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The time has come: Prices in the official online shop increased This is how much Philips Hue now wants to cash in

This is how much Philips Hue now wants to cash in

I already announced it last week, but now the time has come: Philips Hue has increased the recommended retail prices for its products. The manufacturer is now charging up to 16.67 percent more for its products. The prices have already been adjusted in the official online shop at philips-hue.com. As of 1 May, retailers will also have to pay more for the purchase of Hue products, and the price increase should then also be noticeable in the coming weeks in the retail market.

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Philips Hue will massively increase prices Products will be up to 40 euros more expensive

Products will be up to 40 euros more expensive

Already at the beginning of the year I could tell you that Philips Hue has made some of its products more expensive. In January, it was mainly the outdoor products that were affected, but also the “simple” Lightstrip Plus and the corresponding extension. Now I have bad news for you again: The prices of almost all other products will also be increased.

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Backup & Restore: All 4 Hue working on backup solution Currently still in beta stage

Currently still in beta stage

It is probably the absolute worst case that especially users with a large installation fear: A total failure of the bridge. Unfortunately, Philips Hue still does not offer any backup function, even almost ten years after its launch. This means that if the bridge fails and cannot be restarted, there is a lot of work to do.

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Hue Entertainment: How the 10-lamp limit could be bypassed Combination of Bluetooth and ZigBee

Combination of Bluetooth and ZigBee

The possibilities of Hue Entertainment have enjoyed great popularity at least since the launch of Spotify integration. Hue Entertainment is also used in combination with the Hue Play HMDI Sync Box. Especially there, fast reaction times are important. To make this possible, a direct connection is established between the Hue Bridge and the lights in the entertainment area when synchronisation with Hue Entertainment is active.

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Hue Sync on the PC: Still using technology from 2018 The Play Gradient light strip is just too long

The Play Gradient light strip is just too long

With the launch of the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box in 2019 and the Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip the following year, Philips Hue has managed to take the TV experience to a new level. On the PC, however, where a Sync Box is not even necessary, we are still at the technical level of 2018.

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Innr introduces new outdoor globe light Improvements for the Outdoor Flex Light

Improvements for the Outdoor Flex Light

It will probably take a while before there are new products from Philips Hue – presumably there will be new fodder here in June. A little faster are the Dutch colleagues from Innr, who have already presented a new and a revised product today. And as befits the season, it’s off into the garden.

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Online Hue Controller: Control lamps via the browser Works on a local network

Works on a local network

Do you want to control your Hue lamps via a browser on your computer? Then take a look at the Online Hue Controller by Jakob Lykke. The developer from Denmark has created a tool that is certainly not perfect, but nevertheless great. The handling of the open source project is very simple, but a little trick is necessary.

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Massive price increase: Philips Hue has become significantly more expensive Mainly outdoor products affected

Mainly outdoor products affected

It should be common knowledge by now that Philips Hue does not necessarily offer the cheapest products. This is quite understandable, after all, quality and performance are in many cases better than with cheaper alternatives. Moreover, one has to consider that Philips Hue, in contrast to some other manufacturers, also takes care of software development.

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Hueblog wishes you a happy new year These were the best articles in 2021

These were the best articles in 2021

It’s that time again: a year is coming to an end. It’s not quite over yet, but I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year. And in 2022, I will of course be happy if you visit my blog regularly. If you still have a little time left in the remaining hours of 2021, you can take a look at the highlights of the year.

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Watch out: Not all Philips TVs support Hue Ambilight+Hue is not always included

Ambilight+Hue is not always included

In the past few weeks, I have repeatedly received a few enquiries on the subject and I also keep stumbling across it on social networks: The “Ambilight+Hue” function of Philips TVs. In principle, the whole thing works very simply: in the settings of the TV, a connection to the Hue Bridge is first established and then the lamps that are to extend the Ambilight in the room are selected.

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