Hueblog: Firmware update for the Hue Bridge released

Firmware update for the Hue Bridge released

Improvements for HomeKit and Matter

Last week, Philips Hue released a firmware update for the Hue Bridge, which should have automatically installed on your system by now. It revolves around the software version 1962097030.

Among other things, it fixes the problem where some users were unable to connect to Apple Home via HomeKit. As we have now found out, HomeKit is much more stable than the new Matter. In this case, however, pairing must be done via the Home app and by scanning the HomeKit code on the underside of the Hue Bridge. Some users have probably experienced problems here.

If you are already using Matter and everything is running smoothly, there is more good news: The still fairly new Hue Secure contact sensor now also works with Matter. Previously, it was not “handed over”.

As usual, the firmware update also improves the performance and reliability of the system.

Philips Hue Secure Contact Sensor

$39.99 / €39,99

Get peace of mind both home or away with the Secure contact sensor! Place it on doors, windows, cabinets, safes, and more with the included adhesive backing — and a receive notification or even turn on the lights when the sensor is opened.

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Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 4 replies

  1. The software update version 1962097030 actually broke the connectivity to homekit and my 3+ year working setup has been ruined. Since xmas the problem has not been fixed. Philips is blaming xfinity routers for the problem. Apple community discussions, Reddit and other forums are loaded with people having this problem. Automatic updates will be disabled from now on.

    1. Same issue here. I hope this gets solved soon.
      I have 40+ lights and accessories connected…

  2. Fix? Wow, this is some sort of irony. You broke everything with this update. Have been a cheerleader for Hue for many years. Shame on you. FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY.

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