Hue Essentials

In-app purchases
3.5
5.44K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Imagine unlimited possibilities in your smart home. Set scenes and fast effects to your mood.

Experience Dance Sensation in your entertainment area with Philips Hue Entertainment. Enjoy a more colorful ambiance on your IKEA TRADFRI gateway.

Feel more in control with schedules and automation from sunrise to sunset. Widgets, Shortcuts, Quick settings, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported devices
• Philips Hue bridge
• Philips Hue Bluetooth lights
• IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway
• deCONZ (ConBee)
• diyHue
• LIFX

Scenes & effects
Create the perfect ambiance from your photos or the included photo library. Experience special animations like lava, fireplace, fireworks, or lightning.

Wake up at sunrise and go to sleep at sunset with fading lights.

Get into the party on the beats of your music. Sync your lights for a night of disco with strobe effects (updates 25 times/sec).

Quick access
Create rooms and groups to organize your lights. You can even put a light in several groups. Place widgets for temperature sensors, easy control of lights, setting color and brightness without opening of the app.

Add shortcuts to your home screen for quick opening of your room. Control your lights through an optional notification in the notification panel.

Control your lights from your smartwatch. Switch on your lights right from your watch face. Create complications & shortcuts for quick access.

Smart lights & controls
The unique ‘Touchlink’ search allows you to find new (3rd party, Zigbee) lights. Use included wizards for easy setup of your devices.

You can set scenes, actions, or even multiple scenes on a button to make your switch a real investment. Experience the right ambiance during different times of your day with your motion sensor. All of your creations are stored on the bridge. Easy for you and your family.

Advanced
Automation allows you to have greater control of your smart home. Turn on your lights when the door opens. Adjust your ventilation when the humidity gets too high. Open or close blinds and curtains based on temperature or sunshine. Configure endless automation possibilities through the Tasker plugin.

Make it look like you are at home using 'Away from Home' (out of home control).

Communicate directly with your Hue bridge using the API debugger. View technical details of your Hue bridge and update its resources like lights and sensors.

You want it all?
Fast performance with ad-free experience. Purchase the premium version to unlock full content.

Share your experience
Community: https://community.hueessentials.com
Updated on
Dec 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

3.6
4.88K reviews
Carissa Amici
January 31, 2024
This app used to allow me to make routines to turn my lights on and off at specific times. Within the last year, you can't do much on this app without paying a monthly subscription except manually turn your lights on and off. I can't even connect to Philips Hue site to turn my lights on and off via Wifi when I'm away from my home. If the Phillips Hue app wasn't incompatible with my phone, I would not even have this app. This app is completely useless now since I have Google Assistant.
8 people found this review helpful
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Mark Davis
October 4, 2020
Sleek, streamlined interface, simple-to-use event scheduling controls, and fun effects. Totally worth it over the default app. One note for devs - although I like the hex grid color picker, I would prefer a more detailed hue/sat wheel color picker, or at least the option to switch to it. Because of the hex grid color picker, I still switch to the default hue app to set colors, and then go back to Essentials to record scenes and control playback and effects. Thanks!
3 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
November 15, 2018
This is a fantastic app and the developer is extremely helpful and responsive. I had trouble with my purchase of the premium features and kept getting an error code. The problem was a Google Play issue and NOT a problem with the app. Yet, the developer helped me work through the problem anyway and now, after a phone reset and reinstall, I am able to enjoy this app! Great work, great support, great customer service! Buy and you won't be disappointed!
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SmartFusionLabs
November 15, 2018
Thank you so much Angela and we are very glad your Google Play issues have been resolved! We wish you lots of enjoyment with Hue Essentials.

What's new

• Added instructions for using Sync with DRM content on the Sync screen
• Fixed crash when changing light state
• Fixed crashes on Android 14 with entertainment