iConnectHue for Philips Hue 4+

Get the best out of your light

Stefan Gohler

    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


LIMITED TIME OFFER: 25% off the app and the first year of first Memberships!

Discover a whole new world of lighting with iConnectHue, the ultimate Philips Hue app. Transform your lighting experience with our smart timers, customizable switches, and intuitive sleep timers, allowing you to adapt your Hue lights effortlessly for every occasion.

Whether you yearn for a soothing ambiance or a lively party atmosphere with our optional Discotainment, iConnectHue has you covered. Immerse yourself in striking calibrated colors, captivating gradients, and enchanting Magic Scenes, perfect for any mood.

Our dynamic Animations breathe life into your home with lively color displays. For lightning-fast access to your lighting actions, our customizable widget is at your fingertips.

Join us and elevate your lighting control to new heights with iConnectHue! Celebrated as Philips' App of the month 5 times, we've created a potent, yet user-friendly interface that simplifies complex tasks. Step into the future of Hue light control today!

More about all the fantastic possibilities: iconnecthue.com/features

PLEASE NOTE: In case of any issues, please contact us! Our team will try hard to solve any problem that you may encounter.

Why iConnectHue?
• Full feature set: control almost every aspect of your Hues + constant updates
• Family focus: Scene sharing, family geofencing (first one turns on the light, last one off - optional), group hiding
• Everything non-music related happens on your bridge - your iPhone can stay off!
• Color animations on bridge. No empty batteries, everybody w/ iConnectHue can stop them!
• Color calibrated color picker w/ great gradient modes
• Create beautiful Magic Scenes, color your home - they work for every group & gradient light and are super easy to create
• Drag & drop colors between lights
• Multiply the possibilities of your switches and Motion Sensors! More flexibility than any other app on market (more: iconnecthue.com/features)
• Create the iOS widget you want! Add scenes, switches, sleep timers, reminders, light states and dimmers, motion sensor temperature & more
• Access your lights and timers when not at home
• Intelligent timers: Start them by time and day, by condition (group on/off or presence - w/ optional Automation), use colors & scenes, use random offsets, use sunrise or sunset time
• Instant timers: Darken lights when you go to bed, let your lights remind you, transition to scenes
• Find new lights & devices, add lights from other bridges, update your firmware
• Integrated tutorials and FAQ make it easy to understand the usage and to solve problems
• Supports all Hue Zigbee hardware & many 3rd party lights

To allow further development, additional modules are available via in app purchase or membership:

• Home & Away turns off lights when first arrives and last left + individually by user
• Animation Upgrade: unlimited animations, upload to switches, use them on your Apple Watch, widget & timers
• Discotainment: sync lights to music with Hue Entertainment, make your home a Disco - works with every source thanks to microphone use
• Weekend mode: let your switches and sensors act differently on week vs. weekend
• Watch Plus: control your groups, adjust their brightness and load their scenes
• Additional animation and Magic Scene packages

• Basic: All purchases, share your content, 2 Bridges @ 1 location (w/o switching)
• Pro: Like Basic, plus:
• Many bridges @ multiple locations w/o switching
• Light wizards: easily replace old lights, set startup mode via batch & on light search
• Daylight & Incandescent light mode
• Widget on Apple Watch
• Group picture/widget
• Apple Family Sharing of membership
• Advanced Shortcuts
• +More: iconnecthue.com/pro

Options & pricing: iconnecthue.com/app-options

It's less than a single Hue light! We want the best app for you and invest time and money. More:

It's the most comprehensive Hue app available:


Terms: iconnecthue.com/terms/eula_en.pdf

What’s New

Version 5.4.0

New in iConnectHue 5.4

A happy new year to everybody. You know our fireworks - but still we'd like to start with a bang: Discotainment 2.0 - the next leap for Discotainment!
If you tried it before and wanted more: Give it a fresh try!

Beat stabilizer

It does what it says - and more. It can hold the tempo when there's a short loss of the beat, and it can predict beats.
What does this Voodoo magic do, you ask? Well, it means that effects are now more in time with your beats - because we can compensate the delay when recording via microphone.
This is our new year's present to you - it's automatically there for everybody!

Note: We still recommend Electronic and Pop music with clear bass line for this to work best.

Pulsate effect

A new effect that just looks great - lights alternating brightness with the beat, especially when combined with other effects (more on that right after this). Choose the desired minimum and maximum brightness via slider.
(Available for every Member or w/ 2023 upgrade)

Automatic effect mode

Now we have so many effects - what if I don't want to be stuck at my phone all time?

"Automatic" is the answer - iConnectHue can now play different effects over time, ready with sliders for you to choose how much you want from each one, and how often (in beats) they should happen.
If you set "Pass through" to 0%, you solely use beats for light control, and other disturbances like speech won't have any effect anymore.
This is now available for every Member.

Don't have a Membership yet? Please try it! But even if you don't, our new Disco Scene set lets you use the new effects (without editing capability).
(Available for every Member)

New Disco Scene set

"From Disco to Disco" is our new Disco Scene set, with handcrafted Disco Scenes for every mood and party, and it employs the new possibilities of Discotainment, for everybody.
(In App Purchase)

... and it's on your wrist, too!

