Philips Hue accounts

In order to get the most out of your smart lighting system and keep it even more secure, signing in to a Philips Hue account will become an essential part of controlling your lights – and here’s what you can do with one.

Illustration of a lock

Add a layer of security

Invite new users to your account, remove user permissions when they’re no longer needed or add two-factor authentication to keep your data even more secure.

A man on the Hue app on one side of the image and a house on the other

Stay connected, wherever you are

Get access to your smart lights whether you’re at home or away. Turn lights on and off, check up on your system or adjust your settings in the Hue app – from anywhere with an Internet connection.¹

Hue app displaying the Manage members screen

Sign in, manage access easily

It’s an easy sign-in experience on multiple devices, and you only have to press the button on the Bridge the first time you sign in. You’re in control, and will always be able to see who has access to your smart lighting system.

Compare user permissions


Security: basic

Security: advanced


Add/remove lights, sensor and switches

Create/edit/remove rooms and zones

Create/edit/remove automations

Link app to Spotify

Start/stop light sync

Arm/disarm Philips Hue Secure

View camera's live feed and video clips

View event timeline in Security Centre

Receive notifications for Philips Hue Secure

Manage camera settings

Subscribe to Philips Hue Secure plan

Add/remove Bridge

Create/rename/delete Home

Manage user permissions

What else you can do with Philips Hue accounts?

Hue app displaying the Sync tab with Spotify

Philips Hue + Spotify

Link your Philips Hue and Spotify accounts to watch your lights react to the music. Use the Sync tab in the Hue app to start – and transform the room into a personal concert.¹

The Google Nest mini, Apple HomePod mini and Amazon Echo dot on a white background.

Smart home assistants

Connect your Philips Hue account to a smart home assistant and let your lights react to your command. Tell them what to do, and they’ll do it – look, no hands!

Smart home security

Smart home security

A Philips Hue account lets you access all the smart, secure features that come with Philips Hue Secure products.

Your privacy, our priority

As the features we develop grow, so does the need for more advanced security. To keep your accounts and products secure and ensure you get the most out of your system, you’ll need to create a Hue account soon. Want to know more about how we’ll manage your data? Read the Privacy Notice

Questions & Answers

How do I create a Hue account?
If I sign up for a Hue account, what happens to the information I provide?
Can I use my Hue account on multiple devices?
What information does a Hue account require?
Is two-factor authentication required to sign in to a Hue account?
Will I receive marketing communications once I sign up for a Hue account?

1 Philips Hue Bridge required.

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness