Philips Hue

Philips Hue Gets Matter Support

Philips has today announced that a new over-the-air software update to the Philips Hue Bridge makes all existing and new Philips Hue lights and accessories fully compatible with Matter. For those who aren’t familiar, Matter is a new smart home protocol developed jointly by leading smart home service providers and device makers to enhance interoperability...

Philips Hue to Introduce a New Redesigned App on iOS and Android This Week

[caption id="attachment_354378" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image source: Signify[/caption] Philips Hue is primed to release a new, redesigned app that's said to be the "foundation for the future" of its smart home lighting. The app will soon be available on both iOS and Android on Thursday. In a press release, Signify, the company that makes Philips Hue...

Philips Adds HomeKit Support for Hue Accessories With New App Update

Philips is adding HomeKit support for Hue accessories, allowing users to control other HomeKit devices with Philips' switches. The latest Philips Hue update has added Apple HomeKit compatibility for certain lighting accessories, including the Hue Tap, Hue Dimmer Switch, and Hue Motion Sensor, reads the updated application's description. The changes are included with the Philips Hue 2.16.0 app update. Before...

Philips Hue Will No Longer Block Third-Party Light Bulbs

Philips has today announced that a firmware update shipped yesterday for its Philips Hue bridge, that blocks third-party light bulbs to fix interoperability issues, was a mistake and a future update will reverse the change (via TechCrunch). For those unaware, Philips uses a ZigBee wireless bridge to control light bulbs, while third-party light bulbs relying on the same...