Release notes

April 26, 2016

iOS app release 1.12

  • New icon (grey) and name (Philips Hue generation 1). This allows us to offer you the choice of two Philips Hue apps in the App Store and Google Play Store, as we prepare to launch the much-anticipated new Philips Hue app, this spring.
  • Bug fixing

Android app release 1.12

  • New icon (grey) and name (Philips Hue generation 1). This allows us to offer you the choice of two Philips Hue apps in the App Store and Google Play Store, as we prepare to launch the much-anticipated new Philips Hue app, this spring.
  • Bug fixing

April 18, 2016

Bridge software 01032318

  • Improved authentication process for all apps. Note that this may have impact on all mobile apps working with the hue system. See the support pages for more information.
  • Stability and performance improvements

March 2, 2016

Android app release 1.11.1

  • Improved permissions flow on Android 6
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

March 1, 2016

Bridge software 01031131

  • Color Temperature is now ANSI (American National Standards Institute) compliant.
  • Improved support for legacy products in scenes. Note this may require you to delete the light from your bridge and then re-add it
  • Stability and performance improvements

February 11, 2016

iOS app release 1.11

  • Securtity improvements
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Android app release 1.11

  • Security improvements
  • Support for Android 6
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

December 21, 2015

Bridge software 01030262 (replacing Bridge software 01029624, deployed December 1, 2015)

  • Roll back of changes restricting addition of new lights from other brands.
  • Roll back of changes to handling of scenes for lights from other brands.

December 15, 2015

Bridge software 01030262 (replacing Bridge software 01029624, deployed December 1, 2015)

  • Support for rooms
  • Improve scene sharing
  • Support to remove the HomeKit pairing from the bridge.
  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Stability and performance improvements

December 1, 2015

Bridge software 01029624

  • Support for rooms
  • Improve scene sharing
  • Support to remove the HomeKit pairing from the bridge.
  • Stability and performance improvements

November 23, 2015

iOS app release 1.10.2

  • We fixed the issue with the widget.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

October 9, 2015

iOS app release 1.10.1

  • We apologize for the crash that some of you had after installing our latest update. This version fixes that issue
  • We fixed an issue with the widget
  • We now offer Siri voice control for Apple HomeKit enabled bridges. To enable Siri voice control for your Philips Hue lights go to the Siri voice control option in the Settings menu
  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue lightstrip plus
  • Updated privacy notice and terms of use
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

October 5, 2015

iOS app release 1.10.0

  • We now offer Siri voice control for Apple HomeKit enabled bridges. To enable Siri voice control for your Philips Hue lights go to the Siri voice control option in the Settings menu
  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue lightstrip plus
  • Updated privacy notice and terms of use
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Android app release 1.10.0.4

  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue lightstrip plus
  • Updated privacy notice and terms of use
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Bridge software update 01028090

  • Support for HomeKit on the new square-shaped Philips Hue bridge
  • Support to transfer settings from the old round-shaped Philips Hue bridge to the new square-shaped Philips hue bridge
  • Stability and performance improvements

September 17, 2015

Android app release 1.9.0.6

  • Fixed issue for Friends of Hue

August 25, 2015

iOS app release 1.9.1

  • Added support for the Hue dimmer switch; a smart wireless switch to easily dim your lights up or down
  • Added new menu item to showcase partner products
  • Bug fixes

Android app release 1.9.0.5

  • Added support for the Hue dimmer switch; a smart wireless switch to easily dim your lights up or down
  • Added new menu item to showcase partner products
  • Bug fixes

June 22, 2015

Bridge software update 01024156

  • Support for the Philips Hue wireless dimming kit
  • Support for the Philips Hue lightstrip plus
  • Stability and performance improvements
  • Improved overall stability

April 24, 2015

iOS app release 1.8.2

  • Added support for Apple Watch
  • We listened to the feedback and increased the widget size to two rows of scenes
  • Fixed a crash in Alarms & Timers overview on iOS 8.3

March 31, 2015

iOS and Android app release 1.8

  • Added possibility to delete lights and Hue Tap devices. Please make sure you update your bridge to the latest firmware. 
  • Added support for our new Hue Phoenix lamps.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

March 26, 2015

Bridge software update 01023599

  • Support for the app feature “Delete light & devices”.
  • Support for the hue phoenix.
  • Improved overall stability.

