Philips Hue 4+

Official Philips Hue app

Signify Netherlands B.V.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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

Organize 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 favorite colors.

Set up bright home security 
Make your home feel safer, no matter where you are. The Security Center lets you program 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 energized, 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 customizable 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 color 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 colors — 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 5.14.1

• Woo-hoo, we've got widgets! Control your lights right from your Home Screen, Lock Screen, or Today View — just tap and hold, tap the plus (+) icon, and search "Hue."
• Friends of Hue switches got smarter: You can now use Time-based light, Scene cycle mode, the Natural light scene, and more.
• Save scene changes with a tap. Instead of tapping the pencil icon to edit, you can now simply adjust any light from the Room or Zone — and then edit the entire scene in which it's active. Tap Save in the top left to save as a new scene or save the changes to your original scene.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
68.3K Ratings

68.3K Ratings

sophjame ,

Much Happier User Experience

Overall I’m much happier with the ease of use and scene selections available in the upgraded Hue app. I’ve been a long time user of Hue products and have always thought their app was kinda crap compared to the others available and their associated scenes. Thanks Phillips Hue Team for your dedication and effort in making sure you offer a user experience that’s uncomfortable to any other product/ service on the market. I also appreciate seeing the outdoor line expand as my lights are definitely my favorite feature in my home and I’m unsure of hat I would do without it in my life. Definitely increases my quality of life by a drastic amount. I’ve been passionate about lighting for years now as this is the second home to have Color Hue bulbs throughout and after working for a new home builder I was able to really pitch your product to quite a few homeowners that are now hopefully lifetime customers as well. I’m in the Seattle area but if their were ever a career opportunity within your organization that involves Sales and Marketing, I’d love to work with your incredible team. Thanks so much!

James Schneider - Seattle

Seth Seger ,

Great overall; has a few issues

The Hue system is the best I’ve seen for home smart lighting, hands-down! The app is beautiful, and the out-of-the-box scenes are gorgeous, and work pretty seamlessly; the more Hue lights you have, the better it looks, and it scales automagically when I add new lights. The automations are the only disappointment I have with it at all; they’re super basic, and haven’t improved much over the last ~3 years or so since I’ve had Hue lights. A recent update actually seems to have removed some of the previously-available functionality of the automations, and/or made the UI for that part of the app very unintuitive (I’m not sure which yet — still trying to figure it out since the changes). It’s way more difficult (impossible?) to get really granular scene fades/changes than it should be, IMO. To be fair, it looks to me like they’ve been focusing on making automations “just work” out of the box, rather than making users create a bunch of complex automations manually, but for those of us who have really specific ideas about how we want our automations to work, the automations are still woefully lacking, even after all these years of time they’ve had to build those features out. There are other apps that pick up some of the slack, but they’re very unpolished and in some ways worse. So, all that is to say — yay for this app for being the best overall app available for Hue lighting, but why are the automations still so basic, after all this time!?!?

matthew4066 ,

This app used to work

I have been using the hue lights for a couple of years and they worked great! Now they don’t and I have had it. One of the biggest selling points for this product is that they are tightly integrated with HomeKit and should work seamlessly. I spent money on bulbs and a bridge and they worked great for little while. Now I can’t use HomeKit with these anymore and it’s such a hassle to work with them anymore because I have to open a app that takes a full minute to load and connect if I can quickly access it and toggle the switch. I am frustrated as much as I can because I have had this issue for over a year and this is a known issue that Philips is refusing to pay attention to. I don’t trust that if I get a new one that the same issue isn’t going present itself since the issue is clearly a software bug that Philips is biding their time on. I am trying to make as much noise as possible because I like the product and integration but if it’s broken and can be fixed (and believe me I have tried everything I possibly can multiple times to fix it) because the app still sees it and the lights still respond to the app, then it should be a bug that is easily squished. I would recommend going to something else that doesn’t require you to spend 3x as much on their ecosystem of products when the lights and their basic switches work just as well. I got them for the convenience and they are no longer convenient or easier to use. Please fix this!!!!

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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