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Description

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 setting tiles, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported bridges
• Philips Hue bridge
• IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway
• deCONZ (ConBee)
• diyHue

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.

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
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
XDA forum: https://goo.gl/etGdEH

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 15, 2017 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 16 days, on average.

Jan 20
2019
(Current)
Version 1.1.2

• Create your own effects using a new Effect Creator and play from delivered effects;
• Store effects on your bridge, start them from your smart controls and schedules;
• Introducing Power-on behaviour (Philips Hue lights and bridge);
• New overview and cleanup function of your bridge resources (bridge menu);
• Choose which apps can access your bridge (bridge menu);
• More supported lights added;
• Bug fixes and improvements;
• Updated translations.

Jan 12
2019
Version 1.0.4

• You can now create scenes from colour palettes;
• Long press on a Quick Settings Tile takes you to your room/group;
• Improvements to unknown schedules;
• Currently unsupported smart controls are now listed;
• Fixed crash on smart controls screen on the diyHue bridge;
• Updated translations.

Nov 24
2018
Version 1.0.3

• Introducing schedules for TRÅDFRI gateway;
• Now you can change the QS tile icon;
• Hide rooms/groups you do not want to see;
• Improvements for certain light models;
• Minor changes to away from home;
• Minor bug fixes (location, create scene Android 5);
• Updated translations.

Nov 11
2018
Version 1.0.1

• You asked for linear sliders - you can enable them in settings;
• Improvements to 'Away from Home' and to the control notification;
• More colour options for the look and feel;
• Changes to the Philips hue default group;
• New languages: Greek, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Punjabi.

Oct 28
2018
Version 1.0.0

First official release 1.0.0

Oct 23
2018
Version Varies with device

• Fixed unsupported configuration error for switches;
• Added 'switch between scene/off' to smart control wizard;
• Bug fixes;
• Updated translations.

Mar 11
2018
Version v.2018.03.12

• Long press a room, group, light, or scene to change the order of the list;
• Improvements for Automation;
• Bug fixes;
• Updated translations. New language: Filipino

Mar 11
2018
Version v.2018.03.11

• Long press a room, group, light, or scene to change the order of the list;
• Improvements for Automation;
• Bug fixes;
• Updated translations. New language: Filipino

Mar 03
2018
Version v.2018.03.04

Philips Hue Entertainment: Let Hue Essentials entertain you!
• Dance sensation - Sync your lights with music for a night of disco & strobe (updates 25 times/sec). Configure bass/voice/treble frequencies, fade, pulse, color, etc;
• Police lights - Fast alternating red/blue police lights;
• Feedback appreciated! Let us know what you want next. Our love for hue has only just begun;
• Find Entertainment in the side-menu;
• Updated translations - thank you translators!
• Minor visual improvements.

Mar 02
2018
Version v.2018.03.03

Philips Hue Entertainment: Let Hue Essentials entertain you!
• Dance sensation - Sync your lights with music for a night of disco & strobe (updates 25 times/sec). Configure bass/voice/treble frequencies, fade, pulse, color, etc;
• Police lights - Fast alternating red/blue police lights;
• Feedback appreciated! Let us know what you want next. Our love for hue has only just begun;
• Find Entertainment in the side-menu;
• Updated translations - thank you translators!
• Minor visual improvements.

Feb 25
2018
Version v.2018.02.26

• Fixed search for bridges crash when meethue is down;
• Updated translations;
• Entertainment package expected very soon!

Jan 26
2018
Version v.2018.01.27

0.57.beta
• Bug fixes;
• Compatibility improvements for new type of smartlights.
0.56.beta
• deCONZ (dresden elektronik - ConBee) support (alternative bridge);
• Increased amount of quick settings tiles;
• Updated translations;
• Bug fixes (qs-tiles).

Jan 13
2018
Version v.2018.01.14

• Temperature widget;
• 'Add to Home screen' option on room/group 3-dots-menu;
• Added Busch-Jaeger switch;
• Updated translations. New languages: Catalan. Translated 100%: Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese.

Jan 08
2018
Version v.2018.01.08

• Widgets (just getting started on this, feedback requested before the real widgets come through);
• Improvements for multiple bridges;
• Updated translations, added Finnish language;
• Updated help for connecting IKEA TRÅDFRI lamps to a Hue bridge;
• Bug fixes - thank you for "send feedback" on crashes with detailed steps. (see app for bug fix details).

