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Meet the Hue app. The amazing way to control every Philips Hue product in your home. All from the palm of your hand or from your wrist with the Apple Watch.
With Hue, you’ll see light in a whole new way. It lets you set the ideal lighting for every occasion. It’s clever, intuitive and connected. It‘s a whole new experience.
We call it PERSONAL WIRELESS LIGHTING.
Hue lets you express who you are, through the way you light your home.
Hue can be wherever you want and you can access it whenever you want. Any room. Any space. All wirelessly, through your smart device or Apple Watch.
At its heart, Hue is a lighting solution for the home. It’s functional and practical. But it can also be emotive and inspiring. It’ll change the way you think about home lighting. Forever.
Philips Hue starter pack (bulbs + Bridge or Bloom + Bridge or Iris + Bridge or LightStrips + Bridge). Single Hue lighting products and Hue accessories can then be added, up to a maximum of 50 products per bridge.
What's New in Version 1.10.2
- We fixed the issue with the widget.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.
- We now offer Siri voice control for Apple HomeKit enabled bridges. To enable Siri voice control for your Philips Hue lights go to the Siri voice control option in the Settings menu.
- Added support for transferring your settings to the Apple HomeKit enabled bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer.
- Added support for the new Philips Hue lightstrip plus.
Hub 1.0 to 2.0 migration w Siri not obvious but nice when setup
The migration from the 1.0 hub to 2.0 is a lot more difficult than it should be. For those that are having problems, here are two main things that I did that helped me. First, on the Hue app go to setting > my bridge > bridge transfer. I didn’t see any obvious documentation to do the step, and only stumbled upon it after none of my lights could be found via a local search or via manual input. This of course was frustrating since my lights worked perfectly fine with the 1.0 version.
The second tip is that if you want to allow other users to control your lights (eg family or roommates), on your phone go to settings > HomeKit > home and invite the other user. Then, on the their phone, they accept your HomeKit invite. While there, check that you have only one HomeKit listed. My girlfriend had two of them so we removed the primary.
Now, with the latest software for hue and scenes enabled (on hue app: Settings > Siri Voice control and then check the scenes you want and set them with Siri) both my girlfriend and I are able to use you Siri with hue as expected. Lights can be turned off and light scenes can be turned on. I'm happy to have this feature finally working, but I'm surprised how much research I had to do to get this to work.
In addition to using the voice to turn scenes on and all lights off, I was surprised/happy to see that dimming works too (@ Siri: "dim the lights 40%")
Things you should know...
First of all, these lights are awesome. There are some things that people should know so they do not go crazy. lol. I have learned a lot in the last week of having these.
1. Adding extra bulbs - When adding new additional bulbs, add them via "Manual". There are serial numbers on each bulb. They are usually 6 digits. "Auto Search" did not EVER work for me, so do it manually with the serial number.
2. Just know that whilst the other 3rd Party Hue Apps are super fun and allow you to really trick out your Hues. Although, I have found that the other apps do not play well with the system. Well, at least that's what I believe to be the problem. When having other apps installed and settings applied, my lights seemed to have a "MIND OF THEIR OWN"!!!
They would change hues and colors randomly. The only way I figured out how to stop this was to delete the other apps. Also, I deleted the apps from my iPad Pro as well...even the original Hue App. I am not sure which one the actions that I took was the action that solved the problem, but I deleted every 3rd party Hue app and the original Hue app on my iPad, and all but the original Hue app on my iPhone 6S...after that, all was well.
I hope this helps with others having this issue.
Great hardware, held back by bad software
Love love love the lights. Hub, bulbs, everything works great for me. Reliable so far. But this app is weaksauce. Biggest complaints:
No support for groups! Can't say "turn off bedroom lights" because this app doesn't understand groups! This is insane! I'm not going to ask Siri to individually turn off each light in the bedroom!
Today view widget is ugly and suuuuper limited.
No access to timers in the today view! Or in Siri! So no way to easily launch a "fade to this scene over the next 10 minutes" action without launching the app and digging through several screens.
No fine-grain control for the dimmer-switch... Had to download third party software just to configure the darn things!
Scene control, the app's home screen, is a silly gimmick. I wish it were user-configurable what the app home screen was. This stupid photo-based scene picker could be one possibility (which no one would choose) but give us some better options! Sliders, like huemote, or quick access to our favorite timers, maybe controls that actually look nice. The grid of photos it really silly.
I love the third party apps, but I have to have like a half dozen of them to cover the basics, and only the first party app works with Siri, so at least get that up to snuff!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Nov 23, 2015
- Version: 1.10.2
- Size: 57.3 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V.
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.