iConnectHue for Philips Hue
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iConnectHue for Philips Hue

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2013-04-29
  • Current Version: 3.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.81 MB
  • Developer: Crossfire Designs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 391

Description

iConnectHue will bring out the best of your Philips Hue lights! Organize your Hue Lamps: Assemble groups for rooms, areas or special purposes. Light up your party, dinner or bedroom in your favorite colors and moods with easy to use drag & drop-functions! Want to go to bed? Just start up the integrated sleep timer and close your eyes. Intelligent timers only act when you need them. Have you got a Hue Tap, Hue Dimmer or Motion Sensor and want more flexibility? Colors, scenes, sleep timers, reminders, brightness, blinking, on/off and (w/ optional animation editor) even color animations! The motion sensor can either turn off or return to the last state of inactivity. Philips has made it "app of the month" 3 times: iConnectHue was made to be powerful, but still solves complex tasks with ease. This all comes in a nice clean package. It's possibly the only app you will need for your Philips Hue Lights! THIS IS is the iPhone version! "iConnectHue HD" for the iPad has even better usability thanks to the larger iPad screen. Get more information about all the fantastic possibilities on https://iconnecthue.com PLEASE NOTE: If you have any issues, please contact our support instead of giving a negative rating. Our team will try hard to solve any problem that you may encounter. Why iConnectHue? • Full feature set - control almost every aspect of your hues - and constant updates • Family focus: Scene sharing, family geofencing (first one turns on the light, last one off - optional), group hiding (animation sharing requires same iCloud account) • Everything non-music related happens on your bridge - your iPhone can stay off! • Upload color animations to your bridge. No more empty batteries, everybody w/ iConnectHue can stop them! • Create beautiful Magic Scenes, color your home - they work in every group and are super easy to create • Drag & drop colors from one light to another • Multiply the possibilities of your Hue Tap, Dimmer and Motion Sensor! More flexibility than any other app on the market (details: https://iconnecthue.com/features) • Create the iOS widget you want! Add scenes, switches, sleep timers, reminders, light states and dimmers, motion sensor temperature and more • Access your lights and timers when not at home • Powerful timers: Start them by time and day, by condition (group on/off or presence - with optional Automation), use colors & scenes, use random offsets, at sunrise or sunset time • Instant timers: Darken lights when you go to bed, let your lights remind you (blink), transition to scenes • Include your Living Colors / Living whites and 3rd party lights into your Hue system - iConnectHue can find most of them via Touchlink! • Find new lights & devices, add lights from other bridges, update your firmware • Integrated tutorials and FAQ make it easy to understand the usage and to solve problems • Supports every Philips Hue hardware and most if not all 3rd party lights To allow further development, additional modules are available via in-app-purchase: • Automation turns off lights when the first arrives and the last left, plus individually by user • Animation Upgrade for unlimited animations, upload to switches, use them on your Apple Watch, widget & timers • Discotainment - sync your lights to music with Hue Entertainment and make your home a Disco • REAL multi bridge support - control multiple bridges with just one app, without switching between them • With Watch Plus you can give voice commands (also old bridge), control your groups, adjust their brightness and load their scenes, start sleep timers • Additional animation and Magic Scene packages • All in-app-purchases shared w/ iPad version, if same iTunes and iCloud account used It's less than a single Hue light. App development costs time and money - have a look what app development means: https://iconnecthue.com/app-costs It can do much more than Philips' app: https://iconnecthue.com/features/#comparison Terms: https://iconnecthue.com/terms/eula_en.pdf

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Reviews

  • Discotainment ( sync music)

    1
    By Venugopal P
    If you are looking for sync music you have to pay $3 more for this option..they don’t mention this upfront..you have to consider this before buying this app
  • Best Hue App

    4
    By Tommy__________
    -Nanoleaf support would be cool -Dreamscreen support would be incredible
  • Have to pay for discotainment and animation

    1
    By jared10k
    You pay 4.99 for an app that has all the same stuff as the philips hue app. Then they charge you 1.99 for discotainment and do animations. Not worth it.
  • Doesn’t work with edge case network setup