Jan 02
2018
Version v.2018.01.03

• Change color of a room/group through color palette icon at the top;
• New color picker layout (in preparation for future widgets);
• Set color temperature of TRÅDFRI color lights;
• Added Philips Hue Phoenix lights;
• Updated translations;
• Bug fixes (software update, group picture, location, qs tiles, and more). Thanks for all your crash reports!

Jan 01
2018
Version v.2018.01.01

• Hue Essentials now supports IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway next to Philips Hue;
• Rooms/groups have been updated to a new layout;
• Software update handles all connected devices;
• Performance improvements;
• New Indonesian & updated many languages;
• Custom name & fixes for Quick settings tiles;
• Change preferred language (settings);
• RTL improvements (for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian).
• Please provide us details on any issues.
• In the next updates: scenes, effects, bug fixes, widgets, deCONZ (bridge).

Dec 30
2017
Version v.2017.12.31

• Hue Essentials now supports IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway next to Philips Hue;
• Rooms/groups have been updated to a new layout;
• Software update handles all connected devices;
• Performance improvements;
• New Indonesian & updated many languages;
• Custom name & fixes for Quick settings tiles;
• Change preferred language (settings);
• RTL improvements (for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian).
• Please provide us details on any issues.
• In the next updates: scenes, effects, bug fixes, widgets, deCONZ (bridge).

Dec 30
2017
Version v.2017.12.30

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Dec 28
2017
Version v.2017.12.29

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Dec 25
2017
Version v.2017.12.26

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Dec 24
2017
Version v.2017.12.24

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Dec 16
2017
Version v.2017.12.17

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Nov 18
2017
Version v.2017.11.19

• Added support for more lights (Lightify and Living Whites);
• Fixed demo bridge (thanks to Abdullah Amir for logs)
• Updated translations. Good translators get FREE PREMIUM. Tap the translate button for more info. (Translators needed for Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabyle, Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese).
• To be expected in a future release: IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway.

Nov 05
2017
Version v.2017.11.05

• Added support for Automation on Android 8 (Oreo);
• Improved Demo Bridge;
• Fixed Schedules;
• Performance improvements;
• Bug fixes;
• Updated translations.

Oct 29
2017
Version v.2017.10.30

• Schedules in rooms/groups (incl. sunrise/sunset);
• Go to sleep timer (💤-icon in rooms/groups);
• View smart controls (under developement);
• Added lights: Lightify, TRÅDFRI, Innr, Hue (thanks for all your reports);
• Edit location and sunrise/sunset offset in bridge screen;
• Demo mode (for translators w/o Hue bridge);
• Updated translations (thanks to all translators, see: settings, about, special thanks, translators);
• Accessibility improvements;
• Bug fixes & performance improvements.

Oct 07
2017
Version v.2017.10.07

• Updated languages (Swedish, Spanish, Romanian);
• IKEA TRÅDFRI color light improvements. IKEA TRÅDFRI lights may be much cheaper than Philips Hue, but quality of Philips Hue (firmware) is far superior;
• Bug fixes (pushlink, and more).

Aug 09
2017
Version v.2017.08.09

• Critical bug fix solving Philips's SDK breakage on bridge update 1.20.
• Updated translations - thanks to all volunteers at http://goo.gl/6jKMya
• Work in progress: New layout with new features is currently under development. Your feedback is implemented. We expect the new app within a couple of weeks. Until then minor bugfixes/improvements will come through.

Jul 16
2017
Version v.2017.07.16

• Slovak language (Thanks Lukas);
• Bug fixes (premium purchase handling).
• Work in progress: New layout with new features is currently under development. Your feedback is implemented. We expect the new app within a couple of weeks. Until then minor bugfixes/improvements will come through.

Jun 29
2017
Version v.2017.06.30

• Updated translations - thanks to all volunteers at http://goo.gl/6jKMya.

Jun 04
2017
Version v.2017.06.04

• Translations are still increasing for many languages (Portuguese Brazilian reached 100%) - thanks to all volunteers at http://goo.gl/6jKMya.

May 30
2017
Version v.2017.05.30

0.22.alpha
• Added support for the Osram Lightify Plug;
• Translations 100%: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English AU/UK/US, Greek, Hindi, Polish, Turkish. French 64%, Russian 67%, Spanish 94%, and more.
• Thanks for all translations through: http://goo.gl/6jKMya.
Next update(s) includes:
• Set scene colors manually (open bug: e.g. switching on/off light within scene does not restore color of scene);
• Set custom room/group photo;
• Config viewer.

