Hue Essentials - Philips Hue | IKEA TRÅDFRI APK

Version 1.15.0-beta7 - com.superthomaslab.hueessentials
Last updated: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 22:35:46 UTC

Hue Essentials - Philips Hue | IKEA TRÅDFRI apk

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Download Version 1.15.0-beta7 (202011162)
Apk Size9.54 MB
App DeveloperSuperThomasLab
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.superthomaslab.hueessentials.apk

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Hue Essentials - Philips Hue | IKEA TRÅDFRI is superthomaslab,hueessentials,lifestyle,essentials,philips,ikea,trådfri, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit SuperThomasLab website who developed it. com.superthomaslab.hueessentials.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.15.0-beta7 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 3380+ times on store. You can also download com.superthomaslab.hueessentials APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Imagine unlimited possibilities in your smart home. Set scenes and fast effects to your mood.

Experience Dance Sensation in your entertainment area with Philips Hue Entertainment. Enjoy a more colourful ambience on your IKEA TRADFRI gateway.

Feel more in control with schedules and automation from sunrise to sunset. Widgets, Shortcuts, Quick settings tiles, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported devices
• Philips Hue bridge
• Philips Hue Bluetooth lights
• IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway
• deCONZ (ConBee)
• diyHue

Scenes & effects
Create the perfect ambience from your photos or the included photo library. Experience special animations like lava, fireplace, fireworks, or lightning.

Wake up at sunrise and go to sleep at sunset with fading lights.

Get into the party on the beats of your music. Sync your lights for a night of disco with strobe effects (updates 25 timessec).

Quick access
Create rooms and groups to organise your lights. You can even put a light in several groups. Place widgets for temperature sensors, easy control of lights, setting colour and brightness without opening of the app.

Add shortcuts to your home screen for quick opening of your room. Control your lights through an optional notification in the notification panel.

Smart lights & controls
The unique ‘Touchlink’ search allows you to find new (3rd party, Zigbee) lights. Use included wizards for easy setup of your devices.

You can set scenes, actions, or even multiple scenes on a button to make your switch a real investment. Experience the right ambience during different times of your day with your motion sensor. All of your creations are stored on the bridge. Easy for you and your family.

Configure endless automation possibilities through the Tasker plugin.

Make it look like you are at home using 'Away from Home' (out of home control).

Communicate directly with your Hue bridge using the API debugger. View technical details of your Hue bridge and update its resources like lights and sensors.

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Fast performance with ad-free experience. Purchase the premium version to unlock full content.

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App ChangeLog

  • • You asked for linear sliders - you can enable them in settings;
    • Improvements to 'Away from Home' and to the control notification;
    • More colour options for the look and feel;
    • Changes to the Philips hue default group;
    • New languages: Greek, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Punjabi.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Shaun J-avatar

    Shaun J


    Good app but how about system shortcuts so apps like button mapper could map a hardware button to a function like toggling the lights on and off. Would really be helpful.

  2. Tapan Munshi-avatar

    Tapan Munshi


    App Stopped working for me. Bridge keeps getting disconnected...One of the device i am not even able to connect the Bridge.

  3. Pranjal Samarth-avatar

    Pranjal Samarth


    Doesn't work when you're not on your phone. I've noticed that everytime I'm not changing apps or moving in and out of the hue essential apps, the effects stop working in the next 5-10 seconds. I have to go back to the app again and again for it to keep working.

  4. Cronus-avatar



    Good App. Is there any chance you can add light control switches to the pull down bar. I.e if I pull down my phones quick access menu, it'd be good if I could control lights from there, like I can with my music and media apps. Rather than opening the app.

  5. Anders Henry-avatar

    Anders Henry


    Almost perfect, needs some polishing in the ui especially images in entertainment section. Works flawlessly with IKEA bulbs and Phillips hue. Wish there was a way to update IKEA bulbs and accessories in the app. Maybe if IKEA releases their API?

  6. NightClawZ-avatar



    Very nice, it is way faster to access everything you need compared to the manufacturer app. However the notification bar is always white despite having dark mode enabled, which is an eyesore.

  7. Matticas-avatar



    Hi Dev's, still the best app out there!! Android 10 pixel 3 working flawlessly. Any chance we can get nested condition statements in the dimmer switches? Ie; time related presses, then inside that multiple presses etc?

  8. Marion Catlin-avatar

    Marion Catlin


    Can't get past first base - I can't get it to connect with my Hue Bridge and therefore can't get further into the app. It just permanently says 'searching'. I have rebooted the Hub. Will review stars when I can pair

  9. Sean Hewitt-avatar

    Sean Hewitt


    I had some things that changed in the previous update and after contacting the dev, they were really nice and changed it back. Plus it's been a really well working app to start with.

  10. Sam M.-avatar

    Sam M.


    The app seems to be amazing, at least for Ikea hup user. Only minus the default theme looks child's, more default/standard would be appropriate, I think.

  11. Ronan J-avatar

    Ronan J


    Best app for Hue lights, easy interface and tons of cool options. Recommended.

  12. Dimitris-avatar



    Does not work to connect Ikea bulbs to Philips hue hub! After I click touchlink, the bulb flashes and I click search but the app cannot find any of the ikea bulbs no matter what...

