Set up and control Philips Hue lights

You can set up and control your Philip Hue lights with Google Nest Wifi or Google Wifi from the Google Home or the Google Wifi app.

Set up Philips Hue with Google Nest Wifi or Google Wifi

Before you start

  • Some lights require a Philips Hue bridge in order to connect your Philips Hue lights to Google Nest Wifi or Google Wifi.
    • Note: The circular Philips Hue Bridge (V1) is no longer supported. Please visit the Philips Hue support website for more information.
  • Set up your Philips Hue lights and bridge in the Philips Hue app. Androidor iOS
  • Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to your main Wi-Fi. 
  • If you have a Hue bridge, it should be connected to your router or primary Wifi point’s LAN port 
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Home app available on Android or iOS or Google Wifi app for Android or iOS.

For Google Nest Wifi, we recommend managing your lights through the Google Home app. For more information on how to set up your lights in the Google Home app, learn more at Set up and control Philips Hue Bluetooth®-enabled devices. Philips Hue lights can also be set up and managed in the Google Wifi app.

Note: The Hue bridge cannot be paired when your Google Nest router or point is in bridge mode.

With the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top left, tap Add  and then Set up device and then Have something already set up?
  3. Tap Philips Hue and then follow the steps to complete setup. You may need to sign in to your Philips Hue app. The Home app will guide you through the rest of the steps.
With the Google Wifi app
  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap the Settings and actions tab  and then Home control. 
  3. Select your Hue bridge from the list of controllable devices.
  4. Tap Pair.
  5. Press the link button on your Hue bridge.
  6. Once paired, tap Done

Remove Philips Hue lights

With the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your light and then Settings .
  3. Tap Unlink to remove your light.

With the Google Wifi app

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap the Settings and actions tab  and then Home control.
  3. Select your Hue bridge from the list of controllable devices.
  4. Tap Remove Device and then Remove.

Control Philips Hue with On.Here in the Google Wifi app

Find the controls

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

Change brightness

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

 Change color and recipes

In the top right, tap the color palette icon to change the light's color or “recipe” presets. Note: This is only available for Hue lights that support color and color temperatures.

FAQ

Can I set up two Hue bridges with the Google Wifi app?

The Google Wifi app only supports one Hue bridge at a time.

Can I control Hue while connected to my main and guest Wi-Fi network?

You can control your Philips Hue lights from the primary or guest network. This means you can grant your family and friends access by 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 know if there are any bridge updates available.

I can't pair my Hue bridge

If the internet or globe light on your Hue bridge blinks during the pairing process, it means it can't communicate with your Wi-Fi network.

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

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

Yes, as long as the switch is plugged into a Google Nest Wifi router or Google Wifi point’s LAN port .

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