Philips Hue

Philips Hue for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-08
  • Current version: 3.9.0
  • File size: 174.53 MB
  • Developer: Philips Lighting BV
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Philips Hue on your Windows PC

Download Philips Hue for Windows: Philips Hue is an Lifestyle App, developed by Philips Lighting BV. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2016-04-28. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Philips Lighting BV, with the latest current version being 3.9.0 which was officially released on 2018-11-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 4,223 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 2 out of a possible 5.

Using Philips Hue on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Philips Hue on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Philips Hue for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Philips Hue in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Philips Hue application icon. A window of Philips Hue will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Philips Hue icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Philips Hue

Developer Description

Transform the way you experience light with Philips Hue. The Philips Hue App makes it easy for you to get the most out of your Hue lights and accessories. CONTROL YOUR LIGHTS WITH EASE With the Philips Hue App, you can easily organize your individual lights into rooms. Switch rooms on/off or change the color or brightness of all your lights to match your mood or your activity. It's easy to control no matter how many lights you have. PLAY WITH 16 MILLION COLORS Transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience with our color palette. Effortlessly choose from 16 million colors or any shade of white light. THE PERFECT LIGHT FOR ANY MOMENT OF YOUR DAY Choose from four preset light recipes that support your daily routines: Energize, Concentrate, Read and Relax. Get ready for the day with cool daylight that helps to energize your body and mind. Stay focused with finely tuned bright white light. Or put your feet up and relax with warm white light for the perfect end to the day. TRANSFORM ROOMS WITH ONE TAP Enjoy a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London's Soho district. Simply tap the scene to transform your room. The Philips Hue App features over 30 scenes handpicked by our lighting designers. Let their expertise help you instantly transform your room. BRING YOUR PICTURES TO LIFE With our state of the art picture-to-light algorithm you can easily transform your favorite picture into a personal Philips Hue scene. The algorithm extracts the relevant colors and intelligently applies them to your lights. Now you can use your Hue lights to relive your memories using your own pictures. YOUR LIFE, YOUR LIGHTING ROUTINES Automate your lights any way you want. Start at a specific time or when the sun goes down, turn on and off or activate a scene. You can even mimic being home by randomizing the routine. HOME AND AWAY Set it and forget it. With the App's location awareness feature, your lights will automatically turn on when you arrive at your front door or turn off when you leave home. WAKE UP AND GO TO SLEEP Configure your lights to help you fall asleep at night and wake up energized. Create your own personal sleep routines to automatically dim the lights in the evening or gently wake you up in the morning. VOICE CONTROL: YOU TALK, HUE RESPONDS Surprise your guests or simply never struggle again while walking into a dark home with your hands full. Whether you want to turn your lights on and off or change the brightness of a room, a lot can be done using your voice. Explore the possibilities of voice control with the voice assistant of your choice. WIDGETS + APPLE WATCH For quick and easy control of your lights you can use the Android and iOS widget. Setting it up is quick. Using it is even quicker. You can also use it to trigger your lights instantly from the device you wear all day on your wrist: the Apple Watch. Discover more on:

App Reviews

  • Shortcut for alarms, please!

    By PinkWhimsy
    I’ll start off by saying that I’ve barely touched the Hue app in several years, since I’ve been able to control everything I need with HomeKit. However, I’d recalled that Hue has this nifty way to wake you up where it slowly adjusts lighting over time, instead of a jarring sound or something, and I wanted to try using this. The only way to do this is through the Hue app itself. I got even more excited when I learned that Hue started supporting Shortcuts, hoping that I’d be able to incorporate an action to set this type of alarm in the app in my shortcut for bedtime (I work varied shifts throughout the week, waking up as early as 5 and as late as 8am). There doesn’t appear to be a way to execute this shortcut without just telling Shortcuts to open the app, like I can do with the clock app. I’m not sure if this is a limitation of available actions developers are permitted to donate, or if this is just not something that had been considered, but I would love to see this! The only other downgrade is for how confusing it is to set up new lights and assign them to rooms. I’ve set up this stuff probably 50 times (moving several times as well as adding new accessories over the years) and I never remember that you name the light and then have to back all the way out and add it to a room. It seems kind of clunky.
  • You updated five days ago and you still have not fixed the routines?