  13. Edwin G-avatar

    Edwin G


    So far the best Hue light controller app, easy & simple user interface, nice effects

  14. Martin Rusko-avatar

    Martin Rusko


    This app is an excellent choice when IKEA Trådfri gateway needs to be controlled remotely over let say a VPN.

  15. pauline wilson-avatar

    pauline wilson


    Easy to install and configure...child's play

  16. Matt Parent-avatar

    Matt Parent


    Great app overall, but not perfect. Biggest issue is that while the widget features are great, it also has to be refreshed. Meaning I have to reopen the app to refresh the widget, which seems to have something to do with being connected to 2 bridges. This is defeating the purpose of having the widget, at times. Once refreshed, the widget becomes responsive again and is fine. Hoping this gets tweaked in the future to alleviate this issue and make the widget more seemless to use. Still recommend.

  17. René van Beek-avatar

    René van Beek


    Great app! Bought this app in a blink of an eye. Much more powerfull than the official Philips app. Enough of options for every day users and also neat automation plugins for the light geeks. Keep up the great work dev team! Btw I use the tasker plugin with Macrodroid which is free to use with a decent amount of macro's and has a more user friendly ui.

  18. Jonas Kamp-avatar

    Jonas Kamp


    The best Android app for controlling the IKEA system in terms of UI and options. But poor connectivity really messes up the experience. I find myself needing to force stop the app and reopen almost every time I need to use it. EDIT: exempting the app from built-in Android battery optimisation does seem to fix the issue. BUT the added battery consumption is significant.

  19. Vadim KOT*-avatar

    Vadim KOT*


    Please add a feature to turn on presets and not only effects by schedule

  20. Dominik Kaszewski-avatar

    Dominik Kaszewski


    Interface is slightly better than official Tradfri app, but connection issues kill usability. Lots of lag and flicker when changing bulb brightness, disconnects, even desyncs. Plus, I cannot get widgets to work, despite having paid extra for them the simply don't appear in my launcher.

  21. Gustavo Santaella-avatar

    Gustavo Santaella


    It is good and works, but I've been reporting new plugs and lamps for months and they just don't care. Why even add a report tool then? I hate those question marks icons in my list. UPDATE: They finally updated the database and added all my missing plugs and lights. Excellent!

  22. Steve J-avatar

    Steve J


    Two stars because it appears to work, however, it seems to be both the most expensive and the most basic Hue app, missing standard features and seriously limiting its usefulness. There are much better options.

  23. Berend D.-avatar

    Berend D.


    It's okay from a one minute impression. The one feature I need is multiple control units in one group, which is under development it says. So when is this coming?

  24. rich hogan-avatar

    rich hogan


    Loving the app, is there a way to add a sync button to work with the hue sync box?

  25. Godstime Osarobo-avatar

    Godstime Osarobo


    Works well. I wish the rotation of the effects where another in transition.

  26. Cyber Fame-avatar

    Cyber Fame


    Had only crashes, errors, I had to add my automations again and again. I have moved away, set my automations into Hubitat. Much better now, I can pauze sensors and resume.

  27. R. Neary-avatar

    R. Neary


    So much fun. This is exactly what I wanted.

  28. Elliott Swan-avatar

    Elliott Swan


    Worked great on my nexus 5x but the notification tray controls seem iffy on my pixel 4. Maybe an Android version thing.

  29. Jenni K-avatar

    Jenni K


    Excellent companion for Phillips Hue. It allows many things the original Hue app can't do.

  30. Chris Culbertson-avatar

    Chris Culbertson


    Edit: Apparently the app's routines or effects are getting stuck on, so I've removed my previous comments and will re-edit later.

  31. Noel-avatar



    This is a brilliant app and far better got standard use of hue lights then the official app!

  32. Groboras PiuPiu-avatar

    Groboras PiuPiu


    Missing still the blinds connection. Would give it 5 stars after that

  33. Alixander Ansari-avatar

    Alixander Ansari


    Surprised by how good this app is. Does everything philips hue and ikea trådfri does but better and more!

  34. Mark Davis-avatar

    Mark Davis


    Sleek, streamlined interface, simple-to-use event scheduling controls, and fun effects. Totally worth it over the default app. One note for devs - although I like the hex grid color picker, I would prefer a more detailed hue/sat wheel color picker, or at least the option to switch to it. Because of the hex grid color picker, I still switch to the default hue app to set colors, and then go back to Essentials to record scenes and control playback and effects. Thanks!

  35. HZ-avatar



    #1 HUE app! Look no further! Happily paid for premium functions!

  36. Felix prvt-avatar

    Felix prvt


    Works. Useful Widgets. Pretty well made

  37. Alireza Pourabdollah-avatar

    Alireza Pourabdollah


    amazing app very easy to use

  38. Cameron Kiryluik-Gavin-avatar

    Cameron Kiryluik-Gavin


    The toggles in the pull-down menu need to be able to be reset, otherwise this is a great app for my new bulb. Once this is fixed, I will switch to 5 stars. Using G Note 10+ 😊

  39. Chris Zuber-avatar

    Chris Zuber


    Doesn't even open

  40. Brandon Keys-avatar

    Brandon Keys


    My favorite app for hue lights!

  41. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Absolutely love it!👌 Easy as a brease to set up and the features are just amazing. Although it would be nice to give Tasker the functionality to read the current light setting and save it. I set it up to blink when I get a notification. Edit: With today's update I can create scenes and restore the original value after the scene has been played. Although it was disappointing, that after buying all the pro stuff, I need to buy the recently added effects too.

