I have the original Philips Hue, Philips Hue 2.0, and the LightStrips powering up my room with 3 different lighting profiles that I’ve set up for different occasions like gaming, working, and relaxing (i.e for movie watching or chilling on the bed).
Philips Hue gets better and better with integration to Razer Chroma, and recently, Philips Hue Entertainment API that will make your lights sync to what’s displayed on your monitor (check out Huestacean).
The app will be getting the next love with a major update and redesign.
According to Jasper Vervoort, Head of Marketing and Product Management, Home Systems & Luminaires at Philips Lighting, the new app is easier to use and has 30 new scenes for that instant scene settings to match your mood or moment. The new app design update is based on feedback from lighting designers, user experience specialists, and of course, from Philips Hue customers. From the screenshots alone, it looks really good and pleasing to the eyes.
It will be simpler to navigate, more intuitive to change colours, easier to set the room ambiance, and to group/ungroup a sets of Hue bulbs together.
The update will hit iOS and Android real soon. I’ve constantly checking my App Store each day and night but it might hit the store before you know it.
Check out the new Hue App page for more information.