Finally starting to get better, but not good yet. I'll update if and when they fix all these issues that should have been working since day 1: - Add full house "room" that controls all lights so we can create themes for the whole house. - Add ability to control color and brightness of multiple lights or rooms at once by long pressing lights.
Great app, easy to use. In future updates I'd love the option to create new scenes by being able to browse albums I have saved in my phone's photo directory. This would save a lot of hassle trying to find an image in my camera roll as I save all my hue scene photos in a specific album. Other than that, great work Philips 😎
They seem to listen to their customers. They are always adding new features. Starting with the previous update my lights have randomly been turning off. Newest update didn't fix the issue. What gives? Fix this please! Luckily I use my hue lights with Google home, so I can tell Google to turn the lights back on. They turned off three times while I was showering...not cool!
This app used to have real problems! But the team that is working on it now, has not only made real progress, but also are being transparent about the progress in the form of a changelog! Five stars! No major outstanding issue with this app. Also do not regret laying out the money for the bulbs, it is easily the coolest tech thing in my house.
I love Phillips hue but the app takes a very long time to connect sometimes. It ends up being quicker to talk to Google assistant to turn on the lights. Also. It'd be nice if when the app finally connects what ever setting I had last on the app would sync with the bulbs. Alot of the time it'll show turned on in the app but the bulbs remain off.
The app is stable and set up went very easily for me. The app UI is simple, once you figure it out. I admit I didn't pay attention to the tutorial. Maybe have a way to restart the tutorial or a link to help in about section. The ability to reorganize and delete scenes on long press is really nice. The timers are fun but too cumbersome to access and set up to be really useful for short duration. I am going to look at Alexa and IFTTT for a faster timer experience. The location features are great when they work. I'm not entirely sure who's fault it is when they don't.
This is not just a routine update, it's an update about routines ;)
- Your lights as a reminder using a timer! Timers can be found under “Routines” in the app.
- Automatic on? Automatic off! If you’re using routines to turn lights on, you can also automatically have them turn off in the same routine.
- Randomize your routines and make it seem like you’re home when you’re not. In “other routines” you can now have your lights turn on and off with a randomness to it.
App for setting the luminaire easily for lighting control and reading the status