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Firmware update for the Hue Bridge released Improvements for HomeKit and Matter

Improvements for HomeKit and Matter

Last week, Philips Hue released a firmware update for the Hue Bridge, which should have automatically installed on your system by now. It revolves around the software version 1962097030. Among other things, it fixes the problem where some users were unable to connect to Apple Home via HomeKit. As we have now found out, HomeKit is much more stable than the new Matter.

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Hue Bridge firmware updated to version 1961135030 No significant new features known

No significant new features known

The update of the Philips Hue app to version 5.6, which is expected before Christmas, is still a long way off. However, new firmware for the Hue Bridge has been released in the last few days. You may have already received version 1961135030. You can check this in the settings of the Hue app.

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After almost two years: Firmware update for the Hue Sync Box Install version 2.0.5

Install version 2.0.5

“Never change a running system” – this is a more than well-known wisdom from the IT world. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, for example, has not received a single firmware update in the past year, with the last update dating back to 29 October 2021. If you have encountered one problem or another during this time, you might be helped with an update now.

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Hue Bridge update brings back popular feature Accessories show date and time again

Accessories show date and time again

There is no official changelog from Philips Hue yet, but I can draw your attention to a software update for the Hue Bridge. Yesterday evening they seem to have started rolling out firmware version 1.56.1956178040. With this update, the date and time of the last activity are displayed again in the settings under Accessories.

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Many Hue luminaires now with stronger dimming Firmware update for bridge and lights

Firmware update for bridge and lights

Have you already equipped your Bridge with the firmware version 19370450000? Then it is worth taking another look at the update section of the Hue app. There is also new software for many White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance fixtures – Signify points this out in the release notes on the US website.

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Philips Hue: January update has half closed security flaw Check your bridge firmware

Check your bridge firmware

So is this good news or bad news? Check Point's security experts have discovered a vulnerability in the Hue system that allows you to access even computers that are shared on the network with the Hue Bridge. The vulnerability has now been resolved by Signify – at least partly. Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue, was already informed about the gap in the system in November 2019.

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Update for the Hue Sync Box: Voice control and universal remote controls Still in exclusive distribution

Still in exclusive distribution

Actually, this should have been the case by the end of 2019, but finally there is a highly official announcement and probably an update soon: the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box finally gets further improvements. First and foremost concern is the connection to infrared remote controls.

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Firmware update improves performance of Hue Entertainment A new firmware update is available for the Hue Bridge’s 2nd generation.

A new firmware update is available for the Hue Bridge’s 2nd generation.

So far, Hue Entertainment and Hue Sync have not really taken off; for example, there is still no possibility to add Ambilight-like lighting effects without a computer. Apparently, Signify does not want to leave the technology behind – as a recent update of the Hue Bridge shows. The firmware version 1933144020, released two days ago, improves the performance of Hue Entertainment when all the lamps in use are within direct radio range of the Hue Bridge.

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