A few weeks ago I already announced it, but there were probably some minor delays in the development. With today’s release of Philips Hue 4.13, the previous Bluetooth app becomes superfluous – because a corresponding support has now been integrated into the “main” app.
However, the development team states the following in the update notes: “New Philips Hue users can now use the Hue app to control their Bluetooth setup. If you already use the Hue Bluetooth app, keep using it for now – you’ll be prompted to move to this app in a future app update.”
For all users with a Hue Bridge, of course, nothing changes. But it should be easier for newcomers in the future, because soon there will only be one Hue app – and not a separate Bluetooth app. This should also be a relief for the development team, because new functions, such as dynamic scenes or effects, do not have to be integrated into two apps.
During the initial setup, you are now asked whether you want to add a Bridge or a Bluetooth lamp. Afterwards, you can call up this selection again via the settings – “My Hue System” and the small plus icon.