Hue Switcher for Philips Hue B

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About this app

Hue Switcher is a third party application designed to enable fun and advanced control of your Philips Hue Bridge Lighting System.

Note: Hue Switcher is available in English, additional languages will be supported in the future. Thanks for your patience!

WARNING:Hue Switcher contains many dynamic lighting effects! Some Lavas* contain rapid bursts of light, please use at your own risk! See Disclaimer below.

Manage Light Groups:
• Lava Lamp: Choose from 40+ custom designed Lava Scenes or Music Effects or create your own!
• Auto Color Generator allows you to create and place a pattern of colors onto any size Light Group.
• Create, Delete, Retrieve and Rename Light Groups on your Philips Hue Bridge.
• Lights can be assigned to more than one Light Group.

Accessory Programming:
• Create trigger events using many different options for Hue accessories such as the Hue Tap, Dimmer Switch, and Motion Sensor.

• Create Scenes with unique settings for every Light in the specified Light Group.
• Save Scenes to sliding bars that can be assigned to different Rooms in your home.
• Scenes are automatically saved to your Philips Hue Bridge using the current Light settings - Hue Bridge snapshots exactly what your lights look like upon creation to retrieve later
• Set Transition Times (0.2 seconds - 60 minutes) to gradually fade lights on or off.

• Create Rooms to house different collections of scene sliders.
• Dimmer switches each control a unique Scene saved to your Philips Hue Bridge.
• NOTE: Hue Switcher Rooms are not related at all to the Philips Hue API Rooms. Rooms are stored locally in the app to lessen Light Group / Room confusion generated by the official application.

Scene Light Schedules:
• Create Light Schedules to trigger Scenes at certain times of the day, recurring on all or certain days of the week.
• Automate your Entry Way lights, Back Yard lights, Front Porch, Balcony, Aquarium, etc...
• Create a "Light Alarm Clock" by triggering a scene with a 5 minute Transition Time in the morning.

Multi-Bridge Support


System Requirements:

**** Developed for Second Gen. Hue Bridge, Version 1.14+****

This app has been optimized based on the Philips Hue API. We highly recommend that you keep your bridge up to date to enable the latest features and maintain compatibility.

Terms and Conditions:
IoT Switch LLC takes no responsibility for any harm, bodily or otherwise, you may cause to yourself or others when using this application. This application integrates many different technologies and therefore has many different potential points of failure. Because of this, we do not guarantee that this app will work 100% of the time. All purchases of in-app products are final and no refunds or exchanges are required from us except for as required by state or federal law. This app gathers some anonymous usage statistics in order to better craft the User Experience. This app is not an official Philips Lighting Application. Using this app means you are also subject the the terms of use outlined in Philips Hue's API and EDK documentation which can be found here:

And here:

You agree to these terms and conditions as well any terms and conditions outlined by Philips Hue when using this application.

*Using the fastest setting for certain Lavas can create rapid bursts of light. Strobe and Star Burst Lavas contain light bursts by default.
Updated on
Oct 24, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

1.81K reviews
Jason Kauffman
April 17, 2021
One of the most difficult and lacking common sense apps I have ever used. It's like learning a whole new operating system with no consistency. You have to remember how you found something because none of the programmers designed the app in a way that common sense would point you in the right direction. For example, if you want to turn off a scene, to multiple lights, enjoy the journey you are about to go on. I've had app almst a year and spend 10 minutes searching how to turn features off.
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IoT Switch LLC
April 17, 2021
Hi Jason, sorry you are having difficulties! There are many instructions included in the options menu for each view that might help you. Also if you need certain scenes to be quickly accessible you can save them into the "rooms" at the bottom of the left navigation drawer that slides out. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!
A Google user
September 19, 2018
Fun, but somewhat confusing app. I love being able to set my lights into colorful motion & I really like being able to sync the color patterns, or have them all doing their own thing. I haven't gotten too much further than being able to set my lights into motion, because everything else is too confusing. Maybe one day I'll take the time to learn, but until then, I'll just enjoy my waterfall of colors!
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IoT Switch LLC
September 19, 2018
Thanks Sam! I agree this new way of controlling lights is somewhat confusing and takes a bit of time to learn. We left instructions in the top right options button for each screen in the app to help!
December 30, 2020
This app is by far the best option for smooth color transitions during lava lamp mode that I have come across. Recently I was having issues connecting to the hue bridge with this app during the autodetection, I emailed the devs and they were quick to respond with advice on how to correct the problem. I eventually was able to connect the phones to the app by doing manual IP entry. It is slightly inconvenient to sync this way but it is a worthwhile price to pay for the quality of this app.
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IoT Switch LLC
December 30, 2020
Hi Bob sorry you are having this issue! When did you start experiencing this connection issue? Please reach out to us at and we can try to help you. Thanks! Update: Thanks for the update Bob we are happy you were able to resolve your issue! 😊

What's new

This App requires a Hue Bridge :)

Fixed an issue with users not being able to find their Hue Bridges on their network

"Hey Google Open Hue Switcher" for fast access

Removed full screen pop-up ads

Added 70+ new Auto Color Generator default colors for user convenience, may cause a few duplicate palettes on some devices - these can be deleted

Auto Color Generator algorithm updated to spread colors across lights better