February 10, 2015

iOS app release 1.7.3

  • We listened to the feedback and updated the widget so that you can double-tap your scene to turn it off.
  • Fixed time out issues during out of home access.
  • Fixed an issue related to the configuration of Hue tap.
  • Improved overall stability.

December 17, 2014

Bridge software update 01018228:

  • Improve hue tap commissioning
  • Improve overall stability

December 03, 2014

Lamp software version: 66013452

  • Related products are hue A19 and BR30 downlight bulbs and Friends of hue: LightStrips and Living Colors (Bloom, Iris and Aura)
  • hue Tap range is extended if lamp in between Tap and bridge is powered
  • Faster start-up when using the wall switch
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

October 16, 2014

Android app version 1.6.0.10

  • Added support for our new Beyond lamps.
  • Fixed some issues with Geofencing
  • Improve overall stability

iOS app release 1.6.1.

  • Fixed an issue om iPhone 6 plus where Light Recipes could not be created or edited anymore.
  • Fixed an issue where connection to my hue could crash the app.

iOS app version 1.6.0.

  • Added support for our new Beyond lamps.
  • Fixed an issue where connection to my hue could crash the app.
  • Improve overall stability

Bridge software version: 01016441

  • Support for hue Beyond luminaire
  • Support for hue 3D luminaire
  • Improve stability

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August 12, 2014 - iOS 1.5 and Android 1.5 apps

iOS:

  • Added improved support for hue lux lights, our new white only bulbs
  • Added a showcase of 3rd party apps we like
  • Numerous UI improvements including
  • Merged Light Control and Light Overview into a single Lights menu option (iPhone/iPod only)
  • Improved responsiveness of scene recall and enabled background scene blurring for all devices
  • The photos on the Scenes dashboard have been given a new more modern look
  • Improved interaction for scene creation and editing
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Android:

  • Added improved support for hue lux lights, our new white only bulbs
  • Added a showcase of 3rd party apps we like
  • Numerous UI improvements including
  • Improved Light Control
  • The photos on the Scenes dashboard have been given a new more modern look
  • Improved interaction for scene creation and editing
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

July 11, 2014 - iOS 1.4.1 app update

  • Added option to change the ZigBee channel of the Bridge to avoid interference with other wirelessly connected devices.

 June 26, 2014 – Android 1.4.0.12 app update

  •  Hue Tap hotfix

June 25, 2014 – Hue Backbone 1.3

  • Hue Tap Support
  • Customer guided deletion of schedules

June 25, 2014 –  Android 1.4.0 + iOS 1.4.0 app updates

  • UI improvements: at popular request, we moved Alarms, Timers and Geofencing away from the scenes and into a dedicated menu
  • Added support for the hue tap, a smart wireless switch to easily recall your favorite scenes when your smartphone or tablet is not around
  • Added possibility to set fade times of alarms and timers up to 60 minutes, allowing you to get ready for the day in the morning
  • Improved overall stability

 April 8, 2014 – Android 1.3.4 app update

  • Added scene widgets, to allow a fast and convenient way to recall scenes or switch off all lights from the device's home and lock screen
  • To take advantage of this simply add it from the Android widget screen
  • Fixed an issue where alarms and timers could not be activated when using certain characters as scene names
  • Fixed an issue that caused scenes not to show after start up
  • Added Traditional Chinese language
  • General bug fixes and improvements

April 3, 2014 – iOS 1.3.3 app update

  • Bug fixes

March 01, 2014 -  Hue backbone 1.2.2 + iOS app 1.3 + Android app 1.3

  • Added support daylight saving time for alarms.
  • Added possibility to select / deselect all lights at once when creating a scene.
  • The app can now directly upgrade the hue Bridge.
  • Improve overall stability.
  • Added Turkish language

February 01, 2014 - Android app 1.2.2 update

  • Added Geofencing*: Scenes can now automatically turn on when coming home and turn off when leaving home
  • Several bug fixes and stability improvements

*Disclaimer: Geofence location sensing is provided by the phone system and its accuracy depends on many factors including the device and locations of cell towers/wifi routers. We cannot guarantee it will work correctly in all situations.