Set-up guide

How to set up a Hue smart plug

There are two ways to connect a Hue smart plug to your system: with a Hue Bridge or with Bluetooth.

Connect with a Hue Bridge

Connect with Bluetooth

Connect with a Hue Bridge

With a Hue Bridge, you can fully customise your Hue smart plug – and set up is simple.

Before you start setting up

Is your Hue Bridge connected and added to the Hue app?

Your Hue Bridge should already be plugged in, connected to Wi-Fi and added to your Hue app. If you haven’t done that yet, first install your Hue Bridge.

Learn how to set up a Hue Bridge

Have you installed your Hue smart plug?

Insert your smart plug into a socket. If you are unsure about installation, refer to the manual that came with your Hue smart plug.  

Set up a Hue smart plug with a Hue Bridge

  1. Open the Hue app. 
  2. Go to the Settings tab and tap Accessories
Settings

3. Tap Add accessory.

Add accessory

4. Tap Hue smart plug.

5. Tap Add light

6. Tap Search. If the Hue app cannot find your smart plug, enter the product’s serial number. 

Add lights

7. When the smart plug is found, it will be added to your list of lights. You can now name your new smart plug.

Smart plug

Need help?

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

Hue smart button FAQ > 

Go to Support >

Connect with Bluetooth

Connect up to 10 lights in one room with Philips Hue with Bluetooth – the easiest way to start with smart light.

Before you start setting up

Do you have the Hue Bluetooth app?

Download the Hue Bluetooth app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Have you installed your smart plug?

Insert your smart plug into a socket. If you are unsure about installation, refer to the manual that came with your Hue smart plug.  

Set up a Hue smart plug with Bluetooth

  1. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your mobile device.
  2. Open the Hue Bluetooth app. 
  3. Go to Settings > Lights and tap the plus (+) icon at the top right of the screen.
Settings

4. The Hue Bluetooth app will automatically find your smart plug. Once found, the smart plug will appear on the Home tab.

Search lights

Need help?

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

Hue smart plug FAQ >

Go to Support >