The main command used to tell the Google Assistant to control your Instant Pot is “pressure cook.” For example, “Hey Google, pressure cook for 10 minutes.”
You may also specify a specific Smart Program to use with the command “cook ”. For example, “Hey Google, cook soup.”
Supported cooking presets: Soup, Broth, Stew, Meat, Chili, Beans, Cake, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, and Yogurt. For safety reasons, Sauté cannot be triggered through voice command.
To check the status of the Instant Pot while it is cooking, use “what’s going on in > ?”. For example, “Hey Google, what’s going on in My Instant Pot?” To see if your Instant Pot is working, say “Hey Google, is My Instant Pot working?”
To stop cooking before the program ends, the command is “stop ”. For example, “Hey Google, stop My Instant Pot.”
Instant Pot works with the Google Assistant: Voice Commands
To do this
You can say this
You cannot say this
Pressure cook – will begin pressure cook mode for specified length of time
Hey Google, pressure cook for X minutes
Hey Google, pressure cook
Cook with a preset – will cook with specified preset for the default length of time
If you have more than one cooker linked, you must also name the cooker you want to control
Check if cooker is running – will say if cooker is currently cooking or not
Hey Google, is My Instant Pot running?
Check cooker status – will say what cooking mode is operating, and how much time is left in preheating and cooking cycles
Hey Google, what’s going on in My Instant Pot?
Stop cooking – will immediately end current cooking mode
Hey Google, stop cooking
Hey Google, cancel cooking
Hey Google, stop
Open Remote Control for Smart WiFi App
Hey Google, open Instant Pot
Before you link to the Google Assistant
Your Instant Pot Smart WiFi must first be paired with the Remote Control for Smart WiFi App on your mobile device before you can connect it to your Assistant. Please download and install the app on Google Play or in the App Store. For help with pairing, visit our help page for Smart WiFi pairing.
Linking Instant Pot account to the Google Assistant
Once you have signed into both the Remote Control for Smart WiFi and Google Home Apps, tap the Add (+) button on the Google Home landing screen.
Tap Set up device.
Tap Works with Google – Have something already set up?
Search for the Instant Pot and tap on it.
Sign in to the Remote Control for Smart WiFI App. The Google Home App will link accounts.
Once linked, you will see Choose device screen. Choose the device > Choose a home > Choose a room
When pairing your Instant Pot you are asked to choose a name for your appliance. This is the name you will use in your voice commands. In the voice command examples above, the name of given to the appliance would have been “My Instant Pot”.
You may give your Instant Pot another name through the Google Home App by going to the Room, selecting your cooker from the device list, and tapping on the name to edit it.
What email address and password did I use to set up my Remote Control for Instant Pot App?
If you forgot what login you used to set up your Smart WiFi, you can find the email address you used by going to Profile from the main menu of the App. You can also reset your password there.
Which WiFi network?
Make sure your Google Assistant is using the same WiFi network as your Instant Pot Smart WiFi.
What if the Google Assistant is having trouble discovering your Instant Pot?
If the Google Assistant can’t find your Instant Pot, try again. If you’re still having trouble, check the following:
Is your Instant Pot powered on? Make sure it’s plugged in.
Is your Instant Pot connected to WiFi? Check for the WiFi icon on the cooker’s screen. Press the “Power Level” button to toggle WiFi on and off.
Is your Instant Pot on the same WiFi network as Google?
Controlling your Instant Pot through the Google Home App
If there is no Google Nest device nearby, you can use the Google Home App on your mobile device to issue commands. Press the Google microphone button and issue your commands. You do not have to say the wake word “Hey Google” at the start of your command if you use this button.
You cannot change pressure level, times, or modes while cooking. If you issue another cooking command, such as saying “cook rice” while the Instant Pot is already pressure cooking, it will respond with success even though it won’t actually change to cooking rice. To makes changes to cooking mode, pressure, or time, stop the current cooking program first.
Controlling multiple cookers
You may link more than one Instant Pot Smart WiFi. If you have multiple cookers linked, you must specify which one when you give a command by using its name. For example:
“Hey Google, cook rice in My Instant Pot.” “Hey Google, cancel My Instant Pot.”
Note: You cannot use the basic pressure cook command with multiple cookers. Instant Cook does not understand “Hey Google, pressure cook in My Instant Pot.”