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Fireplace and candle effect soon also in the Hue app Probably already with the next update

Probably already with the next update

Last week, Stefan Göhler, the developer of iConnectHue, came forward: He has integrated the fireplace and the candle effect into his application. The two effects were already officially announced by Philips Hue in a press release in January. At that time they wrote: In the first quarter of 2022, new effects will also be added to the Philips Hue app.

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Philips Hue 4.11: Update brings a few new scenes No Bluetooth support yet

No Bluetooth support yet

At the end of last week, Philips Hue released another update in the App Store. However, it turned out to be somewhat smaller than I had initially assumed. In version 4.11 we can at least look forward to a few new scenes. The Philips Hue development team describes the new scenes as follows.

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Official Hue app will soon also support Bluetooth connections Separate app could become redundant

Separate app could become redundant

Once again I have received interesting news from the Philips Hue development team. Specifically, it’s about the integration of Bluetooth light bulbs into the official Philips Hue app. It will start with the update to version 4.11, which will be released in the coming weeks in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Officially announced: Hue Calla in silver and Inara wall lamp Two new products starting on 8 February

Two new products starting on 8 February

In contrast to the past years, when Philips Hue always had numerous exciting outdoor novelties in its luggage at the beginning of the year, things are a bit more leisurely in 2022. Today, Philips Hue officially presented two new products, although they are not that new. It starts with the Philips Hue Calla, one of the oldest outdoor lights from Philips Hue.

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Massive price increase: Philips Hue has become significantly more expensive Mainly outdoor products affected

Mainly outdoor products affected

It should be common knowledge by now that Philips Hue does not necessarily offer the cheapest products. This is quite understandable, after all, quality and performance are in many cases better than with cheaper alternatives. Moreover, one has to consider that Philips Hue, in contrast to some other manufacturers, also takes care of software development.

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Natural Light: Long-awaited function will arrive later Launch was planned for autumn 2021

Launch was planned for autumn 2021

After the major update of the Hue app in early summer, which was not immediately well received by all users, the Philips Hue development team provided us with numerous exciting updates in the second half of the year. Especially the dynamic scenes and the gradient function are worth mentioning here. However, we have been waiting in vain for one function so far: natural light.

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Resetting Philips Hue lamps with the new dimmer switch When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

When the Bridge can't find a new lamp

In the past few days I have sorted out some old lamps and sold them on eBay. Several buyers had no idea how to reset the lamps so that the new Bridge would find them immediately – although it is so easy with the dimmer switch. This is how easy it is to reset a Hue lamp I have often explained how to reset a lamp with the dimmer switch.

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Philips Hue 4.10 released: All changes at a glance New scenes and new Spotify option

New scenes and new Spotify option

A few days later than I expected, but still in time for Christmas, Philips Hue has received another update. Among other things, version 4.10 brings seven colourful and Christmassy scenes, which you can now find in the Hue light scenes gallery. Also new is an option for Spotify integration. The developer team writes in the update description: “The new Style setting in the Sync tab makes your Philips Hue + Spotify even more customizable.

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Philips Hue 4.10 comes with Christmas scenes Spotify integration is also improved

Spotify integration is also improved

The development team of the Philips Hue app is currently preparing the next update. It is expected that version 4.10 of the Hue app will be released in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as early as next week. I can already tell you what new features the update will bring.

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Philips Hue improves its motion sensor with new technology Improved sensitivity thanks to new sensor

Improved sensitivity thanks to new sensor

Secretly, quietly, Philips Hue has launched a new generation of its motion sensor. Okay, new generation might not be the right word, but in any case it is a new, improved hardware revision. The focus is on a new sensor lens that, according to my information, has a slightly higher sensitivity.

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