Kyle Warendorf's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 9/17/18 9:08 PM
I needed a replacement for the Phillips Apple watch complication, which was spotty at best. The iConnectHue watch is rock solid. If you’re looking for an Apple watch controller for Phillips Hue this is it!
TheRealNotFakeBoss's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 9/12/18 3:53 AM
You literally pay 5 dollars for NOTHING I think this app is terrible. Everything is extra money and it is annoyingly expensive
Tango Batman's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/7/18 2:01 AM
After paying 4.99 for this I find out that all the basics I would want has another cost to it. Even the piece when playing music causes the lights change. Not to mention that while testing the 60 second version the lights picked up when I coughed throwing everything off. This is very expensive to get a few extras. Totally not worth it and honestly I would like my money back.
Jasonn85's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/4/18 4:43 AM
I can’t say enough good things about this app. The magic scenes are great for creating animations with varying colors, and you don’t even have to edit them when you add/remove lights from the room. Setting up motion sensors and light switches works much better than the official Hue app. The in app purchases all feel like something that’s worth buying. The developer continues to improve the app consistently, adding new one-time purchases that I’m happy to buy.
VinniePooh1234's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/25/18 3:37 AM
Maybe someone needs this ‘disco’ but I liked the convenience of a non-fun setup: i use hue as main lights across the whole house. Recently developer removed support for common profiles and all integration with official hue app and google home/alexa went nowhere:(
Sturtzandco's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/21/18 2:55 AM
My first 3rd party app for my Hue. Already up to about $15 in the app cost and all the ridiculous add-on features! They charge you for EVERYTHING - oh, wants some more colors, how about geolocation? ...Boom how about pay us another $. Seems like the app works great and has about every feature I could want, probably because they have the best paid developers around lol.
Techguru88's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/18/18 12:40 AM
Okay so first you have to pay $5 for the app that has all the functions of the regular hue app. Now they have some neat features like animations that are not available in the native app, but you can only use them for a short time before you have to do an in app purchase to fully unlock it. I heard people rave about this app and what it could do, but $5 price is really misleading to me. I want my money back.
ack's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/13/18 4:27 AM
This app is much better than the application provided by Philips, which has enhanced my user experience many times over. There are some cool scenes provided at no cost and others you can purchase. You can control multiple Philips Bridges through a single interface which in my case makes things much easier to operate since I have a Philips Bridge on each floor of my home. The application provides notifications when there are firmware updates for Bridges, Devices and Bulbs. Last but not least the UI(User Interface) on iConnectHue is laid out in a much more user friendly way than the default Philips Hue app.
MJF's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 8/1/18 11:55 PM
The ability to set custom, multi-step press and press-and-hold sequences for your dimmers and tap switches — well beyond what even Hue Labs offers — makes this app essential for anyone who wants to do advanced Hue system programming.
nfarina's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 7/5/18 2:07 PM
Handles my large home with two hubs and dozens of bulbs and wall switches with aplomb. Allows me to set up my switches exactly the way I wanted: press once for room on/off, press and hold for zone on/off (where zone is like Upstairs, Downstairs, Master Suite, etc). Highly highly recommend this app!
PierceBradley's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 6/8/18 7:15 AM
Love it. Love everything about it. Surprised philips hasn’t bought you guys out by now as it’s amazing how well iconnect hue works compared to philips app. I’d explain why, but if you’re reading this just know I’ve tried maybe half a dozen of the most highly rated hue apps on the AppStore and this is the best. Hands down. No seriously it’s better so don’t waste your time with others and since it costs like $50 for a color hue bulb, it’s most definitely worth buying this and all of the in app purchases (maybe like $15-20?? For all) again specific price not relevant due to quality of what you get. Seriously, I paid for all of the additional features, even those I knew I wouldn’t use simply because I want to contribute to the iConnectHue and ensure they never stop supporting this app. Ok. So now to the development team. I have one feature request/question (ok two requests) 1. Is it/could it be possible to allow users to create templates for switches and motion detectors? My switches will sometimes disconnect from the bridge for no apparent reason, requiring reset and re-detection in iConnectHue which results in loss the custom profile I use for each dimmer switch. This requires me to re-create the template and it would be great if I could create baseline switch profile that I can apply to new or reset switches. 2. Longer timer. Last I checked the timer maxes out at like 2-3 hours or so. I’d like to have a longer timer for those days that I need to create a one time “light alarm” that I don’t want to recur. For example, my lights typically turn on at 7:30 am, but I need to get up 6:00 tomorrow to get ready for an early meeting or whatever. Rather than creating a new alarm, or altering the alarm I’ve created, I’d prefer to just set a 7 hour alarm before bed just for tomorrow. Thanks
delNorteFrio's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 5/6/18 7:24 AM
don’t focus on the cost - focus on the functionality and support. i’ve had this since rev1. i love it. the interface is awesome, the updates are done regularly and done well, the control of groups and individual lights is fantastic. this is one of the rare apps that i’d give 6 stars if i could. i particularly like the timers and control over them. i have timers that give me sunset colors in the house times to sunset, then fade to deep blue that fades out helping prompt bedtime. buy this. you will love it.
