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Android App release notes

October 3, 2018

App 3.6

 

Let’s keep talking 
We can now keep you up to date on latest products and features in the app. Go to advanced settings to configure the types of messages you would like to receive.

 

Others 
And of course this release also includes various other stability and performance improvements.

 

August 23, 2018
App 3.4.0

 

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

 

August 8, 2018
App 3.3.0

 

  • We’ve made it easier to use Hue Labs in the app, you now no longer need a separate sign-in when accessing Labs from inside the Hue app.
  • To ensure you can keep enjoying Philips Hue, this release also fixes various bugs and improves stability.

 

July 26, 2018 

App 3.2.0

 

  • Check out the “what’s new” section to find out more about our new Alexa support for Hue Labs Formulas.
  • Restyled the room icons.
  • Fixed a bug where, in some conditions, a wrong time zone is set after opening the app in a different time zone. Please verify your time zone by tapping Settings > Hue Bridges ->  > Time zone. To ensure you can keep enjoying Philips Hue, this release also fixes various bugs and improves stability.

 

July 17, 2018 
App 3.1.0

 

  • Check out the new “How to videos” section in the “Explore” tab.
  • Fixed a bug with the positioning of color pickers in the white spectrum.
  • To ensure you can keep enjoying Philips Hue, this release also fixes various bugs and improves stability.

 

June 28, 2018 
App 3.0.4

 

  • Check out the new "How to videos" section in the "Explore" tab.
  • To ensure you can keep enjoying Philips Hue, this release also fixes various bugs and improves stability.

 

June 22, 2018 
App 3.0.3

 

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

 

June 4, 2018

App 3.0.2 

 

  • Fixed a bug where the terms & conditions screen was shown at every fresh app start.
  • Fixed a bug when trying to login for out of home control on tablets. Thank you for reporting!

 

June 2, 2018 
App 3.0.1

 

  • Various stability improvements

 

May 29, 2018

App 3.0

 

We’d like to kickoff these release notes with a heartfelt thank you to our users who have been using and loving Philips Hue over the past years. Especially, we like to thank those who have given us incredible useful and insightful feedback on the needs and wants of the app. Keep sharing your ideas and we’ll keep working on new functionalities, so you can enjoy the best lighting experience.

 

Thank you! 

The Philips Hue team.

 

The 3.0 app update is the biggest update to the Hue app since the original release of the 2.0 version. We’ve tried to make it more intuitive and enjoyable for everyday use. Some changes you might hardly notice, while others are hard to miss. Here are the most important updates:

 

  • Improved daily use and navigation.
  • Quicker access to favorite scenes and colors.
  • Brightness control and light visualization inside rooms.
  • Introducing new color pickers for better overview, control and grouping of your lights in a room.
  • Bringing over 30 new picture scenes handpicked by our lighting designers.
  • New picture-to-light algorithm so you can create awesome scenes using your own pictures.
  • Additional shortcuts for most commonly used configuration settings.
  • Various improvements and fixes throughout the app.

 

Mar 2, 2018 
App 2.19.1

 

  • App icon is now adaptive for Android O.
  • Resolved an issue where some new users could not find their Hue Bridge.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Jan 9, 2018 

App 2.19.0
 

  • This update offers the creation of an entertainment area, which is the first step to sync your Philips Hue lights to the content of our entertainment partners. Find out about our new Hue entertainment partners by opening 'Explore'-> 'Hue entertainment'.
  •  Software updates for your square-shape Philips Hue Bridge (V2) and Hue lights are required to enable entertainment. To check that you have the latest software, go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Software update‘ and follow the onscreen instructions.
  •  Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Dec 19, 2017 
App 2.18.0

 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Nov 23, 2017
App 2.17.1:

 

  • We fixed an issue when editing a scene

 

Nov 21, 2017 

App 2.17.0:

 

  • Sunrise and Sunset routine trigger: You asked, we listened. Now you can trigger your routines automatically at sunrise and sunset based on your home location. No longer needed to keep adapting the time of your routines to match the season.
  • Important: If you notice that the Sunset or Sunrise routines either start too soon or too late, fine-tune the start time offset via "Settings">"Advanced">"Sunrise & Sunset offset".
  • Updated privacy notice.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Oct 11, 2017 
App 2.16.0:

 

