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    The latest Hue Bridge, a better experience

     

    To keep up with the ever-evolving Philips Hue experience, we’re focusing on giving you more features, better security, and faster functionality with the Hue Bridge v2 — while simultaneously phasing out Hue Bridge v1 support by the 30th of April 2020.

    No rewiring required. No electrician needed. Hue is super easy to get started and offers unparalleled quality of energy efficient LED light.

    The benefits of upgrading to Hue Bridge v2

     

    The Hue Bridge is the brain of your Philips Hue smart lighting system. Transitioning from Hue Bridge v1 to Hue Bridge v2 unlocks various features not currently available to Hue Bridge v1 users.

    Bridge
    Faster response

    Faster response


    Lightning-fast response to your commands, even in large setups or while using away-from-home control
    Improved performance

    Improved accessory support


    Increased support for additional devices and accessories
    Super secure

    More secure


    More sophisticated security via automatic updates to both Bridge v2 and the Hue app
    Partner integrations

    Voice control


    Works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant

    Ending support for the Hue Bridge v1

     

    If you currently use a Hue Bridge v1, don’t worry — it will continue to control your existing Hue lights, but with limited functionality: download the Philips Hue Bridge v1 app to turn your lights on and off, set colors and use routines and timers while connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

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    Local control, limited connectivity


    You can control your Hue lights while connected to your local Wi-Fi network, but away-from-home control will no longer be supported.

    Voice control unavailable


    Voice assistants that function via cloud connection, such as Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, will not work with the Hue Bridge v1.

    Discontinued updates


    The Hue Bridge v1 will no longer receive updates with new features and security patches.

    Separate Bridge v1 app


    Hue Bridge v1 users will need to download the Bridge v1 app for continued control of their Hue lights.

    FAQ

    What happens if I don’t upgrade to Hue Bridge v2?

     

    Your Hue Bridge v1 will still work and allow you to control your existing Hue lights. However, you will lose some functionality, such as voice control and away-from-home control, and you will need to download the Philips Hue Bridge v1 app.

    How do I migrate to Hue Bridge v2?

     

    Once you’ve purchased a Hue Bridge v2, migrating your Hue system to the new version is as easy as 1-2-3!

    Step 1
    Step 2
    Step 3
    Leaving your old Bridge v1 plugged in, plug the Hue Bridge v2 into your router.
     
    Do not unplug your Hue Bridge v1.
    In the Hue app, navigate to Settings > Hue Bridges > Add Hue Bridge and follow the onscreen instructions to transfer your settings and set up your Hue Bridge v2.
    When you see the onscreen alert instructing you to do so, unplug and remove your Hue Bridge v1

     

    After setting up your Hue Bridge v2, don’t forget to register it to your online My Hue account to enable away-from-home control.