How To Connect Alexa To Hue?
- Randall Mullins
What you need to do
- Open the Amazon Alexa app.
- In the More tab, tap Skills & Games.
- Tap the search icon in the top right corner.
- Type ‘Philips Hue’ in the search bar.
- Tap Enable to use.
- You will be redirected to your Philips Hue account page.
- Select the Hue Bridge you want to link and tap Next.
- Tap Agree and continue.
Why won’t my Philips Hue connect to my Alexa?
Disable (and re-enable) the Alexa skill – Sometimes the Alexa Skill can lose its connection to the Hue, and the easiest way to fix it is to remove and re-add. To do this, go to the Alexa app, tap More, Skills & Games, then tap Search. Enter Hue, and then tap Disable Skill. Then tap Enable To Use to reconnect the Skill, and log back in to your Hue account.
How do I connect my Philips Hue to Alexa without bridge?
3. Using an Amazon Echo as a hub – As Philips Hue bulbs use the Zigbee standard, they can work with some Zigbee smart home hubs rather than a Hue Bridge. However, the integration isn’t always as reliable, or available with as many features, as it is with a Hue Bridge. Some Echo speakers – specifically, the Amazon Echo Plus, Amazon Echo Show 10 (not first-gen), (4th-gen) Echo and Echo Studio – can work as Zigbee hubs.
- If you’ve already got one of these speaker models set up, new Hue bulbs can be added through Alexa and the Philips Hue skill.
- Make sure your Hue bulbs are connected and powered on, then head into the Alexa app (which you should have already installed when setting up your Echo).
- Select Devices, then the Plus button, then Add Device,
After a few seconds of searching, your Hue lights should be detected and added. If you prefer you can use a voice command instead: say “Alexa, find my devices” and your Alexa smart speaker will scan your house for compatible Hue bulbs. Whichever way you add the Hue bulbs, you can control them through the Alexa app or via your voice with commands like, “Alexa, turn the bedroom lights off,” once they’re connected.
Can Philips Hue be used without bridge?
Using Bluetooth instead of Hue Bridge – Controlling your Philips Hue smart lights with Bluetooth is perfect for people who only want smart lighting in one room — or those who want to try it out before they commit to a full setup. Because you can control up to 10 lights with the Hue Bluetooth app, it is ideal for students in a dorm room or those who live in smaller spaces, such as studio apartments.
- A Bluetooth setup lets you turn lights on or off, dim, and change light colors with the Hue Bluetooth app.
- You can also set a timer, use preset light scenes, and even control lights with your voice.
- However, you won’t be able to control your lights while away from home, set ongoing automations, or create custom scenes.
The good news? You can always start out with a Bluetooth-controlled system and add a Hue Bridge later!
Does Philips Hue use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?
Bridge: control throughout the house – With a bridge, you can control your Philips Hue lights from anywhere in the world. Obviously, you can also control them from anywhere in your house. Turn on the lights in the bedroom before you head up the stairs, for example.
Is the Hue Bridge Ethernet only?
Purchase a router that has a bridge mode – A straightforward way to use your Hue Bridge without an Ethernet cable is to spend some extra money to buy an additional component. You will need a wireless access point or a router that comes with ethernet ports. In addition to ethernet ports, make sure your router has features like range extender and bridge mode.
The bridge mode on a router is a networking feature that allows users to connect two routers. When this mode is enabled, the router turns into a low-level switch, still transferring data but performing none of the Network Access Translation (NAT) processes, such as IP address allocation. This means it allows the router to extend the range of a network without processing the data passing through it.
Connect this router to your hotspot using bridge mode. Using both the hotspot and router in bridge mode enables you to use your Hue Bridge device without an Ethernet cable.