Enjoying an intelligent lighting system is one of the many advantages of having a ‘Smart Home’. This type of systems, such as Philips Hue, allows you to manage the lights from your cell phone and for this we have to choose between some of the apps available on the market.
The best Apps for Philips Hue
Below we offer you a selection of the best Hue apps for Android and iOS both free and paid. The order in which we present you the apps is not any kind of ranking.
To start the list we have the application that has developed the brand itself to control its range of smart lights. It is not the most advanced or with the most amazing features, but it allows you to perform all the basic actions to customize and automate our Hue system.
Synchronize the lights with the music you are playing and create a whole show without leaving home. Perfect for a party or to enjoy relaxing music. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and is available on iTunes for $2.99.
If you’ve ever wanted to transport yourself to a warmer space or a forest, this app makes it easy to achieve. The light effects it achieves are able to evoke different places that will serve us to set the mood for any situation. In addition, it is compatible with iOS and Android.
Controlling the lights by voice commands is what this app offers us. Its functions do not allow us to perform actions as complicated as in other applications, but being able to control the lighting of the house by voice gives us that futuristic feeling that a Smart Home should provide.
Another exclusive application for apple devices and one of the most recommended. It allows you to control devices individually or in groups, so that you can create all kinds of scenarios. The negative point is the different purchases that must be made from the application to expand the options offered and that increases the final price of it.
If you use Tasker on your Android device this plug-in allows you to customize your Philips Hue lighting system to the maximum. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something easy to install and use it may not be the best option.
The main advantage of this app is that we can control not only Philips smart bulbs, but those of other houses like LIFX or Belkin WeMo. Undoubtedly, it is the best option if we have bulbs from several of these manufacturers and we want to manage them all from the same app. On the other hand, it is one of the most expensive.
Another application that allows us to synchronize the lights with the ambient sound, whether music, video games or just the TV. It also allows different types of strobe effects. One of the best rated and most downloaded from Google Play.
Hue for kids
We close the list with a different application and focused on the little ones. This is an educational app that allows children to learn about colors, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The lights react according to the answers, making the experience more immersive. Undoubtedly, this application gives a great added value to our light bulbs.
The offer is really very wide and it can be difficult to decide between one or the other. From Ledkia we recommend that you get started in the world of intelligent lighting Philips with the application itself that offers the brand. If our needs exceed what this application offers us or other free ones, we can always make the leap to a paid app to control our Philips Hue lights.
Hue Sync: Synchronize Hue with your TV
Some of the applications that we have already shown you, allow us to synchronize the Hue lights with the content of the television. With Hue Sync we can perform this operation, but using a PC or Mac instead of a mobile terminal.
Music, video, video games… any multimedia content will offer a more immersive experience once we configure the application to suit our tastes. Remember that Hue Sync is the official Philips tool that we can download from its official website.