Meet the new
Philips Hue app

Meet the new Philips Hue app. Designed around you, your home and your everyday life. Scroll down and discover some of the major changes we've made. So go on. Press download. Play around. Explore. Feel the control but let go every once in a while.

Download and try it now!

The app is available for iOS and Android phones. Download yours today. Setting it up is done in a matter of minutes.




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Create
rooms

Control all lights in your rooms at the same time.


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Quick
control

Switch or dim all lights in your home with one tap or swipe.


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Daily
routines

Set light schedules to support your daily routines.


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Set the
scene

Scenes that automatically adjust to the lights in your room.

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Control all lights in your rooms at the same time

Besides controlling individual lights, you can now group and control all lights in your room instantly. This new feature also allows you to control all lights in the room via one Siri voice control.

Iphone Rooms

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Set and dim your lights individually for the optimal ambience

Within each room, set and dim your lights individually for the optimal ambiance. In one glance, you can see which lights are set to what color and brightness.

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Instantly change your room with our recommended color palette.

Instantly change your room with our recommended color palette. Use one of the preset scenes or let your creativity run free and create your own.

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Turn your daily routines into moments you can enjoy!

Turn your daily routines into moments you can enjoy. Set light schedules for your daily activities, from the moment you wake up in the morning until you come home in the evening.

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Never come home in the dark again

Never forget to turn off a light when you’re leaving, or arrive in the dark when you’re coming home. Set the app to Home or Away mode to switch all your lights at once, or let geolocation do it for you without touching a button.

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Wake Up Naturally

Ease your sleeping routine and wake up gently. Start your day smoothly with a warm sunrise. The gradually increasing brightness gives you the feeling you are waking up from natural sunlight..

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Get creative and set the scene

Get creative and set the scene. Thanks to intelligent scene setting, the app extracts the color palette from any picture and creates a vibrant mood. It reacts to the type of lights you have in your room, so you always get the best light experience.

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Widgets + Apple Watch

For quick and easy control of your lights you can use the new 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For which platforms is the Philips Hue gen 2 app  available?

  • The Philips Hue gen 2 app is available for both iOS 8 and up and Android 4.4 and up. 
  • The Philips Hue gen 2 app is not available on Windows Phone. 3rd party apps are available for Windows phone.

Can I get my scenes from the original Philips Hue gen 1 app?

  • You cannot find your old scenes in the Philips Hue gen 2 app as we have a full new room and scene concept which are not compatible.
  • If you want to trigger your current scene you can revert to using the Philips Hue gen 1 app.  

Can I copy my scenes from the Philips Hue gen 1 app to the new Philips Hue gen 2 app?

  • To copy your existing scene:  step 1) open Gen 1 app. Step 2) recall your scene.  Step 3) open the new Philips Hue gen 2  app. step  4) select the room for which you want to save this scene. step 5) Go to Lights tab. step 6) select the + symbol to save as a new scene.

How can I create new scenes? 

  • One way to create a scene is to press the + button at the bottom of the scene dashboard. You have the option to create a scene from your camera roll or Philips provided photos.
  • Another way is to create a scene from your current light settings in a room. In the Lights tab press the + button at the bottom of the screen to save as a scene. That scene will then be automatically added to the room scene dashboard.

How can I modify the colors of a scene?

  • After activating a picture based scene, press the pencil button to edit the scene. Press shuffle to change your lights randomly to new colors.
  • If you wish to have a specific color mapped to a specific light go to the Lights tab, drag the light icon to assign Color, Whites or Recipes to this specific light.

When do I use which app? Philips Hue Gen 1 app or Philips Hue gen 2 app?

  • Both apps can be used simultaneously. 
  • If you are a new user we suggest to use the Philips Hue app gen 2 as this is the best experience.  80% our users particularly liked the room set up. 
  • If you are a current user and have an Apple Watch you can still use your Apple Watch using the Philips Hue gen 1 app