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How Does Philips Hue Work With Alexa

    November 22, 2022

    How to connect Hue to Alexa

    If you want to be able to control your Philips Hue lights with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, you’ll need to connect the two services. Here’s how to do it.

    In order to connect your Philips Hue lights to Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, you’ll need to go through a few steps. First, make sure that you have the Philips Hue app installed on your mobile device. Once you have the app, open it and sign in with your Philips account.

    Next, open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device and sign in with your Amazon account. Once you’re signed in, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen and select ‘Skills.’

    In the search bar at the top of the screen, type ‘Philips Hue’ and select the skill when it appears in the search results. Tap ‘Enable.’

    Now, you’ll need to link your Philips and Amazon accounts. To do this, tap ‘Link your account’ in the Philips Hue skill page. You’ll be redirected to a web page where you’ll need to enter your Philips username and password. Once you’ve entered your credentials, click ‘Authorize.’

    After you’ve linked your accounts, you’ll be returned to the Skill page. The next step is to discover your Hue devices. To do this, tap the ‘Discover devices’ button. Once your devices have been discovered, you’ll be able to control them with Alexa.

    To control your Philips Hue lights with Alexa, you’ll need to use voice commands. For example, you can say ‘Alexa, turn on the living room light’ or ‘Alexa, turn off the bedroom light.’

    So that’s how you can connect your Philips Hue lights to Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.

    How to set up Hue Routines with Alexa

    If you have an Amazon Echo, you can set up Hue Routines to have your lights turn on and off at different times of the day automatically.

    To set up a Hue Routine with Alexa, first make sure your Echo is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Hue Bridge. Then, open the Alexa app on your phone and go to the Routines tab. Tap the “+” sign to create a new routine.

    On the next screen, you’ll be asked to choose a trigger. For this example, we’ll choose “Schedule.” Then, you’ll need to select the days of the week and the time of day when you want the routine to happen.

    Next, you’ll need to add an action. For this example, we’ll choose “Turn on/off lights.” Then, you’ll need to select the Hue lights that you want to be included in the routine.

    Finally, you’ll need to name your routine and tap “Save.” Now, your Hue lights will turn on and off at the times you’ve specified automatically!

    How to use Hue with Alexa for voice control of lights

    If you have an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap, you can control your Philips Hue lights with your voice. Here’s how to set it up.

    To get started, you’ll need to have the Philips Hue Bridge and at least one Philips Hue light bulb. If you don’t have a Hue Bridge, you can buy the Philips Hue Starter Kit, which includes the Bridge and two A19 light bulbs.

    Once you have the hardware, download the Philips Hue app on your iOS or Android device. Open the app and create an account. Then, follow the instructions to connect your Philips Hue Bridge to your home Wi-Fi network.

    Once your Bridge is connected, you can add Hue light bulbs to the app. To do this, tap the Add light button in the app and then select Add Hue light. Follow the instructions to screw in the bulb and then turn on the power switch.

    Now that your light bulb is set up, you can start controlling it with your voice. To do this, open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device and go to the Skills section. Search for Philips Hue and then select the skill.

    Next, you’ll need to link your Philips Hue account to your Amazon account. To do this, enter your Philips Hue username and password. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to control your Hue lights with your voice.

    To get started, just say “Alexa, turn on the light.” You can also dim your lights and change their color. Just say “Alexa, dim the light” or “Alexa, turn the light blue.”

    So there you have it! Now you can control your Philips Hue lights with your voice using Amazon Alexa.

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