Since today, version 4.7 of the Philips Hue app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. As already announced by me, the dynamic scenes learn a lot with the update and work not only with the preset scenes, but also with self-created ones. Of course, this offers even more possibilities, even if the setting for adjusting the speed has unfortunately not yet been made available with this update.
There are also new options in the automations. In all automations, you can no longer just select complete rooms and scenes, but also individual lights. This allows you to specifically switch the light on or off, for example when you come home or want to be woken up in the morning. A small innovation that makes our lives a lot easier.
In addition, the new Spotify function has left the Early Access phase and is now available to all users. What else has changed can be read in the official changelog:
- The deep music integration with Spotify is now out of the early-access stage and available for everyone! Tap on the sync tab in the app to get started.
- We’ve enabled dynamic transitions for all color scenes, whether they’re chosen from the Hue scene gallery, customized by you, or created from a photo. Set a scene, and then tap the play button on the scene card to let your lights slowly transition through the scene’s colors. The speed of the transitions will be subtle, but speed control will come in a future update.
- You can now select individual lights when creating an automation in the Automations tab, letting you use your lights with more flexibility than ever. Note that when you select individual lights, you can only set the default light recipes.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements