Hive creates elegantly designed smart home devices and services, all controlled with a simple to use app. One of the world’s leading smart home providers, Hive have over 1 million customers and offer a family of smart products and services which work seamlessly together to connect your home.

Hive Actions are clever ways to connect your Hive devices together in the app so your home works seamlessly around you. For example, you can set your lights to switch on when there’s motion detected after dark. Or, set your heating to lower and lights to switch off when you close your bedroom door at night.

Create your own one-tap shortcuts on your dashboard with Quick Actions. Set a lighting mood for movie nights. Or, switch everything off with a tap as you head out, letting you save energy with ease.

• Control your heating from your smartphone with Hive Active Heating, UK’s favourite smart thermostat.
• You can also adjust your hot water (if you have a separate hot water tank) so you're never left with a cold shower.
• Come back to warm home without ever having to heat an empty one - you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills
• Set daily heating and hot water schedules
• Protect your pipes with Frost Protection
• Boost your heating via the Hive app if you’re staying up late or heading home early
• Keep the temperature at home just right when you’re away with Holiday Mode
• Geolocation alerts provide helpful heating reminders if you’ve gone out and left the heating on

Control your home appliances from the Hive app, or schedule them to switch on or off.

From spotlights to colour-changing bulbs, you’ll find a full range of next generation smart lighting with Hive. When you’re in, set the scene just by tapping the app. When you’re out, let them look after your home by turning on and off automatically so it looks like someone’s there.

Check in on your home with our stylish smart indoor camera, with HD live streaming, two-way audio and person, motion and sound detection, it’s great for peace of mind when you’re away.

Protect your home with Hive View Outdoor. Our weatherproof outdoor security camera features night vision, 1080p HD live streaming, person detection, smartphone notifications, two-way audio and more.

The Hive Motion Sensor detects movement in your home and sends a notification to your smartphone.

The Hive Window or Door Sensor sends a notification to your smartphone if a window or door opens or closes when you’re away from home..

Helps spot if there’s an unusual amount of water flowing around the home, which could be a potential leak. It then sends a notification to your smartphone, can help you diagnose the problem in the Hive app or connect you with a plumber if you need one.

Hive Hub 360 is our most advanced hub yet; as well as connecting your Hive devices it detects important sounds around your home and sends a notification to your smartphone. Wherever you are you'll know if your smoke/CO alarm goes off or glass in windows or doors break. It can even let you know when your dog barks while you’re out.

Hive Link is our new smart service that provides peace of mind and helps families look after their loved ones.
• Get notified if there is any change in your loved one's routine
• See what's happening in real time around their home
• Share the care with family and friends
• Easy and personalised home set up

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What’s New

Version 10.9.0

This release includes various bug fixes and stability improvements.

We’ve also made improvements to the iPad experience and Hive Link:
• iPad multitasking - You can now use Hive alongside your other apps in both Slide Over and Split View (on Split View capable iPads).
• Hive Link - When you invite someone to be part of your circle you can set the level of access they have to the app and change this in the app at a later date if you need to.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Big pawed bear ,

10.4.0 is now crap app status!

Hi-support, for a customer facing app, high viz okay with voice-over for the iPhone, this is the screen reader which blind people use on the iPhone to access apps and the phone itself. The problem is, I cannot at the moment link my hive sensor to my home Wi-Fi. This is because your password entry screen is not accessible with the voice-over software. I recommend this is addressed forthwith and with the greatest urgency, otherwise the blind people who use the iPhone cannot use your Hive app to run things like the leak sensor. I downgraded okay with voice-over to crap app status, because you did not address the above problems, While posting that you had made improvements for voice-over in the application update blurb on the App Store. This is appalling! You cannot make improvements to voice-over use, until you make it usable to begin with! At the moment I cannot login to my home Wi-Fi after connecting my leak sensor using the leak sensor password! This is unacceptable! Sort it out! I want it in the next update! This is imperative! Do not fob me off! I have talked to customer service about this, and it is driving me mad! You really should be better with your customer facing apps!

RHewson ,

Product deserves better app

I have the Hive thermostat, some Hive lightbulbs and the Hive outside camera. Each of these different products are fine and I’m quite happy with the thermostat and the lightbulbs. The outside camera is ok but could do with some detection zones. The Hive app is useable but should be so much better. The heating, hot water, lighting and camera aspects of the app work in slightly different ways ultimately confusing the user until you have nailed down these idiosyncrasies. The worst is the lighting control, so many taps and page changes just to make minor adjustments and very tedious for multiple bulbs. It’s saving grace here is that it works much more succinctly with the Alexa app then the Hive app. The heating controls were more consistent and quicker to change in the previous iteration and the new quick action widget adds nothing useful as it is no quicker and very limited.
This app needs rebuilding as a consistent and more efficiently integrated system. It previously had some nice touches but these have been replaced by some very clunky changes.

Ynot Llewkram ,

I like Hive....

I’ve been using Hive app for just over a year now and have always been impressed as to what it does. Control your heating, water, lights, etc. from your phone. They way it works (and it works well) just seems natural. Heading home early.... simply turn your heating on and your home is nice and toasty when you arrive.

My only disappointment up until now had been my lights in the living room. We have three of them and I needed to perform three actions to turn them all on. Now with quick actions I’ve set them up so that I can control all three as a group. All three on or off at the touch of a button. I’m sure that I’ll be making good use of the other action combinations after I’ve fully digested what the system can do.

Many thanks to the Hive development team who continue to provide an excellent interface to the Hive system. Thanks!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Ynot, so glad you love the quick actions, it certainly does make turning room lights on/off a lot easier. The Hive Team


Centrica Hive Limited
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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