Philips Hue Bridge

The latest Hue Bridge, a better experience

To keep up with the ever-evolving Philips Hue experience, we’re focusing on giving you more features, better security and faster functionality with the Hue Bridge v2 – while simultaneously phasing out Hue Bridge v1 support by the 30 April 2020.


The benefits of upgrading to Hue Bridge v2

The Hue Bridge is the brain of your Philips Hue smart lighting system. Transitioning from Hue Bridge v1 to Hue Bridge v2 unlocks various features not currently available to Hue Bridge v1 users.

Faster response
Lightning-fast response to your commands, even in large set-ups or while using away-from-home control
Improved accessory support
Increased support for additional devices and accessories
More secure
More sophisticated security via automatic updates to both Bridge v2 and the Hue app
Works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant

Ending support for the Hue Bridge v1

If you currently use a Hue Bridge v1, don’t worry – it will continue to control your existing Hue lights, but with limited functionality: download the Philips Hue Bridge v1 app to turn your lights on and off, set colours and use routines and timers while connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

Bridge v1
Local control, limited connectivity

You can control your Hue lights while connected to your local Wi-Fi network, but away-from-home control will no longer be supported.

Voice control unavailable

Voice assistants that function via cloud connection, such as Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, will not work with the Hue Bridge v1.

Discontinued updates

The Hue Bridge v1 will no longer receive updates with new features and security patches.

Separate Bridge v1 app

Hue Bridge v1 users will need to download the Bridge v1 app for continued control of their Hue lights.