Trioptre's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 5/3/18 5:18 AM
Been using this for over a year, and it is continuously improving. Great job, iConnectHue!
Iceman Bencke's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 5/18/18 3:14 AM
This is my primary app for my Hue ecosystem; over 50 lights, dozen switches & sensors, and 2 hubs. My Hues co-exist with Z-Wave lights and devices on Wink, but I still prefer to switch over to iConnect for better control of my Hues—more precise control, more responsive, and straight forward user interface. The Add-Ons are well worth the small price. After $20-50 for each light, a few dollars for a great app feature doesn’t really need any thought.
iikeek's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 5/14/18 7:39 AM
After working with app I must say that this is really the best done app for Hue. It really has all the functionality and I do support the developers (I did buy it). That being said, I still think basic functionaly (scenes, animations) could have more options without IAP. But best app overall for Hue. Work of art on design/functionality. —————- App is really done very well but basic functionality is limited. You have 1/6 of scenes/animations and you have to buy everyting else as well editing ability etc... so count for 15$ more for full functionality. I feel huedynamic has a lot more bang for buck. 20$ with IAP is too much asking price. But it’s beautiful app. Just add more basic functionality. Or more items in sigle IAP.
Spaceball__1's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 3/14/18 9:11 PM
This is hands down the best and most comprehensive hue app. I have tried several others on the app store and none are quite this intuitive. I highly recommend this. Only wish is that they create a desktop version that I can use with my mackbook.
Micah333's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 3/11/18 2:21 PM
I've tried 12 different Hue apps now, including the official one from Philips, and this app is, by far, the best one to serve as your primary Hue light manager (replacing the official, and any others). A Hue must-have.
Whatknows101's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 2/19/18 2:29 PM
This is easily the best app for controlling your Philips Hue lights! FAR better, even, than the app from Philips Hue! The ability to create scenes, animations, etc., makes it one or two touches to have your lights do exactly what you want them to do! The apartment I built doesn’t have windows, so I was looking to build a lighting system that could follow the sun in both brightness and color temperature in the built-in “windows” I created to emulate sunrise and sunset and all the stages of lighting throughout the day. The systems I was looking at were going to cost $2,000-$5,000! Then I found Philips Hue and this app. It allows me to do all of that and so much more. I now have my entire house automated with the Hue lights and accessories through this app. The addition of motion detectors and programming to control exactly what I want to happen is incredible. And when I want them to change to something different, one touch of the button is all it takes. Create zones, rooms......whatever you want and have it do whatever you want! Just a great app!!
MrSoundGuy's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 2/1/18 5:50 PM
I started using this app over a year ago because the original Phillips Hue app was so horrible. The support is terrific and you get regular updates. It’s the only app that I know you can easily configure the light switches with all sorts of push and/or hold combinations for each button. It’s well worth the money that you’ll pay for this app and probably does more than you will ever use it for. And if you are reading this and not sure about getting it, know that you are getting a complete replacement for the Hue app plus lots of extra config options too!!
Vulgar demos's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/7/17 2:21 PM
Keeps sending me to turn on notifications, which is bad enough. But my notifications for the app are turned on. So no clue what automation wizard wants. This app is a huge hassle for many reasons but made necessary but Philips’ hilariously featureless app.
