Every day we do a lap around the Internet for you to find the best apps in the App Store for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Today OMT editor Dunke van Boekel is going to tell you about iConnectHue, and why the app is ideal for controlling Philips Hue bulbs in your home.
Philips Hue has quite a range of products that you use to color your environment. Whether that’s the whole house or just one specific room. With iConnectHue, you can personalize these spaces even further.
The benefits of iConnectHue
Of course, there are already a number of apps you can use to control Philips Hue devices, but iConnectHue has a lot more options in that regard than the official Philips Hue app. So if that’s not enough for you, this App Store Pearl might be worth a look.
Grouping lights in iConnectHue goes pretty deep. You can add lights from other groups to another group, or group rooms and zones. In addition, it is possible to set certain animations for your Hue lights, and with the “Discotainment” feature, your lights are synchronized to the beat of the music. This is done via the microphone on your iPhone or iPad.
iConnectHue on the iPhone and iPad. (Image: iConnectHue)
There’s also a lot of room in this App Store Pearl for setting up your accessories. Think dimmer switch or motion sensor. For these products, for example, you can set specific times in which they work.
Many options are also selectable in the widgets offered by iConnectHue. These are also a lot more comprehensive than the Philips Hue versions themselves, with the option of setting timers and turning motion sensors on and off.
The cost in addition to your Philips Hue bulbs
For 5 euros, iConnectHue can be installed on your iPhone and iPad, but note that certain features within the app must also be purchased separately. For example, consider the “Discotainment” feature. (And Philips Hue products are already not cheap).
On the other hand, the app does get updated regularly and new Philips Hue devices become available to add at lightning speed.
Atmospheric TV viewing. (Image: Signify)
So whether your whole house is filled with Philips Hue bulbs or if it’s just in the bedroom, it doesn’t matter. The App Store Pearl iConnectHue lets you get a whole lot more out of these bulbs.