  42. Nick D'Antonio-avatar

    Nick D'Antonio


    Fantastic App! I no longer use the regular Phillips app. The only reason I removed a star is I found that when you add scenes to your effects, the effects don't take into account light on/off state in the scenes. For example, if I want to create a sunrise effect that starts out with just a light strip but then transitions to another scene that has a light strip + some bulbs on, it doesn't do this and you either start out with everything on, or the bulbs never turn on. On the flip side, if you have a going to sleep effect and want certain bulbs to turn off, even if they are off in the scene that is part of the effect, if they were once on, they stay on. Other than that, great app and thanks for making a more capable Hue solution available to us!

  43. Shawn Miller-avatar

    Shawn Miller


    I like the idea for this app. It's got a number of improvements above the normal Hue app, like conditions and scheduling. However it's unstable, and I has crashed on me several times. Sometimes when it crashes, it erases what ever device or group of devices I was working on in the process. Very frustrating. I always cringe when I use the app in fear of the next crash.

  44. Fabio Henrique Brasil da Costa-avatar

    Fabio Henrique Brasil da Costa


    I've bought the app with the one purpose of using it together with Tasker for automation, and for that I would give zero stars. I made a simple profile to turn on living room lights when my phone connects to home WiFi, and the results are really poor. Initially it seems to work when testing, if the app is opened. But on a real life situation, when I'm coming from outside the house, I often get "unable to connect to the bridge". I've done some testing and can elaborate but space here is limited.

  45. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    One of the best so far. I have the premium version. Just few comments if you can consider them: 1. When change the name of the quick setting tiles, it does not change up. 2. It would be really good to add option for the remotes similar to "prepare me for sleep. Update#2 Thanks a lot for responding. However, i could not assign the go to sleep to a button or action of the remote. Good that you added the sliders, although the circle to me better, but it would be beneficial to add marks to the sliders.

  46. Yansen Tan-avatar

    Yansen Tan


    Better than official app. I don't know whether this is a bug or not, but sometimes the hue sensor trigger/turn the light on with lowest brightness, and I don't know where to set this up. *REPLY* Yes, but it seems hue can't support multiple actions. In my case, I have to turn on the light and set the brightness to max.

  47. Chris Pointon-avatar

    Chris Pointon


    Really like the app, much more useful and versatile and better designed than the official Hue app. The included scenes are all useful and cover most needs. It's a pleasure to use. I originally complained that the premium version purchased in-app meant that the rest of my family couldn't share it. The developer responded by offering codes for the other immediate member of my family to use.

  48. Angela Hill-avatar

    Angela Hill


    This is a fantastic app and the developer is extremely helpful and responsive. I had trouble with my purchase of the premium features and kept getting an error code. The problem was a Google Play issue and NOT a problem with the app. Yet, the developer helped me work through the problem anyway and now, after a phone reset and reinstall, I am able to enjoy this app! Great work, great support, great customer service! Buy and you won't be disappointed!

  49. Daniel Mosley-avatar

    Daniel Mosley


    This is my favorite Hue app. Runs smooth, feature rich and the widgets are perfect. i can tell the developer has put a lot of thought into the product. The app still has room for improvement, not really sure how. The only thing i can say is that i hate digital "dials", they look cool but are kind of wonky in practice. sliders are much better. Adding more smart platforms like Tp-link ...etc. would be the bomb. (hush... Im 36 yrs old).

  50. Lauren Kelley-avatar

    Lauren Kelley


    Great app! Only thing missing is Alexa! If you have your lights set up with Alexa, this app overrides that function in my experience. You can't turn the lights off by voice if this app is running. I'm sure that feature is coming and then this app will be perfect. The disco is cool. I really love the color changing/ fading and hope more color schemes are added.

  51. Doug Jones-avatar

    Doug Jones


    Nice features, like groups, but the Scene editor is lacking. I looked at scenes created from the Phillips: - Bulb groupings aren't possible, you have to adjust each bulb individually. - Where I did have groupings, the bulbs weren't on top of each other making it seem like they were different colors. - I couldn't change the colors completely, the scene I was editing had 2 blue and 2 white bulbs, my only options were shades of blue or white - Creating new scenes doesnt give all colors

  52. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    App is great but there is a lot room for improvements. First thing is that if i make shortcut for bright profile it actually starts my leds at 50% in app it is 100%. Also entertainment seems to lock leds so it must be manually stopped before using normal profiles. i love dance effect but there should be base value for lighting. So room never gets dark. hue should allow me purple to orange trans excluding greens. Also manual pick for stripes. my shelf led play trebe...i want bass.

  53. Nate Grenko-avatar

    Nate Grenko


    It would be the most comprehensive & best Hue app on the market but its best features lack depth. The "Dance sensation" mode—which I use the most by FAR—has a confusing layout, making it feel impossible to get it *just right*. Furthermore, it doesn't have different presets or support multiple custom setups. That is unacceptable. If you don't care about the Danse Sensation feature that much, it's the best overall app. But I'm tempted to buy a different app.

  54. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Using it with my IKEA setup. Premium is well worth the purchase. Hope you keep up the great work. 100% recommend this App. Only suggestion I have is somehow describe in the app name it controls more than Hue lights, to a novice like me it took a bit of research to find your app. You could be missing out on a big area of the market.

