This afternoon, Philips Hue released another update for its app: Version 4.26.0 is available for download not only for Apple devices, but this time also directly in the Google Play Store.
The focus of the update is the presence simulation previously known from Hue Labs, which has now been firmly integrated into the app as “Mimic Presence” automation. I was able to report on this Philips Hue project back in March.
The update description of the new version states:
Check out the new Mimic presence automation! This automation turns your lights on and off at times you’d generally use them in the selected Rooms. It’s some extra peace of mind while you’re away from home. Find it in the Automations tab.
The problem: The new function is not yet available for me after the update. I could imagine that a switch still has to be flipped on the server side. You are welcome to report in the comments whether you can already use the new function.