Google Home and Philips Hue: a Seamless setup

October 15, 2020

Setting up smart lights is easy — but it’s even easier with Seamless Setup when you set up your Philips Hue Bluetooth-enabled lights in the Google Home app. Whether you’re pairing your new smart lights with your Google Assistant or setting up your smart home device for the very first time, Seamless setup allows you to quickly and easily set up in just a few steps.

What is Google Seamless setup?

Seamless setup does exactly what it sounds like: it allows you to set up your Philips Hue Bluetooth-enabled lights quickly and easily using just your smartphone. After you get your Seamless setup-compatible Google Nest device ready (check out the list of devices below), you can use your Google Home app to install your smart lights without switching to another app. 

Couple laughing surrounded by Philips Hue smart lighting

What Google Nest devices are compatible with Seamless setup?

To use Seamless setup, you’ll first need a compatible device from Google:

  • Google Home

  • Google Nest Mini (2nd generation)

  • Google Home Mini (1st generation)

  • Google Home Max

  • Google Nest Hub

  • Google Nest Hub Max

  • Google Nest Wi-fi 

Which Philips Hue products are compatible with Seamless setup?

All Philips Hue Bluetooth-compatible lights and the Hue smart plug work with Seamless setup. 

Couple coming home with indoor smart lighting on

What can I do once my lights are set up?

One of the best parts of having a smart home setup is the convenience it brings to your everyday life. Walking into a room with your hands full? Busy cooking, and the light switch is across the kitchen? Just say "Hey Google" to control your lights and set them to any settings you like.

Pairing your Google Assistant with your Philips Hue smart lights lets you use simple voice commands to control your lights with only your voice. Just set them up in the Google Home app and say the word to turn lights on or off, brighten or dim the room, or even change the color of your lights.

Now available in G Store

Want to get started now? Go to G Store. You’ll not only find all of the compatible Google Nest devices, but a few of our Philips Hue products, too. 

*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