  55. Kris SL-avatar

    Kris SL


    Awfully bad app and way too expensive in-app purchases. Only the basic controls work, but the UI is much worse than the official app and nothing else works. This is nothing more than a (bad) money grabbing app and I don't understand why Philips would recommend it to anyone. €5 for the pack is fair, but €1,79 for each colour pack? Rubbish. Doesn't work.

  56. Todd Tobin-avatar

    Todd Tobin


    Bought to use with my Hue system. Phillips Hue app is pretty darn good, but i needed a more exciting / intense show. This app was immediately purchased!!! The dance portion in this amazing (i am running 3 bulbs, soon to be 8). You can set the lights to either use your phones microphone or the phones audio. And its spectacular! Phillips hue app does not have this ability. I hope the developers continue to add additional lighting sequences in the future.

  57. Deepak Bajaj-avatar

    Deepak Bajaj


    Waste of money for me. First, unable to go into 2 nos of Room Details. All rooms were created through Hue App. It crashes. The reason I could make out that the type of room is not in its standard list. So it crashes when you click on it. And you also cannot delete the problematic room. Secondly, it displays custom scenes (created by Hue App) twice. Don't know why. So all in all money wasted and it cannot be returned now. Only good part is customization of Hue Smart Switch.

  58. Rob Ista-avatar

    Rob Ista


    This application is one of the best I've seen. Not only it delivers all what you'd ever want for controlling HUE and Trådfri but it is very stable, very well designed, very user friendly, very complete. It is the one and only reason I bought several Android pads as remote control on the walls. Many big companies can take this app as an example. I am/was a programmer myself and I believe it's amazing that a young boy can already create an app like this. A big future ahead :) 2 wishes: multiple homes and an IOS version :)

  59. Leander Holm-avatar

    Leander Holm


    Awesome work! Purchased every feature! Please add: - A copy of the "don't disturb my scenes" from Hue labs, especially the option of choosing more than two time intervals for motion sensors. But also the feature of the motion sensor not triggering if the lights connected to it has a scene set. - A toggle for schedules in the automate section, so tasker can toggle schedules - A toggle schedule option for widgets

  60. JP D-avatar

    JP D


    Great app but I am having trouble with setting a schedule for a scene. I want to set the Christmas scene in a schedule but under the scene drop down menu nothing is listed, it just says none. EDIT: You are correct and I am very happy to hear that you are working on implementing this feature. Great work, love the app.

  61. joseph wilson-avatar

    joseph wilson


    Its ok. Purchased the premium as I was looking for an auto off after the the light has been on, maybe an option within the schedules, nope. (e.g. you walk into your home and hallway lights turn on, after 5 min they time out) I also purchased the premium for the "Automation" features. The automation features within the app are non-existent, its basically a link to purchase another app. There isnt a refund option in the google play store.

  62. Galax Time-avatar

    Galax Time


    I tried to connect it to my ikea tradfri, I put the internet ip, and it keeps saying " can't find, check your internet connection".. So what is going on? Thank you! Still not working! Yes, its on the same Wi-Fi. Now it says this: "Ouch, something went wrong.We are left in the dark. Please try again later... " and some code. Well, too bad, I actually needed it..

  63. Christopher Norton-avatar

    Christopher Norton


    Excellent customer service, great interface. Clean look and feel and it works! It's become my goto app for easier control, ESPECIALLY if you use multiple bridges. You can't group lights from different bridges, but unlike the Philips Hue app, you can see all groups without having to go to settings and swap bridges. Everything show on one page at the same time (so long as you purchase the add on). It's well worth the price in my opinion.

  64. x x-avatar

    x x


    What the Hue default application should be, and many more. You can have multiple bridges, remote can be set up to control different lights with different settings and also can be triggered (if/then) to the point that I can comfortably control over 20 lights in 5 rooms from 2 remotes, The very best app, well worth the price. High five to the developers, superb, highly recommended. One note to Devs: would be nice having an option to rearrange sub order of button actions and also editing them

  65. Vladimir Kusnier-avatar

    Vladimir Kusnier


    Essentials steps in where original app can't. Although I don't like at all the dimming layout in this app, original sliders are easier to use, combination of this and org app is all one need to get big house under controll. Edit : I found the settings for sliders control of dimming, you folk rules now, the best app there is..!!! 👍👌

  66. Tom Buckley-avatar

    Tom Buckley


    Purchased the app and installed it on my phone. I liked it so i decided to install it on my tablet that I use in the house and it wants me to purchase the app again. Logged in with the same account. Update... this might have been an issue with the Google play store as it's now registering as being paid and working.

  67. Martin Boström-avatar

    Martin Boström


    This app is excellent! I started looking for alternatives to the official Philips Hue app after I realised it could only group bulbs in "rooms", with each bulb belonging to a maximum of one room (which is insane - ever heard of lamps with more than one bulb, Philips?). This app has lots of functionality and looks great.

  68. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    used to work fine. I'm using the deconz raspbee which worked before. When I try to reconnect the app with the bridge it just crashs without any error message. I wrote a small test application to check if the authentication works - everything was fine. please fix as fast as possible. thanks

  69. N A-avatar

    N A


    Installed this so that I could: 1. Group lights in more than one room/group (works) 2. Set unique scenes for each group, which this app does not do and voids the entire purpose of point 1. Why group lights when if I change a scene color palette in one group it changes the color of that light in ALL THE OTHER GROUPS as well. The whole point is to keep them seperate. Another app called OnSwitch does this, but its interface is slow and very ugly. I also hate those stupid sound effects it comes with. Regardless Of its downsides, it does do the unique scene light color grouping properly. Unless im doing something wrong here, or you fix this im giving this 2 stars. Should it be fixed ill update my review. Until then i see no difference in this app to the original hue app.