May 28
2017
Version v.2017.05.28

0.21.alpha
• Fixed crash on Android Kitkat and lower;
• Updated translations - thanks to all volunteers at http://goo.gl/6jKMya
0.20.alpha
• Activate your own scenes, view details;
• Visual update;
• Clicking a detail enables 'copy to clipboard';
• Improved stability;
• Updated translations;
Bug fixes:
• Random crashes;
• Refresh after applying scene;
• QS-Tiles icons (Samsung);
• Minor fixes;
Next update(s) includes:
• Set scene colors manually;
• Set custom room/group photo;
• Config viewer.

Apr 22
2017
Version v.2017.04.22

0.19.alpha
• Fixed crash when opening some rooms;
• Fixed Quick Settings tile crash;
• Other bug fixes. (Thanks for all your crash reports!)
0.18.alpha
• Added support for new E14 lights;
Bug fixes:
• App colors in settings no longer requires restart;
• Random crashes.

Apr 16
2017
Version v.2017.04.16

• Added support for new E14 lights;
Bug fixes:
• App colors in settings no longer requires restart;
• Random crashes.

Apr 12
2017
Version v.2017.04.12

0.17.alpha
• Minor UI changes;
• Bug fixes.
0.16.alpha
• Increased number of quick settings tiles;
• Bottom navigation in line with Google apps (easier on Galaxy S8+);
• Better reliability and improvements (UI);
• Updated translations;
• Bug fixes.

Apr 09
2017
Version v.2017.04.09

• Increased number of quick settings tiles;
• Bottom navigation in line with Google apps (easier on Galaxy S8+);
• Better reliability and improvements (UI);
• Updated translations;
• Bug fixes.

Apr 03
2017
Version v.2017.04.03

• New header in navigation view;
• Auto reconnect to bridge after bridge IP address has changed (e.g. after power outage);
• Bug fixes.

Mar 08
2017
Version v.2017.03.08

• Change color of all lights within a group or room;
• New light/dark theme (experimental, requires
Lollipop+);
• Performance improvements.
Bug fixes:
• RTL (Right-To-Left) improvements: Fixed invisible
on/off switch, text direction, and tabs reversed;
• Fixed Quick Settings tile on bridge IP change (Nougat+);

Android Kitkat UI fixes;
• Random crashes.

Feb 26
2017
Version v.2017.02.26

• New (premium) effects: Dates, Lemons, and Palm tree;
• Bug fixes (Quick Settings Tiles under
Nougat).

Feb 21
2017
Version v.2017.02.21

• Quick settings tiles (Android Nougat+);
• Option for automation (e.g. Tasker), requires premium version;
• Bug fixes. Thank you for reporting those issues!

Feb 19
2017
Version v.2017.02.19

• New Disco effect. Please report detailed bugs.

Feb 15
2017
Version v.2017.02.15

0.9.alpha
• Bug fixes.
0.8.alpha
• New brightness slider within a group/room;
• Performance
improvements;
• Bug fixes;
• Updated translations;
• Please help us to translate Hue Essentials:

Jan 31
2017
Version v.2017.01.31

• Updated icons on tabs (change in settings);
• Enter bridge IP address manually;
• Search lights by
serial number;
• Improved initial connection with (multiple) Hue bridge(s);
• Improved right-to-left (RTL)
layout;
• Bug fixes;
Updated translations:
• Turkish 100%, thanks byzlo685
• Dutch 100%

English (UK/US/AU) 100%
• Hebrew 30%
• French 34%
• German 54%
• Spanish 38%
• Portuguese
Brazilian 30%

Jan 29
2017
Version v.2017.01.29

• Support for multiple bridges (experimental);
• Design changes on main screen;
• App shortcut for "All
lights" (Android 7.1 or custom launcher);
• Hue Essentials reconnects automatically after network change;

Updated translations. New language: Turkish (93%, thanks byzlo685);
• Do you want to help to translate? Join us at:

• Bug fixes.

Jan 25
2017
Version v.2017.01.25

0.5.alpha
• Implemented support for playing an effect on Android 4.4 and lower.
0.4.alpha

Effects;
• Change theme of the app (Primary color, accent color, and navigation bar);
• Samsung MultiWindow
support;
• Bug fixes.

Jan 24
2017
Version v.2017.01.24

• Effects;
• Change theme of the app (Primary color, accent color, and navigation bar);
• Samsung
MultiWindow support;
• Bug fixes.

Jan 20
2017
Version v.2017.01.20

• Implemented change of light color. Select an RGB color, color temperature, or XY coordinates of a Gamut;

Small design changes;
• Thanks for your crash reports during these alpha releases! Bug fixes are the
result.

Jan 15
2017
Version v.2017.01.15

• Improvements for "Hue White" and "Hue White ambience" lights.

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

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