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The next price increase for Philips Hue is imminent From February, Hue will be more expensive again

From February, Hue will be more expensive again

We really don’t need to discuss that Philips Hue is expensive fun. But apparently expensive is not yet expensive enough. After the prices were already increased in January 2021 for outdoor products and then in May for almost all other Hue devices, the next price increase is now imminent. According to my information, Philips Hue will adjust its official price recommendations again on February 1st 2023 – upwards.

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Hue app now allows control of the HDMI Sync Box Update to version 4.31

Update to version 4.31

It had been announced for a long time, but now the time has come: If you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, you no longer have to use the Hue Sync App to control it. With the update to version 4.31, the functions have been integrated into the Sync section of the Hue app.

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Support video shows integration of Sync Box in Hue app Function not yet available

Function not yet available

I was able to tell you a few weeks ago that Philips Hue is planning to kill off the Sync app as well, following the end of the Bluetooth app. Instead of a separate app for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, the entire functionality is to be integrated into the normal Hue app.

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Philips Hue works on improvement for dynamic scenes White light remains white light

White light remains white light

It has been more than a year since Philips Hue introduced dynamic scenes. Since the launch in September 2021, numerous functions have been added, such as speed adjustment or, most recently, automatic activation. As I have now learned, there should soon be another improvement that actually also has major implications for practice.

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Philips Hue gives energy saving tips for its smart bulbs How easy it is to save electricity

How easy it is to save electricity

Electricity costs have become a big issue in recent months. Many of us already have to pay more each month, which naturally raises the question of whether a gimmick like Philips Hue is even necessary? Of course, you don’t necessarily have to light up your garden just because it looks nice.

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Community question of the week: How much power do Gradient products consume? The string light has raised questions

The string light has raised questions

Yesterday I reported that the new Philips Hue Festavia light chain always consumes between 16 and 17 watts of power, regardless of whether you have white or coloured light activated at 1 or 100 percent. This is partly due to the fact that voltage must be applied to each LED at all times and the LED segments are connected in a series-parallel combination.

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Community question of the week: New scene cannot be set on switch It's the sequence that really matters

It's the sequence that really matters

Today I would like to deal with a small problem that I had not yet thought of. However, there are always letters on the subject, so a little advice can’t hurt. The problem is that newly created scenes do not appear in the switch configuration. Philips Hue has actually built in a little trap here.

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Philips Hue 4.29: At least one innovation is quite practical One version completely skipped

One version completely skipped

Yesterday evening, Philips Hue released another update for its app. Version 4.29 is now available in the App Store. Attentive readers will notice that version 4.28 has been omitted. According to my information, there were major problems with this version, so it was not even considered for release. In the end, however, it doesn’t make any difference, because this version probably wouldn’t have offered any major innovations anyway – and now we’ll continue with the next update.

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Thanks to Matter: third-party lamps show up in Apple HomeKit More possibilities for Philips Hue

More possibilities for Philips Hue

Before I take a look at version 4.29 of the Philips Hue app, I would like to revisit the topic of Matter. On Friday, I already reported that you can already activate the Matter beta on your bridge via the Hue developer website – mind you, this is a version that is not yet intended for the end consumer.

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