  70. Chris Panagoulias-avatar

    Chris Panagoulias


    The free features in this app are great; however I feel cheated after paying for multihub and the watch app. I bought multihub so I could group together my Ikea and Hue bulbs only to find out that they cannot be grouped together. The watch app appears to have no integration with the phone app. Selling it from the phone app misleads people into believing that they are integrated, just as so many other apps are. Instead you are forced to reconnect your hubs; and if it's Ikea your only option is to type in a 16 digit alphanumeric code on the watch, which is near impossible. The app was expensive yet it reeks of sloppy code and lack of QC. Please make this right by making it a true companion app that at least syncs settings with the phone app. Such integration is expected and has been for years. You owe it to everyone that has paid to support you as a developer. It's not fair to punish us for that. Considering the shoddiness of the Wear OS app (and ignoring the possibility that it's just a cash grab,) I suspect you do not have a device to test on. I will gladly test and offer constructive feedback should you accept it.

  71. Kevin Curtis-avatar

    Kevin Curtis


    purchased HUE Essentials as a secondary application for controlling my HUE lighting and have not had any issues at all setting up any of my HUE lights. I would recommend this application for anyone looking for extra features for the HUE lights they have in their home. Also the application is kinda pricy compared to other apps but keep in mind that you get what you pay for so if you want an application that will give you features you want and look for than pay for it.

  72. Rosie Coller-avatar

    Rosie Coller


    It's OK but I was hoping to see what schedule options were available to see if it offers anything the official Hue App doesn't. I can't see that without paying, which I would be happy to do if I knew the feature I was looking for existed but as I can't tell before buying I won't. I don't care about groups and that seems the only advantage over the official app that I can see in the free version. I prefer the way the official app works so will stick with that and have uninstalled this.

  73. Ben Holland-avatar

    Ben Holland


    Disappointing but Functional: App works fine, but has a dumb microtransaction strat of locking "pallets" of colors behind paywalls. This gimps the effect (animation) editor, which is 1 of only a handful of reasons you'd want this app to begin with. in addition, this editor is stupidly unintuitive and has no way to edit keyframes after creating them. It's also got a purple theme, which would be fine if the entire app didn't revolve around color perception.

  74. Smud Ers-avatar

    Smud Ers


    i been using this for a while, connecting to a hue bridge and adding 3 hue lights + updating the lights + hub trough this app worked like a charm ! EDIT: Went from 4 stars to 5 because i realized when i sat up " new entertainement area " from this app, and installed hue prog on my pc i can sync music, games and videos 110% ultimate !!!

  75. Bert Popping-avatar

    Bert Popping


    The app works fine and I am generally happy with it. The reasons for the two stars is a very late customer service and questionnable information in the application. My issue was that after an update, my in-app purchases did not restore. Following the instructions given in the app, it did not work either. Took numerous days and a legal letter to Google to get any response. And the solutions was incredibly simple, but wasn't stated in the app. This can be done MUCH better, guys!

  76. Robert-avatar



    App itself is great. Lots of functionality in it. Widgets leave a lot to be desired. They're either ugly (lower res power symbol for toggle, really?) or cluttered (the group ones). That's really the only thing keeping me from switching over.

  77. Nathaniel Martin-avatar

    Nathaniel Martin


    Bought the app so I could group multiple rooms together and turn them on and off at once. It does that which is cool. It also has a rainbow feature if you have the colored bulbs which is neat. It's expensive to unlock all the stuff, but that's what the Google opinion app is for. =)

  78. Adam Nanji-avatar

    Adam Nanji


    App is fine, only problem is that I can't control the lights with my Google home when in entertainment mode, even if I just want to turn them off, which is a big disappointment. Also it couldn't find my bridge the first couple tries but it's fine now.

  79. DelBoyGaming-avatar



    love the app. makes me laugh that philips with all their resources and money arent able to make their own app this good. DEVS to make this perfect for me i like more options like editing scenes more and for me most important the drip down menu on andriod where you can add shortcuts please give option to make them able to toggle on the scenes. Example my colourloop "rainbow" only turns on doesnt toggle and annoying as after turning it on you have to go into app to turn it off make another shotcut

  80. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This app is awesome! I only use it with Philips hue, so I can't comment on how it works with other devices. I can however say that compared to the original Philips hue app it is far more configurable, while remaining easy to use. The interface is very nice too.

  81. Ja Fa-avatar

    Ja Fa


    The app can turn Hue lights on and off, and dim them. However, after buyng the automation package, it refers to another paid app. There was no information whatsoever, that after buying the package I would also have to buy this 3rd party app. When buying the scheduling package again there was no information that anything else would be required, but it requires the hue bridge. costing another 45 bucks. while the basic app is okay. These are very intransparent and pretty shady looking business tactics. I would likea refund.