Rapid Cycling Bipolar's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/6/17 12:16 AM
This app is awesome, (such an understatement). It is EXTREMELY versatile, and if it doesn't do something, you might only have to wait. Every update has new options so that it is always keeping up with new hue products and what users want! If you have suggestions they seem to honestly care about your opinion. (Actually, I almost feel guilty that every update has a few new big things and I didn't pay anything for it; almost like I'm stealing something or they made a mistake.) My favorite things are, among others: customizable "animations" where you can run a program of lights at a specified color and brightness (I use for Dawn simulation/light therapy in the morning, and to create a flashing light alarm for when I need to remember to do stuff and dont want to be startled by a phone noise alarm), and an array of options for what every button does on the dimmer switches (actually the original reason I got this app!). I really like how the add-ons are optional instead of charging one standard fee. I don't need the option to use multiple bridges so I am thankful that I was able to save my money by NOT bundling it in. For being a college student, that kind of thing may make or break my decision to buy an app. When I originally bought the app I thought $5 was a lot and I begrudgingly went for it. After figuring out and getting used to how to use it, I was REALLY happy I bought it. I got way more out of it that I expected to! I also went ahead and bought some of the other add-ons and they definitely get used. The app is a little complicated at times (figuring out what is where, how to create what you need, etc...) but there is an information button on every page. If you're still confused (which, admittedly, I often am), you can contact them and get help within a few days. I think for how many things this app can do and how user-friendly it still is, they do a really great job! Anyway, tldr: this app is super versatile and is continuously updated with new features and user suggestions. I am so impressed with this app and give my whole-hearted recommendation!!
Rufus J Squirrel's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/31/17 6:45 PM
I have been using this app for several years and have always liked it. At some point in the past few months, multiple animations have stopped working as timer options - I constantly get an error saying there was a problem creating the timer. Some animations work, some don’t - some in the same animation packs. Seems mostly random. I can test all of them and supply a complete list if needed.
drtimhill's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/3/18 1:03 PM
The features are great but oh dear the UI design is awful.
Tinderplaya's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/3/18 1:03 PM
Okayish app, but you pay 5 bucks for it, and then get super limited functionality unless you shell out MORE money through in-app purchases, with the minimum amount extra being $2 for each additional feature. Hell, you can’t even add a second hue bridge without shelling out another $4. There are free apps that do most of the stuff this thing nickles and dimes you for, and the only features that would make it worth a full 5 smackers are extra $! My smart home friends were considering buying this app and I got it as the guinea pig. Luckily for them though now they know to stay away unless they’re looking to drop like 20 clams on getting most of the features and presets. Sad!
J2daON's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/29/18 1:21 PM
*DO NOT BUY THIS APP!* I bought this app because it said it would let me play my music and have Discotainment. It also said I could make my own animation. Well yes you have to buy the app for $5 and then another $2.99 charge to unlock the music and $1.99 for EACH CUSTOM COLOR ANIMATION. Don’t buy unless they make it a subscription model or make it free with just in-app purchases. To have both is just a money hungry app where they purposely put limitations on it so you can buy EVERY SINGLE THING if you want the app to do what it says it “can” do. If the developer believed in itself they would set the price of the app higher if they can’t cover the costs. You get functionality of a free app for $4.99 that you spend on this one. Not worth the headache, but apparently the developer has plenty of time to get on here and write novels in response to other people complaining of the same thing! Don’t argue with customers, that’s never a way to do business.
mattyIceBabyyyyy's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/26/17 3:22 AM
By far, the best app to control everything. Although it may take a few minutes to get used to the way the app works, it can do about everything you can expect it to do. It also has a great widget. My only complains (which are very tiny) are: •maybe a nicer, cleaner looking app logo that fits better with iOS 11 •less things you have to pay for considering the app is $5 itself Other than that, great app, have not had a single problem, glitch, or bug!
janiemac13's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/25/18 1:29 PM
Intuitive, reliable and outstanding customer support. And excellent free updates. I’ve tried 5 different Hue control apps (all paid apps besides the Philips one), and this one really is the best. Thanks for the Siri Shortcuts update, and the essential last-state update that should prevent all the bedroom lights from turning on if (when) there’s a power outage in the middle of the night!! Love it!!!
