Back in January 2018 Philips announced the planned released of the lasted update to their Philips Hue smart phone app for both iOS and Android, Philips Hue App 3.0

The release stated the update would come in Q2 2018 so anytime now!

According to Philips the app is totally redesigned taking into consideration comments feedback and ideas from its users.

The new app will improve daily use, and ensure seamless setup and integration of Hue accessories and new Philips Hue Entertainment partnership integrations. The interface will also enable consumers to instantly access their last used scenes, and to simply group lights and select their desired color temperature or color.

Philips did provide a sneak peak video:

Historically some 3rd party apps have overtaken Philips app in terms of functionality, for example Hue Disco and iConnectHue. So much so Philips even link to the apps in their own official app under ‘Apps we like’ interesting to see if this continues.

We are pretty excited to see what they have done and can’t wait to give it a go. What feature would you like most to see in the update app?

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The app constantly forgets the hub and needs to be paired again. Siri is not consistent and doesn’t work predictably. One has to constantly rediscover the hub for Siri to work.

Russell English

This is welcome news! I use the Hue app over 3rd party apps but I’ve always felt that it lacks “something” but could never tell what it was lacking. Would be great for it to integrate with other apps on a device such as Sonos for its own disco mode… But not sure if that will happen, I can only hope!

Graeme Lawson

Hi, I also would like Hue to be integrated with Sonos 1. Prior to purchasing my Sonos, several retailers assured me they were expecting future compatibility, with these options being supported by the marriage of Sonos and Alexa. Please give this a high priority amalgam


Good News. I hope they integrated the power off after power lose.
I also hope they priority the Home-WLan for Geofencing – coze I had have big troubles with changing Mobile-Antenas – the effect was, turn on/off the lights, it thought you come and go – but you stay all the time at home. I have to say, it was in Multigeofencing-Mode (2 Mobiles). Really nice feature for a Smart-Home 😉

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