    By RMS
    I went into the App Store and saw that you had an update five days ago and I was excited because that meant that I probably could now use my routines. Wrong! I cannot believe that you guys still haven’t fixed the routines section. In the other routines area, after trying to save something on the third chance, the app freezes. I am simply not able to set up anything in other routines. Come on guys! This is terrible really do like the update, but there are so many mquirky problems with the darn app! You fixed the widget problem very quickly, and I appreciate that. Now you have a problem with routines! I cannot for the life of me set up my routines using the “other routines“ area. In the past I’ve been able to have my lights go on at a certain time and go off at a certain time specifically, every day of the week, and it’s just not working. I press the button to save, and it goes right back to the same screen as if it has not been saved. I press save twice, and it doesn’t work. The third time I press it the system goes into an eternal spinning circle frozen app! And then I have to simply reboot the program! Like I said, I like the styling that you did and some of the features you added, but you have really screwed up a lot of small areas of the usefulness of hue
  • Sooo Disappointing since Newer APP

    By Cheroney31
    First off... I absolutely love Philips Hue! But I remain totally SHOCKED that with all those super smart programmers and APP developers at Philips, since the newer 2.0 and now 3.0 version of the APP came out, one can no longer program a single light bulb into multiple rooms!!! Or group rooms into ZONES!!!!!! I am still using the 1st version of the APP with my 47 Philip Hue bulbs and many devices!!! And am frustrated beyond belief that they took the ability to create zones away ever since they updated the APP! How is this an improvement Philips!??? Once people get invested into the Philips Hue ecosystem and spend time programming and creating scenes that work for their house and family it’s soooo counter productive to do updates like this!! Sonos and many other companies do it right! Philips Hue... I’m still waiting for you guys to allow better management of the devices that people invest a lot of money in!! Also.. since I’m in the mood to give suggestions... :). How about show the updated/zoomed camera roll image as the icon when you enlarge and save a picture. Philips please call me... I’d love to share my thoughts on some of the problems with the new 3.0 APP. I still love Philips Hue... just wish I didn’t have to use a third party APP! :(
  • Nice Try

    By Pauly_!
    New 3.0 version ....No instructions make it a challenge. I just can’t figure out how to hold my light color and brightness it wants to just do its own thing. If you go through and set each room with color and brightness then save it when the timer activates the light in the room it is not always the color you selected or brightness. It actually changes brightness levels to all the same also. I am in the original hue system and did clear all old info through the app. If you are on the first version I suggest you hold on just a bit longer as this one has promise but is not there yet. Hey developer, some beta trials with real consumers would probably uncover issues like this. Edit-reset entire system, set up entire system like new. All appears to move along well except I can not save a custom routine. I can create it but then the only choices are save and cancel to exit the set up screen. If I reboot my iPad it set up scene is gone, close the app it is gone, hit cancel and the routine is cancelled. If I attempt to add two on the same screen it will not save and freezes the APP. Final edit. Scenes work perfectly on my iPhone... do not work on iPad Pro .Otherwise we have a nice app here😀
  • Finally, a Hue App to write about!

    By Tommy G-Code
    I’ve been a sucker for Philips since the invention of the CD. I’ve had every Hue product and every version thereof, aside from the flood lights. While sadly at the cost of my paycheck, it’s been nice to watch Hue evolve over the years, that’s goes for the tie into 3rd party cloud APIs (Echo/Alexa has been a ride) as well, but the Philips App serious was lacking, frustrating to use and just became mundane. I actually got so sick of it I’d write my own software to control the lights (gg on the API Philips). So yeah, if you haven’t downloaded version 3 of this app, it’s pretty kick a**, finally you can move things around, before you had to delete everything and add them back in a specific order, trying to color match was a nightmare, and so many other issues the previous apps had, this resolves! So for now, it’s hats off to Philips, thank you and please keep making improvements on your hardware and software, you’ve certainly won me back with this one. Cheers, ~T
  • Newest update and the menu is blank?