saw715's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/20/17 12:14 PM
I bought this app because it said you could set up timers for Hue lights that you can’t through the Homekit app or Hue bridge. I am a pretty technical person. After many hours of trying, trouble shooting, googling, re-reading instructions, this app does not sync cleanly with the hue bridge. I have a couple different scenes set up for my hue lights and I never did get all of them to sync or show up on this app. I even tried through the hue bridge. Not only did i spend the $4.99 on the iphone app, I had to spend another $4.99 for the iPad app. I read all the reviews prior as I really wanted something that worked, and that i could set timers. Like I said, I am pretty technical, and if I can’t get it to work after all the hours spent, I definitely cannot recommend spending the money on this app.
Suavehowse's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/18/17 10:05 PM
Anyone invested in the Philips Hue ecosystem for as long as I have has probably spent hours on end looking for the best application that just “works”. I have been a Phillips Hue user now for over 3 years (which is an eternity in the IOT world) and have tried at least 20 different apps and have spent a lot of money on some of those apps only to be disappointed. I’ve been using iConnectHue for well over a year now and it continues to get better and better and handle my crazy smart home with ease. I have an assortment of 45 smart Phillips Hue bulbs, 6 Hue Dimmers, 4 Hue Taps, 3 Hue Motion Detectors and use this app daily (even when deployed overseas I would check in on the House). I think I’ve used the native Phillips app only twice in the last year. Learn from my mistake, don’t waste hours scavenging the App Store and loads of money experimenting on other apps. Get iConnectHue now and use that time and money on something that works!
Duncan Beard's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/17/18 12:25 PM
I expected this app to be somewhat decent given Philips’ recommendation and the high user reviews. I was disappointed to see that almost all features are locked behind more paywalls in the app. It would be another $10 at least to enable everything. Music syncing IS NOT included for $5. If Apple didn’t make refunds such a pain I would return this app.
this1optimistic's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
A must-buy for Hue dimmer switch owners!
2skilld's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Bposa's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Opens app then automatically closes
mr. ery's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Best hue app. I have 2 lightstrips, 8 bulbs (half color), 2 tap controls and a dimmer switch. I tried 3 other apps and this one let me set up the features I wanted. Incredible stability.
TNewton01's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Philips put a lot into the Hue system and API, but they mostly left the use interface up to other developers, and this app fills that role. If you want to take full control of your Hue lights and accessories, this is the app to have. After spending $$ on the hardware, dropping a few bucks on this is a no-brainer. Especially when it comes to Hue dimmer switches, this app unlocks their full potential, where the Philips app barely scratches the surface. The latest update makes this app even better, and addresses the slight shortcomings of the 'revert to last state' behavior for motion sensors, which I was thinking about getting around to contacting the developer about. So glad to see it show up in a free update, and it works completely as advertised.
mikewoodld's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Finally, a Hue app that works. Leaps and bounds better than the default Hue app. All it needs now is motion sensor support. I also wish it could work natively with HomeKit rather than having to use the Hue app for it.
Hydro311's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
If you have Hue lights and aren't using this app, you are missing out on a ton of very helpful customizations. Initially, I wasn't very impressed with the Hue system until I downloaded this app - this app DELIVERS! Thank you!
Agent 12253's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Okay. So maybe my first review was a little harsh. The developer contacted me again and clarified his message. Turns out I misunderstood his wording of the email and he was voicing his frustration with some of the limitations and not with me. I have started using timers and automation with this app and it is solid. There are still some glitchy moments like things with adding animations to widgets but it sounds like fixes are in the works. If you don't mind spending the money for every account in your household and like to tinker a bit to create your own animations, this one is solid and performs well.
gtg465x's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Seriously, if you own any Philips Hue products, you owe it to yourself to try this app. It offers so much more control than the Philips app and is very polished.
Devo83's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Works most of the time
alongftw's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
This app is creatively and intelligently designed. It's makes hue lights much more useable.
