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Philips Hue lights control for anyone in the home

Without downloading an app, anyone in your home can control your Philips Hue lights from On.Here.


Set up Philips Hue with Google Wifi

Prep: Check the following requirements

  • Got a Philips Hue bridge? You’ll need one in order to connect your Philips Hue lights to Google Wifi.
  • Set up your Philips Hue lights and bridge in the Philips Hue Android/iOS app
  • Connect your Android or iOS device to your main Wi-Fi. (To check this, go into your phone’s Wi-Fi settings. Make sure it’s not connected to another network.)
  • Connect the Hue bridge to your primary Wifi point’s LAN port (the one next to the icon)
  • Get the latest version of the Google Wifi app for Android or iOS

Setup: Pair your Wifi point(s) and Philips Hue bridge

There are two ways to pair: Through the settings menu or the notification card. Pick the method you would like to use below for instructions.

Note: The Hue bridge cannot be paired when your Wifi point(s) is in bridge mode.

Through the settings menu
  1. Open the Google Wifi app.
  2. Tap the settings tab.
  3. Tap Home control in the “Connect home” section.
  4. Select your Hue bridge from the list of controllable devices.
  5. Tap Pair.
  6. Press the link button on your Hue bridge.
  7. Once paired, tap Done in the app.
Through the notification card

1. Refresh the Google Wifi app. You should see a Philips Hue notification card. Tap Get Started.

If you don’t see the card, give it a minute. Keep refreshing and it’ll pop up.

2. Tap Pair.

3. Press the link button on your Hue bridge.

4. Once paired, tap Done.

Controlling Philips Hue with On.Here

Finding the controls

To control your Hue lights, visit On.Here on any browser (like Chrome). Select Philips Hue from the list of available devices.

Changing brightness

You can control each individual light or all of them at once. Select the desired light to change its brightness.

Changing color and recipes

Tap the color palette icon in the top right to change the light's color or “recipe” presets. Heads up: This is only available for Hue lights that support color and color temperatures.


FAQ

I dismissed the Philips Hue card. How do I set it up now?
  1. Open the Google Wifi app.
  2. Tap the settings icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Home control.
  4. Select your Hue bridge from the list of controllable devices.
  5. Tap Pair.
  6. Press the link button on your Hue bridge.
  7. Once paired, tap Done in the app.

To control your Hue lights, visit On.Here and select Philips Hue from the list of available devices.

Can I set up two Hue bridges with Google Wifi?

Currently, Google Wifi only supports one Hue bridge at a time.

Can I remove my Hue lights from Google Wifi?
  1. Open the Google Wifi app.
  2. Tap the settings tab.
  3. Tap Home control.
  4. Select your Hue bridge from the list of controllable devices.
  5. Tap Remove Device.
  6. Tap Remove.
Can I control Hue while connected to my main and guest Wi-Fi network?

Yup. You can control your Philips Hue lights from the primary or guest network. This means you can grant your family and fiends access by simply giving them access to the network.

How do I make sure my Philips Hue bridge has the latest software to work with Google Wifi?

Check your Philips Hue app to see if there are any bridge updates available.

I can't pair my Hue bridge

If the internet/globe light on your Hue bridge blinks during the pairing process, it means it’s having trouble communicating with your Wifi point(s).

To fix this, unplug the Hue bridge from power, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. Then try pairing again.

Can I control the Hue bridge if it’s connected to a switch?

Yes, as long as the switch is plugged into the Wifi point’s LAN port. (The one next to the icon.)

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