Transform the way you experience light with Philips Hue. The Philips Hue App makes it easy for you to get the most out of your Hue lights and accessories.

With the Philips Hue App, you can easily organize your individual lights into rooms. Switch rooms on/off or change the color or brightness of all your lights to match your mood or your activity. It's easy to control no matter how many lights you have.

Transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience with our color palette. Effortlessly choose from 16 million colors or any shade of white light.

Choose from four preset light recipes that support your daily routines: Energize, Concentrate, Read and Relax. Get ready for the day with cool daylight that helps to energize your body and mind. Stay focused with finely tuned bright white light. Or put your feet up and relax with warm white light for the perfect end to the day.

Enjoy a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London's Soho district. Simply tap the scene to transform your room. The Philips Hue App features over 30 scenes handpicked by our lighting designers. Let their expertise help you instantly transform your room.

With our state of the art picture-to-light algorithm you can easily transform your favorite picture into a personal Philips Hue scene. The algorithm extracts the relevant colors and intelligently applies them to your lights. Now you can use your Hue lights to relive your memories using your own pictures.

Automate your lights any way you want. Start at a specific time or when the sun goes down, turn on and off or activate a scene. You can even mimic being home by randomizing the routine.

Set it and forget it. With the App's location awareness feature, your lights will automatically turn on when you arrive at your front door or turn off when you leave home.

Configure your lights to help you fall asleep at night and wake up energized. Create your own personal sleep routines to automatically dim the lights in the evening or gently wake you up in the morning.

Surprise your guests or simply never struggle again while walking into a dark home with your hands full. Whether you want to turn your lights on and off or change the brightness of a room, a lot can be done using your voice. Explore the possibilities of voice control with the voice assistant of your choice.

For quick and easy control of your lights you can use the Android and iOS widget. Setting it up is quick. Using it is even quicker. You can also use it to trigger your lights instantly from the device you wear all day on your wrist: the Apple Watch.

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What’s New

Version 3.30

Want to personalize your Philips Hue Motion sensor even more? Now, you can set your lights to return to their previous state when no motion is detected, as well as configure separate day and night settings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Rater3434 ,


I have several switches in the house. Some of them can control 2 lights, such as the switch at the bottom of the stairs is set to press once and get the living room light, and then a second time for the light at the top of the stairs and then a third for both.

BUT...... it will not allow me to press once and have the living room ON and the stairs OFF. It insists that I must have the both lights on in some way or another even if the second light be barely lit but really dimmed.

There should be an option to have OFF as a state of either light.

Same as the motion sensor. Should be able to set OFF between certain times rather than having to set daytime as a different setting when we don’t want them on at all, because even with the sunlight detection, sometimes it’s not good enough as it will come on when we don’t want it to in the day, but then if we change the settings for the daylight to be lower then at night when we have the light on in the hallway next to it, it sees that as enough light and won’t activate the lights!

Basically - make OFF an available function and setting!

808GAB ,

Bugs, bugs & more bugs

It keeps telling me that there is an update but when I try to update it, it just says that the light strip is unreachable even though I’m right next to it and changing the colours from the app so it’s definitely reachable.. the whole app is very buggy, including hue labs. I tried the candle light hue lab and it was one of the most annoying experiences I’ve had, like some one was suddenly putting the light on max setting and then quickly Domingo ți ți the lovește Settings, it didn’t resemble the flickering of a candle light whatsoever but looked more like someone was trying to annoy me by playing with the lights. Also sometimes it makes me set up my bridge again and again even though I’ve already set it up, it can be quite annoying. Some serious updates need to be made to the app (like I said even though there is an update for my light strip cannot update it!) if the app wasn’t buggy I would give this product a higher rating as it does create a beautiful ambience, but that ambience gets ruined when you can’t use the app and lights properly.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for your elaborate feedback, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing these issues. As for the accessibility of the Lightstrip, can you try to delete it in the app, and add it again afterwards? The Candlelight romance formula can be adjusted in the maximum brightness when you edit the formula. If that doesn't help for the Lightstrip, please reach out to us on or @tweethue and we'll be happy to do some troubleshooting with you. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused!

sargu ,


I love the things, but I can not figure out how to update the firmware! One bulb keeps turning pure white randomly. Every time I try and update the firmware it does nothing apart from telling me to 'check back later'. I tried contacting support and they 'required' far more information than needed for an e-mail response! Another company making money selling personal information for more profit than their already over-priced products generate??? As a real-time embedded software engineer I do not appreciate this shoddiness with what should be a simple light bulb!!!!

In response to this ‘developer’, who sounds more like a PR person in all the posts he/she ‘apologises’ to all the bad reviews for the appalling software; I have to say two things. These light bulbs are gorgeous - your hardware folk are very good (your ergonomics people incredibly talented) but the software / firmware is an armature job. Sack them and employ someone who can actually do the job.
Oh; and exactly why do you need my postal address for tech support?

Developer Response ,

Hi Sargu, we're sorry to hear you're having some trouble updating your Hue kit. We'd like to assure you that we do not sell any personal information from customers. You can find our privacy statement here:
When filling out our email support form we ask for a lot of information upfront as it may take a lot of troubleshooting back-and-forth to solve the issue. If you're uncomfortable in doing this, you can always reach out to our dedicated support team via or @tweethue so that we can troubleshoot the issue.


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Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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