    4
    By bsandvik
    Disclaimer: My setup is not typical. But there’s no reason this shouldn’t work. I have installed Hue lights in our vacation home which is located in an area with very limited internet connectivity, but AT&T has great (40mbit/s) 4G LTE connection. The always-on network connectivity is in place for the alarm system, cameras, and to control the Nest thermostat. When we are here, however, we use our own cellular devices for internet use. In order to be connected to the house network while also benefit from fast cellular internet, I have set up the WiFi network on our iPhones without configuring a router or DNS. This means that I can access things like the Chromecast and Hue bulbs using the default Hue app, but traffic that routes to the internet goes over LTE. When I downloaded the app and started it the first time, it did not find the Hue (latest gen) bridge. Suspecting my setup being to “blame” I switched iPhone WiFi to automatic mode, and it then found my bridge immediately and I paired it by pressing the button on the bridge. Everything worked at that point, and I reverted my iPhone network settings back to what I wanted. At this point, there should be no reason for my iPhone with IP 192.168.74.173 could not talk to the bridge with IP 192.168.74.198 without going to the internet. The default Hue app works as expected, by the way. This is a lengthy review hoping to trigger a response from the developer. It seems like the app does everything I want it to do, but for now it is useless to me.
  • Had high hopes

    1
    By dzntz94
    Couldn’t be more disappointed in this purchase. App is clunky and annoying to navigate. Setting up groups is a huge pain as it just pulls groups that were previously made and doesn’t allow you to add any from within the app. No easy access to brightness faders, you have to click on your group to alter anything. For 5 dollars I feel as through they should’ve been able to improve on what philips offers for free.
  • This should be a free app if you charge to do anything in the app.

    2
    By J2daON
    *DO NOT BUY THIS APP!* I bought this app because it said it would let me play my music and have Discotainment. It also said I could make my own animation. Well yes you have to buy the app for $5 and then another $2.99 charge to unlock the music and $1.99 for EACH CUSTOM COLOR ANIMATION. Don’t buy unless they make it a subscription model or make it free with just in-app purchases. To have both is just a money hungry app where they purposely put limitations on it so you can buy EVERY SINGLE THING if you want the app to do what it says it “can” do. If the developer believed in itself they would set the price of the app higher if they can’t cover the costs. You get functionality of a free app for $4.99 that you spend on this one. Not worth the headache, but apparently the developer has plenty of time to get on here and write novels in response to other people complaining of the same thing! Don’t argue with customers, that’s never a way to do business.
  • Still the best!

    5
    By janiemac13
    Intuitive, reliable and outstanding customer support. And excellent free updates. I’ve tried 5 different Hue control apps (all paid apps besides the Philips one), and this one really is the best. Thanks for the Siri Shortcuts update, and the essential last-state update that should prevent all the bedroom lights from turning on if (when) there’s a power outage in the middle of the night!! Love it!!!
  • Delivers very little functionality for the $5 base price.

    2
    By Duncan Beard
    I expected this app to be somewhat decent given Philips’ recommendation and the high user reviews. I was disappointed to see that almost all features are locked behind more paywalls in the app. It would be another $10 at least to enable everything. Music syncing IS NOT included for $5. If Apple didn’t make refunds such a pain I would return this app.
  • The EA Games of apps

    2
    By Tinderplaya
    Okayish app, but you pay 5 bucks for it, and then get super limited functionality unless you shell out MORE money through in-app purchases, with the minimum amount extra being $2 for each additional feature. Hell, you can’t even add a second hue bridge without shelling out another $4. There are free apps that do most of the stuff this thing nickles and dimes you for, and the only features that would make it worth a full 5 smackers are extra $! My smart home friends were considering buying this app and I got it as the guinea pig. Luckily for them though now they know to stay away unless they’re looking to drop like 20 clams on getting most of the features and presets. Sad!
  • Crashes

    1
    By Biga034
    Paid the 2.99 for unlimited disco play now crashes every time waste of money
  • Great for old phone users.

    5
    By Lol pic lover69
    I checked the app out because it was iOS 10 and later. My phone is a 6s+ and updating anymore would slow my phone down. At first I thought my only options were to spend a grand on a new phone or buy a smart hub and have everything I say be recorded. Both options were way more expensive than this app. I can't speak for it in comparison to the Hue app...because I couldn't even download it. I needed iOS 11 to turn my lights on. The user interface is straight to the point but gives tips to ensure you figure it out. Love it, you saved me the disappointment of returning my bulbs and saved me the frustration of buying more products.
  • Pay $4.99 to only have pay again in-app

    1
    By Surdivit
    This is the first time I got tricked into buying an app that basically gives you a few features and the majority of other features are in-app purchases. Don’t waste your money and read fine print buried somewhere in description.
  • The ONLY app you need for Hue

    5
    By TheBoomer
    WOW! I’ve tried many other app’s and have been EXTREMELY pleased with iConnect! Phillips should buy this app from the author, or better yet, hire the author to continue to add functions and make things easier! I have 2 hubs in different parts of the country and can manage EVERYTHING oh so easy!
  • And it keeps getting better!

    5
    By Larceny1
    I've tried a lot of Hue apps, along with hundreds of home automation apps. IConnectHue still surprises me with new features constantly. By far the best light app I've used yet! Been using it for a year now. The only thing I would update would prob be the user interface. But it's difficult to get all those features into something clean and simple and intuitive. Fantastic animations.
  • You can re-program your Hue Dimmer Switches

    5
    By Pa_Ga
    I use this app to re-program my Hue Dimmer Switch and I can assign functions to buttons, that other apps around can’t do. Recommended!
  • Y’all greedy

    1
    By Bunnybear123
    You make me pay $5 for this app and then continue to make me pay for more animations and scenes? Stupid app and waste of money
  • Features you want behind paywall

    1
    By The jwire
    The initial purchase of $4.99 unlocks just a little more than the free hue app itself. Turn the lights off/on, change color, dimmer, adjust switches. There are some free features that are on useless timers or one free trial which isn’t enough to see if it does everything. So you are paying for nothing new. Everything else you want costs extra and even certain features within a feature cost extra. Say you want the animation feature; well now you gotta pay $1.99 for each set. I would pay an amount to unlock everything but after paying $4.99 already the app dev is a bit greedy here. The perfect hue app search continues.
  • Solves all the issues

    5
    By Bakes42
    I’ve had the iConnectHue app since I got the first bulbs. I also purchased a handful of other apps. IConnectHue looks good, runs quickly and has a great flow that makes a lot of sense to me. But, there’s one advantage of this app that is SO huge that I’m almost reluctant to say it because I feel the gang there at iConnectHue deserve all good things for this one and the competition will try to take it. So simple but so powerful is the fact that lights can exist in more than one group. It’s major. When you start making scenes soon you see that without this feature you can’t do anything good and the app would be like the rest of the apps (save for running great and looking even better).
  • Need to spend more money

    3
    By D Rubh
    Well It works... Kind of. Because buying the app from the store wasn’t enough. You still have to pay a lot more money for functionality. Even though the developer claims that the basic functionality is worth the $5 dollars, and he may have a point from he’s prospective. At the end of the day, the basic version does not do anything more then the free apps that you may already have... just change the price to 20$, give us everything, and stop hiding in app purchases
  • Sell then say not designed for my iPad?!

    1
    By Come on people.
    Seriously what the heck I just decided to give this a try only to be greeted with a message after I purchased saying this is not going to work very well with my iPad and then redirecting me to spend another 5 bucks for the one that is designed to work with the ipad. Crooks!!! Developer should delete the old version if it is no longer relevant. And yes they are greedy nickel and diming for every little feature. Such a deplorable business model. Probably an EA subsidiary...
  • Best Hue Programmer, but still needs improvement

