Philips Adds HomeKit Support to Hue Accessories

Doris Richards
October 4, 2017

Philips has added HomeKit support to a number of the company's previously released Hue smart lightbulb accessories, making the devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform. It's worth noting that this functionality is only available with Philips' second-generation Hub.

If you're a fan of the Philips Hue series of smart home switches and any of the devices compatible with Apple HomeKit, you're in luck. In theory, you should be able to use these Hue switches and sensors to trigger any other HomeKit device. As well as retroactively adding HomeKit features, the latest update for iOS also brings scheduled automatic updates to accessories, plus the option to reset them to their default state.

- Apple HomeKit compatibility for Hue accessories Philips Hue is extending its Apple HomeKit compatibility for Hue accessories: Hue tap, Hue dimmer switch and Hue motion sensor.

While there's far too many HomeKit devices on the market to list here, it's safe to say that you'll be able to find a gadget for just about any objective you can think of. Now you can enable and specify time to automatically install software updates and you can check if your Hue devices are up to date. Meaning with a press of a button, or movement of your body, you can activate your favorite Apple Home app scenes.

The Hue app is a free download at Apple's App Store. - App icon and splash screen updated.

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