Transform the way you experience light with Philips Hue. The Philips Hue App makes it easy for you to get the most out of your Hue lights and accessories.

With the Philips Hue App, you can easily organize your individual lights into rooms. Switch rooms on/off or change the color or brightness of all your lights to match your mood or your activity. It's easy to control no matter how many lights you have.

Transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience with our color palette. Effortlessly choose from 16 million colors or any shade of white light.

Choose from four preset light recipes that support your daily routines: Energize, Concentrate, Read and Relax. Get ready for the day with cool daylight that helps to energize your body and mind. Stay focused with finely tuned bright white light. Or put your feet up and relax with warm white light for the perfect end to the day.

Enjoy a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London's Soho district. Simply tap the scene to transform your room. The Philips Hue App features over 30 scenes handpicked by our lighting designers. Let their expertise help you instantly transform your room.

With our state of the art picture-to-light algorithm you can easily transform your favorite picture into a personal Philips Hue scene. The algorithm extracts the relevant colors and intelligently applies them to your lights. Now you can use your Hue lights to relive your memories using your own pictures.

Automate your lights any way you want. Start at a specific time or when the sun goes down, turn on and off or activate a scene. You can even mimic being home by randomizing the routine.

Set it and forget it. With the App's location awareness feature, your lights will automatically turn on when you arrive at your front door or turn off when you leave home.

Configure your lights to help you fall asleep at night and wake up energized. Create your own personal sleep routines to automatically dim the lights in the evening or gently wake you up in the morning.

Surprise your guests or simply never struggle again while walking into a dark home with your hands full. Whether you want to turn your lights on and off or change the brightness of a room, a lot can be done using your voice. Explore the possibilities of voice control with the voice assistant of your choice.

For quick and easy control of your lights you can use the Android and iOS widget. Setting it up is quick. Using it is even quicker. You can also use it to trigger your lights instantly from the device you wear all day on your wrist: the Apple Watch.

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What's New

Version 3.7.0

This release includes various stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
813 Ratings
813 Ratings

Still No Sensor Options


I wanted so long for V3 to come out. Total disappointment. Basically it is prettier and easier to use. As far as more features, not much. The one I really wanted was Sensor customizations. You cannot pick which lights in a room to have turn on or off. I have multiple Hue lights in my bathroom. I have a Sensor in it. I want my Sensor to detect motion and then if it is night time, turn on only the cabinet lighting very dim. This is just so when you go to the bathroom at night you don’t have blaring lights or have to get your phone out to turn them on. In the Hue App, the only option is to have ALL the bathroom lights come on. You cannot pick just one or two lights. You can do this in HomeKit, but then some of the customizations for the Sensor Hue allows won’t work. (I.e. how strong the motion had to be to work, how long to keep it on, etc....)
Hue Hyped this new version for months if not a year. Now it is here and like I said... it basically is the same app just better designed. Very disappointing. Will not be buying more sensors until they fix this. One last thing... same thing is true with Hue Tap and Hue Dimmers. Both only let you pick rooms, not individual lights. Dimmer only has 4 customization areas when there are 5 in HomeKit. It’s like Hue forgot all about their accessories. C’mon... I wasted $250 on 5 Sensors, $100 on 2 taps, and $200 on 5 Dimmers and all of them you can’t do what you claimed you could when I got them.

Developer Response

Hi there! Philips Hue App 3.0 is a first step in addressing feedback that our candid users shared with us. Keep sharing your ideas and we’ll keep working on new functionalities, so you can enjoy the best lighting experience. Other features will be announced during 2018 but for the moment we cannot disclose any details.

Right now, the best option would be to create a separate room for your cabinet lighting , and then link that room to the motion sensor.

You updated five days ago and you still have not fixed the routines?


I went into the App Store and saw that you had an update five days ago and I was excited because that meant that I probably could now use my routines. Wrong! I cannot believe that you guys still haven’t fixed the routines section. In the other routines area, after trying to save something on the third chance, the app freezes. I am simply not able to set up anything in other routines. Come on guys! This is terrible really do like the update, but there are so many mquirky problems with the darn app! You fixed the widget problem very quickly, and I appreciate that. Now you have a problem with routines! I cannot for the life of me set up my routines using the “other routines“ area. In the past I’ve been able to have my lights go on at a certain time and go off at a certain time specifically, every day of the week, and it’s just not working. I press the button to save, and it goes right back to the same screen as if it has not been saved. I press save twice, and it doesn’t work. The third time I press it the system goes into an eternal spinning circle frozen app! And then I have to simply reboot the program! Like I said, I like the styling that you did and some of the features you added, but you have really screwed up a lot of small areas of the usefulness of hue

Developer Response

Hi there! Thank you for your review, we're glad to read you like the update.
Could you go to the Hue app > Explore > Hue Labs > settings top corner > i > manage resources to check the amount of rules and routines still available. Could you send us a screenshot via and a screenshot of the routine you are trying to set-up, so we can assist you? Thank you!

Sooo Disappointing since Newer APP


First off... I absolutely love Philips Hue! But I remain totally SHOCKED that with all those super smart programmers and APP developers at Philips, since the newer 2.0 and now 3.0 version of the APP came out, one can no longer program a single light bulb into multiple rooms!!! Or group rooms into ZONES!!!!!! I am still using the 1st version of the APP with my 47 Philip Hue bulbs and many devices!!! And am frustrated beyond belief that they took the ability to create zones away ever since they updated the APP! How is this an improvement Philips!??? Once people get invested into the Philips Hue ecosystem and spend time programming and creating scenes that work for their house and family it’s soooo counter productive to do updates like this!! Sonos and many other companies do it right! Philips Hue... I’m still waiting for you guys to allow better management of the devices that people invest a lot of money in!! Also.. since I’m in the mood to give suggestions... :). How about show the updated/zoomed camera roll image as the icon when you enlarge and save a picture. Philips please call me... I’d love to share my thoughts on some of the problems with the new 3.0 APP. I still love Philips Hue... just wish I didn’t have to use a third party APP! :(

Developer Response

Hi there, we're sorry to hear you've been so disappointed in the new update. App 3.0 is just the beginning of the changes we plan on making to the app based on the feedback we've received from users. New features will be announced throughout 2018, but right now we can't give anything away.
Please feel free to give us further feedback on what you like/think could be improved. You can reach us here:


Philips Lighting B.V.
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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