Setup guide

How to set up a Hue Bridge

Connect with a Hue Bridge

With a Hue Bridge, you unlock the full suite of smart lighting features — and setup is simple.

Before you start setup

1. Plug in your Hue Bridge to an outlet.

2. Connect the Hue Bridge to your Wi-Fi router using the included Ethernet cable.

Connect Hue bridge

3. Wait for the first two lights to turn on.

Set up a Hue Bridge

  1. Download the Hue app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Open the Hue app. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Hue Bridge.
Getting started

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Hue Bridge to the app.

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Need help?

If you need additional help setting up your Hue Bridge, browse our FAQ or get in touch with Philips Hue Support. 

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*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