Hue works with Apple HomeKit

Automate your smart home by using Siri to control your Hue smart lights or connecting your smart devices to other HomeKit-enabled accessories.


How to set up Hue and Apple HomeKit

“Hey, Siri!”

Use Siri commands to control voice-activated smart lights on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod. Just say, “Hey Siri!”

Basic light control

Basic light control

Let Siri perform even the simplest tasks.

“Hey Siri, turn on the lights.”
“Hey Siri, turn on my desk light.”
“Hey Siri, turn off all lights.”

Dimming without wires

Dimming without wires — or hands!

Whether you need bright light to concentrate or a low glow to relax, Siri can help.

“Hey Siri, dim the lights.”
“Hey Siri, make my kitchen light 30% brighter.”
“Hey Siri, dim the hallway light by 20%.”

Millions of colors

Millions of colors

Siri helps your surroundings reflect your mood to or liven up your environment.


“Hey Siri, make my kitchen lights bright yellow.”
“Hey Siri, set the family room lights to sky blue.”
“Hey Siri, set the lamp in the study to turquoise.”

Day with light scenes

Complement your day with light scenes

Setting the tone in your space is simple with preset light scenes.

“Hey Siri, turn on Winter Mountain in the kids’ room.”
“Hey Siri, turn off Ruby Glow.” 
“Hey Siri, set Galaxy in the media room.”

Couple on couch using Hue Adaptive Lighting

Adaptive Lighting

Use this feature in the Apple Home app — on your iPhone, iPad, or even your Mac — to let your lights automatically adjust to the best color temperature based on the time of day, helping you to stay productive or wind down at night.

Apple HomeKit

About Apple Homekit

Apple HomeKit allows you to securely and easily control your HomeKit-enabled smart accessories, including Philips Hue, from any of your iOS devices.


Control more than just your lights

Add accessories to control your Philips Hue lights, skip to the next song on your playlist, or manage the temperature in your house — from your Home app.

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Automate your home

Your Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad can work as a smart home hub, allowing you to trigger automated routines.2

Set your lights to turn on when you get close to home.
Trigger your lights when your alarm goes off in the morning.
Install a motion sensor to activate the lights when you walk into a room.
Automatically trigger light settings based on who is home.

How to set up Apple HomeKit and Hue

Set up your Philips Hue lights so that they work with your iOS Home app. Simply follow this easy step-by-step guide.

Get started with Apple HomeKit and Hue

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1 HomeKit requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later.
2 For an iPad to act as a Home hub, it must remain in your home, powered on, and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. HomeKit is a trademark of Apple Inc.