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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.

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

Note: Philips Hue devices are supported in the US, UK, Singapore and Chile.

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

Second, in the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  2. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  3. Select Light bulb
  4. Tap Philips Hue
  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
  8. Tap Edit to rename a device
  9. When finished, tap Done
  10. Tap Done again 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

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

  1. Tap Devices
  2. Tap the device

 

You can also create Automations to control your Hue bulbs. Click here to learn more about creating Automations in the SmartThings app.

 

To remove Philips Hue devices from SmartThings

If a Hue device is connected but not operating as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the red minus icon (-) next to the name of the device
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

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

 

To remove Philips Hue devices from the SmartThings Classic app

If a Hue device is connected but not operating as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings Classic app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Edit Device
  6. Tap Remove
  7. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

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