  82. Gav W-avatar

    Gav W


    This is a great app with some worthwhile functionality built in. Easy to use and seems to sync well with the official app. Would give 5 stars but seems to be some issue with the motion sensor configurations meaning I have to keep resetting which is frustrating. Overall though amazing app. Thanks

  83. jeb barrick-avatar

    jeb barrick


    The UI is clean and fast, however not so organized. Needs a help function to quickly understand how to use it to its full potential. As of the last update I lost all of my purchases that i had made in the app. The quick tile shortcuts are a feature that makes this app and now I only have 1.

  84. Cole Hyvonen-avatar

    Cole Hyvonen


    if you have multiple hue bridges, you need this app. it seamlessly controls all of them as simply and transparently as anything I've ever seen. I've used full versions of huedynamic and several others... this is the best and it's not close.

  85. Neil Rubie-avatar

    Neil Rubie


    Much better than the Hue app. There are some in-app purchases but they are reasonable given the expanded functionality they offer. Developer seems active and enthusiastic as well. Let's be honest, we already blew several hundreds of dollars on the lights, another $10 for this app is a no brainer.

  86. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I like how this app lets me assign lights to groups and control them in addition to the mutually-exclusive rooms system of the Hue app. There is enough coverage of the basic Hue features in this app that I deleted the stock Hue app and haven't missed it. This app also starts up faster than the Hue app.

  87. Matteus Magnusson-avatar

    Matteus Magnusson


    Has lots of problem if you want to use it with Ikea tradfri gateway and tasker. It almost always says can't connect to the gateway from tasker, but when I open the app directly it has no problem with that. I've started developing my own API that works 99% of the time instead of 9% of the time.

  88. Nicolai Zoffmann-avatar

    Nicolai Zoffmann


    After unlocking and paying for the multiple bridges, I have realized that this app can recognize my IKEA bridge, and smart blinds. Yet it is unable to control or actually anything with my smart blinds. So in reality I'm only able to set my Phillips hue light to a certain colour or level through this app. And perhaps schedule if I unlock more. But the app crashes each time I press the schedule button so I wouldn't know

  89. Julie Walker-avatar

    Julie Walker


    Edit: App was good... now I have to force stop every time I use it to get the effects to work. Getting bored with it now and will be changing apps. Really like this app. Had been trying to figure out how to get my Hue strip to change colours and this app makes it so easy. The normal Hue app hasn't got anywhere near as many options which is weird as you would think they want you to use the official app

  90. Matthew Lipski-avatar

    Matthew Lipski


    Worked great before update 1.3.x but after updating I am unable to connect to my Hue bulbs via Bluetooth. I also can't connect to them even though it's possible in the Hue BT app from Philips, nor can I delete the bulbs from the app even after reinstalling. Hope these issues can be resolved soon as the app is otherwise much more convenient than the Philips Hue BT one. UPDATE 6/1/20: Unfortunately connecting to bulbs via Bluetooth still doesn't work for me, either on my phone or Wear OS watch.

  91. John Colwell-avatar

    John Colwell


    Widgets, as well as most things described as features, require the premium version, or are locked behind pay walls. Update: To clarify, I have no issues with paying for functionality, however they should not be listed as features of the free application.

  92. William Croke-avatar

    William Croke


    Working as intended, very useful. Removing a star due to the sheer number of in app purchases. The top tier purchase should cover everything in my opinion, but unfortunately there are still several lighting schemes packaged as separate purchases.

  93. Andrew Darch-avatar

    Andrew Darch


    I downloaded this app and it worked great for the first 10 minutes or so, but after that my bulbs got disconnected and when I tried to reconnect them the app repeatedly crashed and now continues to crash after about 10 seconds every time I open the app

  94. lanky sime-avatar

    lanky sime


    Nice app just coming from the official hue app Still playing with it but upgraded it straight away I am still learning it possible to create your own entertainment scene I would like to create the police one again but just with blue lights instead of red and blue ... And also have the same option with the speed of the strobe etc

  95. Fabian Bläse-avatar

    Fabian Bläse


    It would be great if changes to the master brightness slider would keep the ratio of the brightness of the lights. So instead of just applying the absolute brightness value to all lights, the lights should be dimmed proportionally. Other than that: great app!

  96. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Excellent! A useful app with many great features and a clean and powerful UI. The API debugger is a very useful bonus, too! My only gripe is that it's sometimes not an responsive as the official hue app when controlling my tradfri bulbs via my hue hub.

  97. True Solomon-avatar

    True Solomon


    Would not discover lights while using Galaxy S20 Ultra its not rocket science and i tried with 3 different hue lights for about an hour with no success.

  98. Chris Kapper-avatar

    Chris Kapper


    I relaly like this app, it is stable, inexpensive, and beautiful. The animations are great, but more importantly, I can easily program my own color palette and have the lights fade in and out beautifully. This a killer app for Hue!

  99. Dale Hanan-avatar

    Dale Hanan


    I like the speed buttons that you can place on the home screens. I am still working on fully integrating this app with google assistant and can get away with it usig IFTTT. Overall this app is a lot better than the regular Hue app.

  100. Lee Ditkowsky-avatar

    Lee Ditkowsky


    Worked at first, then a Hue Essentials update broke the connection. 2 days later, an Android update to the entire system restored the connection. Go figure... this app needs to be more robust if it is to really be useful. When it works it's fine.

  101. Steven Tavoletti-avatar

    Steven Tavoletti


    App loads very quickly which is nice. Like that you can put presets in the drop down menu, but sometimes they are unavailable for some reason. Tasker integration seems to work well but i haven't played with it too much yet.

