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Philips Hue 4.13: Now also with built-in Bluetooth support New users will soon only need one app

New users will soon only need one app

A few weeks ago I already announced it, but there were probably some minor delays in the development. With today’s release of Philips Hue 4.13, the previous Bluetooth app becomes superfluous – because a corresponding support has now been integrated into the “main” app. However, the development team states the following in the update notes: “New Philips Hue users can now use the Hue app to control their Bluetooth setup.

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Philips Hue update to version 4.12 is now available Two new effects are available

Two new effects are available

I already announced it on Monday, now it has happened sooner than expected: Philips Hue 4.12 is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. In addition to the already announced effects Fireplace and Candle, the new version also brings six new, especially romantic scenes for Valentine’s Day.

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Fireplace and candle effect soon also in the Hue app Probably already with the next update

Probably already with the next update

Last week, Stefan Göhler, the developer of iConnectHue, came forward: He has integrated the fireplace and the candle effect into his application. The two effects were already officially announced by Philips Hue in a press release in January. At that time they wrote: In the first quarter of 2022, new effects will also be added to the Philips Hue app.

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iConnectHue already offers the candle and fireplace effect Faster than Philips Hue

Faster than Philips Hue

Just under a fortnight ago, Philips Hue announced that two new effects would be making their way into the Hue app by the end of March: A candle flicker and a fireplace effect. These two effects are available more quickly with the popular iConnectHue app. The developer Stefan Göhler is providing a corresponding update with immediate effect.

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Philips Hue 4.11: Update brings a few new scenes No Bluetooth support yet

No Bluetooth support yet

At the end of last week, Philips Hue released another update in the App Store. However, it turned out to be somewhat smaller than I had initially assumed. In version 4.11 we can at least look forward to a few new scenes. The Philips Hue development team describes the new scenes as follows.

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Official Hue app will soon also support Bluetooth connections Separate app could become redundant

Separate app could become redundant

Once again I have received interesting news from the Philips Hue development team. Specifically, it’s about the integration of Bluetooth light bulbs into the official Philips Hue app. It will start with the update to version 4.11, which will be released in the coming weeks in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Natural Light: Long-awaited function will arrive later Launch was planned for autumn 2021

Launch was planned for autumn 2021

After the major update of the Hue app in early summer, which was not immediately well received by all users, the Philips Hue development team provided us with numerous exciting updates in the second half of the year. Especially the dynamic scenes and the gradient function are worth mentioning here. However, we have been waiting in vain for one function so far: natural light.

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Philips Hue 4.10 released: All changes at a glance New scenes and new Spotify option

New scenes and new Spotify option

A few days later than I expected, but still in time for Christmas, Philips Hue has received another update. Among other things, version 4.10 brings seven colourful and Christmassy scenes, which you can now find in the Hue light scenes gallery. Also new is an option for Spotify integration. The developer team writes in the update description: “The new Style setting in the Sync tab makes your Philips Hue + Spotify even more customizable.

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Philips Hue 4.10 comes with Christmas scenes Spotify integration is also improved

Spotify integration is also improved

The development team of the Philips Hue app is currently preparing the next update. It is expected that version 4.10 of the Hue app will be released in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as early as next week. I can already tell you what new features the update will bring.

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iConnectHue 4.8: Gradient support and other new features New update available in the App Store

New update available in the App Store

Philips Hue has claimed the launch of the new Gradient products all to itself. What do I mean by that? The APIs and tools necessary for developers were only released after the actual market launch. This explains why the initial integration with Hue Essentials did not necessarily turn out to be great and iConnectHue can only now come up with the corresponding update.

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