In the community section on Hueblog.de Scillon asked a very interesting question. Unfortunately, I don’t have a very positive answer, but I have a hard time assuming that many users have already dealt with this issue and will probably continue to do so in the future. Here is his concern:
I have combined various Hue lamps in my bathroom into one zone and would like to control them with one switch. For example, the Soho scene at the first touch of a button. All the lamps then switch on in a nice colourful way, but without dynamic colour change. How can I make the scene start dynamically without having to press the play button in the app?
The bad news: Even one year after the start of the dynamic scenes, Philips Hue still does not offer the possibility to start a dynamic scene automatically. It is therefore not possible to start the dynamic scene by pressing a button on a Hue switch or by triggering the Hue motion detector.
It is also not yet possible to start dynamic scenes through automations. That’s a pity, too, because this is exactly the function I could really use for my four Lily spots in the front garden. A dynamic scene would really be a good thing here. Another idea: select several scenes, one of which is then randomly selected every day.
But back to the dynamic scenes: Until Philips Hue screws something on its own app, there is no chance. The only diversions: In the popular app iConnectHue there are numerous animations that come very close to the dynamic scenes. These can be easily placed on switches in iConnectHue.