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Member management still a joke after latest update At least invitation links work now

At least invitation links work now

The update to version 4.43 of the Philips Hue app is now available for download. The update description reads quite interestingly, because it says: “You can now invite users to your Philips Hue Home with an invitation link. In your Philips Hue account, go to Manage members > Add new member to send a link.”

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The first harbingers: New coloured luster lamp launched in Japan With E17 instead of E14 base

With E17 instead of E14 base

The E14 luster lamp, which is only available here in Germany and the rest of the world as Hue White, has also been available in Japan for over a year as White Ambiance with a marginally larger E17 base. This will change in the coming weeks, as models with White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance are about to be launched.

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Community question of the week: Motion detector depending on presence Activating different scenes

Activating different scenes

With full-blown smart home systems, such a setting is probably no problem, but in the Hue universe, on the other hand, you come up against your limits. It’s about a question about the Philips Hue motion detector that Mike sent me by email: I’ve been searching the net for a few days and can’t find what I’m looking for.

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Show your Hue: Monitor lighting also without sync effect Control directly at the desk

Control directly at the desk

It’s time again to show you a small Hue installation from my own four walls. Nothing spectacular, but maybe something to stimulate your thoughts and reflections. The focus is on the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for the PC. This has been on the market since last September and is available in three different configurations: for monitors from 24 to 27 and 32 to 34 inches or triple setups with three 24 to 27 inch screens.

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Philips Hue 4.42: No visible innovations in the app Firmware update directly after the update

Firmware update directly after the update

Yesterday evening, Philips Hue released another update for its app, version 4.42 is now available for download. There don’t seem to be any obvious innovations, because the update description only says: “Various bug fixes and stability improvements.” However, it is possible that more has been done in the background. When I started the app for the first time after the update, it didn’t immediately want to connect to two of my three bridges and instead installed the first firmware update.

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The new WiZ Indoor Camera has been officially announced Available from Monday for 89.99 euros

Available from Monday for 89.99 euros

It wasn’t really a secret anymore, now the final details have been revealed. Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue, has presented the first indoor camera of its budget brand WiZ. Just like the WiZ lights, the camera relies on a WLAN connection and is not directly compatible with Philips Hue. Compatibility is a good keyword.

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Works with Alexa: Nothing more than a new design Hue White bulbs with new packaging

Hue White bulbs with new packaging

Before I get back to more exciting topics tomorrow, I would like to share a little side note with you today. On Amazon, the Hue White E27 bulb is now sold with an alternative packaging. Functionally, however, nothing should have changed. While there are two smaller logos for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on normal Philips Hue packaging, we see a large “Works with Alexa” logo on this variation.

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Community Question of the Week: New lamps do not react to motion sensor Scenes must be saved again

Scenes must be saved again

I have already been asked this question several times, and I also discover it again and again in social networks or in the community. Manfred also had problems with the motion sensor in the same room after setting up new Hue lamps. I connected two new Hue White bulbs on the bridge and put them in an existing room with two other bulbs and a motion detector.

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That was quick: Hue Support can work that fast A short experience story

A short experience story

Regardless of whether it’s a large or small provider: When things don’t run smoothly, the most important thing is good support. Those who offer fast and good solutions can gain points with their customers. I tried the Philips Hue support this week and would like to tell you about my experience.

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After almost two years: Firmware update for the Hue Sync Box Install version 2.0.5

Install version 2.0.5

“Never change a running system” – this is a more than well-known wisdom from the IT world. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, for example, has not received a single firmware update in the past year, with the last update dating back to 29 October 2021. If you have encountered one problem or another during this time, you might be helped with an update now.

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