Philips Hue bulbs are the most well known smart light brand and now they have added a new feature which lets you grouped individual hue light and bulbs together as a group named Zones. It will make easier to control large light setups. The new update will available on Android and iOS starting today and gives hue the important option to group multiple groups together.
With the latest app update, you would be able to create custom groups. Previously Hue light could only control bulbs through the company’s app on an individual basis or for the whole room in one round. But zones will allow for both granular controls as well as for controlling groups of lights that are in different rooms.
In the app, you can make a new zone from the room screen. It includes light from many rooms or several lights from the same room. The last one looks more useful as you can easily control fixtures with multiple bulbs in a single band. Also, it will make light fixtures with multiple bulbs easier to control together. Earlier, the only way to do this was by using external software like Apple’s HomeKit to manually group them outside of the Hue app.
For the time being, the zones are in beta means that it will only work within the Philips Hue bulbs app and on very limited access. However, Routines, accessories, and voice assistant controls won’t work with the new feature yet, but it’ll only be a matter of time before Philips reaches that point.
A few weeks earlier, Google announced a new feature to Google home assistant which will allow the device to work in integration with a Philips Hue light setup to gently wake you up in the morning, or go to sleep at night by gradually raising or lowering the lights over the course of 30 minutes. The announcement come at CES 2019, Philips hue announced Google home Assistant integration for the sleep and wake up feature.
The main working of Gentle sleep and wake feature is to mimic a sunrise and sunset. It will give you a luxurious feeling of people who can afford home and apartments with daily exposure to natural lights.