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Hue Essentials: Premium version now with 50 percent discount Bugs fixed in the new Mac version

Bugs fixed in the new Mac version

Earlier this week I was able to report that Hue Essentials is now also available for download in the Mac App Store. However, the new app wouldn’t start on our Macs – and we had no idea why. In the meantime, the developers from the Netherlands have found the error and fixed it: It was due to older versions of macOS.

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Hue Essentials: Now also available for the Mac Control Philips Hue on the desktop

Control Philips Hue on the desktop

If you no longer want to control your Philips Hue lights only by voice command or by app on iPhone and iPad, there is now another option: After the launch of the Windows application, the well-known app Hue Essentials is now also available for the Mac. The download from the Mac App Store is free of charge.

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Samsung TVs could soon support Hue Sync Without any additional hardware

Without any additional hardware

This could be a really exciting thing. According to information from the blog SamMobile, Samsung is working on a major update for its Internet of Things platform SmartThings. And this could also be really exciting for all Philips Hue users. According to the blog, Samsung is working on support for Philips Hue Sync.

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iConnectHue gets support for Hue Tap Dial switch Version 4.12 also improves the Watch app

Version 4.12 also improves the Watch app

That was fast: Last week Philips Hue released the new Hue Tap Dial switch, you could already read my impressions. Now the popular iConnectHue app also offers full support for the new switch. Before we get into the details, one small thing first: Existing customers might not get the update around the Hue Tap Dial Switch for free.

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Wake up naturally: How the new Philips Hue wake-up light works Automation after update to version 4.20

Automation after update to version 4.20

Since yesterday, a new version of the Philips Hue app is available. While we are still waiting for the final integration of the Sync Box and also the new presence simulation, this update gives us support for the new Philips Hue Tap Dial switch and delivers a new automation: Sunrise. Philips Hue writes in the update description: “Wake up to the colors of the morning sun!

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Philips Hue Go: The new portable table lamp in detail Up to 48 hours of battery life

Up to 48 hours of battery life

Perhaps you have already noticed: Today is the longest day of the year. It’s also clear that the days are getting shorter again and lighting is needed on the terrace or balcony in the evening. Philips Hue has presented a potential candidate today: The portable table lamp from the Hue Go series.

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First impression: The Philips Hue Perifo track system Starter sets from 649.99 euros planned

Starter sets from 649.99 euros planned

In late summer 2022, Philips Hue will launch its first own track system. Various starter sets starting at 649.99 euros can be configured with additional light sources and accessories so that you can create your very own lighting experience. Even though I have not yet been able to install the Perifo system in my home, I have already been able to gather the first impressions for you.

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The Philips Hue innovations 2022 at a glance Track system, Tap switch and Go table lamp

Track system, Tap switch and Go table lamp

Finally the time has come: Philips Hue has introduced new products. As of today, the first new light sources and also a new switch are already available, and more new products are to be launched by late summer. And as I can already announce: What Philips Hue has shown today will not be all for the year 2022.

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George Yianni explains: This is why Matter only comes on the Hue Bridge The upcoming smart home standard

The upcoming smart home standard

This autumn, it is hopefully time: The new smart home standard Matter is to launch and be able to connect a wide variety of devices. At the same time, we users should be able to decide for ourselves which apps we want to use to control the system. The Matter standard will also support Philips Hue – but not directly via the light bulbs, only via the bridge.

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Hue Sync Box: Soon integrated into the regular Hue app Possibly with the next update

Possibly with the next update

For some time now, Philips Hue has been working on making its separate apps redundant. Since the end of February, it has been possible to pair Hue lights within the Hue app via Bluetooth and no longer have to use the separate Bluetooth app. Back in March, I reported that Philips Hue had also started work on integrating the Sync Box into the regular Hue app.

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