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About this app

Hive is the UK’s number one smart home provider, trusted by over 2 million customers. We offer a family of elegantly designed smart home devices and services all controlled with our simple-to-use app.

Our app lets you control your heating, plugs and lights from wherever you are. Use it to keep your home safe with our smart cameras – and unlock powerful home security features with Hive HomeShield.

It also enables you to set up Hive Actions, which are clever ways to connect your Hive devices together so your home works seamlessly around you. Like setting your lights to switch on when motion’s detected at night. Or heating your home up automatically when you open your bedroom door in the morning.

You can also create your own one-tap shortcuts with Quick Actions. Like turning all your lights low for movie night. Or switching everything off with a tap as you head out, so you can save energy.

Here’s a little more about our devices – and how our app helps you control them:

• Control your heating from your smartphone with Hive Active Heating, the UK’s favourite smart thermostat.
• Adjust your hot water (if you have a separate hot water tank) so you're never faced with a cold shower.
• Come back to a warm home without ever having to heat an empty one (and potentially save up to £120 a year on your heating bills).
• Set daily heating and hot water schedules.

• HomeShield is a smart alarm system that puts you in control of your home security, all from your Hive app.
• Customise and set Home, Sleep and Away modes to protect different parts of your home at different times.
• Get intelligent alerts for you and your family if your alarm is triggered.
• Arm or disarm your alarm remotely.
• Check your home in real time and livestream camera footage.
• Call the local police straight from the app.
• Create unique PIN codes for family and guests. 
• Access 30 days of event and video history and share it with authorities or neighbours.
• Deter potential intruders with the Hive Siren and two-way audio on Hive Cameras.

• Choose from our range of lights, from spotlights to colour-changing bulbs, and control them from anywhere.
• Set schedules so they go on and off at certain times, making it look like you’re in when you’re out.

• Control your heating room by room.
• Set daily heating schedules.
• Set the exact temperature you want in degrees, rather than 1 – 5.

• Switch your home appliances on or off from the Hive app.
• Set schedules so your appliances go on and off at certain times.

• Get an alert when people, motion or sound are detected.
• Speak to people (or pets) with two-way audio.
• Livestream what’s happening at home in your Hive app.

• Get an alert when people, motion or sound are detected.
• Speak to people at your door with two-way audio.
• Livestream what’s happening outside your home in your Hive app.

• Check on your app to see if there’s been any movement at home.
• Get a notification when movement’s detected.

• Check on your app to see if doors or windows have been opened or closed.
• Get a notification when doors or windows have been opened or closed.

• Get an alert if there’s an unusual water flow in your home that could be a leak.
• Use the app to diagnose the problem and connect with a local plumber if necessary.

• The Hive Hub 360 connects your Hive devices and is our most advanced hub yet.
• Get an alert when it hears alarms going off, glass breaking or dogs barking.

Hive integrates with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT and Philips Hue.

Learn more at hivehome.com
Updated on
14 Apr 2022

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16.3K reviews
Jared Richards
10 November 2019
I love this device. One star for you though! I don't use the schedule feature. I love controlling the device from my phone. One thing that drives me a bit crazy is that the time didn't change when Daylight savings happened. I wish we could stop doing daylight savings time, however until that happens let's get a simple update to allow this device to get the time right. Luckily I found out how to turn the display off. Fix it Felix and get 5*'s! I spent too much time trying to correct the time.
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Leon Stankowski
7 December 2018
Setting the thermostat schedule is both painful and broken. Can only change 1 day at a time and each change of temp causes the app to freeze requiring restarting. Faster to do it from the thermostat! Also, app starts show what the temp was last and then, after a few moments goes to find out the current. This is less than useful and in fact confusing.
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Centrica Hive Ltd
10 December 2018
Hi Leoan , Sorry to hear this. Please contact us on Facebook or Twitter @HiveHelper. We also have web chat through the Hive website www.hivehome.com. Thanks The Hive Team
Kyle Sandell
10 September 2019
Basically a worthless app. The time cannot be corrected (it shows several hours off) and it shows a different day for the thermostat schedule compared to the web based interface. This is a fatal flaw in an app who's primary function is to sync a device based on a schedule. There are numerous glitches that make the interface for updating the schedule difficult to accomplish. Initial connection to the hub and thermostat required multiple restarts of the devices.
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What's new

This release contains bug fixes:
• Hive Heating plus icon visibility for Hive multizone customers - Daily heating history re-enabled for customers with multiple heating zones.