Hue Essentials

Rating: 4.1/5 (31 votes)

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How To Get The Most of Philips Hue and IKEA TRADFRI


Key features of Hue Essentials

  • Philips Hue & TRÅDFRI, Discover ways to get the most out of your smart lighting.
  • Updated on Dec 30, 2020
  • Hue Essentials APK is available for free download

App description by SuperThomasLab

Imagine unlimited possibilities in your smart home. Set scenes and fast effects to your mood.

Experience Dance Sensation in your entertainment area with Philips Hue Entertainment. Enjoy a more colorful ambiance on your IKEA TRADFRI gateway.

Feel more in control with schedules and automation from sunrise to sunset. Widgets, Shortcuts, Quick settings tiles, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported devices
• Philips Hue bridge
• Philips Hue Bluetooth lights
• IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway
• deCONZ (ConBee)
• diyHue

Scenes & effects
Create the perfect ambiance from your photos or the included photo library. Experience special animations like lava, fireplace, fireworks, or lightning.

Wake up at sunrise and go to sleep at sunset with fading lights.

Get into the party on the beats of your music. Sync your lights for a night of disco with strobe effects (updates 25 times/sec).

Quick access
Create rooms and groups to organize your lights. You can even put a light in several groups. Place widgets for temperature sensors, easy control of lights, setting color and brightness without opening of the app.

Add shortcuts to your home screen for quick opening of your room. Control your lights through an optional notification in the notification panel.

Smart lights & controls
The unique ‘Touchlink’ search allows you to find new (3rd party, Zigbee) lights. Use included wizards for easy setup of your devices.

You can set scenes, actions, or even multiple scenes on a button to make your switch a real investment. Experience the right ambiance during different times of your day with your motion sensor. All of your creations are stored on the bridge. Easy for you and your family.

Configure endless automation possibilities through the Tasker plugin.

Make it look like you are at home using 'Away from Home' (out of home control).

Communicate directly with your Hue bridge using the API debugger. View technical details of your Hue bridge and update its resources like lights and sensors.

You want it all?
Fast performance with ad-free experience. Purchase the premium version to unlock full content.

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Hue Essentials is recently updated iot smart lightning application by SuperThomasLab, that can be used for various philips purposes. Its latest version 1.16.1 has 565673 downloads. You can download Hue Essentials latest APK for Android right now.


License Free
Requirements Require Android Varies with device
Language English
Categories lifestyle, IoT, smart lightning, philips, hue, ikea
Size 1.4 Mb
Version 1.16.1
Audience Everyone
Publish Date
Author SuperThomasLab
Downloads 565673
Download options APK
User Rating 4.10 / 5


  • What the Hue default application should be, and many more. You can have multiple bridges, remote can be set up to control different lights with different settings and also can be triggered (if/then) to the point that I can comfortably control over 20 lights in 5 rooms from 2 remotes, The very best app, well worth the price. High five to the developers, superb, highly recommended. One note to Devs: would be nice having an option to rearrange sub order of button actions and also editing them

  • purchased HUE Essentials as a secondary application for controlling my HUE lighting and have not had any issues at all setting up any of my HUE lights. I would recommend this application for anyone looking for extra features for the HUE lights they have in their home. Also the application is kinda pricy compared to other apps but keep in mind that you get what you pay for so if you want an application that will give you features you want and look for than pay for it.

  • This is a fantastic app and the developer is extremely helpful and responsive. I had trouble with my purchase of the premium features and kept getting an error code. The problem was a Google Play issue and NOT a problem with the app. Yet, the developer helped me work through the problem anyway and now, after a phone reset and reinstall, I am able to enjoy this app! Great work, great support, great customer service! Buy and you won't be disappointed!

  • Nice app just coming from the official hue app Still playing with it but upgraded it straight away I am still learning it possible to create your own entertainment scene I would like to create the police one again but just with blue lights instead of red and blue ... And also have the same option with the speed of the strobe etc

  • used to work fine. I'm using the deconz raspbee which worked before. When I try to reconnect the app with the bridge it just crashs without any error message. I wrote a small test application to check if the authentication works - everything was fine. please fix as fast as possible. thanks

  • Allows me to do so much more with my Philips Hue Switches than the standard Philips Hue app! I started with the free version, and paid for extras even though the free version did everything i needed wanted it to. Was happy to support a well built app!

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