Philips Hue 4+

Official Philips Hue app

Signify Netherlands B.V.

    • 4.5 • 14.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The official Philips Hue app is the most comprehensive way to organise, control and customise your Philips Hue smart lights and accessories.

Organise your smart lights
Group your lights into Rooms or Zones — your entire downstairs floor or all the lights in the living room, for example — that mirror the physical rooms in your home.

Easily control your lights — from anywhere
Use the app to control your lights anywhere you have an internet connection.

Explore the Hue scene gallery
Created by professional lighting designers, the scenes in the scene gallery can help you set the mood for any occasion. You can even create your own scenes based on a photo or your favourite colours.

Set up bright home security 
Make your home feel safer, no matter where you are. The Security Centre lets you programme your Secure cameras, Secure contact sensors and indoor motion sensors to send you alerts when they detect activity. Trigger light and sound alarms, call the authorities or a trusted contact, and monitor your home in real-time.

Get the best light for any moment of the day
Let your lights change automatically throughout the day with the Natural light scene — so you feel more energised, focused, relaxed or rested at the right times. Just set the scene to watch your lights change with the sun’s movement, transitioning from cool blue tones in the morning to warmer, relaxing hues for sunset.

Automate your lights
Make your smart lights work around your daily routine. Whether you want your lights to gently wake you up in the morning or greet you when you get home, setting up customisable automations in the Philips Hue app is effortless.

Sync your lights to TV, music and games
Make your lights flash, dance, dim, brighten and change colour in sync with your screen or sound! With the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box, the Philips Hue Sync for TV or desktop apps or Spotify, you can create totally immersive experiences.

Set up voice control
Use Apple Home, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control your smart lights with voice commands. Turn lights on and off, dim and brighten or even change colours — completely hands-free.

Use Siri Shortcuts for quick control
Use the Shortcuts app to create shortcuts that you can place into widgets on your Home Screen for even faster control of your lights. Turn lights on or off, adjust their brightness and temperature or set scenes – all without even opening the app.

Learn more about the official Philips Hue app:
Read the Philips Hue Privacy Notice at

Note: Some features in this app require a Philips Hue Bridge.

What’s New

Version 5.19.1

- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
- Introducing device groups! This allows a group of indoor/outdoor motion sensors and cameras to have the same behavior, so you can cover large or unusually shaped spaces. Replaces the Hue Labs “Sensor Couple” formula.
- The scene gallery just got smarter: every time you set a scene in a Room or Zone, it’s now mapped to the lights in the space and what they’re used for (you can find this in each light’s settings). All together now: oooh!
- Go to sleep automations can now have a Sunset style, which mimics the colors of the setting sun. Getting sleepy yet?
- In addition to starting a Go to sleep automation in the app, you can now start one by pressing a button, either on a Hue switch or an iOS widget.
- Three new effects — Sparkle, Glisten, and Opal — are now available on all lights compatible with effects.
- Added support for the Twilight sleep and wake up light, the Solo lightstrip, Datura panels, and additional Lightguide shapes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Coltdogg ,

Does what it needs to

Isn’t it funny how people rate an app 1 or 2 stars because it either doesn’t do what they want it to do or they can’t figure out how it works? Is my kettle useless because it doesn’t make me cheese on toast? No, it’s designed to boil my water and it does just that. The Philips hue app is very easy to set up with your bridge and adding bulbs to it is very simple. Once everything is set up simply synchronise with Apple HomeKit. It’s important to understand that Apple HomeKit takes its settings from the Philips hue app so do all your rooms and setting from there first. Setting up rooms and adding lights to those rooms is simple. Light settings are remembered fine, like dim levels and auto updates are easily turned off is desired. I really don’t know how people are struggling with this app when it actually does everything it was designed to do with a simple and easy to use interface. I’ve only knocked off 1 star because I can’t see a way of grouping several spot lights together in to a group but I’m sure this will follow soon in an update. Don’t be put off by the negative reviews. I’ve not had a single issue with this app.

Itsupforgrabsnow ,

Stop worry’s about widgets

I’ve been using Hue lighting for several years and this app has had its ups and downs but it’s now a very polished and fully rounded control system. I felt compelled to leave this review for all the people moaning about the loss of support for widgets. I myself was one of them until I took the time to investigate why they had done this. They now support shortcuts, which in my opinion was definitely the way to go. You can add shortcuts to your phone just like any other widget but the flexibility and customisation of shortcuts is far superior to the limitations of pre built widgets. Just look in the settings section of the app and under widgets you get a guide to using the shortcut app. My only complaint with hue is the limit on the number of bulbs/accessories per bridge and the disjointed way multiple bridges are supported. Come on Hue fix these issues that have been ongoing for years… 5 stars for the app though!

Janeyloo ,

Stuck between 2 apps

So here’s the issue. Suddenly this week every time my Hue bulb is switched off it disconnects from the HueBT app it has worked beautifully on for years.
Naturally the first thing I did was try to update it and the app. The app appeared to be no longer available. It will reconnect to this app everyday after about five attempts and 10 minutes of wasted time each morning.
So I downloaded the Hue app, it was very helpful and the first thing it wanted to transfer my light from HueBT. Great I thought. It gives me one option which is to click to upgrade HueBT and then when I click it, it takes me to my apple App Store. There I am met with a box that flashes up telling me the HueBT app does not exist. So I’m stumped. The Hue app has no other options. The HueBT app still works if I’m prepared to lose ten minutes every morning or I have no other choice but to replace the bulb with a less “smart” option which might actually be the smart option.
Or I gamble and delete the HueBT app entirely and hope this sorts the situation with the Hue app. What would you do?
The other issue is we have just bought another bulb just last week. Not sure whether to open it or return it after this. Again, I think the smart option would be the latter.

App Privacy

The developer, Signify Netherlands B.V., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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