Hueblog: After one week: Your verdict on the new Hue app

After one week: Your verdict on the new Hue app

Now it's billing time

Exactly one week ago, Signify released the big update of the Philips Hue app. Version 4.0 was a big step, over 100 innovations and improvements were integrated according to the developer team. At the same time, however, some extras have been dropped, for example the timers. Others, like the widgets, have been replaced on iOS by shortcuts.

“We’re happy with the launch, it seems to be running stable,” Hue creator George Yianni told me a few days ago. “It was important for us to take this big step. We completely rebuilt the app, renewed the API and were able to improve some things directly. But we didn’t want to finish every single feature first, we wanted to finish the base and distribute it first.”


It is already clear that there will be more to come in the coming weeks – for example, dynamic scenes were announced, which are much more than the previously known animations from Hue Labs or third-party applications. The new app as a basis would also help in the future – what might have taken months before can be completed in weeks with the new basic framework.

But how is this step now being received by you? After a week, everyone should now be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of the new version. Just vote and write me your opinion about Philips Hue 4.0 in the comments. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

What do you think of the new Philips Hue app?


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Comments 2 replies

  1. You should have asked a question about disappointment. I responded I liked better the old app. Actually, not true, but I can’t find any benefit with the new app. Hence the disappointment.

  2. I really don’t like the new app. The look and feel of the new sliders feels like a step back to me. Also it is really laggy. Not that is slow, but it doesn’t feel really responsive (animations are staggering). And not having sliders for each light in a room is also a big setback in my opinion…

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