Please add the ability to choice the color of the lights for an alarm (wake up). Having them be very yellow makes me want to go back to sleep. App used to be balls, now it's great. It would be nice to have the same light to be a part of different scenes, but not needed.
Hue is a closed system that only supports Phillips products. Home & Away does not stay logged in. It prompts for it every time I tap Home & Away. There's no Fade for widgets. Can't edit widgets. Can't fade up from zero anywhere. Scenes don't have an OFF (only goes down to 2%). This is rediculous. Login still a problem. None of the login options work. Still no candle mode.
Inexplicably the feature to automatically turn your lights on when you get home and off when you leave still doesn't work. I consider this the single most useful feature a smart lighting system could have, and it hasn't worked (despite being present in the app) since I got the lights a couple of years ago. Pathetic.
I updated my rating to 4 stars because I find I use this app the most over other Hue apps. It's fast and simple and deserves recognition for that. Given that there are many different apps, all of which seem to specialize in different areas with no one single app providing EVERYTHING that you would want, this fits into the tool set usefully. The Philips Hue app controls adding lights, naming them, assigning them to groups with relative ease. It handles updates to firmware and addition of accessories like the motion detector and dimmer switches more easily than other apps. It does *not* do color management or preset management well. If you are listening, Philips, I would love to have better preset management and ways to set up triggers and animations, using your accessories. The motion detector desperately needs a way to set end time. Better integration with IFTTT too. There are apps on iOS which do creative things like animations that no Android app seems to handle well. But overall, this is a fine basic app. I use it for simple things, quickly, and it is fine.
The app is buggy, doesn't work consistently, and is poorly designed. I'd say it never should have made it out of beta but clearly it never made it to testing. Lights have yet to come at the proper time. Changes to lights not only aren't saved, they are inexplicably replaced with off the wall settings that make no sense. Renaming a light doesn't stick unless you click out of the box before saving. I could go on and on. Great hardware but your software makes you look like amateurs.
Still waiting for timers to be implemented again into the new app. Also i have terrible trouble to change times on routines. Sometimes they just don't accept when I save and all i can do is delete them and make them completely new. So still lots of thing horribly wrong with this app and Philips should really think about their mistake and stop messing this up by now. Too many angry customers could one day backfire where you didn't expect it. For now I at least am not going to buy any other Philips product. Your fault!
- Didn’t like to update your Hue system while sitting in the dark? You can now postpone software updates and first turn on your lights.
- Added “What’s new” and "Hue labs" to the “Explore” tab for you to explore new features.
- Added support for the new Philips Hue E14 white ambiance and white and color Ambiance candles.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
- We’re investigating issues with the “Home & Away” routine and hope to fix this soon.
Voice control app for Philips HUE on Phones, Tablets and Wear TRIAL VERSION
App for setting the luminaire easily for lighting control and reading the status