An essential part of Philips Hue, your account ensures that only you — and the ones you authorize — have access to your system.
Your privacy, our priority
A Philips Hue account is a secure way of identifying the owner of a Philips Hue system. It lets you manage which users and applications have access to your products. Soon, you’ll need to create a Philips Hue account. Want to know more about how we’ll manage your data? Read the Privacy Notice
Manage access to your system
See (and control!) who has access to your Philips Hue system, whether it’s an application, smart ecosystem, or user. Adjust permissions based on what you want that user to control — just the lights, lights and security devices, or everything.
Add an extra layer of security
Accounts give us a more robust way to identify the owner of a Philips Hue system. You can even set up two-factor authentication when signing in to your account.
Control lights from anywhere
With an account and a Bridge, you’ll get access to Out of home control. Turn lights on and off, check in on your Secure system, or adjust your settings in the Philips Hue app from anywhere.
Coming in 2024
Control multiple Bridges
Have more than one Bridge? Later this year, you’ll be able to add multiple Bridges to one account and sort them into Homes to keep your system organized.
Compare user permissions
There are four types of permissions you can assign to users in your Philips Hue account. No matter which permissions you have, you’ll always be able to control the lights — even when the internet is down.
Control lights without internet
Add or delete lights, sensor & switches¹
Create, edit, remove Rooms & Zones
Create, edit, remove automations
Sync: Link app to Spotify
Sync: Start or stop
Secure: Arm or disarm system
Secure: View camera’s live feed & video clips
Secure: View event timeline
Secure: Receive notifications
Secure: Manage camera settings
Secure: Subscribe to plan
Secure: Delete security devices
Add or remove Bridge
Create, rename, delete Home
Manage user permissions
What you can do with Philips Hue accounts
Questions & answers
1 If a device is part of a Philips Hue Secure setup, only a user with Security: advanced or Admin permissions can delete it.
*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 color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness.