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Philips Hue removes useful display from the app

Home view is suddenly so empty

When I took a look at the Hue app on the overcast days, something struck me as odd. The start page with the overview of the rooms seemed so empty. However, I didn't immediately realise what exactly was missing. It was only a comment from a reader that put me on the right track.

“The information on the start page about how many lights are on in a room has also disappeared for me. It seems so empty now,” writes Yoshi under one of my articles.

And indeed. Previously, Philips Hue displayed how many lights were switched on under the room name and above the slider. Here's a direct comparison between the old and new view:

I rummaged a little in the archive. When the major update was released a few years ago, the additional information was not yet displayed – you can see this at the top of the title image. These must have been added at a later date.

Now, of course, the question is: Which view do you like better? The old version with the information about the switched-on lamps? Or do you prefer the display without additional text? Why don't you write your opinion in the comments?

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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 6 replies

    1. Same for me on Android14 with the latest Hue app.
      I have the number of lights activated in each group on the home screen

  1. The new look is OK but then please make the bars a bit less high so more rooms fit on the screen. It’s too empty now.

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