Do I need the Hue bridge if I have an Apple TV?
I read that the Apple TV can be used as a hub for HomeKit, can that be used in place of the Hue bridge?
- Asked by Scott D from Westhampton
Philips Hue White Starter Kit A19 E26
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3 Answers from the Community
When I read the explanation of the HomeKit, AppleTV 4th generation is the only one can be used as a hub.
If you have a previous version of it, AppleTV won't work as a hub.
- Answered by Donguk O from Mapo-gu
Yes. The bulbs communicate with the hub using zigbee wireless signals - a different protocol than Bluetooth or wifi.
- Answered by Tyler S from Lees Summit
No, the Apple TV can be used as a HomeKit hub, meaning that it will allow you to control your lights with the Home application even if you're not on your local network. It is NOT a replacement for the Hue Bridge. So yes, you absolutely need a Hue Bridge.
- Answered by Angelo K from Merced