    4
    By DarfNader
    This is hands down the best all-around programming tool for day-to-day Hue controls that will replace the use of Philips Hue app for about 90% of its function. Seeing this and what it can make your Hue lights do in an orderly manner actually makes you wonder why the Philips Hue app is as limited as it is. This really should be what the Philips Hue app should do and unlike other gimmicky Hue apps, this one really focuses on being a good multi-tool that you can replace the Philips app with, for the most part anyway. For example, the fact that the only way to make motion sensors behave remotely intelligently, like having them not activate if the lights are already on, is not even possible without iConnectHue. This is kind of an embarrassment for Philips. Anything interesting their app does is buried down in its clunky “labs” features which are really rough and unpleasant to use. This app is the only reasonable way to do anything remotely interesting in a manageable manner such as programming accessories to invoke these cool features like animations and such. While I have found a number of places where iConnectHue occasionally misses the mark due to implementation problems, the issues really seem mostly just from a lack of foresight or incomplete design rather than buggy code which is very encouraging. The issues I’ve ran into are not deal-breakers and I get the sense after reporting them they ought even fix them. (Who knows, really?) I think that the authors of this tool really want to make it as good as it can reasonably be which explains all of the in-app purchases, which, while they can add up, are really not bad compared to some other apps that charge you $4 just to get 3 dinky lighting effects. (I’m looking at you, OnSwitch!) I hope that we’ll see feature implemented better along with new features that will later be purchased for another $2. Reasonable. I really hope they keep going with their integration work so this app works with HomeKit and/or Alexi. The current Siri functionality with Apple Watch is a bit “fresh” but it’s coming along and the fact that it exists at all and is a well-defined command set is a good sign. Hopefully we will see full integration with other smartphone and IOT frameworks. I think IFTTT will be the next step! The only downside is that the integration. With other Hue mainstay applications is either limited (the Philips Hue app) or non-existent (Apple “Home” app, or HomeKit in general). It’s nice that at least you can see your Philips Hue app scenes, but the fact that they are static and of limited use means you’re going to basically give up on using any of the Philips Hue app’s scene functions once you get into using iConnectHue which you probably will. Granted, there are still a lot of core functions you’ll need the Philips app for setting things like “Entertainment Center” that iConnectHue hasn’t ventured into yet, but maybe the iConnectHue folks will someday bridge the gap. It is my hope that it’s only a matter of time before I can change my 4 star rating to 5.
  • Steroids for your Hue system

    5
    By Mssg overloaded
    This it the one and only app you need to make the most out of using your complete Hue system. I entered the world of Philips Hue lighting only recently, and tried a few other apps as I was ramping up the user learning curve. In the process I discovered that this is the one that puts all others to shame. Even Philips' own app. IConnectHue puts your whole Hue Ecosystem on steroids, and will give you super powers to make your place your own Light-Wonderland. This app's UX and UI is so intelligently designed, it puts the "smart" in your "-phone" when it comes to managing and controlling your Hue setup. And the in-app purchases are all so worth it, too! (even the add-on to use the app from Apple Watch). App runs smoothly and feels flawless. And on top, support is prompt and they answer fast to any question. Go confidently with this one and look no further when it comes for a #1 main go-to app for your Hue system.
  • Great!

    5
    By Kyle Warendorf
    I needed a replacement for the Phillips Apple watch complication, which was spotty at best. The iConnectHue watch is rock solid. If you’re looking for an Apple watch controller for Phillips Hue this is it!
  • This is the EA sports of the light world

    1
    By TheRealNotFakeBoss
    You literally pay 5 dollars for NOTHING I think this app is terrible. Everything is extra money and it is annoyingly expensive
  • The app became useless

    2
    By PoohFromSpb
    Maybe someone needs this ‘disco’ but I liked the convenience of a non-fun setup: i use hue as main lights across the whole house. Recently developer removed support for common profiles and all integration with official hue app and google home/alexa went nowhere:(
  • Very robust but they charge you for EVERYTHING

    3
    By Sturtzandco
    My first 3rd party app for my Hue. Already up to about $15 in the app cost and all the ridiculous add-on features! They charge you for EVERYTHING - oh, wants some more colors, how about geolocation? ...Boom how about pay us another $. Seems like the app works great and has about every feature I could want, probably because they have the best paid developers around lol.
  • This is a rip off

