Use Gentle Sleep and Wake with Google Home

The Gentle Sleep and Wake feature allows you to slowly brighten or dim your Philips Hue lights. Gentle Sleep sets your lights to a warm white colour, then slowly dims them over the next 30 minutes. Gentle Wake brightens your lights over a period of 30 minutes to imitate the sunrise.  

Note: This feature is currently only available on Philips Hue lights.

Link your Philips Hue lights in the Google Home app

  1. If you haven’t already, set up your Philips Hue light bulbs according to the Philips Hue setup instructions.
  2. If you haven’t already, set up your Google Home device.  
  3. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  4. From Home, tap Add and then Set up device and then Have something already set up? and then the Philips Hue app icon.
  5. Sign in and follow the steps in the app.

Use your voice to start Gentle Sleep and Wake Up

To do this... Say “Hey Google,” then…
Start Gentle Sleep or Wake on all Philips Hue lights in a room.

“Sleep my lights” or “Wake my lights” (when you are in the same room as the lights)

 

“Sleep the lights in <room name>” or “Wake the lights in <room name>” (when you are in a different room than the lights)

Start Gentle Sleep or Wake on one light. “Sleep <light name>” or “Wake <light name>”
Schedule Gentle Sleep or Wake.

“Wake my lights at 6 a.m.” or “Sleep my lights at 10 p.m.” (when you are in the same room as the lights)

“Wake my lights in <room name> at 7 a.m.” or “Sleep the lights in <room name> at 9 p.m.” (when you are in a different room than the lights)

Note: You can say this command up to 24 hours before you want Gentle Sleep or Wake to start.

Sync Gentle Wake Up to a Google Home alarm.

“Turn on Gentle Wake Up” (when you are in the same room as the lights)

“Turn on Gentle Wake Up in <room name>” (when you are in a different room than the lights)

Note: You only need to say this command once. When you turn on Gentle Wake Up, it syncs to lights in the same room with any morning alarm that you set on the same device thereafter.

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