  102. Kevin Larsson-avatar

    Kevin Larsson


    Bought Premium, the premium version sucks, tried to refund my money using the described method in the app. That method removed my premium and still took my money. Their customer support is non-existent and/or run by dwarfs who cant reach the computer because they are dead silent. I want my money back!

  103. Grown Simba-avatar

    Grown Simba


    I would like for the quick toggle notification to be able to statically be at the top of the pull down notification pane, instead of having to scroll down to find it. Other than that, great app.

  104. Patrick Stambaugh-avatar

    Patrick Stambaugh


    Probably cool if it was free/open source... :(. I've also come to learn that it is possible to create these effects by one's self - however Philips has made it strictly for those with programming/development experience...IMO Philips should already have what these guys are doing by default...

  105. Andrew Towne-avatar

    Andrew Towne


    worth the money and the music and film pairing abilities have improved from the prior version rooms and routines make this an everyday use app with impressive improvements in what hue lights can do, now we do can do what we all dreamed in the beginning.

  106. Mark Baars-avatar

    Mark Baars


    Very nice and complete app, I like the multiple time slots per event and the flexibility in general. Also a plus is that I can now control my lights from my watch (separate purchase, but worth it).

  107. Teije Martius-avatar

    Teije Martius


    Hands down tbe best Hue (and more) control app. Doesn't have everything yet (motion control config fe) but all the essentials are there, and they work so much better than anything for sale (or native app). Buy tbis.

  108. Johannes Klauber-avatar

    Johannes Klauber


    App is good but needs some work every time you use the strobe everything just shuts off and you have to restart the sequence. secondly the three different modes seem useless when the bass overpowers everything.

  109. Holger Harzer-avatar

    Holger Harzer


    Great app to manage your hue setup at home. More options to automate everything, incl. 3rd party support, and the virtual push link improve the quality of life immensely. For more experienced user, Tasker integration opens a whole new world

  110. Edward Murray-avatar

    Edward Murray


    unbeleivable terrible! when i attempt to change the light colour, the app crashes! furthermore, when you purchae premium, you arent told that theres additional pricing if you want full access on other settings ... i.e. Colour Changing Mood Setting etc. Now. i have to contact Google for a refund!

  111. Gustav Glantz-avatar

    Gustav Glantz


    The app is good overall but I think it's pretty annoying that I paid for the "full version" but still almost all the effects remains locked and you have to pay to unlock them

  112. Tomasz Jabłoński-avatar

    Tomasz Jabłoński


    helpfull. in between in depth advanced apps and simple ones. gives you much more options than stock hue app. worth playing around. some minor bugs, and still work in progress, but good, and worth trying!

  113. Danny-avatar



    Just started using and plan to buy premium.. only thing I would like is a more precise way to set the brightness level of globes especially using the slider view (maybe a way to enter a number 0-100 etc). Thanks.

  114. Chris Hbl-avatar

    Chris Hbl


    Wishlist: Backup/Restore for Widgets (multiple devices). Standalone Widget for ColorPalette. More/Customizable Icons for Widgets (like offical hue app). Alarm/Timer with customizable Light in x+Minutes or specific Time) (Widget + Tasker access). Add Entertainment-Bundles to Effect-Configuration. Add Entertainment-Bundles to Schedules. De-/Activate Schedules with Tasker Plugin.

  115. Eid Ligata-avatar

    Eid Ligata


    Promising app, and don't mind supporting developers, even when it's unreleased beta app. So I bought premium. But there is no excuse for not being part of family library. I don't want to have my children logged in on my account if they want to use music function. Oh Also, while I'm at the music. My group keeps defaulting to same colors per light, without changing base light for example to be a different light, unless I unscrew and move bulbs. If there is a workaround, it is not explained in help. In free app I can set color range per light and save theme on my phone, yet not here. Wouldn't mind paying for LIFX add-on or separate app. Edit: You closest competitor Hue dynamic manages to have family library, by having pro app install when you purchase in-app, then you uninstall free one. And it's with multiple bridges. So it's a business decision, not Google stopping you.

  116. Maff Mace-avatar

    Maff Mace


    i just want a widget, when you try to place this widget it comes up with loads of stuff to purchase, none of which stand out at being the widgets, which i would happily pay for. the wording and UI needs improvement.

  117. Graham Earley-avatar

    Graham Earley


    This app is awesome for doing additional Hue customization that you can't do in the Hue app. My favorite feature is the ability to fade between scenes. Would it be possible to add fading as an action for Tasker?

  118. Tony M-avatar

    Tony M


    Recent update has me connecting to bridge. Can't secure a connection. Never actually connects.

  119. Darran Vickers-avatar

    Darran Vickers


    Excellent app. Regularly updated. If the widgets and tiles could reflect their current statuses and the app could somehow facilitate firmware updates for non Philips devices, it would be perfect!

  120. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Just like most other Hue apps I've tried, you will get out of this app exactly as much as you put into it. If you care enough to spend a lot of time and energy using it to its full potential you will make a lot of cool stuff.

  121. Trevor Jenrich-avatar

    Trevor Jenrich


    Allows me to do so much more with my Philips Hue Switches than the standard Philips Hue app! I started with the free version, and paid for extras even though the free version did everything i needed wanted it to. Was happy to support a well built app!

