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Beeping of the Play Lightbars is to be eliminated with a software update Already applied to the GU10

Already applied to the GU10

Beeping Philips Hue products are a rarity, but with the sheer number of products sold, it is noticeable. Recently, it was mainly the Play Lightbars that caused problems. Already a few weeks ago, Philips Hue admitted to this error, which can cause a beeping sound with the Play Lightbars, especially with very bright light settings.

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Philips Hue: Now with demo mode within the app Try out functions and accessories digitally

Try out functions and accessories digitally

To start the new week, here is another small update from the overcast week. Shortly after the update to version 4.16 of the Hue app, another new version was released: Philips Hue 4.16.1. With this small bugfix update, a new feature seems to have been unlocked in the Discover section – a demo mode.

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Philips Hue Inara: A classic but interchangeable wall lamp New release from January presented

New release from January presented

In January, Philips Hue introduced the new wall lamp Inara for outdoor use. Okay, the model is not that new, because it has been available in the US for quite some time. For the launch in Germany and Europe, however, Philips Hue has equipped its wall lamp in classic lantern shape with an equally classic Hue Filament in Edison shape.

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Philips Hue now allows multiple bridges per account Simplified control on the go

Simplified control on the go

Only last week, I explained in a small guide how to control several bridges on the go – until now, it was necessary to set up several Hue accounts. I could have saved myself the effort, because with the update to version 4.16 Philips Hue seems to offer new possibilities. This new option is hidden in the settings of the Philips Hue app.

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Philips Hue 4.16: Bug fixes and some new scenes Finally with Flamingo

Finally with Flamingo

Yesterday evening Philips Hue released another update of its official app, the update description reads more than sober: “Bug fixes and performance improvements”, it says in the App Store. But beyond that, there are some new things to discover. There are some new scenes – and finally a flamingo in the Hue app.

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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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Community question of the week: Remote connection for second Hue Bridge Control all lamps remotely

Control all lamps remotely

During the last few days, many exciting questions about Philips Hue have arrived in the community area and also in my inbox. Today I would like to deal with a request from Olaf, who sent me the following email: I recently had to put a second Hue Bridge into operation, but I can’t manage to activate the remote connection for the second bridge.

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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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Ambee 2.0: Updated app promises atmospheric effects New version based on subscription model

New version based on subscription model

You have to hand it to Tomas Baran, the developer of Ambee: He was clearly faster than Philips Hue. Back in 2013, he offered an app, then still called Goldee, with which you could use dynamic scenes. It was eight years later that the manufacturer itself integrated such a function into his app.

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