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Violet SmartSwitch Lite hands-on: This light switch is really smart Hue and Sonos control supported

Hue and Sonos control supported

I have already reported about the Violet SmartSwitch Lite twice in the past, currently pre-orders for the EU version are already possible – you can find more information at the end of the article. The 86 x 86 millimeter Violet SmartSwitch Lite replaces a single light switch on the wall and requires its own power supply, so a neutral or other power source is needed.

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After one week: Your verdict on the new Hue app Now it's billing time

Now it's billing time

Exactly one week ago, Signify released the big update of the Philips Hue app. Version 4.0 was a big step, over 100 innovations and improvements were integrated according to the developer team. At the same time, however, some extras have been dropped, for example the timers. Others, like the widgets, have been replaced on iOS by shortcuts.

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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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Philips Hue 4.0: How the improved Siri Shortcuts work More options for Apple users

More options for Apple users

Philips Hue has been compatible with Siri Shortcuts for some time now. This is very practical, for example, to be able to switch on and off smart plugs that do not come from Philips Hue via Siri. Unfortunately, creating Siri Shortcuts with certain scenes is not really intuitive so far. Fortunately, Philips Hue will do something about this with the upcoming major update to version 4.0.

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Philips Hue 4.0: New app offers much simpler automations Routines will be pimped

Routines will be pimped

In a few weeks Philips Hue will release a completely new app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. I’ve already given you some general info and a first look at the improved entertainment areas, but today we want to take a look at the automations. In any case, this is the new name of the previous routines.

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Philips Hue working on brighter E27 bulbs Soon with 1,100 instead of 806 lumens

Soon with 1,100 instead of 806 lumens

There’s one number we’ve gotten used to over the past few years: 806 lumens. That’s how bright classic E27 bulbs from Philips Hue are. With the new 1,600 lumen bright Hue White, this value was significantly exceeded for the first time, but this lamp can not colors or different shades of white and is also much larger to ensure cooling.

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Philips Hue 4.0 improves placement of lamps in the entertainment area Height can be adjusted freely

Height can be adjusted freely

As I could tell you a little more than a week ago, Signify is currently working on Philips Hue 4.0 – a new app with a revised design and many new features. In addition to a new tile view, there will also be a quick option to switch between multiple bridges.

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What to expect in the upcoming Philips Hue App 4.0 New look, quick bridge switching & more

New look, quick bridge switching & more

The current Philips Hue app was released almost exactly five years ago. So it feels like an eternity ago, especially when you consider the rapid development around the topic smart home. But today I have good news for you: Signify is working on a completely revised version of the Philips Hue app.

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These are the four features Philips Hue needs to deliver this year What is important from my point of view

What is important from my point of view

Philips Hue has now been on the market for almost ten years and is currently the clear number one when it comes to smart lighting. But the manufacturer from the Netherlands certainly cannot rest on its laurels. It is about time to pick up the pace again – because the last really big update of the Hue app was back in April 2016.

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Which potential Hue product do you want most? From small filament bulbs to dimmable sockets

From small filament bulbs to dimmable sockets

Today it’s time again for a little poll. I would like to know which Philips Hue product you would like to see the most. After all, there are a few things that are not yet available – and some of them are not from third-party suppliers either. I am therefore curious to know what your favourites are.

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