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

Mostly great but sync is poor


Love the hardware, no doubt about that. Great to have an app to control everything, but still needs work.
The most annoying thing is that, even though logged in to all devices with the same login, it doesn't sync between them. So setting up a new scene, or playing around with an existing one, will have that setting only on that one device. More annoying is that if you setup a timer on a device (eg lights on in the morning), if you later want to change the timer then you have to find the device that has the timer you want to change!
A sync across all devices logged in with the same login really should be standard.

For the next update

Bryn 00

Addition: the most recent update has broken the ability to switch off the lights.

The lights are great. The software needs improving though.
The layout of the presets on the iPad doesn't take advantage of the screen real estate.

After being so impressed with the lights, I'm considering getting them for other rooms in the house. I think I'll hold off until the app can link bulbs to rooms in the house - and then select pre-sets by room (yes you can do it now by creating a preset 'blue' for bulbs 1,2,3 in the bedroom, and blue two for bulbs 4, 5, 6 in the front room.... But that's awkward to type, let alone program).

And some dynamic pre-sets would be cool.... Synch up to a weather service and provide some dramatic lighting during a storm. The deep sea preset could slowly animate between shades of blue. A party mode etc.

It would also be nice for the app to know your location, date and synch to the sunset, slowly increasing luminosity as the twilight progresses into the night.

Good but a few features missing


Great app to support the bulbs however there are 2 functions I believe that are missing.
It would be great to be able to set different timers for different days, (i.e. lights come on at 7am on weekdays only)
it also would be great to change the order of the bulbs in the app. (i.e. my bedroom bulb is shown in the middle of my living room bulbs in the app. for ease, it would be better to have this in a different place. an even greater enhancement would be to group bulbs by room.


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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