Jeffulot's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
This app has great potential. It needs to be easier to create and edit favorites as far as colors and presets... that part is very difficult to figure out. Also, the presets you do create do not save the brightness level... hopefully that gets resolved
Hickmon65's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Love the lights Love the app. Easy to use
Johnc4's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
If you have Hue motion sensors, this thing is well worth the money. You can customize the schedules much more than you can with the Hue app (even considering Hue's recent "labs" addition). It also provides a temperature read from the sensor and the battery level which is awesome. The light functionality is really easy to use as well.
loocorez's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
When the original hue app was painful, this app was great. Works fantastic, better features and good price point - $5 for majority of features, pay minor $ to unlock specific things.
TheJTizzle's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
By far the best Hue app out there.
TheHerrera's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
I've been using this app since my first generation hue controller and it keeps getting better. Some people might knock a star for the in app charges but I've been happy with every update. Make sure to try the widget editor it's super helpful to have quick access to your lights from the widget drop down.
MrLPO's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
Provides the specific granular control of lights and automation that the Philips app fails to allow for. Also has a number of quality of interface improvements, like the ability to copy settings, that the official app lacks. Developer is incredibly responsive. This app makes the Hue bulbs worth it.
Tommy__________'s Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/16/18 1:15 PM
We only use this app to control the entire house. This may be beyond the scope of this project, but it would be amazing to have the option to add TP Link Kasa devices - we have Christmas lighting, projection lamps, etc that are also in constant use, but we use Alexa to turn those on. And if you added an option to add Harmony devices - TV's, etc. this app would be a one stop shop for us. Keep up the awesome work!
Biga034's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 12/1/18 12:53 PM
Paid the 2.99 for unlimited disco play now crashes every time waste of money
Bender1031's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/5/17 5:51 PM
I’ve tried many of the other apps that can control my lights, and this is by far the best!! I highly recommend- you won’t be disappointed.
Lilkeeps11's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/4/17 6:56 AM
Bar none, the best comprehensive hue controller out there
Guppycat's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/30/17 2:01 AM
I have purchased add-ons to the app that I don’t even need, just to throw a few more coins at this developer for their great work! The program is fast, intuitive, and continually improved upon. Thanks!
Surdivit's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/29/18 12:39 PM
This is the first time I got tricked into buying an app that basically gives you a few features and the majority of other features are in-app purchases. Don’t waste your money and read fine print buried somewhere in description.
Lol pic lover69's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/29/18 12:39 PM
I checked the app out because it was iOS 10 and later. My phone is a 6s+ and updating anymore would slow my phone down. At first I thought my only options were to spend a grand on a new phone or buy a smart hub and have everything I say be recorded. Both options were way more expensive than this app. I can't speak for it in comparison to the Hue app...because I couldn't even download it. I needed iOS 11 to turn my lights on. The user interface is straight to the point but gives tips to ensure you figure it out. Love it, you saved me the disappointment of returning my bulbs and saved me the frustration of buying more products.
Smileapply's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/27/17 10:08 PM
Paid the apps and didn’t realize this apps didn’t work with google home, I was hoping after connect two bridge will able to connect original apps with my google home. anywayWill request a refund back since the whole purpose is to connect with google home.
BHunted's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/25/17 10:20 PM
Had this app for a long time. Always thought it was cumbersome in navigating. Biggest prob now is it takes time connecting to bridge. Then tap the bubble and it connects. This is the only app that has that prob. Annoying...
D'Antidote's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/24/18 12:46 PM
Surpasses the capabilities of the regular ol' Hue app. Worth the switch for us.
Adam1756's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/24/18 12:46 PM
If your looking for an auto timer this app can't do it. I'm surprised. The wemo light switch with wemo app works great.
VITAMINDEVO's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/24/18 12:46 PM
I have been using iConnectHue for a few months now, and have found it to be the only app out there capable of organizing and controlling the hue lights with animations. With the most recent update I was so excited to see they fixed alot of small bugs, upgraded the UX and UI, and the connection to the lights seams to be a lot faster and responsive then in previous versions. I highly recommend this app, and it is leaps and bounds better then the stock HUE app.
