Which Google commands work with your Hue devices?

Control your Philips Hue lights and other devices by voice with Google. You can play with hundreds of Google commands, but you can also scan our list of the most common Google commands below.

The top 10 Google Assistant commands for Hue

  1. “turn on all the lights”
  2.  “turn off all the lights”
  3. “what lights are on in the living room?”
  4. “what lights are on in the kitchen?”
  5. “dim the lights in the hallway”
  6. “turn on Gentle Wake Up”
  7. “sleep my lights”
  8. “wake my lights”
  9. “activate Relax in the den”
  10.  “activate Read in the study”

Philips Hue works with Ok Google for voice control of your lights. Just say “Ok Google” and replace these examples with your own personal light and room settings.

Basic Google Assistant commands for Philips Hue

  1. “turn on the Hue lights"
  2. “what lights are on in the kitchen?”
  3. “dim the lights in the hallway”
  4. “brighten the kitchen lights by 20%”
  5. “make the living room lights brighter”
  6. “make the desk lamp turn off”

Google colour commands

  1. “make the living room light blue”
  2. “set the entryway lights to gold”
  3. “make my lights lime green”
  4. “set the family room lights to purple”
  5. “make my bedside table lamp pink”
  6. “make the kitchen light orange”

There are dozens of other colour names you can use, including but not limited to crimson, salmon, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, cyan, sky blue, blue, purple, pink, and lavender.

Google commands for Hue light recipes and scenes

  1. “activate Energise in the kitchen”
  2. “activate Ocean Dawn in the living room”
  3. “activate Savanna Sunset in the study”
  4. “deactivate Honolulu in the bedroom”
  5. "activate Autumn Gold in the den”
  6. “activate Blue Lagoon in the master bedroom”

Google commands for Gentle Sleep and Wake Up

  1. “Turn on gentle wake up” to sync your Hue lights to your future morning alarms
  2. “Wake me up at 7am” to set a morning alarm and your Hue lights will gradually start to brighten 30 minutes before
  3. “Wake me up on weekdays at 7am” to set a recurring alarm with your Hue lights to wake you up gently
  4. “Turn off gentle wake up” to disconnect your lights from your alarms
  5. “Sleep my lights”
  6. “Wake my lights”
  7. “Wake the lights in Brian’s room”
  8. “Sleep the lights in Cindy’s room”

The Gentle Sleep and Wake Up feature is inspired by the effects of light on your sleep cycle. You can set your personal sunrise or sunset by simply asking Google. Gentle Wake Up with alarm sync is not supported on mobile devices for the moment.

Using Google Assistant with Philips Hue allows you to set light recipes, which have been created based on scientific insights into the best lighting for activities, as well as preset and custom light scenes.

Feel free to change the example commands on this page to best suit your everyday speech and lifestyle. Visit the Google Assistant to learn more about using Google Assistant with Philips Hue.

*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