If you’re a diligent reader, you’ll have heard from us that Signify is working on a new Philips Hue App. And as of today, version 4.0 of the Hue App is available, bringing with it numerous new features.
New design, new experience: Featuring a more intuitive interface that reflects the way you want to use your smart lights, the new app offers faster performance and a sleeker feel.
Packed with features: Get easier access to light scenes. Let everyone in the house trigger Home and away automations. With these features and more, you have ultimate control.
Improved performance: New technologies have improved the app’s performance and speed, while also delivering an easier to use, more robust user experience.
Organize Rooms and Zones: Grouping your lights into Rooms and Zones lets you control lights as you need them. Separate upstairs bedrooms into Rooms, then create a Zone to control the entire floor.
More intuitive than ever: The simplified user interface creates a seamless experience, letting you set scenes, dim and brighten, and toggle lights on and off from the same screen.
Switch between Hue Bridges: Have more than one Hue Bridge? No problem! You can easily switch between them by tapping the Hue Bridge icon in the Home tab.
Crafted by lighting experts: Each light scene in the Hue scene gallery has been specially created by lighting designers. Bring professional lighting into your own home — all with the Hue app.
One screen, all scenes: Access every light scene from the Hue scene gallery in a single screen, and set them in any Room or Zone with a single tap.
Personalize with automations: The new Automations tab replaces Routines, offering more flexibility in customizing the way you use your lights. With a design that displays all your automations at once, you get a better overview of your smart home.
Design your Entertainment area: In a pseudo-3D space, you can customize your Entertainment area by changing the location and height of the lights in the room — and watch them light up in real life.
The new Philips Hue app is available today in the App Store and Google Play Store.