Meet Hue
Your personal wireless lighting that lets you easily control your lights from any device and create the right ambience for every moment. The Philips Hue app is designed around you, your home and your everyday life. Play around, create and explore the limitless possibilities of the world's most connected light.

What's New

Version 2.19.1

- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Still one step forward, two steps back...

First Raider

So after many updates, there are still significant problems that have not been addressed despite being repeatedly brought up in the reviews (though we did finally get an iPad/universal update - after over a year). But the more fundamental software design issues have not changed. What few improvements we got overall, like the addition of rooms, are outweighed by the lost functionality from the original app. Case in point, everything only functions by room in this version instead of allowing the option to use certain bulbs from different rooms (like turning off the lights in one room and simultaneously turning the lights on in another or turning on the lights in more than one location.) The emphasis on photo-based scenes leaves very limited ability to choose specific bulb color and grouping is still not possible. Plus, in case you want to have multiple bulbs in one room with the same color, good luck getting all of them to match correctly. We've had the new app for a few years now, and Philips has failed to explain the purpose of using it instead of improving the original one (all we get is a Twitter handle saying they'll pass along info to their development team.) Still a case of the company demonstrating a knack for excellent hardware and absolutely terrible (and clueless) software, even in their updates.

Server Can’t be Found


This was working great, I had it synced to Google Home but it didn’t know when I added new lights, I tried unlinking it from my Google Home account but now I can’t link it again because I keep getting an error message saying the page can’t be opened because the server can’t be found when I try to link it in Google Home, Alexa and when I try to access it through this app. If this issue is fixed I’d give a better rating but the main reason I got this was to use with Google Home and Alexa.
I have to get used to always leaving the light switch on and just letting Google turn them on and off. If I turn the lights off with the switch I can’t turn them on again with Google or through the Hues app.
If everything worked the way it should with the apps I’d love to have these in every room and make even do some colored lights but right now they are too expensive to do that. Hopefully the price will go down soon. Until then I can’t justify spending $50 on one light bulb, especially since I don’t know what the life of a bulb is yet.

Love the whole system, please fix recent update


Support on twitter was a great help, helped me
Figure out that there was an issue and how to fix it. This system is so good, and makes holidays that much special. But after the most recent bridge update, my lights are acting very weird, for example, now my kitchen motion sensor will trigger my dinning room lights 30%of the time, and will continue until the bridge is unplugged for 1 min and reconnected, they work fine again until suddenly they dont. Another thing is when turning all the lights off, the bridge will miss some bulbs, example: turning off all living room lights, will leave one bulb behind the TV always on. All these features worked perfectly before the most recent update. So please look into this, i have attempted to contact support for
Hue to report this, but was unsuccessful.


Philips Lighting B.V.
107.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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