    1
    By Techguru88
    Okay so first you have to pay $5 for the app that has all the functions of the regular hue app. Now they have some neat features like animations that are not available in the native app, but you can only use them for a short time before you have to do an in app purchase to fully unlock it. I heard people rave about this app and what it could do, but $5 price is really misleading to me. I want my money back.
  • Upgrade to the Philips App

    5
    By ack
    This app is much better than the application provided by Philips, which has enhanced my user experience many times over. There are some cool scenes provided at no cost and others you can purchase. You can control multiple Philips Bridges through a single interface which in my case makes things much easier to operate since I have a Philips Bridge on each floor of my home. The application provides notifications when there are firmware updates for Bridges, Devices and Bulbs. Last but not least the UI(User Interface) on iConnectHue is laid out in a much more user friendly way than the default Philips Hue app.
  • Garbage

    1
    By Tango Batman
    After paying 4.99 for this I find out that all the basics I would want has another cost to it. Even the piece when playing music causes the lights change. Not to mention that while testing the 60 second version the lights picked up when I coughed throwing everything off. This is very expensive to get a few extras. Totally not worth it and honestly I would like my money back.
  • Amazingly powerful hueness

    5
    By Jasonn85
    I can’t say enough good things about this app. The magic scenes are great for creating animations with varying colors, and you don’t even have to edit them when you add/remove lights from the room. Setting up motion sensors and light switches works much better than the official Hue app. The in app purchases all feel like something that’s worth buying. The developer continues to improve the app consistently, adding new one-time purchases that I’m happy to buy.
  • Must-have for any Hue geek

    5
    By MJF
    The ability to set custom, multi-step press and press-and-hold sequences for your dimmers and tap switches — well beyond what even Hue Labs offers — makes this app essential for anyone who wants to do advanced Hue system programming.
  • Does everything I could ask for.

    5
    By nfarina
    Handles my large home with two hubs and dozens of bulbs and wall switches with aplomb. Allows me to set up my switches exactly the way I wanted: press once for room on/off, press and hold for zone on/off (where zone is like Upstairs, Downstairs, Master Suite, etc). Highly highly recommend this app!
  • Best hue app easily

    5
    By PierceBradley
    Love it. Love everything about it. Surprised philips hasn’t bought you guys out by now as it’s amazing how well iconnect hue works compared to philips app. I’d explain why, but if you’re reading this just know I’ve tried maybe half a dozen of the most highly rated hue apps on the AppStore and this is the best. Hands down. No seriously it’s better so don’t waste your time with others and since it costs like $50 for a color hue bulb, it’s most definitely worth buying this and all of the in app purchases (maybe like $15-20?? For all) again specific price not relevant due to quality of what you get. Seriously, I paid for all of the additional features, even those I knew I wouldn’t use simply because I want to contribute to the iConnectHue and ensure they never stop supporting this app. Ok. So now to the development team. I have one feature request/question (ok two requests) 1. Is it/could it be possible to allow users to create templates for switches and motion detectors? My switches will sometimes disconnect from the bridge for no apparent reason, requiring reset and re-detection in iConnectHue which results in loss the custom profile I use for each dimmer switch. This requires me to re-create the template and it would be great if I could create baseline switch profile that I can apply to new or reset switches. 2. Longer timer. Last I checked the timer maxes out at like 2-3 hours or so. I’d like to have a longer timer for those days that I need to create a one time “light alarm” that I don’t want to recur. For example, my lights typically turn on at 7:30 am, but I need to get up 6:00 tomorrow to get ready for an early meeting or whatever. Rather than creating a new alarm, or altering the alarm I’ve created, I’d prefer to just set a 7 hour alarm before bed just for tomorrow. Thanks
  • Simple & Extensive; Multiple Hubs

