Hive creates elegantly designed smart home devices and services, all controlled with a simple to use app. One of the world’s leading smart home providers, Hive have over 1.5 million customers and offer a family of smart products and services which work seamlessly together to connect your home.

Hive Actions are clever ways to connect your Hive devices together in the app so your home works seamlessly around you. For example, you can set your lights to switch on when there’s motion detected after dark. Or, set your heating to lower and lights to switch off when you close your bedroom door at night.

Create your own one-tap shortcuts on your dashboard with Quick Actions. Set a lighting mood for movie nights. Or, switch everything off with a tap as you head out, letting you save energy with ease.

• Control your heating from your smartphone with Hive Active Heating, UK’s favourite smart thermostat.
• You can also adjust your hot water (if you have a separate hot water tank) so you're never left with a cold shower.
• Come back to warm home without ever having to heat an empty one - you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills
• Set daily heating and hot water schedules
• Protect your pipes with Frost Protection
• Boost your heating via the Hive app if you’re staying up late or heading home early
• Keep the temperature at home just right when you’re away with Holiday Mode
• Geolocation alerts provide helpful heating reminders if you’ve gone out and left the heating on

Control your home appliances from the Hive app, or schedule them to switch on or off.

From spotlights to colour-changing bulbs, you’ll find a full range of next generation smart lighting with Hive. When you’re in, set the scene just by tapping the app. When you’re out, let them look after your home by turning on and off automatically so it looks like someone’s there.

Check in on your home with our stylish smart indoor camera, with HD live streaming, two-way audio and person, motion and sound detection, it’s great for peace of mind when you’re away.

Protect your home with Hive View Outdoor. Our weatherproof outdoor security camera features night vision, 1080p HD live streaming, person detection, smartphone notifications, two-way audio and more.

The Hive Motion Sensor detects movement in your home and sends a notification to your smartphone.

The Hive Window or Door Sensor sends a notification to your smartphone if a window or door opens or closes when you’re away from home..

Helps spot if there’s an unusual amount of water flowing around the home, which could be a potential leak. It then sends a notification to your smartphone, can help you diagnose the problem in the Hive app or connect you with a plumber if you need one.

Hive Hub 360 is our most advanced hub yet; as well as connecting your Hive devices it detects important sounds around your home and sends a notification to your smartphone. Wherever you are you'll know if your smoke/CO alarm goes off or glass in windows or doors break. It can even let you know when your dog barks while you’re out.

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What’s New

Version 10.36.0

This release includes various bug fixes and stability improvements.

As a reminder, make sure you keep your account secure by using a password that can not be easily guessed, and varying your passwords across your online accounts.
We recommend enabling Two Factor Authentication to add another layer of security - to get started, select ‘Account’ > ‘Account Security’ from the App menu.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54.2K Ratings

54.2K Ratings

dinsdale69 ,

Hive app

I would just like to review this Hive app, now it used to be really good, but ever since Hive had issues with the app probably about two months ago it doesn’t work as good, I have updated it so it’s all updated, i have even deleted it and reinstalled and it still isn’t right, I have now deleted app and now just log in on my safari internet seems to work better through there. Shane really as it used to be a fantastic app. This is why I have rated it 3 stars used to be five stars.

Just rung hive last Friday they have resetted my hive back to factory settings, app still doesn’t work very well, the temperature of the house doesn’t update any more I have to keep swiping down for it to do anything and it just goes to zone 1 which is the heating not the main screen anymore, this is what I wanted them to sort last week but it’s gone strange again. Knocked it down to 1 star now shame as it used to be good.

Big pawed bear ,

10.4.0 is now crap app status!

Hi-support, for a customer facing app, high viz okay with voice-over for the iPhone, this is the screen reader which blind people use on the iPhone to access apps and the phone itself. The problem is, I cannot at the moment link my hive sensor to my home Wi-Fi. This is because your password entry screen is not accessible with the voice-over software. I recommend this is addressed forthwith and with the greatest urgency, otherwise the blind people who use the iPhone cannot use your Hive app to run things like the leak sensor. I downgraded okay with voice-over to crap app status, because you did not address the above problems, While posting that you had made improvements for voice-over in the application update blurb on the App Store. This is appalling! You cannot make improvements to voice-over use, until you make it usable to begin with! At the moment I cannot login to my home Wi-Fi after connecting my leak sensor using the leak sensor password! This is unacceptable! Sort it out! I want it in the next update! This is imperative! Do not fob me off! I have talked to customer service about this, and it is driving me mad! You really should be better with your customer facing apps!

Mini pete 515 ,

Good idea, questionable usefulness

I’m enjoying using Hive and in general feel I am heating my home more efficiently and in theory more cost effectively. However, the app just doesn’t feel ‘right’. It’s Okish but not really intuitive and in some parts just confusing. I have tried and tried to understand ‘Heat On Demand’ for instance, but for the life of me can’t figure out why it’s any different from simply switching on your boiler when you need it, old school style. In short some ‘features’ just seem unnecessary and not really much use. As a basic system it works well but not a huge leap forward from a traditional timer system - bit of a toy really. Alexa integration is impressive though.

Liking this a lot more now. I use it a lot to service my obsession with heating the house efficiently! Heat On Demand is actually quite good with TRVs I installed having settled in and it’s nice to see exactly what’s going on from afar, especially with a teenage daughter who leaves her radiator on 26c when she goes out! The house now feels comfortable without too hot or too cold spots. Yet to see if saving any money!

Developer Response ,

Hi Mini Pete 515,

Check out our Community from our website for info on Heat on Demand and much, much more:

Anything else, head to our live chat facility from where we can talk you through any and everything you see fit.


The Hive Team


Centrica Hive Limited
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Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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