Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Rain Bird App Update Gives Alexa Users Voice-Activated Irrigation System Control

Exciting news from Rain Bird! An update to the Rain Bird App, which enables the "Rain Bird" Skill by Amazon is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play! What does that mean? Well, with this Skill, you can link your ESP-TM2 or ESP-Me controller using the LNK WiFi Module to their Amazon Alexa account.

With 130 different commands, Rain Bird offers unique features incorporating custom program and zone names while enabling inquiries into irrigation time remaining, rain sensor status, and seasonal adjustment values. Just ask Alexa! (Available in the US and Canada only).

See it in action!

To begin, you need to make sure you have installed the Rain Bird and Amazon Alexa apps on your mobile device. Make sure both apps are up-to-date! First, click the "Settings" icon in your Rain Bird app, then click "Connected Home." After entering your password, enter the e-mail address associated to your Alexa (Amazon) account and toggle the Amazon Alexa switch to enable. Click "OK" and "Done." Next, go to the Amazon Alexa app and select the menu icon. Then, select "Skills." Search for "rain bird" in the text box and select "Enable." Enter your controller login information once more, and you are ready to go! Still unsure? Check out Rain Bird's full video instructions here!

Don't have the WiFi Module installed in your controller? Contact Pro-Turf to get upgraded this Spring!


  1. This is a great irrigation system

  2. I like the alex control.. able to connect to wifi for watering, very neat. First I've heard of

  3. This looks like a great system. I would love it!