Signify has updated its mobile app to make it easier to control Philips Hue smart lighting products, bringing new functionality to the app in addition to the changing design.
Signify has announced the launch of an updated version of the Philips Hue lighting control app. The fourth iteration of the Hue app has been rebuilt from scratch to improve functionality and improve interaction with Hue lamps and accessories.
The redesigned Home tab gives you access to every room in the house, so you can access hue fixtures around the room with a tap. Room details show the lights and scenes available in a single tile view that’s easy to access. Previously, it was necessary to switch between tabs to adjust scenes, so this is a more convenient way to check the lighting in a room together or separately.
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Removed procedures in favor of automation, which can be accessed from the Automation tab. Automation supports more complex actions than ever before, including multi-user geo-limitation. Thanks to this feature, if you are using Go Home or Leave Home Automation, the Hue app will check if there is someone else in the house before starting automation so that the lights will remain on when someone is at home.
Automation running at sunrise or sunset has been improved with the ability to end a scene after a certain period or enable a scene before or after sunrise/sunset.
Signify says over a hundred small and large improvements have been added to simplify the design of the Hue app. Later this year, Signify will develop the Hue app with dynamic scenes that allow light in a particular room or space to be blended with different scene colors, allowing for all new lighting effects.