I love the lights, but the app is terrible. When it updates, it stops functioning until you install the update, and you have to be near the bridge. So my lights are left on all day if I don't notice it in time. Also, I can't sign into My hue account. I just get a black screen everytime I try. Philips needs to put some work into their app. It sucks.
The new version of this won't let me switch bridges until I update the current bridge... Which is impossible at my own house, since the bridge it was last connected to is at my boyfriend's house. My personal Hue lights are useless until this app gets fixed. Or at least until next time I drive out to my boyfriend's house.
Routines don't work properly and are unpredictable. Not even confident they work when I'm at home, let alone when I'm away from the house. Lights turn on with a routine, but at times never turn off.. Not consistent at all. Have no confidence it will work when away. Needs more development.
The lights turn on or off at their own will sometimes. The home & away just doesn't work like it should. I get back home and connect to wifi and it doesn't know I'm home. Sometimes I turn the lights off to go to sleep and they suddenly turn on. Can't be sure that they turn off when I leave. Philips needs to fix this app. They keep updating it with no noticeable improvements, only bugs. The lights just turned on again as I'm typing this....
Overall I think this app is working fine. The only real thing that I can think of is at times the app can't detect the bridge when I am home. Plus I will agree with other people in saying that the app icon shouldn't have been changed. It looked just fine as a black icon.
Nice update. You lock out the functionality of choosing the bridge i want to connect to until i update, which for me means i cant use the app since im not near the last bridge i was connected to. Super smart, A+!
- Manage third party routines. In “From other apps” you can enable, disable or delete routines created in other apps.
- Improved software updates. Enable and specify time to automatically install software updates and check if your Hue devices are up to date.
- Reset Hue accessories to default. Now you can restore accessories to use the default Hue behavior. Scroll down in the accessory details screen to reset.
- App icon and splash screen updated.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.
App for setting the luminaire easily for lighting control and reading the status