Recently Philips unveiled its latest home kit apps, named the Hue Bridge 2.0 which is basically an updated version of original Hue Bridge. This Hue Bridge 2.0 allows the Phillips Hue light to perform with Apple’s home automation stage, it also enables all existing as well as future Hue bulbs to be handled with Siri voice commands
Now Apple users could easily control their Hue lighting by using Siri. This latest Hue Bridge 2.0 generally utilize Apple’s HomeKit by which the iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch users can control now the lights with voice commands.
To use this, the existing Hue users are needed to have a new box because Apple needs the HomeKit devices with some particular hardware. The existing purchaser can get a discount. Now Phillips is providing this latest Hue Bridge 2.0 for USD 40 to existing users. But the new purchaser needs to pay USD 60.
While most of the HomeKit apps generally support any other HomeKit products, but this Hue app works differently. This app can be utilized to control the Hue line of lights and can be set up a unique light-specific scenes, but it is not able to incorporate other HomeKit products. This Hue lighting scene will be available in any other HomeKit apps, notwithstanding, so it is conceivable to amass the Hue lights with different items, utilizing one charge to do things like open an entryway and turn on the lights in the meantime.
With the Hue bulbs under this HomeKit’s control, you can activate the lighting changes by using voice commands on your iOS device. With Siri you will be able turn your lights on and off or can make them dim to a specific ratio, and you will be able to change the color of your bulbs.
The new Bridge is basically the same despite everything it underpins all the third-party systems it generally has, similar to Nest and SmartThings.
The clients can set up different scenes that they like. They simply need to say ‘Siri, turn on the table light’ or ” Siri, relax mode’, and that is it.