Yesterday, Philips Hue set off some real fireworks: New products and new functions were unveiled. It will be a few more days before we can take a look at the new hardware together – but fortunately there is also a lot to discover in terms of software.
Numerous questions have reached me about the dynamic scenes that have been activated with the update to version 4.4 of the Philips Hue app.In principle, the handling is very simple, I will show you the process step by step in the following video:
After updating the app, you first have to select the desired room or zone and then, if you haven't already done so, add a scene from the Hue light scenes gallery. If you then activate this scene, a play symbol automatically appears on the scene tile. Now another tap is enough to start the dynamic scene.
However, you should not expect wild animations. The dynamic scenes currently run very slowly and it can take almost a minute before the effect becomes visible. Depending on the scene, you really have to look very closely. In addition, only coloured light sources from Philips Hue are supported.
However, Philips Hue has already announced that the speed of the dynamic scenes will be freely adjustable after a future update. It should then also be possible to make self-created scenes dynamic. Currently, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip only lights up in one colour in a dynamic scene. This should also be improved with the launch of the new Gradient products on 14 September.