If you don’t have a bridge yet and have been relying on the Philips Hue Bluetooth App, there is interesting news for you. With the update to version 1.37.0, you can now transfer all paired lamps to the “normal” Philips Hue app with a tap of your finger. This has offered Bluetooth support for some time and should make the separate app superfluous.
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.
A few weeks ago I already announced it, but there were probably some minor delays in the development. With today’s release of Philips Hue 4.13, the previous Bluetooth app becomes superfluous – because a corresponding support has now been integrated into the “main” app. However, the development team states the following in the update notes: “New Philips Hue users can now use the Hue app to control their Bluetooth setup.
Once again I have received interesting news from the Philips Hue development team. Specifically, it’s about the integration of Bluetooth light bulbs into the official Philips Hue app. It will start with the update to version 4.11, which will be released in the coming weeks in the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Last year, the time had come: The first Philips Hue switch ever, the Hue Tap, was discontinued. Although it is still available for purchase, the switches that are currently still available are remnants. However, the name Hue Tap will probably not disappear completely from the market. A new entry has appeared in the online store of an authorized Philips dealer from the USA.
About one and a half years ago, Philips Hue started to equip its light sources with Bluetooth in addition to ZigBee. Most recently, numerous products were equipped with the additional wireless connection last summer, including the popular Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. Another product, however, still seems to be waiting for an update: the Philips Hue Play Lightbar.
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?
Signify introduced a few days ago among others the new LightStrip Plus or the improved Hue Bloom. All new products can also be used without bridge and only with Bluetooth. We have already reported that more lamps and lights will get a Bluetooth upgrade. Philips Hue Bluetooth White & Color Ambiance Bloom 500lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Amaze 3000lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Being 2400lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Cher 3000lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Fair 3000lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Still 2400lm Philips Hue Bluetooth Lightstrip Plus 1600lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Adore 2400lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Adore Mirror 2400lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Adore Spots 350lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Aurelle 2200-4200lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Buckram 350lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Milliskin 350lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Pillar 350lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Runner 350lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Struana 2400lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Wellner 806lm Philips Hue Bluetooth White Ambiance Wellness 806lm Real Hue experts cannot do much with the Bluetooth upgrade.