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Philips Hue gen 1

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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.


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.

We want you to fully enjoy Hue, but before you start enjoying please read the privacy policy ( and accept our terms and conditions ( If you have any questions or concerns, please have a look at our FAQ on or contact us via the website. We are ready to answer your questions.

What's New in Version 1.12.1

Added a notification for the new Philips Hue app gen 2
Bug fixes and stability improvements


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Customer Reviews

TURN off the opening splash screen . . Still prefer this to the new app

This is my 5 star review but it's ruined by a splash screen every time you open it. I do NOT like the new app, I WILL use this one . . BUT take off this opening message it's spoils the whole app.

I have been trying hard with the new app, but I keep returning to the old one. Hopefully updates will make mk2 better, but in the meantime will use this. I don't think the issue is that it's just different, why have rooms when you have to creat scenes for each one - surely you should see a newly created on when you select each room, but that does not appear to be the case. As an iPad user mk2 does not take advantage of the screen size. Also those circles take up more room, so you have to scroll through them. Will keep trying!

New app reminder every time you open it?!

A notification about the new app? Fine. A notification about the new app every time I open this one? Completely unnecessary. What really grinds my gears is the notification appearing on the iPad version of the app suggesting you move to the new one... that has no iPad UI!

Even though this app is ugly, the scenes are fiddly to setup, the Watch app is nonnative, and the annoying ad it's still better than the new version as this one gives you far greater control of your hue bulbs.

Annoying Gen 2 notification

The app works but could be better. Things are much worse now with the notification to try the new app every single time this app is opened. I want it to be quick and easy to adjust my lights - this notification does the opposite.
The new Gen 2 app also has issues and I would like to keep using this one until they are fixed.

Philips Hue gen 1
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.12.1
  • Size: 57.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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