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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%")
Don't Buy 2.0 Bridge
Update Nov 24th
After speaking to a Hue representative, I was told that they would be fixing the Siri/HomeKit integration problem with a future software update. The software update has just been released and the problem still persists. This is now going on several weeks and no additional answers from Hue. What an absolute waste of my time and money. What a shame as I used to love this product. The 2.0 bridge has one job, to connect to HomeKit. It can't even do that one job. Stay away until Hue decides to fix this issue. Read the rest of the reviews I am not alone on this one.
One of these stars is just out of loyalty to the brand. I've had it for many years now and save for a few glitches and a terrible UI it's be a great product.
Enter the new 2.0 Hub .... Urggggg! Terrible general connection stability. And far as HomeKit compatibility ... nope. Been a week and still keep getting a "can't find HomeKit combustible bridge" error.
Read lots of stories about people that have had their shipments for the new device delayed. My advice, don't complain. Seems like the first few rounds of these things are more heard towards beta-testers.
Time for us early adopter to get together and flood the online world with the story of this mess of an "update". Seems more like a scam to me. The new 2.0 has not offered me a single thing that my old round bridge did.
Philips hue bridge 2.0
After getting the new bridge and setting it up. I went to my iPhone to set up Siri voice control, but it would not allow me to. I kept trying different things to troubleshoot it but it wasn't working. Finally I called hue and they told me that you can't have multiple iCloud accounts controlling the lights using siri. (I already set up my girlfriends phone before mine so hers works) I think this is such an inconvenience for anyone living with multiple people. They expect the household to be on the same iCloud account. And I have never heard of a household sharing an iCloud account. I hope that this inconvenience is fixed promptly so I can enjoy the ability to turn lights on and off using Siri as well.
- 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.