    By DMH.2000
    So I have two iPhones one , iPhone 4s that I use in the Media Room (too frugal to buy a dedicated iPad) for the Hue app among other things. My other is my every day 6Plus iPhone. I opened the app today and said “where are all the scenes?”, you know those really nice round pictures that all you had to do was tap them and you got your scene immediately. Gone! It wasn’t intuitive, I had to root around till I found the scenes. So finally after finding my scenes, now you have to click on it and then go up top and use the slider to dim or brighten. On a smaller phone not very user-friendly. Why don’t people leave well enough alone, there was nothing wrong with the last version. I like the menu they had, large scene circles were easy to get, to the manipulate the brightness. Oh well I guess this is progress. —— After about a week of use: Seems I just had to get used to the new interface, the app is functional and stable. Still liked those scene circles in the older version though!
  • Crashes over and over: can’t use my lights

    By soko3000
    I haven’t used my hue lights in sometime and downloaded the app today. I was unable to see my zigbee bridge and had to type in a manual IP address. trying to sync by pressing the button on the hardware crashes the app repeatedly. I can only use my really expensive lights as bright white lights now. Update: I was able to install the now unsupported app and use it to upgrade my firmware on the hub. Subsequently, I then used the new app (which could then see my hub and not continuously seg fault) to upgrade my hub firmware. After these steps I was able to then update the firmware on my six lights - this worked and I was able to finally use my investment. Unfortunately, the update bricked one of my lights so I’m down to five, which is a real pain. Unfortunate since I only got a few hours of life from a $60 bulb. I was posted overeats and my lights were in storage, so no warranty. Can’t be sure it’s the apps fault, but still... hopefully newer generation bulbs are more robust.
  • Disappointed.

    By SuperDuperPoop
    Updated August 4th, 2014 After some app updates and resets, the app is working better. Changed from 2 stars to 4 stars. The app is much letter than before the major update, but some UI changes are a little wonky. ——— At first, the new update ran great and I didn’t have any issues. For whatever reason now, my lights take 10-15 seconds to show any sort of change. Simply turning on and off the lights takes 20 seconds. At first I thought my gen1 bridge was dying so I replaced it. I’ve factory reset my gen2 bridge about 5 times and re set everything up so many times over. 3rd party apps like on switch control lights better and immediately. I gave this app two stars instead of one because I’ve had my Phillips hue bulbs for almost 5 years now and they’ve been really good to me. But this app has made working with these bulbs a pain and I’ve wasted soooooo much time trying to get the app to work properly. I’ve even reset my router and managed switch to default to see if it’s a network issue. It’s not. The hue app is constantly connecting and reconnecting and failing to connect over and over. Extremely frustrating. You guys can do better. You teased this app update for so long and I held off getting rid of these bulbs hoping this update would fix my issues. Please take the time to address this app and fix these bugs.
  • App is buggy and frustrating - 2 main reasons

    By Trout_
    1.) With this version: When I set a scene in one room, the living room for example, the app sets that same scene for the entire house. 2.) Since I’ve owned Hue lights/all versions of the app: Countless times I have tried to turn OFF the setting where the lights turn on to 100% white when I’m coming home (by location) - I have never turned that setting ON and it’s not on now by the way. Yet every time I come home the living room lights are on 100% and white. I have even experimented with leaving the lights on and at different colors when I leave. Same thing - when I come home they are on 100% and white. When I come home after work it’s bright and sunny so this isn’t a setting for sunrise/sunset - which I also haven’t turned on. This is very frustrating. The bugs in this app paint a picture of a neglectful lack of care about the customers or the entire product which includes the app, not just the fantastic bulbs. We have all paid a pretty penny to own these lights and deserve a better version of the app.
  • Happy again and waiting for further improvements

    By brst34
    Thank you for the developer response of my review. The Philips hue lights and app have changed my life more than I realized until this last big update...without instructions for the many changes it was frustrating not being able to do what I could. I love the lights. I think this new app version could use a couple tweaks to make it a little easier to use but overall I like the updates. The font is so small I have trouble reading it on the phone even with glasses on. It's a little easier on the iPad. Next time please provide a user guide in the app especially when creating a huge change like this last update! I hope that the next big update you're talking about goes more smoothly. Looking forward to using it.