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Philips Hue app gets huge 3.0 update: What can you do with your smart lights now?

The app has received a fresh coat of paint, but it also brings a few more features to your smart lights.

Published onMay 30, 2018

New features in the Philips Hue app.

Got smart lights in your household? Then there’s a decent chance you’ve got Philips Hue lights and the accompanying Philips Hue app. Now, you can now get even more out of the lights thanks to the 3.0 app update launching this week.

The new update, available on the Google Play Store and spotted by Droid Life, delivers a number of improvements, including a visual makeover. The redesign delivers a menu dock at the bottom of the app, consisting of shortcuts to Home, Routines, Explore, and Settings.

Other additions to the new Philips Hue app include over 30 new light scenes, tweaked on/off toggles, a scene creation tool, and a recently used color history. The latter means you don’t have to waste time searching for that exact shade you’ve used previously.

Early reviews for the update are mixed though, with some users decrying the “lacking” functionality. One common complaint seems to be the inability for a light to be added to more than one room/group. Several people also noted that they couldn’t find the new light scenes just yet.

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In any event, if you thought the old Philips Hue app could do with a fresh coat of paint (the last overhaul was back in 2016), then this might be for you. Download it from the Play Store via the button below and let us know what you think of the update in the comments section.

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