The simplest way to use Philips Hue & LIFX, with over 30 beautiful lighting scenes.

Over 30 beautiful animated and static effects.
Turn your living room into a lounge for a party with our Color Flow effect, picnic in the New Mexico desert with our Albuquerque effect, or simply enjoy your day to day activities with our selection of tinted lights.

Wake up with a beautiful sunrise and your favorite music! Go to sleep with a sunset, optimized for better sleep.

Just tap an effect and see it applied to any bulb group of your choice! Our big "Off" button makes it easy to turn your lights off when you leave a room.

Easily create and manage groups of bulbs.
Control each group independently.
OnSwitch manages groups on your Philips Hue Bridge / LIFX bulbs, so it will play nicely with your other apps!

Give us feedback from within the app and vote on which effects and features you'd like to see next!

You will need LIFX smart bulbs or a Philips Hue bridge and light bulbs to use this app.

Note: LIFX bulb support requires on iOS 10 and a device newer than iPhone 5 and iPad Retina. (Technical explanation: OnSwitch LIFX support requires 64 bit CPU, the older devices don't have it.)

5/5 "A 'must' if you have Philips Hue lights"
5/5 "This is the app you're looking for."
5/5 "If it wasn't for this app the Philips Hue wouldn't be worth having!"

What's New

Version 1.2.3

General cleanup and bug fixes. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

472 Ratings

472 Ratings

Great lights but unethical purchase model

Everry other name is taken!

Here’s the scoop: the scenes and/or albums for purchase are subject to be removed from the app in the name of the variety. Save for a recent disclaimer on the new holiday scenes, there is no transparency as to if/when this will happen to other purchases. Once the scene/album is removed, there goes your $.99-$3.99 purchase. This would be fine if there was full disclosure that your purchase is actually a rental, but again, there’s no transparency. You could purchase a scene and be none the wiser that it will be removed in a week. This was found out by users after their money was taken when previous albums were removed. I wish I had known this before I purchased scenes. I’m glad they made the disclaimer for the holiday scenes (probably because of users getting the word out in the forums), but I won’t make any additional purchases until the “keep your purchase” policy applies to all scenes. Or at least until it’s made clear which purchase is a rental. In sum, buyer beware.

Developer Response

Thank you for this feedback! OnSwitch never eliminates purchases but I think in one case, Halloween, we confused a lot of people. We, in fact, "upgraded" the old Halloween album to Halloween Pro. So the album image changed. And we "upgraded" 2 purchased effects to better effects (Haunted Mansion --> Haunted! & Throbbing Heart --> Running Scared!). The original effects were based on old tech where lights and sound didn't stay sync'd so they were not retained. So, even though your purchases are still there under new similar effects, from your view point, they disappeared. That's totally on us we weren't clear about the changes/upgrades. Contact us at and we'll absolutely make it right for you. Thank you for being a great OnSwitch customer!

Dev should be hired by Phillips


I am glad I found this app. Otherwise I would have been fairly disappointed with the Hue system. This app opens up the full potential of the Hue. Color changing lights to the beat of music. Its very creative. The fireworks are amazing. I bluetooth’d the music to a speaker system throughout the house and i have four lamps throughout the first floor and they all flash differently. It looks like a rave. I hope they continuously release new ones. It would be nice if you could tell which had music and which were just scenes. I would also like an option to buy all and all future releases. Put it up there for like 50$ or whatever. I would get that in a second and im sure others would as well. Outstanding app!!

Super creative scenes!


This app has almost every light color configuration imaginable. Natural white light, movie theater, color flow, skies, china, fireworks, sci fi, you name it! Many of these scenes are paid to unlock content but the built in default ones which is half the settings are just as good albeit more practical for $3 the price I paid for the app.

Some scenes have these cheap sounding sound effects to go with them, which I think is really cheesy but kind of cute. You do have the option to mute these sound effects.

Recently after an update, the developer added 3 more scene theme sets. Some are free with a limited time trial and some are seasonal ones. My new favorite theme set is the color splat which I think is always free. It's so fun just splatting color into my room like a paint brush.

Only annoying thing about this app is if you do not close out of it (swipe the program off the screen), it overrides any other remote, alexa, or other HUE app. So when I try to tell alexa to turn off the lights, she does it and this app turns them on again!

All the scenes also get really expensive!! Be careful, I easily spent $15 on light scene theme sets even after the app costing $3!


Howard Cooperstein
225.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Howard Cooperstein
In-App Purchases
  1. Lightning $1.99
  2. Fireplace $1.99
  3. Science Fiction Album $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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