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Why the new Philips Hue app doesn’t offer widgets on iPhone and iPad Siri shortcuts as an alternative on iOS

Siri shortcuts as an alternative on iOS

Since Thursday, the new Philips Hue app is available for iOS and Android. And there is one major criticism, especially among iPhone and iPad users: the previously available Today view widgets have been completely removed from the new Hue app. Why Signify had no other choice, I’ll explain in this article.

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iConnectHue receives update: More possibilities with the wall switch module Now available for iPhone and iPad

Now available for iPhone and iPad

About a month ago, the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module was launched and now the corresponding update for iConnectHue (App Store-Link) is finally available. The app for iPhone and iPad is one of the best tools when it comes to configuring the Hue system. And of course it offers more possibilities around the new wall switch module than the regular Philips Hue app does.

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Hue Essentials: Support for the wall switch module is not yet adequate Unfortunately no recommendation at the moment

Unfortunately no recommendation at the moment

Since the weekend, the third-party app Hue Essentials offers initial support for the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module. I found some time this morning to take a closer look at the update and would like to tell you about my first impressions. And unfortunately, they are not positive, even though I would have liked them to be.

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iConnectHue 4.5 adds support for new dimmer switch Configure customized button layout via app

Configure customized button layout via app

Since today you can order the new Philips Hue dimmer switch, with the availability in Germany it still looks bad. While users in France or Belgium were partly already delivered, I’m still waiting for my order. I tried it via the Proshop, here the new dimmer switches should be shipped from Wednesday.

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iConnectHue delivers new New Year’s Eve animations with new technology Extra fast light effects

Extra fast light effects

The industrious developer Stefan Göhler has once again released a new update for his popular app iConnectHue. In the universal app for iPhone and iPad, which currently costs 5.49 euros, you will now find a new animation package. Here’s what the developer has to say about these new animations: “iConnectHue 4.4 adds new year animations, which are somehow special, as we tweaked iConnectHue’s animation system to be able to make the bridge do rapid changes to the lights.

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Using the official Philips Hue app on the Mac The new M1 processor makes it possible

The new M1 processor makes it possible

Philips Hue is at home on the smartphone and tablet, there is no doubt about that. I use the Hue app almost exclusively on the iPhone, even on the iPad I hardly ever open the app. But there are certainly some users out there who would like to access the Hue app on the Mac.

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Play Gradient Lightstrip without Sync Box: Now possible with iConnectHue Discotainment function provides colourful light

Discotainment function provides colourful light

With the launch of the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, the manufacturer has already announced its intention to enable colour control of the seven zones of the lightstrip via the Hue app with a future software update. Until the Gradient Lightstrip works without the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, a little patience is still needed.

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We Love Lights: Mac app now works with multiple bridges Control Hue lamps on a computer

Control Hue lamps on a computer

In April I already gave you a short introduction to We Love Lights from the Mac App Store. The 3,49 Euro application is a practical extension for the menu bar to control the lamps from your Mac. After successfully connecting to the Bridge, an alphabetically sorted list of all rooms and zones appears, which can be used to control either the entire area or each individual lamp.

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Adaptive Lighting: Philips Hue lamps get a new function thanks to HomeKit Update to be published in autumn

Update to be published in autumn

Yesterday evening Apple gave us a preview of their new operating systems for iPhone, iPad and Co. Also included were some new features for HomeKit, which is not entirely uninteresting for us Hue users. After all, Philips Hue was one of the first manufacturers to offer HomeKit support a few years ago with the launch of the second-generation Hue Bridge.

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Your Hue wishes: Multi-user, better bridge and backup function Lots of creative ideas

Lots of creative ideas

About ten days ago, I asked you a question: which features do you want for Philips Hue? But as simple as the question sounds, you can’t answer it in a simple way. Every user has different needs, expectations and ideas. Nevertheless, it quickly became clear that some features are high on the wish list.

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