Philips Hue and Apple HomeKit

Connect your Philips Hue smart lights to Apple HomeKit to get voice control — for ultimate hands-free convenience.

Control lights

Use your voice to control your lights

Hands full or smartphone not within reach? Let your voice guide your Philips Hue smart lights instead with Apple HomeKit. Just ask Siri — using any of your Apple devices.

Get started

Setting up your Apple HomeKit with your Hue Bridge is simple with any Apple device.

Control lights app

Philips Hue and Apple HomeKit

  • Works with any Apple HomeKit-enabled device

  • Control the lights in and outside your entire home with your voice

  • Connect up to 50 Philips Hue lights

  • Get access to advanced features, such as voice control for the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box and setting light recipes and scenes

Connect to Homekit

How to set up Philips Hue with Apple HomeKit

1. Open the Philips Hue app and navigate to Settings > HomeKit & Siri.

2. Tap Pair Bridge.

3. Name your home and tap Create home.

4. When the app opens your camera, scan the ID on the bottom of your Hue Bridge. 

5. Your lights will appear in a default room the Home app. Organize and group your lights into rooms to reflect their physical locations in your home.

Your lights, your way

Just say the word

Whether it’s simply switching your smart lights on or off, adjusting the brightness, changing colors, or setting the scene for movie night, you can do it all with your voice alone. Just say, “Hey Siri!”

Let your lights adapt to the time of day

Use Adaptive Lighting to automatically adjust the color temperature of your lights based on the time of day. Get cooler white lights during the daytime for enhanced focus, or use warmer colors as evening approaches to help you wind down.

Create the smartest home

Your Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad works as a smart home hub, allowing you to trigger complex automations. Set your lights to turn on as you approach home — and unlock your front door at the same time.

Stay in control

No one can control your lights without your permission. Apple HomeKit is secure, meaning only the people you invite via the Home app can control your lights.

Apple HomeKit

Get Apple HomeKit

Visit Apple to explore the full range of HomeKit-enabled smart accessories, from lights and speakers to doorbells, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What is Apple HomeKit?
Which Apple devices can I use to control my Philips Hue lights?
My Hue Bridge cannot be found in HomeKit.

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Have questions or need support? From FAQs and how-to videos to phone and email support, we are happy to help.

*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