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 3.0.3

To ensure you can keep enjoying Philips Hue, this release fixes various bugs and improves stability.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

386 Ratings

386 Ratings

Still one step forward, two steps back...

First Raider

So after many updates, there are still significant problems that have not been addressed despite being repeatedly brought up in the reviews (though we did finally get an iPad/universal update - after over a year). But the more fundamental software design issues have not changed. What few improvements we got overall, like the addition of rooms, are outweighed by the lost functionality from the original app. Case in point, everything only functions by room in this version instead of allowing the option to use certain bulbs from different rooms (like turning off the lights in one room and simultaneously turning the lights on in another or turning on the lights in more than one location.) The emphasis on photo-based scenes leaves very limited ability to choose specific bulb color and grouping is still not possible. Plus, in case you want to have multiple bulbs in one room with the same color, good luck getting all of them to match correctly. We've had the new app for a few years now, and Philips has failed to explain the purpose of using it instead of improving the original one (all we get is a Twitter handle saying they'll pass along info to their development team.) Still a case of the company demonstrating a knack for excellent hardware and absolutely terrible (and clueless) software, even in their updates.

My hue lights no longer work! :(


After spending $50+ a shot for each and every light bulb to fill the entire house, I expected more from the Philips app. Philips needs to hire some new guys to design an application! There is no question the first application was amateur and missing some major capabilities for the Philips Hue bulbs. However, it was much better then the new version! Since the update, every single one of my lights are no longer connected and do not function. I continue to get errors that they are not connected and so on. Yes, I tried deleting each and everyone and tried researching. After much troubleshooting and failing, I eventually unscrewed each and every bulb around the house and gave them power literally inches away from the bridge. I used the computer application to search and finally was able to connect. Installed them back in the original locations around the house and a day later, half of them are nonfuctioning once again. A person should not have any problems what so ever with these lights after paying the premium price for them. Philips Hues are a genius idea, but with a terrible app makes these bulbs useless. The main application for these bulbs should have endless options and functions while being completley being user-friendly. There should be no issues when it comes to connection issues. Hopefully Philips can figure out their application needs work.

If you have time to waste use this APp


I don't normally write reviews, but I do read them. So here it goes. I have my whole house set up on hue lights. We use them for security, for lighting watching a movie, and for other daily activities. The last app (gen1) was better. You can't create scenes like before. My app won't recognize that I'm connected to my home wifi so the geo effects are useless. You can't create other timers. Like I want only my bedroom light to come on at 6am but the kitchen lights to then come on at 7 and have the outside lights go on after dark every day and have specific lights turn off when I leave unless it's after dark (no sense in going out to dinner and have the outside lights go off).
The room controls. I appreciate the idea of putting them in a group. But the response is so slow I hit it like 4 more times before I realize I did hit it. It's just not responding fast enough.
The whole app is tough to use. In gen1 I could see where I was in the app and in this one it's like I have one page to navigate. I'm going to look for another app and or go back to gen1. Delete this one. Too frustrating to use, has made me want to throw my phone. I'll say the app works so well that I'm getting more exercise, if you can call it that; I get up to turn the lights on and off now.
It may be free. But the best things in life are NOT free! You will be frustrated- don't bother.


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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