J Sizzle1234's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/24/18 12:46 PM
I spent so much time on certain scenes for certain moods. When I updated the app, all was deleted. I'm deleting this app as I do not want to redo everything that was undone. Bummer.
andy23511's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/24/18 12:46 PM
App runs smoothly, all add ons work as expected, dev FREQUENTLY updates with new features that make the hue experience better. The dimmer programmability alone makes this app worth the full price, but every feature included with this app is centered around effortless usability in real day to day situations. For instance, my bedside dimmer is programmed to switch certain lights off, my bedroom to a specific night scene and a timer for the bedroom to go off 3 mins after, all with one press of one button, and only past a certain time in the evening. Timers can be based on your location- I have "all off if I'm away" timers set to run every few hours when I'm away from home. This app gets you pretty close to running a full blown home automation server, and it does this pretty much independent of the phone!
jcwillia1's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/22/17 3:10 PM
This app is the worst example of micro transactions gone wrong. It’s one thing if it was a free app but to gate features of a paid app behind even more purchases is really quite offensive.
nnqstthr's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 11/13/18 3:50 AM
I am sorry please make it clear to customers that features advertised are extra charges! I purchased to have disco part all others I can use my hue app for... I wish I can get a refund! It works for 60 seconds until you pay extra $5! No way I am not sure why I purchased this for $5 when the only thing I need it does not do!
DarfNader's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/7/18 7:33 AM
This is hands down the best all-around programming tool for day-to-day Hue controls that will replace the use of Philips Hue app for about 90% of its function. Seeing this and what it can make your Hue lights do in an orderly manner actually makes you wonder why the Philips Hue app is as limited as it is. This really should be what the Philips Hue app should do and unlike other gimmicky Hue apps, this one really focuses on being a good multi-tool that you can replace the Philips app with, for the most part anyway. For example, the fact that the only way to make motion sensors behave remotely intelligently, like having them not activate if the lights are already on, is not even possible without iConnectHue. This is kind of an embarrassment for Philips. Anything interesting their app does is buried down in its clunky “labs” features which are really rough and unpleasant to use. This app is the only reasonable way to do anything remotely interesting in a manageable manner such as programming accessories to invoke these cool features like animations and such. While I have found a number of places where iConnectHue occasionally misses the mark due to implementation problems, the issues really seem mostly just from a lack of foresight or incomplete design rather than buggy code which is very encouraging. The issues I’ve ran into are not deal-breakers and I get the sense after reporting them they ought even fix them. (Who knows, really?) I think that the authors of this tool really want to make it as good as it can reasonably be which explains all of the in-app purchases, which, while they can add up, are really not bad compared to some other apps that charge you $4 just to get 3 dinky lighting effects. (I’m looking at you, OnSwitch!) I hope that we’ll see feature implemented better along with new features that will later be purchased for another $2. Reasonable. I really hope they keep going with their integration work so this app works with HomeKit and/or Alexi. The current Siri functionality with Apple Watch is a bit “fresh” but it’s coming along and the fact that it exists at all and is a well-defined command set is a good sign. Hopefully we will see full integration with other smartphone and IOT frameworks. I think IFTTT will be the next step! The only downside is that the integration. With other Hue mainstay applications is either limited (the Philips Hue app) or non-existent (Apple “Home” app, or HomeKit in general). It’s nice that at least you can see your Philips Hue app scenes, but the fact that they are static and of limited use means you’re going to basically give up on using any of the Philips Hue app’s scene functions once you get into using iConnectHue which you probably will. Granted, there are still a lot of core functions you’ll need the Philips app for setting things like “Entertainment Center” that iConnectHue hasn’t ventured into yet, but maybe the iConnectHue folks will someday bridge the gap. It is my hope that it’s only a matter of time before I can change my 4 star rating to 5.
TheBoomer's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/29/18 1:29 PM
WOW! I’ve tried many other app’s and have been EXTREMELY pleased with iConnect! Phillips should buy this app from the author, or better yet, hire the author to continue to add functions and make things easier! I have 2 hubs in different parts of the country and can manage EVERYTHING oh so easy!
janiemac13's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/26/18 8:29 AM
Intuitive, reliable and outstanding customer support. And excellent free updates. I’ve tried 5 different Hue control apps (all paid apps besides the Philips one), and this one really is the best. Thanks for the Siri Shortcuts update!! Love it!!!
