nobody needs a dishwasher and probably does a better job cleaning dishes by hand than the machine. But who wants to live without a dishwasher? Same here. I got so used to the robot, I don‘t want to live without.
  • Good but could be great!

    By :-) James
    I love almost everything about this little robot Vac, app works well, cleans well, charge is good, reliable... BUT 2 things keep it from being great. #1~ won’t clean my dark colored carpets because it thinks on a cliff due to its visual sensors getting confused, (but what clean modern person that would have a robot for a vacuum would have dark colored rugs... ahem well everyone I know... Big Issue). #2~ does not clean an entire chunk of my house except every once in a while when “it feels like it” whith no discernible reason as to why, and with this high tech app that even lets me monitor the strength of my WiFi in every room, I can’t tell the robot to clean in areas that it is consistently missing. This one is a Big miss. The product is overall good but these two problems have me witching for a much improved software update so I can tell this thing where I want it to prioritize for cleaning or I will be looking for another robot vac soon.
  • 2nd time trying Roomba

    By Cheese-head
    I bought a Roomba a few years ago when they first came out. I took it back. I thought it was more of a slightly interesting toy than a true cleaning device. Only did mediocre work and kept getting stuck. A friend recently bought the 900 series and raved about it. Skeptically I decided you try Roomba again. I LOVE it ! I have 2 dogs and a cat. The pet hair was a constant battle. Not any more. Roomba does a great job. The cleaning roller handles the hair without getting all snarled up. The little side brush does a great job of cleaning corners and removing pet pair from the moldings along the floor. Something I was never able to do with my regular vacuum. My home now looks great. I have Roomba clean my house about every other day. Unbelievably easy and looks great. Very happy I decided to try Roomba again
  • Love the robot! App needs some work.

    By Torqued!!
    I absolutely love how well our Roomba 980 cleans. The app setup was not bad . . . Took a few tries to get the wifi portion working. The app would hang when I entered the password for our wireless network and then time out. After several tries I selected our home's guest network which has no password. Connection went fine from there. After that I went back into the settings and switched the network to our secured one. Worked fine. Why that part of setup was difficult I don't know but I can see where people would get really frustrated with it. After all that everything was working fine. For a while. Now the app no longer generates a map of where our vacuum has been. I REALLY liked that feature! Please fix it! Otherwise, things are going well. So one star removed for some flaws in the app.