    5
    By Iceman Bencke
    This is my primary app for my Hue ecosystem; over 50 lights, dozen switches & sensors, and 2 hubs. My Hues co-exist with Z-Wave lights and devices on Wink, but I still prefer to switch over to iConnect for better control of my Hues—more precise control, more responsive, and straight forward user interface. The Add-Ons are well worth the small price. After $20-50 for each light, a few dollars for a great app feature doesn’t really need any thought.
  • Updated: Looks good

    4
    By iikeek
    After working with app I must say that this is really the best done app for Hue. It really has all the functionality and I do support the developers (I did buy it). That being said, I still think basic functionaly (scenes, animations) could have more options without IAP. But best app overall for Hue. Work of art on design/functionality. —————- App is really done very well but basic functionality is limited. You have 1/6 of scenes/animations and you have to buy everyting else as well editing ability etc... so count for 15$ more for full functionality. I feel huedynamic has a lot more bang for buck. 20$ with IAP is too much asking price. But it’s beautiful app. Just add more basic functionality. Or more items in sigle IAP.
  • everything the philips app wishes it was

    5
    By delNorteFrio
    don’t focus on the cost - focus on the functionality and support. i’ve had this since rev1. i love it. the interface is awesome, the updates are done regularly and done well, the control of groups and individual lights is fantastic. this is one of the rare apps that i’d give 6 stars if i could. i particularly like the timers and control over them. i have timers that give me sunset colors in the house times to sunset, then fade to deep blue that fades out helping prompt bedtime. buy this. you will love it.
  • Longtime user - keeps getting better!

    5
    By Trioptre
    Been using this for over a year, and it is continuously improving. Great job, iConnectHue!
  • The BEST!!

    5
    By Spaceball__1
    This is hands down the best and most comprehensive hue app. I have tried several others on the app store and none are quite this intuitive. I highly recommend this. Only wish is that they create a desktop version that I can use with my mackbook.
  • The Best Primary Hue App

    5
    By Micah333
    I've tried 12 different Hue apps now, including the official one from Philips, and this app is, by far, the best one to serve as your primary Hue light manager (replacing the official, and any others). A Hue must-have.
  • Easily the best app for Philips Hue

    5
    By Whatknows101
    This is easily the best app for controlling your Philips Hue lights! FAR better, even, than the app from Philips Hue! The ability to create scenes, animations, etc., makes it one or two touches to have your lights do exactly what you want them to do! The apartment I built doesn’t have windows, so I was looking to build a lighting system that could follow the sun in both brightness and color temperature in the built-in “windows” I created to emulate sunrise and sunset and all the stages of lighting throughout the day. The systems I was looking at were going to cost $2,000-$5,000! Then I found Philips Hue and this app. It allows me to do all of that and so much more. I now have my entire house automated with the Hue lights and accessories through this app. The addition of motion detectors and programming to control exactly what I want to happen is incredible. And when I want them to change to something different, one touch of the button is all it takes. Create zones, rooms......whatever you want and have it do whatever you want! Just a great app!!
  • The best Phillips Hue app that exists today

    5
    By MrSoundGuy
    I started using this app over a year ago because the original Phillips Hue app was so horrible. The support is terrific and you get regular updates. It’s the only app that I know you can easily configure the light switches with all sorts of push and/or hold combinations for each button. It’s well worth the money that you’ll pay for this app and probably does more than you will ever use it for. And if you are reading this and not sure about getting it, know that you are getting a complete replacement for the Hue app plus lots of extra config options too!!
  • Many animations not working in timer

    3
    By Rufus J Squirrel
    I have been using this app for several years and have always liked it. At some point in the past few months, multiple animations have stopped working as timer options - I constantly get an error saying there was a problem creating the timer. Some animations work, some don’t - some in the same animation packs. Seems mostly random. I can test all of them and supply a complete list if needed.
  • BEST HUE APP!

