Philips Hue by Signify Netherlands B.V. (Universal)
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Released: Apr 28, 2016
Version: 4.0.1
Size: 128 MB
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Philips Hue

Signify Netherlands B.V.
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The official Philips Hue app is the most comprehensive way to organize, control, and customize your Philips Hue lights and accessories. This app requires a Hue Bridge.

Don’t have a Hue Bridge? Search “Hue Bluetooth” in the App Store to use your smart lights with Bluetooth instead.

ORGANIZE YOUR SMART LIGHTS YOUR WAY
Whether you use just a few bulbs or have completely outfitted your home in Hue, you can organize your smart lights with ease. Group your lights into Rooms or Zones — your entire downstairs floor or all the lights in the living room, for example — that mirror the physical rooms in your home.

EASILY CONTROL YOUR LIGHTS — FROM ANYWHERE
Adjust your lights’ brightness, temperature, and color and control multiple lights across Rooms or Zones all from the Hue app — and it doesn’t matter where you are. You can use the app to control your lights anywhere you have an internet connection.

EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT EXPERIENCES
Created by professional lighting designers, our light scenes transform your room in an instant. Create a unique atmosphere with the Honolulu scene, the vibrant colors of Soho, and more. Browse the Hue scene gallery and tap a scene to activate or create your own scene based on a photo or your favorite color palette.

LIGHT RECIPES FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINES
Use four light recipes designed by lighting experts to support your wellbeing throughout the day. Start the morning with the cool daylight of Energize to boost your energy, followed by the brighter Concentrate setting to help you get things done. The Read light recipe gives you the perfect shade of light in which to read your favorite book, while the dimmed golden glow of Relax helps you wind down.

PERSONALIZE WITH AUTOMATIONS
Make your smart lights work around your daily routine. Whether you want your lights to gently wake you up in the morning or greet you when you get home, setting up customizable automations in the Hue app is effortless — and fun!

HANDS-FREE VOICE CONTROL
Use Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant to control your smart lights with just your voice. Simple voice commands let you turn lights on and off, dim and brighten, or even change colors without you ever lifting a finger.

USE SIRI SHORTCUTS FOR QUICK CONTROL
Use the Shortcuts app to create shortcuts that you can place into widgets on your Home Screen for even faster control of your lights. Turn lights on or off, adjust their brightness and temperature, or set scenes — all without even opening the app.

Learn more about the official Philips Hue app: www.philips-hue.com/app

What's new in version 4.0.1
We proudly present the new Philips Hue app!

Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Philips Hue app has been designed as the foundation for the future of smart lighting. New technologies improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience.

When opening the new app for the first time, you’ll be guided through the migration of your current settings, scenes, and routines into the new app, where you’ll learn about some of the app’s 100+ changes and new features.

SET THE SCENE

• Tile view: See all your lights and scenes in one glance inside the Room or Zone from the improved Home tab.
• Hue scene gallery: Discover the collection of Philips Hue scenes, handcrafted by our own lighting designers.

EXPANDED AUTOMATIONS

• Routines are now automations: In the new Automations tab, you’ll get more advanced options for customization.
• Multi-user geofencing: If you’re using a Coming home or Leaving home automation, the Hue app now checks whether anyone else is home before running the automation.
• Sunset and sunrise: You’re now able to choose sunset, sunrise, or a specific time to start your automation, as well as customize offsets and turn off your lights after the automation is over.

ENHANCED CUSTOMIZATION

• Light settings: Configure the settings for lights, Rooms, and Zones directly in the Home tab.
• Adding lights: Add a new Hue light to a Room from both the Home or Settings tabs.
• Entertainment areas: The new pseudo-3D view makes creating and organizing Entertainment areas much easier (and more fun). With the new setup, you can set the exact location and height of the lights — and watch them change color so you know exactly which ones they are.

See more in the app: Explore > What’s new
Our verdict: Good
  • + Philips Hue is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Philips Hue is currently ranked #146 in free Lifestyle apps for iPhone, as well as #73 in free Lifestyle apps for iPad.
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