February 1, 2023
Philips Third-party apps for the Hue smart light system let you access settings and entries on your Hue Bridge that you can't find with the Hue app.Every now and then, you might run into a problem with your Hue smart lighting system that seems unsolvable, a veritable ghost in the machine. Before you reset your…

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Third-party apps for the Hue smart light system let you access settings and entries on your Hue Bridge that you can’t find with the Hue app.

Every now and then, you might run into a problem with your Hue smart lighting system that seems unsolvable, a veritable ghost in the machine. Before you reset your individual bulbs or even your entire system, try one of these apps.

The Hue App Is Great, But Simple

As a long-time Hue user (my original first-generation bulbs are still going strong after ten years!) I can say with confidence that the Hue app is really great. It’s easy to use, the UI is polished, and 99.99% of the time, anything you need to do with your Hue system can be done with the app.

But the simplicity and super polished UI are actually a bit of a limitation when things go a little wonky with your Hue system. You’ll quickly find yourself running out of troubleshooting options and faced with kludgy fixes like manually resetting bulbs and fixtures or even resetting your Hue Bridge just to…

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