I’m sure you’ve stumbled across Hue Labs before. This special section of the Philips Hue App often contains special, useful and nice beta features that have not yet become an integral part of the Hue App. This way you get additional functions for lamps, sensors and switches to get even more out of the Hue system.
Sometimes even I, as a proven Hue expert, have to start the search engine to get a simple thing done. I wanted to integrate a scene from the Hue app in HomeKit in order to use it with a HomeKit switch.
Last year, Philips introduced Hue zones in the Hue app. This made it possible to either combine several rooms or group individual lamps within a room. Until now, the zones were a beta feature but this will change with the update to version 3.4.0 of the Hue app.
HomeKit, which is at home in the Apple cosmos, is a fine thing. Not only can all devices be controlled via Siri, but also complex automations can be created. They also work across several manufacturers. In this regard, Apple definitely offers more possibilities than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The update of the Hue app (App Store link) released this morning contains three improvements for HomeKit integration: improved synchronization with HomeKit when changes are made to the Hue app fixed a HomeKit problem where names in the Home app do not match names in the Hue app corrected a HomeKit problem where saving a scene in HomeKit would cause the “value is higher than maximum” error Luckily, I haven’t been able to find any of the three problems mentioned in connection with HomeKit.
The light should switch off automatically after exactly one hour? You want to receive a visual reminder in seven minutes? All this is no problem for the smart lighting system with the latest updates from Philips Hue. In addition to the official Hue app, we once again recommend iConnectHue because it offers respective settings.