Hue Pro is a new way to use your Philips Hue lighting system. It provides all the features of the Philips Hue application, such as lighting presets. But it can also be used for scheduling events with alarms and timers. By scheduling an event you can set light presets to come on (or off) at a specific time in the future!
Hue Pro is designed to make using your Hue lighting system much easier and more convenient. With Hue Pro's Geofencing, you can have Hue Pro turn your lights on to a preset of your choice as you walk in your home's door! Or turn off as you leave! Even create multiple "profiles" based on the time of the day and day of the week!
With Hue Pro, you can even control your lights away from home! (Forwarding port 80 on your router to the bridge) Documentation on how to do this is inside the application!
NEW: Hue Pro Lava Lamp*! Turn your room into a live lava lamp! Take full control of your Hue lighting system with everything at your finger tips.
NEW: Music mode*! Have Hue Pro listen to your music through your microphone and change the lights to the beat!
(* Lava lamp and Music mode are an in-app purchase)
- Lighting presets
- Create alarms and timers
- Control your lights away from home
- Widget control
- Light grouping
- Lava lamp (in-app purchase)
- Music integration (in-app purchase)
- Export / import settings
Fixing issue with identifying bridges locally
Ratings and Reviews
This app is trash.
Friend of mine had the app on android- worked well, especially this mood lava lamp mode. Bought the app, and figured out lava lamp was an additional charge on top of the app. Annoying sure, but ok.
The. I got it, got a lava lamp configured, awesome- 4 stars at this point.
Then I locked my phone. When you lock your phone, the lava lamp function ceases to work. Yeah that’s right, if you go to another app or lock your phone, it ceases to function. So annoying.
Leaves a lot to be desired
While great in theory, this app falls well short of its intentions.
I’ve had Hue lights since their arrival in 2012 or thereabouts. The first generation bulbs were 600 lumens, and while the novelty of color changing bulbs was good in theory, their colors were lacking in depth and intensity, which is surprising given the color palettes of other led bulbs.
Gen2 bulbs were rated at 800 lumens, but lacked color.
Gen3 finally got the color palette right (or a lot better than gen1)
Also improved is the bridge, which is now comparable with Alexa and Siri. Drinking the Hue Koolaid, I bought the newest bridge, and that’s when the problems began....
This app wouldn’t read my Gen1 bulbs (I’m slowly replacing them with Gen3, but with 50 bulbs in the house, and a third being Gen1, this will cost a bit!) There isn’t a way to manually enter serial numbers with Hue Pro, so you may have to use another Hue app to get your bridge and bulbs to “friend” each other. However, I just purchased 6 Hie down lights, and the app had no problem reading them.
Several issues with this app: bulbs can be slow to respond to preset color changes (or not change at all). So say you hit “Laila”, not all bulbs will change to the colors in that preset. (Laila is one a few presets when you download the Hue Pro app. It is easily deleted, as well as all the others). I have an app that makes all bulbs red, and one that makes all bulbs blue. (I left the energize and concentrate presets that came with the app, as they were nice and I was too lazy to edit the names). When I go from energize to Blue Sea ((my preset for all blue), some lights stay in the energize color. Often I will have to tap Blue Sea several times to get all 50 lights to be one color.
When I hit “All Off”, not all bulbs turn off. Again, repeated taps of the all off button will usually do the trick.
When in any of the preset modes, if I want to dim all the lights at the same time to the same brightness (there is a slide bar at the bottom of the screen), the app crashes and I have to reload it. And on the occasional chance it does not crash, not all lights will dim.
I have a number of groups within the house. When I go to turn on and off a group, not all lights respond to this command, even though they are listed in that particular group. Annoying, as I then have to go into the bulb section and manually control the bulbs that didn’t respond. What then is the point of groups if they aren’t controllable as one?
When I first initialize the app, often I have to manually connect to my bridge. While not a problem, it’s annoying given that the app had “Pro” in its name and cost a buck to install.
Maybe my bridge is low on memory, so given that I am at the limit of bulbs (I read it can go to 63 bulbs, but haven’t tried that) and I have a lot of custom presets, perhaps this app is at its limit.
But I can think of worse things to spend a dollar on, so it was worth it. However, considering I have 2k invested in lighting, id spend a lot on a truly awesome app that does what it says.
Great app, only big issue is it crashes when dimming or brightening
- Prismatic LLC
- 18.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 Prismatic LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Hue Pro Music $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.