How to Add Phillips Hue Lights to Apple HomeKit

Automated smart home devices are easily accessible to people. With many smart devices to choose from, you can easily set up and link those devices to any smart hub out there. Smart bulbs are one of the most popular smart home devices whose functioning can be controlled by the user. Whether you want to change the color of the light, adjust the brightness, or even adjust it to switch on during a particular time. In today’s guide, we will be looking at how you can add or connect Philips Hue Light to Apple HomeKit.

With Apple HomeKit, you will be able to control your Phillips Hue lights by simply issuing voice commands to Siri. With that being said, let’s take a look right away at how you can add the Phillips Hue lights to Apple HomeKit.

How to connect Philips Hue with Apple HomeKit

Prerequisites

Connect Phillips Hue Lights to Apple HomeKit

Now, let’s take a look at the steps you need to follow to connect your Phillips Hue lights to the Apple HomeKit.

How to connect Philips Hue with Apple HomeKit
  1. Launch the Phillips Hue app and tap on the Settings menu.
  2. Under Settings, select HomeKit and Siri.
  3. Tap on the Pair bridge button and create a Home
  4. You will have to scan the ID that is present at the bottom of your Phillips Hue Bridge.
  5. The lights will be added to the Apple Home app.

Setup Philips Hue Lights in the Home App

How to connect Philips Hue with Apple HomeKit
  1. Open the Home app on your Apple device and tap on the + icon.
  2. Tap on the Add Accessory.
  3. A popup message will appear asking if you wish to add an accessory. Tap on the Allow button.
  4. Now, the camera app will open. You will be required to scan the code of your Phillips Hue lights
  5. You can also enter it manually if you don’t want to scan it.
  6. Next, the app will ask you to enter the name of the light as well s the room where it’s located.
  7. Once all the necessary information has been added, you can tap on Done.

Do note that both apps need to be updated to their latest versions as well the OS of your Apple device should be on the latest version. Once you have set up the lights with Apple HomeKit, you can now control all the lights by commanding Siri with your voice.

Siri Commands for Phillips Hue Lights

Here is a list of commands that you can use to adjust the Phillips lights using Siri.

  • “Make the lights blue in the bedroom
  • “Set sync box to music
  • Adjust the brightness downstairs to 50%
  • Are the lights on downstairs?
  • Find all my Hue lights
  • Good morning.
  • Good night.
  • Make my bedside table lamp pink
  • Make my lights lime green
  • Make my living room brighter
  • Set sync box intensity to moderate.
  • Set sync box intensity to subtle
  • Set sync box to game
  • Set sync box to intensity to high
  • Set sync box to intensity to intense
  • Set sync box to PlayStation 4
  • Set sync box to start
  • Set sync box to stop
  • Set sync box to video.
  • Set the entryway lights to gold
  • Set the family room lights to purple
  • Set the lights in the kitchen to Energize
  • Turn off sync box
  • Turn off the lights
  • Turn off the lights downstairs
  • Turn on my desk light
  • Turn on Ocean dawn in the living room.
  • Turn on Read in the living room
  • Turn on sync box
  • Turn on the light
  • Turn the kitchen lights orange
  • Turn the living room light blue
  • Turn the living room lights all the way up
  • What lights are on in the living room?

To initiate these commands, all you need to do is say “Hey Siri!” followed by the command. 

This is how you can connect your Philips Hue lights to Apple HomeKit and also control them right away with Siri. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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