We still have to be patient for about a month until the Perifo rail system by Philips Hue will be available in stores. After a first impression in June, I already had the opportunity to try out one of the sets. How it went with the installation, I would like to tell you today.
About a month ago I was able to tell you that Samsung was working on Hue Sync support for its TVs. Unfortunately, I now have some bad news for you, as Samsung’s connection with Philips Hue turns out to be less extensive than initially thought. In a statement to SamMobile, Samsung revealed: “In the coming months, we hope to announce more details of an expanded partnership between Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue that will provide enhanced music experiences.”
Yesterday afternoon, Philips Hue released the next update. Version 4.23 of the official Hue app is now available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The scene search, which was already briefly available in version 4.22, has also returned. At that time, it was also possible to find and activate a dynamic daylight scene that was actually not yet available.
Philips Hue has only been offering its small E14 candle lamp (in some regions with an E12 base) as a filament variant since last September. So far, the model has just been available with simple white technology, but that is likely to change soon. Images and product information of a Philips Hue White Ambiance Filament candle lamp with an E12 base have now appeared.
There is once again interesting news from Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue. The WiZ brand, which was taken over a few years ago, will probably soon be expanded to include a string of lights for outdoor use. No question: this is something I would definitely also like to see from Philips Hue directly.
It’s probably an open secret that Philips Hue will also be presenting new products around IFA in Berlin this year. One of them will be a Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with a size of 24 to 27 inches. A corresponding product listing including official product photos appeared today in the American online shop Best Buy.
There are some interesting developments around the portable table lamp Philips Hue Go. Only last week, Amazon and Galaxus listed the new model, which is officially supposed to be released in late summer, and allowed pre-orders. However, delivery is unlikely to happen that quickly. As I have learned from several retailers, the new Philips Hue Go portable table lamp will not be launched until January 2023.
If you don’t have a bridge yet and have been relying on the Philips Hue Bluetooth App, there is interesting news for you. With the update to version 1.37.0, you can now transfer all paired lamps to the “normal” Philips Hue app with a tap of your finger. This has offered Bluetooth support for some time and should make the separate app superfluous.
There is certainly more to come from Philips Hue this year. Among other things, the launch of the new Philips Hue Go and the Perifo track system are on the agenda. There are also likely to be further announcements around IFA. But the Philips Hue software development team is not resting on its laurels either.
A small thanks goes to Hueblog reader Sebastian, because I had actually not yet discovered this new feature in the Hue app. And I can imagine that Philips Hue hasn’t planned for this long-awaited feature to be accessible yet either. Update on 17 July: It seems that Philips Hue has removed the search from the Hue Light Scene Gallery via remote maintenance.