Hue Essentials 4+

For Philips Hue,deCONZ,diyHue

Thomas Vos

    • 2.2 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Discover ways to get the most out of your smart lighting.

Imagine unlimited possibilities in your smart home. Set scenes and fast effects to your mood.

Experience Dance Sensation in your entertainment area with Philips Hue Entertainment.

Feel more in control with schedules and automation from sunrise to sunset.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported devices
• Philips Hue bridge
• deCONZ (ConBee)
• diyHue

Scenes & effects
Create the perfect ambiance from your photos or the included photo library. Experience special animations like lava, fireplace, fireworks, or lightning.

Wake up at sunrise and go to sleep at sunset with fading lights.

Get into the party on the beats of your music. Sync your lights for a night of disco with strobe effects (updates 25 times/sec).

Quick access
Create rooms and groups to organize your lights. You can even put a light in several groups.

Smart lights & controls
The unique ‘Touchlink’ search allows you to find new (3rd party, Zigbee) lights. Use included wizards for easy setup of your devices.

You can set scenes, actions, or even multiple scenes on a button to make your switch a real investment. Experience the right ambiance during different times of your day with your motion sensor. All of your creations are stored on the bridge. Easy for you and your family.

Automation allows you to have greater control of your smart home. Turn on your lights when the door opens. Adjust your ventilation when the humidity gets too high. Open or close blinds and curtains based on temperature or sunshine.

Make it look like you are at home using 'Away from Home' (out of home control).

Communicate directly with your Hue bridge using the API debugger. View technical details of your Hue bridge and update its resources like lights and sensors.

You want it all?
Fast performance with ad-free experience. Purchase the premium version to unlock full content.

What’s New

Version 2.4.4

• Added instructions for using Sync with DRM content on the Sync screen
• Fixed crash when changing light state
• Fixed crash when starting or stopping Sync

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

DeepBlueHueFeeling ,

In App purchases not functioning — WASTED MONEY

I got this becuase my v1 round hue bridge stopped being discoverable today via the old app after I updated to the rapid response patch in ios. I tried to install the hue sync app for Mac but that installer would not run, and no older versions of the dmg were available from phillips hue “signify". So I stumbled on this and it actually found my v1 bridge and all my lights, so I opted for the pro version to create schedules. I am not sure that it would have made any difference if I hadn’t factory rest the hue hub, as this app is also pretty dated. I was able to install the desktop software from the App Store, but the application is still running in limited demo mode after inapp purchase of pro. At least apple recognizes multiple purchases for the same in-app feature set, so I should only get charged once. But given that is doesn’t work (charges you for in app but doesn’t unlock feattures) or allow you to schedule scenes out of the gate. It has little to no usefullness to me. I will have totrack down a new v2 hue bridge to get my hue lights working on my iphone now with the updated app or applehome kit.

TempTag ,

Great features let down by poor execution

I bought this to make custom event automations but the experience is very buggy so far. Screens close without warning, the entire app has crashed numerous times, and I have received errors updating two different hue bridges. I have been able to created some automations so 2 stars but the whole experience needs to be greatly improved to get a higher rating.

YungDanz ,


This is the best app for your hue lights, easy to use and affordable in my opinion. I think i payed like 6 dollars for the full version and it works great, has lots of flowing color options andddd it doesn’t stop even when your phone is asleep which is awesome! It does not react to sound, but honestly it doesn’t even matter because it does so many other things too. 10/10 would recommend.

App Privacy

The developer, Thomas Vos, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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