Control your Philips Hue Bulbs in style with Chroma for Philips Hue.

- Menubar Controls
- Group Support
- Scenes Support
- Zigbee Support
- Handpicked presets for your Philips Hue Bulbs
- Live syncing across multiple platforms.

Note: Chroma for Hue requires the Philips Hue Bulbs or compatible Zigbee bulbs with the Hue Bridge.

What's New

Version 3.0

- High Sierra Support
- Zigbee Support
- Scene Support
- Animation Fixes
- Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
32 Ratings
32 Ratings

Four stars to encourage further development. As it stands 3 is generous.

This is a no frills color selecting, light switching, dimmer dimming, app for managing your Hue bulbs. All the rooms are sorted alphabetically, you should be able to collapse the currently unused rooms. I’ll echo the dimmer on the toolbar, the app is bare bones and you should be able to handle most of the functions for the last room you changed.

There are the presets for the “Hue Ambiance” bulbs (varying colors of white). It would be great to see what limits are for the temperature range and try to integrate something similar to f.lux with the Hue system. The most dim currently isn’t dim enough for work at night time. No color presets from bridge, to presets in app, no sampling photo or color picker to import. $4 is a bit steep and dev should add these other functions without increasing cost, maybe $1 more.

It would also be a great addition to have numerical RGB color selector (or Cyan, Magenta, whatever). Basically, it would facilitate backing up preferred presets and sharing settings with others.

Thanks for the app. I think you’ve got a real solid foundaiton. Good job!


Very good app

This is a great little app, does basically anything you might want as far as changing your hue lights, in a simple small package. I only wish that it were easier to change the brightness from the main app, and that you could change the color from the menu bar icon. While the not being able to change the color from the menu bar icon doesnt bother me that much, having to go two menus deep in the main app to change the brightness is a non starter.. Its so inconvient that I generally just change the color in the main app and the brightness from the menu bar icon because it is so much easier.


Was a pretty nice app, now seems busted

You can read about the various capabilities in other reviews. I thought it was a nice app that gave me nice, quick control over my Hue lights from the menu bar. Then it busted. Now when I select About or Preferences I get a little blue box at the side of the Chroma window. And it never connects to my bridge (which is working with all my other iOS Hue apps, so I know it’s online and working as expected). Have fully uninstalled and reinstalled. Hoping to see this come back to life, as I dig the concept.


Aaron Ng
4.2 MB
macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Aaron Ng 2018


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