This app has come a long way and finally doesn't seem like a beta app anymore. It's a lot quicker to find bulbs online (although I wish it we're instant but I'm not sure if that's possible) and feels more like a complete app. I like that they've added sunrise/sunset options natively as I was hacking this together with Lampshade IO, Tasker, and AutoWeb. Also, you can finally access your bulbs while on a VPN! I just wish there was a way to save custom "scenes" similarly to Lampshade's feature. Integration with Tasker would still be great for power users but I'm not reflecting that in the star rating. Great work, Lifx devs! I'm really enjoying this app now.
App itself works great. Love using Google how to turn my lights on and off, adjust their brightness, and even change their color/color temperature. To the devs, though... The Android Wear app needs something done to it. It's great to turn the lights I and off in a snap... Doesn't need the functionality of the full app... But PLEASE do something to make it stop requesting that you open the app on your phone to add more scenes. It's getting annoying.
Has been working flawlessly w/ 7 color bulbs, Android 7.0 phone. However, I just bought Pixel 2 phone and 2 more bulbs (color bulb and lifx z). My phone is Android 8.1, and for some reason updating firmware for my 2 new bulbs was impossible. Tried multiple times. They connect and work fine to my network. So, I used my old Android 7.0 phone and it updated first try. So small glitch with Android 8.1 software needs to be fixed for firmware updates.
Everything works great. One thing to beware of is that your router may have a limit on the number of devices that can connect simultaneously. I have quite a lot of devices connected via Wi-Fi and now that I have connected my 4 lifx bulbs, they sometimes drop their connection. I have a basic router from my internet provider that only allows 16 connections. My connection issues with the bulbs was solved by upgrading my router.
First time user. Brought 3 lights downloaded app. Turned on one light at a time followed instruction on app which found each light . Up and running in 5 minutes. Enabled skill on Alexa set up routine to switch on and off which worked straight away. About 30 minutes from start to end..
I paid $200 at bestbuy for two LIFX Z (light strip) starter kits -- one for me and one as a gift for my girlfriend. I received them two hours ago. I will be returning these. For two minutes the 3 meter strip light looked great and worked with Google assistant, but then I lost connection to the light and haven't been able to get it to work. I've spent the past 2 hours troubleshooting and I'm pissed. Definitely returning my Tldr; worked for a bit and linked with Google assistant, but then stopped working completely
App Resume Behaviour - We have changed the behaviour on the dashboard when a user returns to the app from the background to show a loading indicator on the lights that it doesn't have accurate information about.
The Welcome Screens (Login and Register) screens have been updated with a new look and feel.
The App launcher icon now uses the new Adaptive Icons feature in Android 8.0
We've also fixed a range of bugs relating to Dashboard display, Day & Dusk Off transitions
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