  122. Christoffer Bäckman-avatar

    Christoffer Bäckman


    Well-featured, nice looking (if somewhat simplistic) UI. Extends the capabilities of the default Hue app nicely - I particularly appreciate the ability to customize my switches extensively. Overall well worth both downloading and paying for.

  123. Steve Thompson-avatar

    Steve Thompson


    App works perfect! I needed an app to give me more control over certain features of the hue lights and devices and this app did just what I needed! Great app for hue lights!

  124. Robert Hilsdon-avatar

    Robert Hilsdon


    Great app especially when home, still a bit hit and miss with remote connection, especially trying to switch between my hubs. However very useful.

  125. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Best hue app there is. Constant updates, never a problem, full control of all my hue lights and groups. Should be the default app as soon as you start using the hue lights.

  126. Rick-avatar



    Superb app with loads of features missing from the official app (fades, animation etc). Well worth the investment to unlock a much better experience with lights. Developer is excellent and responsive.

  127. Giuliano Fichera-avatar

    Giuliano Fichera


    Love the app, I've been using it since its early days. Way better than the official app, very clean UI and interface. Very responsive dev too!

  128. Karel Lenc-avatar

    Karel Lenc


    So far works better than the IKEA tradfri app. Had issues pairing controllers with the gateway but succeeded with this app. Also shows a battery status for the controllers, a thing which is missing in the IKEA app.

  129. Rasmus Kræmmer Rendsvig-avatar

    Rasmus Kræmmer Rendsvig


    Very versatile and feature-rich, few clicks needed, stable, pretty, and with a very active developer. I am grateful!

  130. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Fantastic app with a great developer running it. I really appreciate the large functionality, and the dev is very responsive at implementing fixes and features, as well.

  131. Norman Dilley-avatar

    Norman Dilley


    Too many In app charges for nothing new. You can do more with many free apps. Sorry to say this but there is no way I would pay to do nothing I can't already do. DELETED APP

  132. Simon Burgess-avatar

    Simon Burgess


    Works great with IKEA lights, has the occasional glitch, but would be greatly improved if one of the funky colour changing modes was a random mode that could stimulate a TV.

  133. Longpoke-avatar



    I paid for the premium app and purchased additional automation and now I can't use them on my Galaxy s8 after the last update. when I click automation it takes me to a page that says purchase premium.

  134. Travis Lee-avatar

    Travis Lee


    Love the app! Works great and does what I want it to do. Would love to see the ability to make custom animated scenes by the user.

  135. Ken Bauer-avatar

    Ken Bauer


    great app. way better control than the Ikea app but i was expecting the "full" version to include everything but it doesn't include the effects

  136. G L-avatar

    G L


    My Philips Hue app kept crashing so i replaced it with this one. No problems so far. Works like a charm :)

  137. Richard Fricke-avatar

    Richard Fricke


    Worked well initially. Then I started having issues using Google Assistant to turn off lights. Uninstalled this app, back to normal.

  138. Casey Budden-avatar

    Casey Budden


    Better than the stock app. More features, nicer looking UI, and the ability to sync your lights with your entertainment via your smartphone speaker.

  139. Jack Crowe-avatar

    Jack Crowe


    Almost perfect! If I could just have separate control over lights from wear OS without diving through menus I'd be thrilled.

  140. Gregary Hayne-avatar

    Gregary Hayne


    I use this with my Tradfri from Ikea. This thing is awesome. I upgraded to the plus or premium features so happy I did.. so many cool settings.

  141. Johan Andersson-avatar

    Johan Andersson


    Using it with Philips hue bridge and lights. Works great and has features I wish the official app had. Hoping for more cool features in the future. Well worth the money.

  142. sam leivers-avatar

    sam leivers


    Brilliant app! Made setting up IKEA bulbs so easy on the Hue bridge when the hue app failed to find them. Keep up the good work!

  143. Jelle W-avatar

    Jelle W


    Excellent app, excellent widgets. Good UI. No s te stability issues with my setup (Hue Bridge and Trådfri bridge). Well worth the upgrade to multiple bridge support.

  144. nicolas bonnissent-avatar

    nicolas bonnissent


    Good to know battery of switches.. paid for schedule but the dimming option does not work with IKEA only set up. Only turn on or off every. IKEA or Google home can do this for free

  145. Jeri Haapavuo-avatar

    Jeri Haapavuo


    The recent update broke the app. Expected a name but was STRING at line 1... Cannot list lights or rooms, nothing works anymore.

  146. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Purchasing the full premium will NOT give you all features (as advertised!) - specifically effects (the nice ones) cost additionally and are way too expensive on top of that.

  147. Carlos A Garcia Diaz-avatar

    Carlos A Garcia Diaz


    So far i am loving it! No issues, just one suggestion, if i could upload my own pic and us the colors of it that would be cool!

  148. Shadab Mozaffar-avatar

    Shadab Mozaffar


    Excellent App, it provides a most needed feature - individually control each lights, which I could not do with Hue app.

  149. Joe Chartouni-avatar

    Joe Chartouni


    It is said everywhere on Reddit that this app allows to bypass the physical Hue bridge button press to pair, sadly this is untrue. Too bad... Edit: Hi, the problem is that my Philips Hue is not paired yet. And I'm away from it...

  150. JK ADVENTURES-avatar



    easy to use and fun to play with especially if you upgrade and get the entertainment features.