What exactly is a smart switch? So recently, there’s been a few posts floating around on Reddit sharing interesting and unorthodox ways in which users have been using SwitchBot Bot in everyday life.

What is SwitchBot Bot?

One we loved the most featured a user who installed SwitchBot Bot inside their car to help stop the function that automatically turns off the car’s engine when coming to a halt whilst the car is still running. This smart switch-related video caused a ton of people on Reddit to come out and see what all the fuss was about, and with 34.1k views and 3.7k comments, the post became infamous on this forum’s platform.

This also caught the eye of a few well-known US media outlets, which attracted many people.

How can this small SwitchBot Bot arouse the interest and excitement of so many male users? So “why a smart switch?” We hear you ask. What is it? Well… In this article, we’ll try to introduce SwitchBot Bot to you guys, and hopefully, you’ll have an idea of how it works.

SwitchBot Bot can be used in more ways than you think… You can:

  • Automate your coffee machine

When you stick it to your coffee machine switch and have your coffee machine turn on automatically at any set time.

the switch bot
  • Automate your light switches

If you’re tired of walking around turning off the lights, of course, SwitchBot is a great solution.

Switchbot smart switch
  • Automate your heater or humidifier

Stick one onto your heater or humidifier, and automatically adjust.

automatic button presser

What exactly is a SwitchBot Bot?

SwitchBot Bot is a smart switch button-pusher that can fit both rocker switches and push-buttons. It can imitate people touching a button by hand. And as such, installing one allows you to switch appliances on and off in your home without touching the button yourself.

Its overall size is 1.7 inches wide, 1.5 inches high, and 0.9-inch thick, and weighs around 1.5oz. It is small and compact and can be easily attached to many home devices.

switchbot smart switch button pusher

In addition, it can also be scheduled using timers and can work with third-party cloud services, such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri shortcut, and IFTTT.

wifi button pusher works with Google Assistant.

How do I install SwitchBot Bot?

There is an adhesive on the back of SwitchBot Bot. After tearing it off, you can attach it wherever you want. It’s also equipped with a connecting rope, which is convenient for a variety of devices.

Just tear off the tape on the back and attach it, it’s that simple.

Sticky SwitchBot Bot

What you’ll need next.

The first thing you need to do is to download the SwitchBot app from the Google or Apple App Store.

App control

When using your phone, turn on Bluetooth, and open our app to begin to pair your SwitchBot Bot.

Create a SwitchBot account, or log in if you already have one.

Click the + sign in the upper right corner of the app homepage to add your device.

Mount the SwitchBot near the rocker switch or button you want to control.

Alternatively, use an add-on so that the SwitchBot Bot can push or lift the rocker switch when controlling.

remote button pusher

Voice control

SwitchBot Bot can also work with third-party cloud service platforms (Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri shortcut, IFTTT) when used with SwitchBot Hub Mini.

Make sure SwitchBot Hub Mini is connected to the Internet. Enable SwitchBot Bot’s Cloud Services and your Bot will be ready to be controlled by voice!

switchbot smart switch works with Alexa.

You can find out how SwitchBot Bot works with third-party services below:

SwitchBot Bot with Alexa: Click here

SwitchBot Bot with Google Home: Click here:

SwitchBot Bot with Siri Shortcuts

SwitchBot Bot with IFTTT


What do you think of smart switches? In addition to the usage methods mentioned in this article, SwitchBot still has a ton of different ways to be used. If you want to know more about SwitchBot Bot, just follow us. Or check out our official website to find out more.