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Philips HUE HomeKit Upgrade Bridge (for Current HUE Bridge Users)

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  • Overview

    The Philips HUE Bridge provides an upgrade from your existing HUE Bridge to one that's HomeKit enabled. The bridge lets you control all of your Hue products via the Hue app using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Once you have installed the Hue bridge and downloaded the app on your iOS device, you're ready to start building your own customised lighting system.

    Highlights

    Control your Hue lights from anywhere using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

    Add up to 50 Hue lights

    Customise your Hue lighting system with Hue accessories

    Compatible with Apple HomeKit

    Did You Notice?

    If you already have a Hue lighting system, this new Bridge allows you to control your existing Hue lights with Siri.

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    Controlling your Hue lighting system from anywhere using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

    What’s in the Box

    Philips Hue Bridge

    Power adapter

    LAN cable to connect Bridge to router

    Quick start guide

    Legal manual

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Wireless, HomeKit Compatible

    Height: 2.6 cm/1 in.

    Length: 8.8 cm/3.5 in.

    Width: 8.8 cm/3.5 in.

    Weight: 235 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 929001180603

    UPC or EAN No.: 8718696599341

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Returning

      Phillips decided about a week ago to push an update that broke support for 3rd party bulbs without any warning. This was something that worked without issue bef Phillips decided about a week ago to push an update that broke support for 3rd party bulbs without any warning. This was something that worked without issue before with bulbs from Cree, GE and others. Before this "update" Siri was able to control all of my Cree bulbs just like my Hue bulbs. Phillips just pushed out anothe update this week to restore some access to 3rd party bulbs but they are still not visible to HomeKit and according to new info from Phillips, this is intentional. They say it's because the 3rd party bulbs are not HomeKit certified, but that's bologna because none of the bulbs are HomeKit certified, not even Phillips, only the hubs are. The bulbs are just Zigbee ZLL. I will be returning this hub and waiting for one that works with all ZLL certified lights. Also choosing not to reward a company that changes functionality without warning in an effort to sell more of their own "expensive razor blades."

      • Written by Thomas H from Fort Collins

      140 of 181 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Returning

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      HomeKit and Hue not ready for prime time

      I eagerly bought this bridge thinking that it would be worth the $40 to be able to say things like "turn on all my lights" or "turn off office lights," but the I eagerly bought this bridge thinking that it would be worth the $40 to be able to say things like "turn on all my lights" or "turn off office lights," but the functionality isn't there. First off, whenever I say "turn on/off all my lights," Siri ALWAYS asks for a confirmation. The time it doesn't ask for a confirmation, it says, "sorry, I could not find any lights". After about ten minutes hoping that everything would just magically start working, I decided to return the bridge. In the future, maybe there'll be better support but for right now, I'd say hold off.

      • Written by Jordan L from Charlottesville

      85 of 106 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HomeKit and Hue not ready for prime time

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Philips HUE Bridge works great!

      I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews of the Philips HUE Bridge. I installed the bridge, have hooked up lights and even a HUE Lightstrip Plus, an I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews of the Philips HUE Bridge. I installed the bridge, have hooked up lights and even a HUE Lightstrip Plus, and it works great! I have a large house, and the single bridge reaches all of my devices within the entire house. Even though I gave the bridge 5 stars, the Philips App for my iPhone is the worst App I have ever used! Their iPhone App would get only 1 star. I had to use many Google searches to even get it to work. and it was not very helpful in setting up the system. In fact, the Apple HomeKit has better control over the HUE system than their own native App!

      • Written by Scott A from Arvada

      18 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Philips HUE Bridge works great!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      User experience 0 - returned it the next day

      How hard is it to code in standalone remote access feature straight into your hub. Come on guys! Even a door bell provides remote access!! My security alarm a How hard is it to code in standalone remote access feature straight into your hub. Come on guys! Even a door bell provides remote access!! My security alarm and TV PVR has remote access. All you guys can do is force us to have a proxy like AppleTV or an extra iPhone or iPad sitting at home before we can remotely access the lights. And why do I lose my light settings and it goes back to default? Need to take HMI 101 course guys! Or hire some competent developers/designers/QA with customers in mind.

      • Written by Wilson Y from Vancouver

      Is this review useful?User experience 0 - returned it the next day

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Philips works perfectly!

      The bridge works perfectly with the bulbs and accesories. Never had any trouble with them whatsoever. We use 2 bridges in our house and even that is working lik The bridge works perfectly with the bulbs and accesories. Never had any trouble with them whatsoever. We use 2 bridges in our house and even that is working like magic!

      • Written by Wouter V from Brecht

      4 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Philips works perfectly!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      Again, not sure why there are so many negative comments here. This is for the new Philips Hue Bridge. Never had any problems with it, and actually have bought 2 Again, not sure why there are so many negative comments here. This is for the new Philips Hue Bridge. Never had any problems with it, and actually have bought 2, for different locations. It works perfectly, controlling a number of bulbs and light strips. Can even control them remotely via HomeKit. An Apple TV is needed for this, works better this way that with the Philips app. Siri intigration works effortlessly as well. And have also hooked up a couple of philips switches to the system as well. All work great!

      • Written by Ioannis Jonathan L from RICHMOND

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly

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