Smart home devices continue to evolve and this means that they continue to offer owners more and more. With each update or new product release, the capabilities and compatibilities seem to expand and now, owners of the futuristic Philips Hue smart light bulbs can control their bulbs from the innovative Hive app or hub.
Rather than having different smart home systems around your property all controlled by different apps, hubs and buttons; manufacturers are starting to work more closely together to ensure that as many smart home devices are compatible with other systems and devices as possible.
This latest development in the smart technology sector is great for homeowners; especially those who want to switch the lights on before they get home or to adjust the lighting in their homes according to the occasion.
What are Philips Hue smart light bulbs?
Philips Hue light bulbs have been around for a couple of years now and provide owners with the ability to control the colour of individual smart light bulbs or to control different sets of bulbs in specific rooms.
For example, if you’re hosting a party and want to set the mood you can control the Philips Hue bulbs individually to set a different colour for each bulb; or you can program them to remember a certain configuration if you think you’ve got the lighting just right – perfect for watching movies or entertaining.
How do I connect my Philips Hue light bulbs with my Hive Hub?
Connecting your smart light bulbs to your Hive smart system is relatively quick and easy:
- Start with a Philips Hue bulb and bridge and a Hive hub and at least one Hive smart device, such as a smart thermostat
- Go into your Hive app and follow the step-by-step instructions to link the Philips Hue bridge to your Hive hub
- You’ll then see each of your connected bulbs in the Hive app dashboard. From here you can control them from your smartphone
We told you it was easy!
What else is my Hive smart home hub compatible with?
As smart home systems and devices continue to develop and evolve over time, each becomes more widely compatible with other smart home systems and devices.
Within the existing range of Hive smart home systems there are already a whole host of clever devices such as thermostats, light bulbs, security cameras and sensors; and, as with the Philips Hue light bulbs, they are also compatible with devices made by other manufacturers.
Smart speakers continue to grow in popularity with the likes of the Amazon Echo and Google Home in high demand. Both of these devices are compatible with Hive systems meaning you can ask Alexa or the Google Assistant to switch the lights on or off.
Alternatively, if you have IFTTT – If This Then That – then you can link everything from your hot water system to your lights to ensure that you have the perfect conditions whenever you want them.
To find out more about Hive smart home systems or the range of Philips Hue smart light bulbs and starter kits, visit BT Shop today.