How to Add Philips Hue Lights to Apple HomeKit – Step-by-Step Guide
Connecting your Philips Hue lights to Apple HomeKit will enable you to control your lights with your iOS device and use Siri so you can be in charge of the smart lighting system hands-free.
Apple HomeKit lets you control your home lighting with a simple iPhone app, and it works with several lighting brands including Philips Hue.
You can create scenes and trigger lights to turn on, dim, or brighten, and they also allow you to control their colors.
You can also set custom timers for the lights, and create rules to automate your settings.
This guide will walk you through the process of adding Philips Hue lights to your Apple Home step-by-step.
What you need to have before starting
Make sure to have all the things listed here before starting to connect the lights to HomeKit, so everything can work seamlessly.
Philips Hue lights
Since all Philips Lights are compatible with Apple HomeKit, you can choose anything. From table lamps like Hue Bloom to big floor lamps like the Signe, every lamp works great with the HomeKit.
In order for Philips Hue lights to work with Apple HomeKit, you need to have a Philips Hue bridge that connects to your Wi-Fi network. The bridge will connect to your iOS device, which you will use to control your lights.
You’ll need an iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device running the latest iOS version.
If you don’t have it installed, install the HomeKit App from the App Store on your device.
Adding Philips Hue Lights to Apple HomeKit
Once you have everything covered, you’re ready to start.
- Open the Philips Hue app.
- Tap on Settings, then under Smart Integrations, you will see Voice assistants. Choose Siri & Apple Home.
- Tap on Set up.
- Select the Home you wish to connect to or tap on Create new home if you don’t have a Home set up.
- Now press the center button on your Hue Bridge in order to connect.
- The bottom of the Hue Bridge has a HomeKit code that can be scanned with your iPhone.
- Upon opening the Home app, your lights will appear in a default room, where you can control them as you wish.
Now you can use voice commands to change the light color, or turn them off or on, just by asking Siri.