Automower®01/09/2023

How to talk to Alexa to control your Automower® robotic mower

There are many ways to ask questions or give commands to Alexa. Below you will find some examples of voice commands that will help you control your mower.

To make Alexa control your Automower® robotic mower, you need to give your voice commands in English, German or French.

Open the Automower® skill

LanguageVoice Command
EnglishLaunch Automower
GermanÖffen Automower
FrenchOuvre Automower

Give direct commands or questions

LanguageVoice Command
English

Ask Automower to/about …

Launch Automower and …

German

Sag Automower er soll …

Frag Automower über …

French

Ouvre Automower et/pour …

Demande à Automower de …

Start mowing

The Start command is used to override the current schedule.

Alexa will ask how long you want it to mow, unless you have already said so. Note that if your mower is charging, it may not start directly. Instead it will wait until the battery is fully charged until it starts mowing.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Start

Cut the grass for four hours

Override schedule and run for four hours

German

Starten

Mähe den Rasen für vier Stunden

Er soll den Zeitplan ignorieren und vier Stunden mähen

French

Tondre

Tonds pour quatre heures

Ignore le schéma initial puis tonds pour quatre heures

Pause

The Pause command does what it sounds like: It pauses your robotic mower where it is, until you give it a new command.

Note that using a Pause voice command does not equal pressing the STOP button on your mower. When you use a Pause voice command, you can easily restart your mower from the Automower® Connect app, with an IFTTT applet or an Alexa voice command. But if someone has pressed the STOP button on your mower, you have to enter the PIN code on the robotic mower keypad and close the hatch to start the mower again.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Pause

Come to a halt

Stand still Automower

German

Pausen

Halte meinen Automower an

Mach eine Pause

French

Pause

Mets en pause

Automower en Pause

Resume mowing (according to schedule)

Use the Resume command to let your robotic mower resume mowing according to the current schedule, for example if it has been paused or parked previously.

This command does not mean that your robotic mower will start mowing, unless the schedule says it should be mowing right now.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Resume

Continue with the schedule

Resume according to schedule

German

Fortsetzen

Folge wieder dem Plan

Mach weiter mit dem Zeitplan

French

Continuer

Reprendre selon le calendrier de tonte

Reprendre le schéma initial

Park until next scheduled run

Use the Park command to make your robotic mower go back to its charging station and stay there during this mowing session.

When the next scheduled mowing session starts (for example the following day), the park command is not valid anymore and your robotic mower will start mowing your lawn again.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Park

Go back home

Park until the next scheduled run

German

Parke

Er soll sich ausruhen

Parke bis zum nächsten Einsatz nach Mähplan

French

Garer

Retourne à la station de charge

Renvoie mon Automower à la base

Park for X hours

You can also tell your robotic mower to park for a specified number of hours. When the specified time has passed, the mower will mow according to schedule again.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Park for 4 hours

German

4 Stunden parken

French

Garer pour 4 heures

Park until further notice

Tell your robotic mower to park until further notice if you want your robotic mower to go back to its charging station and stay there until you give it a new command.

This command differs from the normal park command, as it overrides the following scheduled runs as well. This means that if you tell your robotic mower to park until further notice, it will not start mowing again on the next scheduled mowing session.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Park until further notice

Make my Automower go back home and stay there

Let my mower return home and stay there forever

German

Parke meinen Automower bis auf weiteres

Er soll bis auf weiteres parken

Er soll zurück zur Ladestation bis ich ihm Befehle gebe

French

Garer jusqu'à nouvel avis

Garer mon Automower jusqu'à nouvel ordre

Garer puis attendre mes instructions

Status

The status command gives you a brief update on what your robotic mower is doing right now, as well as some information on when your robotic mower will start mowing again if it is parked in the charging station.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Status

What is my Automower doing?

Find out what my mower is up to

German

Status

Was ist der Status meines Automowers?

Was macht mein Automower gerade?

French

État

Quel est son état actuel ?

Qu'est-ce qui se passe avec lui ?

Set active mower

If you have more than one robotic mower added to your Automower® Connect account, you have to set which one to use as the active robotic mower. The active robotic mower is the robotic mower that you are commanding at that moment. If you need to change which robotic mower is active, for example if you are going to your summer house where the other mower is located, you can use these commands as well.

Note: Which mower you control with your voice commands has to be set actively by you. The mower selected in your Automower® Connect app is not synchronised to your Alexa account.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Set active mower

I want to change which mower I control

Let's change my active mower

German

Ich will Standardmäher ändern

Lass mich Defaultmäher wechseln

Ich will mein Standardmäher ändern

French

Laisse-moi installer l'Automower par défaut

Je veux changer tondeuse habituelle

Je voudrais installer Automower actif

Get active mower

This command tells you which robotic mower is active now, i.e. which robotic mower you control when you give Alexa a command.

LanguageVoice Command
English

Which mower am I controlling?

Get active mower

Tell me which of my mowers I am controlling

German

Welcher Mäher ist mein Standardmäher?

Wer ist mein Standardmäher?

Welchen meines Automower kontrolliere ich jetzt?

French

Quel est mon Automower actif ?

Quel est le robot tondeuse que j'utilise d'habitude ?

Quelle tondeuse puis-je contrôler ?

Next start time session

Use the Next start time command if you want to know when your robotic mower will leave its charging station and start mowing again.

Note: Your robotic mower's time zone must be set correctly and equal to what you have set in your Alexa app, otherwise the date and time that Alexa gives you may be wrong.

LanguageVoice Command
English

When's the next start time?

When will my Automower start mowing again?

German

Wann fängt er wieder an zu mähen?

Wann mäht mein Automower wieder?

Wann beginnt der nächste Mähauftrag meines Mähers?

French

Quelle est l'heure de démarrage?

Quand va-t-il recommencer à tondre?

À quelle heure commencera la prochaine tonte?

Other commands

Of course, you can ask Alexa any standard phrases, such as Please repeat, Help me, Cancel and so on.

See also:

Connecting your Automower® robotic lawn mower to Amazon Alexa

General information on how to talk to Alexa

Things to ask Alexa

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