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 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 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 - letting you save money 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.

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 10.15.0

Hive Plugs:
• You can now upgrade your device firmware - just head to the settings screen for your Hive Plug to see if there's an update available. 

This release also includes various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Sad about Grindr ,


Worked great at first but now the air and/or heat doesn't kick on when it's supposed to. For instance, I'll have set the temp to 72 for the air con. I'll notice that it feels warm. I check the app and it'll indicate the temp at a degree or two higher, but no air. The air will THEN kick on, as if opening the app triggered it to finally work. Then I'll feel the air con but it won't be indicated within the app. Not good when setting a temperature doesn't actually work. This is a recurring problem and I only decided to write a review after it'd been going on for over a month now. Sadly, I feel like perhaps I should have spent a bit more for another more popular brand that was recommended to me...

killer kouki ,

Good app; minor usability improvements needed

Overall I’d say I’m pleased with the app. It’s incredibly simple to add new devices and configure them. The usability of the app is pretty good with the exception of 1 thing: make it so that I can turn on/off devices from the dashboard. Having to go into each device to turn them on and off is a bit of a hassle. (Note: I do have actions and schedules for a few of them so I don’t need to go into the app all the time, but there is still a need to manually turn on/off lights and switches regularly.

Secondly, add the capability to group switches in addition to light bulbs. I have a group of switches that controls Xmas lights that I would like to turn on/off with a single tap. Thanks!

Insaneclowns04 ,

Works good on iPhone. But not on Apple Watch

What’s good on my phone. But when I try to use my Apple Watch it will freeze and crash. My get luck to turn a light on. But if your not home and u try to use the app on the watch. Mostly like it won’t turn the light on even tho is shows it’s on.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, and thanks for the review. We are working on improving the apple watch app at the moment, and the next update, due in a couple of weeks, should address the issues you have reported. Once trying this, please do let us know if you are still facing issues.
Many thanks for your patience, The Hive Team


Centrica Hive Limited
166.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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