iConnectHue for Philips Hue

iConnectHue for Philips Hue

By Crossfire Designs

  • App Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2013-04-29
  • Current Version: 3.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.81 MB
  • Developer: Crossfire Designs
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
App Ratings: 4
4
Based on 392 Reviews

iConnectHue for Philips Hue App 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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iConnectHue for Philips Hue App Reviews

  • Great app! Great service!

    5
    By Fkjr2
    I use this app pretty much exclusively now. Thank you for great features and remote access. Cheers
  • 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!

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