Philips Lighting has announced its going to roll out the update to its Philips Hue 3.0 app for iOS and Android. Back at CES 2018 Philips teased us with the new features and simply said “coming soon” and now it looks like it’s just around the corner.
Announcing the update to the Philips Hue app, a Philips spokesperson said. “We’ve made our smart home lighting even smarter. Our new look app is easier to use than ever. New features include shortcuts which make setting up rooms a breeze, new colour pickers as well as 30 new scenes that allow instant scene setting to match your mood or that special moment,” said Jasper Vervoort, Head of Marketing and Product Management, Home Systems & Luminaires at Philips Lighting. ”In designing the upgrade, we took advice from lighting designers, user experience specialists and, most importantly, from our customers. The result is an app befitting the world’s most loved smart home lighting system.”
Philips Hue new features
The Philips Hue app is been long due an overhaul and upgrade and based on the details released the lastest update is just what users of the Hue system have been waiting for
Simple navigation to light your home smarter
The app delivers a new look-and-feel and convenient shortcuts, so you can adjust your Philips Hue smart lighting in a few simple taps. For example, with a single press and hold on your room setup or individual lights, you can even change the colour or set your four last used scenes.
Set your desired ambience effortlessly
Use the new colour pickers feature to transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience. This allows you to group and ungroup lights in a room, and easily choose an exact shade of white or coloured light from the palette.
The app also comes with 30 new scenes, handpicked from our lighting designers. With a simple tap, you can enjoy a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London’s Soho district, and match the lighting to your mood. Also, the app update gives you more scenes to choose from and lets you easily create your own personal scenes. The app extracts the relevant colours from your favourite pictures and intelligently applies them to your lights, bringing your pictures to life.
Elsewhere, the app includes lighting routines to automatically dim lights at night and gradually turn them on in the morning, while the location awareness feature means lights can be set to turn on when the owner arrives at home or turn off when they leave. Meanwhile, the timer function activates lights after a specified time by triggering a scene or simply flashing the lights.
Where can I download the Philips Hue 3.0 update?
The Philips Hue 3.0 update can be downloaded from the link here and let us know in the comments what you think of the new app
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