Pro Members rejoice, you don't have to have your iPhone by your hands all the time - you can start/stop Discotainment and choose your active Disco Scene via your wrist!

Note: Due to privacy restrictions set by Apple, starting Discotainment can only be done with iConnectHue open on the iPhone.
(Available for Pro Members)

Other detail improvements

* You can search Magic and Disco Scenes via search bar (2023 Upgrade)
* Optimized Discotainment smoothness (put the app to background for best experience)
* Our "Young Love" Magic Scene Valentine's set is available for everybody again, until end of February
* Added support for new light types
* Fixes and stability improvements - yes, we also do that...

•• Please help us with a positive App store rating - thanks for your support! ••

If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate, contact us from within the app. You will surely get support! Need a quick check for a question? We also have an elaborate FAQ: https://iconnecthue.com/f-a-q/

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
599 Ratings

599 Ratings

Banjor_ ,

Worth the Pro Subscription!

This app solves a lot of the problems that controlling Hue lights with the Philips Hue app or Home app have, and it integrates some third-party products too. The thing that makes it worth the Pro subscription for me is the amazing widget support and really handy Apple Watch app. There is a simple complication for the watch faces that leads you to the app where you can control lights by room or group. People are pretty impressed when I control the lights with a few taps on my wrist, and every time I do that I feel like I’m living in the future.

iConnect Hue makes some things possible that are either impossible or too hard to do with the Hue or Home apps. Animations, custom groupings that span rooms, “magic” scenes that let you change brightness or rearrange which lights get which color, third-party lights and switches in the same app, cleaning up old timers or phantom rooms/lights, entertainment scenes for parties, and more.

I’ve tried many other apps that make big promises, but I keep coming back to iConnect Hue. The only thing that it doesn’t seem to do is control my Nanoleaf devices, but that’s not enough of a downside to make me change my rating from five to four stars. This app just works, and the author is continually improving it and adding features. I wish all my paid apps provided this much value.

Developer Response ,

Hello Banjor_,

thank you for the very detailed review and your support via the Pro-Membership!

We are happy to hear that you enjoy our app this much.
It is made for people who want to control every aspect of their system, be it with switches, the app, widgets or the watch.
It seems you are a perfect match for our target audience!

Concerning the Nanoleaf devices: Thanks for writing us about your wish. We understand that this might be something some people want to do, at the same time Nanoleaf devices work totally different and may not be able to support several aspects we currently can offer with Hue. But please, contact us directly from the app and let us know which aspects you’d like to control of your Nanoleaf devices, so we have a better understanding. Thanks!

Once again, thank you for your review!

Kind regards,
Your iConnectHue-Team!

Jeff51993 ,

Transforming Hue lights and Switches into magical devices

iConnectHue has completely transformed my Philips Hue lighting experience. Before using this app, I was content with the basic functionalities of the Hue system, but iConnectHue has unlocked a whole new world of possibilities. The ease of creating and controlling light groups has made managing my home’s lighting setup a breeze. The animations are a game changer – they bring life to every corner of my house with mesmerizing effects that are perfect for any mood or occasion.

What truly sets iConnectHue apart is its unparalleled customization. The gradient color picker and the Magic Scenes feature have allowed me to personalize my lighting like never before, creating atmospheres that are uniquely mine. The flexibility in controlling devices, especially the enhanced options for switches and sensors, shows the depth of thought put into this app.

Moreover, the app’s design is intuitive and user-friendly. Whether on my iPhone or iPad, controlling my lights has never been more seamless or enjoyable. The regular updates, each bringing new features and improvements, show a commitment to excellence and user satisfaction.

Whatknows101 ,

Easily the best app for Philips Hue

This is easily the best app for controlling your Philips Hue lights! FAR better, even, than the app from Philips Hue! The ability to create scenes, animations, etc., makes it one or two touches to have your lights do exactly what you want them to do! The apartment I built doesn’t have windows, so I was looking to build a lighting system that could follow the sun in both brightness and color temperature in the built-in “windows” I created to emulate sunrise and sunset and all the stages of lighting throughout the day. The systems I was looking at were going to cost $2,000-$5,000! Then I found Philips Hue and this app. It allows me to do all of that and so much more. I now have my entire house automated with the Hue lights and accessories through this app. The addition of motion detectors and programming to control exactly what I want to happen is incredible. And when I want them to change to something different, one touch of the button is all it takes. Create zones, rooms......whatever you want and have it do whatever you want! Just a great app!!

Developer Response ,

Dear Whatknows101,

thank you very much for your positive and detailled review!

We are happy to hear that you enjoy our app so much :)

That is one interesting project you have created within the Hueniverse- congrats and thank you for sharing!

In case there are some features you would like to see in the app we are happy to listen! Please go to "Contact" in the menu, and then "I have a suggestion". Thanks!

Best regards,
Your iConnectHue Team

App Privacy

The developer, Stefan Gohler, 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:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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