Setup guide

How to set up a starter kit

No  matter which type of Philips Hue starter kit you have, setup is simple. Gather your bulbs, your Hue Bridge, and any included smart light accessories to begin your journey into smart lighting.

Before you start setup

  1. Plug in your Hue Bridge to an outlet.
  2. Connect the Hue Bridge to your Wi-Fi router using the included Ethernet cable.
Connect Hue bridge

3. Wait for the three lights to turn on.

4. Place your bulbs in lamps or fixtures and make sure they’re connected to power.

Set up a starter kit

  1. Download the Hue app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Open the Hue app. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Hue Bridge.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Hue Bridge to the app.
  4. When your Hue Bridge is successfully connected, the Hue app will search for lights. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  5. If your starter kit came with accessories, you can add them easily at the same time:

Learn how to set up a Hue dimmer switch

Learn how to set up a Hue smart button

Need help?

If you need additional help setting up your starter kit, browse our FAQ or get in touch with Philips Hue Support. 

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Hue app FAQ >

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