How to set up Philips Hue with Google Home

When you connect Hue lights to Google Assistant, you get voice control — and the possibility to bring all the smart devices in your home together.

What you need to have

Get all your Google Home and Philips Hue gear to get set up.

Philips Hue lights

Whether you’ve got bulbs, light fixtures, or all of the above, your Philips Hue lights are compatible with Google Home.


Google Assistant-enabled device

Choose from a range of Google products that support Google Assistant — or just use your mobile device!


Google Home app

Download the Google Home app onto your mobile device.

Hue Bridge (for full functionality)

While you can connect Philips Hue to Google Home with Bluetooth, the Hue Bridge unlocks even more features.

What you need to do

How you connect Hue lights to Google Assistant depends on whether you want to connect with a Hue Bridge or Bluetooth.

Set up with Hue Bridge

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap the plus icon (+) in the top left corner.
  • Tap Set up device.
  • Tap Works with Google.
  • In the next screen, select Philips Hue from the list. You can scroll to find it or type “Philips Hue” in the search bar at the top of the screen.
  • You will be redirected to your Philips Hue account page. Tap Yes to grant the Google Home app permission to control your Hue lights. The app will link Philips Hue to Google Assistant.
  • Tap the back arrow icon to return to the main screen of the Google Home app. All your Philips Hue lights and Rooms will now be listed.

Set up with Bluetooth

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap the plus icon (+) in the top left corner.
  • Tap Set up device.
  • Under New devices, tap Set up new devices in your home.
  • Choose the home in which you’d like to set up your light.
  • Once the app has discovered the light, tap it to select.
  • Choose a Room.
  • Name your light. (Note: A unique name will make it easier to recall, e.g. “desk light.”)
  • Wait for the setup to finish. Your light will blink when it’s ready.
  • Your light(s) will now appear in the Home app and can be controlled with Google Assistant.

Just say, “OK Google...”

Once you’ve connected Philips Hue to Google Home, you can start using your voice to control your lights!

“Turn on the lights.”
“Turn off the lights in the kitchen.”
“Turn on the beside lamp.”
“Turn the bedroom blue.”
“Set Spring blossom in the living room.”
“Dim the lights to 60%.”

Questions & answers

Which Google Assistant-enabled devices can I use to control my Philips Hue lights?
Why isn’t my Philips Hue light showing up in the Google Home app?
What should I do if I can't connect my Philips Hue bulbs to my Google Assistant via Google's Seamless Setup process?
Compatible with Matter

Compatible with Matter

Connect with Google Assistant more easily with Matter. This protocol is seamless, secure, and built for the future of smart homes.


Get support

We’re always happy to help! If you need more support in pairing Philips Hue and Google Home, check out more questions and answers or get in touch with us.

*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