In our survey with more than 1,000 participants, Hue Essentials came in third place, making it one of the most popular applications for the smart lighting system. Hue Essentials was placed behind the official Philips Hue App and iConnectHue.
Philips televisions with built-in Ambilight are a great thing. I've been using one myself for years but in the end a good offer for an LG TV came through. If you have an Ambilight TV in use you should definitely keep in mind the issues surrounding the interaction between Ambilight and Hue described in this article.
I myself like using HomeKit very much – and there are quite a few accessories that are supported by HomeKit. Philipe Hue of course, LIFX, Elgato products and many more. These devices can be bundled and controlled in the Home app. But if you want to access the devices remotely, you will have to set up a so-called control center.