Only last week, I explained in a small guide how to control several bridges on the go – until now, it was necessary to set up several Hue accounts. I could have saved myself the effort, because with the update to version 4.16 Philips Hue seems to offer new possibilities.
This new option is hidden in the settings of the Philips Hue app. There you will now find a new menu item called “My Account” at the top. There, Philips Hue gives us the following information along the way:
“Multiple Hue Bridges per account using Hue Homes. Permanent control from outside the home.”
At the moment, however, the function does not seem to be running smoothly – the control from on the road does not yet work correctly. I could imagine that they are still working on it.
No effect seems to have this new linking of multiple bridges to one account with the connection to voice assistants. After re-initialising the Hue skill in the Alexa app, no new devices were found. However, I can imagine that work will be done in this direction in the near future.