This is the Philips Hue gen 1 app. Please note this app is no longer supported with updates. Visit this page to get the new Philips Hue app

What's New

Version 1.14

Security update for out of home control. Please tap “Log in to my Hue” and login using your existing my Hue account to maintain out of home control functionality.
Please note this gen 1 app will no longer be updated with new features. Visit to get the new Philips Hue app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings

Best for Apartments


This version is better for smaller houses or apartments. You can make the same light come on whether you are in the kitchen, living, or dining room. Most of the main features are here. You can't use the new beta features, but if you have a small place this is the version you want. If you would like the lights to go off except in the bed and bath room at bedtime, you can do that. If you want the lights in the living and bath room to come on when you walk in the door at night you can do that. This flexibility is not allowed in the new version. Just keep in mind.

Broke my widget


Using the iPhone 5s and since your update, my widget no longer displays correctly. I don't use the "second" gen app because it supports less functionality than this one. For instance, unless it has been changed, the "second" gen app doesn't allow me to assign one light bulb to multiple rooms/ scenes. Before the critics say why would you need to do that, for my purposes it works. Also, in general, giving customers fewer options or control is not generally considered an improvement.

Still love the original


I love how version one lets you make lighting schemes based on photos. Makes the app feel more personal and fun. Until this feature comes back in a future version, I’ll keep using it.


Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V.
81 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 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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