How to connect Philips Hue with Apple HomeKit

Hue lightbulb against illustrated background
Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge

Controlling smart lighting with your voice is one of the most useful features of a smart home. Saying, “Hey Siri, turn off the lights” from the comfort of your bed or the couch without having to get up or pull out your phone is really a great experience. And, if you have some Philips Hue smart light bulbs and an iPhone, it’s really easy to connect them to Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform to put Apple’s Siri voice assistant to work for you.

With this set up you can also sync your smart lighting to other connected devices in your home. This lets you create automations that do things like have your lights turn on and your music start playing in the morning when a motion sensor is triggered or set a Movie Time scene that adjusts your…

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Author: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy