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Philips Hue 4.0: New app offers much simpler automations Routines will be pimped

Routines will be pimped

In a few weeks Philips Hue will release a completely new app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. I’ve already given you some general info and a first look at the improved entertainment areas, but today we want to take a look at the automations. In any case, this is the new name of the previous routines.

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What to expect in the upcoming Philips Hue App 4.0 New look, quick bridge switching & more

New look, quick bridge switching & more

The current Philips Hue app was released almost exactly five years ago. So it feels like an eternity ago, especially when you consider the rapid development around the topic smart home. But today I have good news for you: Signify is working on a completely revised version of the Philips Hue app.

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This is how the Hue wall switch module is configured in the app With choice between switch and push button

With choice between switch and push button

It shouldn’t be too much time until the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module is available in stores. Unfortunately, Signify has not yet communicated an exact launch date for the product, which was introduced in January, but officially it should be ready in spring (in Europe). However, thanks to a reader’s email from the Netherlands, I can already show you how exactly the new module is configured in the Hue app.

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Three apps for one system: Hue, Hue Bluetooth and Hue Sync Everything clear or too much confusion?

Everything clear or too much confusion?

Today I would like to deal with a topic that may have occupied you. At least if you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. The Hue Sync App is required to use it, but the entertainment area is still set up and managed via the normal Hue App. Last year, the Philips Hue Bluetooth App was also added, allowing newcomers to control up to ten lamps via direct connection.

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How do you like the tile view from the Philips Hue Bluetooth app? Should the design also be included in the regular Hue app?

Should the design also be included in the regular Hue app?

As a user of more than 50 lamps, I’m usually not a candidate for the Bluetooth app, which only allows you to pair up to 10 lamps. However, it is worth having a look into the Bluetooth app, because there is a tile view for some time now. I wonder: Would this design be something for the “real” Hue-App?

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Major update: The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box finally gets better Voice control, infrared remote controls and Dolby Vision

Voice control, infrared remote controls and Dolby Vision

We’ve been waiting for a really long time, but now it’s finally arrived: In a press release, Signify has announced that the promised major update for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is now available. It includes a lot of new features that I will definitely take a closer look at over the next few days.

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Whimpering GU10 spots: Firmware update eliminates annoying problem Signify confirms troubleshooting

Signify confirms troubleshooting

What a joy to see Philips Hue introduce a new generation of its GU10 spots last fall. The new White and Color Ambiance Spots have been given a more compact design, are brighter and offer improved color rendering, so they are superior to their predecessors in all respects.

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We Love Lights: Uncluttered Hue app for the Mac Controls in the menu bar

Controls in the menu bar

Do you know this problem as well? At home, you sit at your desk or anywhere else with your MacBook and you want to control the light. Of course you could stand up and use the dimmer switch or just use Siri on your Mac. But if you have your fingers on the trackpad anyway, you could also control the light on your Mac.

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