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Philips Hue 4.1: Control of individual lights becomes easier Update soon available in the App Store

Update soon available in the App Store

Signify has had to take some criticism around the major update of the Hue app. In particular, the omission of widgets and timers has not gone down particularly well with the community. But also in some other places, more clicks have recently become necessary than it was the case in the old app.

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How bright will the new Philips Hue bulbs be? Up to 1,600 lumens are possible

Up to 1,600 lumens are possible

On Thursday I was able to give you a first preview: In autumn, Philips Hue will make its lamps a whole lot brighter. The sixth generation of the standard light bulb will then offer up to 1,100 lumens, previously 806 lumens were possible. There will also be an even brighter bulb with an E27 base that will offer up to 1,600 lumens.

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These new bulbs will be introduced by Philips Hue in September Brighter standard lamps & Filament with White Ambiance

Brighter standard lamps & Filament with White Ambiance

We still have to be patient for about two months until Philips Hue will officially present its new products. Today I can already give you a small preview of some of the new products that will be presented at the end of August or beginning of September. As we already suspected a few weeks ago, Philips Hue is working on brighter light sources.

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First update for the new Hue app should fix more than 15 bugs Version 4.0.2 probably soon in the App Store

Version 4.0.2 probably soon in the App Store

As we have already noted together this week, there is still a lot to be done in the new Hue app: The tile view is just plain cruel in rooms with lots of bulbs, the timers are no longer available and changing the brightness of a single bulb is also more cumbersome than before.

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Philips Hue app not available on Google Play Store Currently no download possible

Currently no download possible

A small warning to Android users: The Philips Hue app is currently not available in the Google Play Store. So if you want to reinstall the app, you currently have bad cards – the previous download link leads to an error message. I’ve already knocked on Signify’s door to find out why the app is currently unavailable.

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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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