One of the easiest ways to use Philips Hue and LIFX.
The app’s many features include a wake up and sleep timer, which makes for a better night’s sleep. To get started, simple tap an effect and see it applied to any bulb group of your choice. Don’t like what you see? Select something else with ease.
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One of the best apps for both Philips Hue and LIFX.
Users can record customized phrases and then activate them with a simple Siri command. Favorite scenes will also be suggested on the lock screen or on the Siri watch face in watchOS 5. Those can be activated with a quick tap.
Just to note, you will need version 2 of the Hue bridge, which is square shaped, to use Siri Shortcuts.
Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, the Philips Hue app can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
If you're new to smart lighting, a starter kit with two A19 white bulbs and a Hue Bridge can be purchased now <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016AEHV24?tag=aa_guide-20 ">for $67.40</a> now from Amazon. There are a number of other types of bulbs available, including color options.
<a href="https://appadvice.com/post/philips-hue-app-receives-major-update-with-new-scenes-improved-navigation-and-more/1055281310/339659614 ">Back in May</a>, the Hue app received a major update with a simpler navigation UI, a new color picker feature, 30 new lighting scenes and more.
For DJs who understand that lightning and music mix.
If you’re a DJ, you need to install this app. Compatible with both Philips Hue and LIFX, Light DJ offers everything you need to create the ultimate music listening experience. Use the app as a personal music visualizer, or program the app to create your own customized light shows.
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When it's time to party, it's time for Light DJ Pro
Design animated lighting effects for Philips Hue, LIFX, Lightify, and Avea with full control over color, speed, style, and more. Scintillator includes lots of pre-built effects and color palettes to get you started. Change them or make your own with the couldn’t-be-simpler editors.