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How to connect Philips hue devices

Note: SmartThings’ Philips Hue integration requires use of the Philips Hue Ethernet Bridge. Connecting directly to Philips Hue lights is not currently supported. The Hue Bridge must be updated to firmware version 01016441 or later. To force your Hue Bridge to update its firmware: Close the Hue mobile app, unplug the Bridge for 10 seconds, plug it back in, and then restart the Hue app.

This article will tell you how to connect the following Philips Hue devices with SmartThings:

For more information about compatibility, detailed product information, and technical specifications, visit our Works With SmartThings page here.

 

  • SmartThings app
  • SmartThings Classic app

Connect a Philips Hue device in the SmartThings app

First, set up your Philips Hue Bridge through the Philips Hue iOS or Android app.

Second, in the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Plus (+) icon and select Add device
  2. Select Philips Hue
  3. Choose a Hub for the device and touch Next
  4. Choose a Room for the device and touch Next
  5. The app will say Searching for devices…
  6. Wait a moment for the Hub to automatically discover your Hue Bridge. Then, as prompted, press the button on the Hue Bridge to link it with the SmartThings Hub
  7. SmartThings will then automatically discover all of your Hue lights connected to that Hue Bridge. When each device is discovered, it will be listed on the screen

Note: Your Philips Hue devices and the SmartThings Hub will have to be on the same local network in order to work together.

 

Each light will show up on the Devices view of the SmartThings mobile app. Click here to learn more about creating Automations in the SmartThings app.

 

Connect a Philips Hue device in the SmartThings Classic app

First, set up your Philips Hue Bridge through the Philips Hue iOS or Android app.

Second, in the SmartThings Classic mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…
  4. Wait a moment for the Hub to automatically discover your Hue Bridge. Then, as prompted, press the button on the Hue Bridge to link it with the SmartThings Hub
  5. SmartThings will then automatically discover all of your Hue lights connected to that Hue Bridge. When each device is discovered, it will be listed at the top of the screen
  6. Tap a device to rename it and tap Done
  7. When finished, tap Save
  8. Tap Ok to confirm

Note: Your Philips Hue devices and the SmartThings Hub will have to be on the same local network in order to work together.

 

To use and configure Philips Hue devices within SmartThings Classic

Each light will show up as its own device within the Things view of the SmartThings Classic mobile app. To access and manually control your Philips Hue devices:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Tap the device

 

You can also automate your Hue bulbs with Smart Lighting. To install Smart Lighting:

  1. Tap Marketplace
  2. Tap SmartApps
  3. Tap SmartThings Recommends
  4. Tap Smart Lights

 

 

Attachments

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ODLI20170712-001-UPD-en_AA-Hue-Lightstrip-Plus-2m-EMEA.pdf 1 MB
ODLI20170713-001-UPD-en_AA-Hue-Bloom-EMEA.pdf 1 MB
ODLI20180410-001-UPD-en_AA-Iris-user-manual-EMEA.pdf 400 KB
ODLI20170713-001-UPD-en_AA-hue-go-emea.pdf 4 MB

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