    5
    By mattyIceBabyyyyy
    By far, the best app to control everything. Although it may take a few minutes to get used to the way the app works, it can do about everything you can expect it to do. It also has a great widget. My only complains (which are very tiny) are: •maybe a nicer, cleaner looking app logo that fits better with iOS 11 •less things you have to pay for considering the app is $5 itself Other than that, great app, have not had a single problem, glitch, or bug!
  • Doesn’t work

    1
    By saw715
    I bought this app because it said you could set up timers for Hue lights that you can’t through the Homekit app or Hue bridge. I am a pretty technical person. After many hours of trying, trouble shooting, googling, re-reading instructions, this app does not sync cleanly with the hue bridge. I have a couple different scenes set up for my hue lights and I never did get all of them to sync or show up on this app. I even tried through the hue bridge. Not only did i spend the $4.99 on the iphone app, I had to spend another $4.99 for the iPad app. I read all the reviews prior as I really wanted something that worked, and that i could set timers. Like I said, I am pretty technical, and if I can’t get it to work after all the hours spent, I definitely cannot recommend spending the money on this app.
  • Just Stop looking and Use this App

    5
    By Suavehowse
    Anyone invested in the Philips Hue ecosystem for as long as I have has probably spent hours on end looking for the best application that just “works”. I have been a Phillips Hue user now for over 3 years (which is an eternity in the IOT world) and have tried at least 20 different apps and have spent a lot of money on some of those apps only to be disappointed. I’ve been using iConnectHue for well over a year now and it continues to get better and better and handle my crazy smart home with ease. I have an assortment of 45 smart Phillips Hue bulbs, 6 Hue Dimmers, 4 Hue Taps, 3 Hue Motion Detectors and use this app daily (even when deployed overseas I would check in on the House). I think I’ve used the native Phillips app only twice in the last year. Learn from my mistake, don’t waste hours scavenging the App Store and loads of money experimenting on other apps. Get iConnectHue now and use that time and money on something that works!
  • Annoying

    3
    By Vulgar demos
    Keeps sending me to turn on notifications, which is bad enough. But my notifications for the app are turned on. So no clue what automation wizard wants. This app is a huge hassle for many reasons but made necessary but Philips’ hilariously featureless app.
  • Does everything you wish the hue app did

    5
    By Rapid Cycling Bipolar
    This app is awesome, (such an understatement). It is EXTREMELY versatile, and if it doesn't do something, you might only have to wait. Every update has new options so that it is always keeping up with new hue products and what users want! If you have suggestions they seem to honestly care about your opinion. (Actually, I almost feel guilty that every update has a few new big things and I didn't pay anything for it; almost like I'm stealing something or they made a mistake.) My favorite things are, among others: customizable "animations" where you can run a program of lights at a specified color and brightness (I use for Dawn simulation/light therapy in the morning, and to create a flashing light alarm for when I need to remember to do stuff and dont want to be startled by a phone noise alarm), and an array of options for what every button does on the dimmer switches (actually the original reason I got this app!). I really like how the add-ons are optional instead of charging one standard fee. I don't need the option to use multiple bridges so I am thankful that I was able to save my money by NOT bundling it in. For being a college student, that kind of thing may make or break my decision to buy an app. When I originally bought the app I thought $5 was a lot and I begrudgingly went for it. After figuring out and getting used to how to use it, I was REALLY happy I bought it. I got way more out of it that I expected to! I also went ahead and bought some of the other add-ons and they definitely get used. The app is a little complicated at times (figuring out what is where, how to create what you need, etc...) but there is an information button on every page. If you're still confused (which, admittedly, I often am), you can contact them and get help within a few days. I think for how many things this app can do and how user-friendly it still is, they do a really great job! Anyway, tldr: this app is super versatile and is continuously updated with new features and user suggestions. I am so impressed with this app and give my whole-hearted recommendation!!
  • works like you want the native app to

    5
    By Guppycat
    I have purchased add-ons to the app that I don’t even need, just to throw a few more coins at this developer for their great work! The program is fast, intuitive, and continually improved upon. Thanks!
  • Does not support google home

    3
    By Smileapply
    Paid the apps and didn’t realize this apps didn’t work with google home, I was hoping after connect two bridge will able to connect original apps with my google home. anywayWill request a refund back since the whole purpose is to connect with google home.

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