  • Manage third party routines. In “From other apps” you can enable, disable or delete routines created in other apps.
  • Improved software updates. Enable and specify time to automatically install software updates and check if your Hue devices are up to date. 
  • Reset Hue accessories to default. Now you can restore accessories to use the default Hue behavior. Scroll down in the accessory details screen to reset. 
  • App icon and splash screen updated. 
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Aug 1, 2017

App 2.14.0:

 

This is not just a routinely update, it’s an update about routines ;)

  • Your lights as a reminder using a timer! Timers can be found under “Routines” in the app
  • Automatic on? Automatic off! If you’re using routines to turn lights on, you can also automatically have them turn off in the same routine.
  • Randomize to make it seem like you’re home when you’re not. In “other routines” you can now have your lights turn on and off with a randomness to it.

 

June 27, 2017

App 2.13.0:

 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

June 6, 2017

App 2.12.0:

 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • We’ve rebuild the location awareness functionality for the “Home & Away” routine to improve robustness and reliability. Please check your current “Home & Away” settings and tap save. Please contact us if you still experience issues.

 

May 29, 2017

App 1.14:

 

  • Security update for out of home control. Please tap “Log in to my Hue” and login using your existing my Hue account to maintain out of home control functionality.
  • Please note this Hue gen 1 app will no longer be updated with new features. Visit meethue.com/philipshueapp to get the new Philips Hue app.

 

May 1, 2017
App 2.11.0:

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • We’re still investigating issues with the “Home & Away” routine and hope to fix this soon.

 

April 5, 2017
App 2.10.0:


New stuff

  • Didn’t like to update your Hue system while sitting in the dark? You can now postpone software updates and first turn on your lights.
  • Added “What’s new” and "Hue labs" to the “Explore” tab for you to explore new features.
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue E14 white ambiance and white and color Ambiance candles.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • We’re still investigating issues with the “Home & Away” routine and hope to fix this soon.


Mar 8, 2017

App 1.13.0:

 

  • Updated notification with link to the new Philips Hue app.
  • This is the Philips Hue gen 1 app. Please note this app will no longer be updated with new features. Visit meethue.com/philipshueapp to get the new Philips Hue app.


Jan 30, 2017
App 2.8.0:

 

  • Set the entire room to a specific color by tapping the room icon! Just like you can with an individual light.
  • Create a scene from your current light settings from the “plus” button in the scenes tab of a room.
  • You can now find the settings in the tab bar.
  • We’ve now made it easier for you to select your entire home for widgets and Hue accessories.
  • We’re investigating an issue with the “Home & Away” routine and hope to fix this soon.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
     

Dec 19, 2016
App 2.7:

 

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Nov 29, 2016

App 2.6:

 

  • Added tablet support
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Oct 13, 2016

App 2.5:

 

  • Improved scene edit. You can now change color and brightness of individual lights during scene creation or editing. You can also save the overall brightness of a scene.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Sept 21, 2016

App 2.4:

 

  • Added support for the new Philips Hue motion sensor
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue white ambiance lamps, GU10 ‘perfect fit’ spot and BR30 downlight
  • Added support for the improved Philips Hue white and color ambiance A19/A60 bulbs
  • Added 6 new pictures in the Philips library
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Aug 8, 2016

App 2.3:

 

  • Improved reconnecting to the Hue bridge, when the connection was interrupted.
  • Improved stability on out of home connection.

 

July 27, 2016

App 2.2.1:

 

  • Hotfix for wake up function

 

June 20, 2016

App 2.2:

 

  • After activating a widget you can now select off to turn lights off again
  • Redesigned Apps we like section with improved navigation
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

May 23, 2016

App 2.1:

 

  • Added support for our new Hue white ambiance lamps
  • Added the Go to sleep routine
  • Added scene cycle functionality for Hue dimmer switch
  • Changed the name to “Philips Hue”
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

May 17, 2016

App 1.12.1 (Philips Hue gen 1):

 

  • Added a notification for the new Philips Hue app gen 2
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

April 28, 2016

App 2.0:

 

  • Meet the Philips Hue app. The intuitive way to control every Philips Hue products in your home. Go on. Play around. Explore. Feel the control but let go every once in a while. Turn on your life with light.

 

April 26, 2016

App 1.12 (Philips Hue app gen 1):

 

  • 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 and stability improvements

 

March 2, 2016

App 1.11.1:

 

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

 

February 11, 2016

App 1.11:

 

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

 

Oct 5, 2015

App 1.10.4:

 

  • 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.