Larceny1's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/25/18 3:34 PM
I've tried a lot of Hue apps, along with hundreds of home automation apps. IConnectHue still surprises me with new features constantly. By far the best light app I've used yet! Been using it for a year now. The only thing I would update would prob be the user interface. But it's difficult to get all those features into something clean and simple and intuitive. Fantastic animations.
Pa_Ga's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/23/18 10:05 AM
I use this app to re-program my Hue Dimmer Switch and I can assign functions to buttons, that other apps around can’t do. Recommended!
mdolton's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/18/18 3:34 PM
Incredibly poorly designed and unintuitive. The hue app is leaps and bounds above this dumpster fire of an app. Save your money.
travelingmonk's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/18/17 5:28 AM
There is a nasty sync bug with the watch: i added some scenes to a group. At first they were showing on the watch, and then a couple days later they just disappeared and nothing seems to make them come back. It is not the first time the watch seems to have issues reflecting the actual state of the system.. cheers
tbt0689's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/18/17 3:45 PM
Works well, intuitive interface and useful features. App is frequently updated with new features and fixes.
Bunnybear123's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/17/18 1:05 AM
You make me pay $5 for this app and then continue to make me pay for more animations and scenes? Stupid app and waste of money
The jwire's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/17/18 12:43 AM
The initial purchase of $4.99 unlocks just a little more than the free hue app itself. Turn the lights off/on, change color, dimmer, adjust switches. There are some free features that are on useless timers or one free trial which isn’t enough to see if it does everything. So you are paying for nothing new. Everything else you want costs extra and even certain features within a feature cost extra. Say you want the animation feature; well now you gotta pay $1.99 for each set. I would pay an amount to unlock everything but after paying $4.99 already the app dev is a bit greedy here. The perfect hue app search continues.
Bakes42's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/16/18 1:02 AM
I’ve had the iConnectHue app since I got the first bulbs. I also purchased a handful of other apps. IConnectHue looks good, runs quickly and has a great flow that makes a lot of sense to me. But, there’s one advantage of this app that is SO huge that I’m almost reluctant to say it because I feel the gang there at iConnectHue deserve all good things for this one and the competition will try to take it. So simple but so powerful is the fact that lights can exist in more than one group. It’s major. When you start making scenes soon you see that without this feature you can’t do anything good and the app would be like the rest of the apps (save for running great and looking even better).
Come on people.'s Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/14/18 3:33 AM
Seriously what the heck I just decided to give this a try only to be greeted with a message after I purchased saying this is not going to work very well with my iPad and then redirecting me to spend another 5 bucks for the one that is designed to work with the ipad. Crooks!!! Developer should delete the old version if it is no longer relevant. And yes they are greedy nickel and diming for every little feature. Such a deplorable business model. Probably an EA subsidiary...
D Rubh's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/14/18 11:32 PM
Well It works... Kind of. Because buying the app from the store wasn’t enough. You still have to pay a lot more money for functionality. Even though the developer claims that the basic functionality is worth the $5 dollars, and he may have a point from he’s prospective. At the end of the day, the basic version does not do anything more then the free apps that you may already have... just change the price to 20$, give us everything, and stop hiding in app purchases
Mssg overloaded's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 10/1/18 7:10 PM
This it the one and only app you need to make the most out of using your complete Hue system. I entered the world of Philips Hue lighting only recently, and tried a few other apps as I was ramping up the user learning curve. In the process I discovered that this is the one that puts all others to shame. Even Philips' own app. IConnectHue puts your whole Hue Ecosystem on steroids, and will give you super powers to make your place your own Light-Wonderland. This app's UX and UI is so intelligently designed, it puts the "smart" in your "-phone" when it comes to managing and controlling your Hue setup. And the in-app purchases are all so worth it, too! (even the add-on to use the app from Apple Watch). App runs smoothly and feels flawless. And on top, support is prompt and they answer fast to any question. Go confidently with this one and look no further when it comes for a #1 main go-to app for your Hue system.
Mark haystack's Review of Iconnecthue For Philips HueReviewed on 1/11/18 4:06 AM
If you have the Philips Hue lighting setup you must get this app! It is so much easier to navigate and set up than the Philips app. Beyond that, of you submit questions to the app designer you get a reply very quickly. I am very pleased and very impressed with this app!