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.”
Help with Google
For more help in preparing your Instant Pot for voice control, visit the Google help page on “Setup smart home devices using Google Hub”