[APP][5.0+] Hue Essentials - Philips Hue & IKEA TRÅDFRI

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Discover ways to get the most out of your smart lighting.

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 setting tiles, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

Supported bridges
  • Philips Hue bridge
  • 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.

Advanced
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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If anybody wants to help out on translations, please check out the Crowdin project at: https://crowdin.com/project/hue-essentials

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Possiblity of adding Quick tiles support and voice?
Quick Tiles have been developed and have just gone live in 0.12.alpha.

Voice activation is a different story. There is Google Now and Google Assistant to take advantage of. First one can only use their commands ("set an alarm" etc but not really anything related to our app. No "turn on the lights".) The latter has actions that make sense but it is only in a conversation. (Turn on the light, do you want to turn on the light?, What room? Living-room, etc.). It is quicker to buy a button and get it even installed. So, we need a better alternative like Google Assistant Direct Actions. This is not available without signup (yes, I did signup but no response yet). This is for home automation and suits me fine. It is just the wait until Google's response.
 

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wow 7,50 €lol...hell na

i rather use 4 free apps, that do exactly the same ...even so u might have one or two feature ...i wouldn't recommend anybody to buy this DLC app haha
 

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I bought the app to support the developer, all the upcoming features sound like a dream come true to me. I also like the slick look of the graphics, so thanks a lot and keep up to good work. To anybody else reading this, go ahead and buy this app, it's nice and handy and the upcoming features are even more awesome. Just skip a lunch and starbucks, cheap bastards. ;)
 

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I just bought the app, and I'm excited about the features, but I am curious about the quick tiles. When I tap on a tile, it just sends me into the configuration screen without toggling the settings of my lights at all. How do I use these to quickly change the settings of my lights? What am I missing?

I have also noticed that my lights will remain stuck on an effect, even if I have tried to change the bulb status via another method (Alexa, or the button on the back of the Hue Go, for examples).
 
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I bought the app to support the developer, all the upcoming features sound like a dream come true to me. I also like the slick look of the graphics, so thanks a lot and keep up to good work. To anybody else reading this, go ahead and buy this app, it's nice and handy and the upcoming features are even more awesome. Just skip a lunch and starbucks, cheap bastards. ;)
Thank you for your positive response. At the moment I am working on bug fixes mainly. I expect that most errors have been dealt with for now. Next features I am working on are the schedules, rules, sensors. These should come through in one of the next releases. Some parts are quite far by now. Main issue is lack of time due to school! Soon it is holidays again and frees up time.
For those who have reported "unknown lights" in the section "all lights", I never knew how many lights Hue Essentials would pick up. I have a hard time finding those lights myself in shops and on the internet. Bought some of those IKEA, Osram, etc, for testing, but must say that Hue lights from Philips are best of them all. Just too bad the Hue lights are so expensive. IKEA lights could do with a real improvement...
Many people joined the translation program through the app. Really wonderful to see all those languages coming through! Thanks for all your support!
 

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I just bought the app, and I'm excited about the features, but I am curious about the quick tiles. When I tap on a tile, it just sends me into the configuration screen without toggling the settings of my lights at all. How do I use these to quickly change the settings of my lights? What am I missing?

I have also noticed that my lights will remain stuck on an effect, even if I have tried to change the bulb status via another method (Alexa, or the button on the back of the Hue Go, for examples).
Have you configured the tile in those settings? If so, it could be a bug that needs to be fixed. Let me know the details of your tile action and type of device.

If you start the effect through Hue Essentials and try to stop it through another method, like Alexa, it will not stop. Effects are played locally and not running on the bridge. Note that this may change in the future releases of the app. You need to stop the effect through the buttons in the app/notification.
 

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what we need is a very good and comfortable home screen widget. didnt find any good out there.
Yes, I get the message. Widgets are on the wishlist (I do not know if this is the same as Santa's list but perhaps we get it before Christmas). For now I first need to complete another request; IKEA TRADFRI Gateway will be integrated as another bridge in one of the next releases.
 

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Is there also a functionallity to add custom actions to the hue dimmers for every button, a bit the same as iconnecthue voor ios?
We love iConnectHue as that developer has shown what Hue can do! Surely, we still need to work on the sensors (smart controls). Our idea is to create extra functionality. There is just a bit too much on the wish-list. First, I am adding IKEA gateway to one of the next releases. Next is scenes and more effects, maybe we will have a look at entertainment at the same time. Widgets are on the list.
 

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Room/Group Colours?

Maybe I'm missing something but I see that I can apply the same brightness level, scenes, and effects to all the lights in a room but I can't see how to set all lights in a room to the same colour without going into each individual light setting...?

Thanks!
 

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Yes, I get the message. Widgets are on the wishlist (I do not know if this is the same as Santa's list but perhaps we get it before Christmas). For now I first need to complete another request; IKEA TRADFRI Gateway will be integrated as another bridge in one of the next releases.

So I need to purchase "mehrere Brücken" for tradfri? :( I've already purchased premium.

I really love your app!!
 
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So I need to purchase "mehrere Brücken" for tradfri? :( I've already purchased premium.

I really love your app!!
The IKEA Trådfri is still under development and not released yet. I think it takes a few more weeks. Still sorting out some bugs:)

Once it is included in Hue Essentials:
It depends on what you want. If you only want to use the Trådfri gateway, you can just delete your old bridge and then scan for the gateway. If you want to use Trådfri and Hue at the same time, then you would need multiple bridges.
 

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    Discover ways to get the most out of your smart lighting.

    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 setting tiles, and Wear OS help you get more out of your smart lights.

    Control multiple bridges simultaneously without switching between them.

    Supported bridges
    • Philips Hue bridge
    • 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.

    Advanced
    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.

    Translations
    If anybody wants to help out on translations, please check out the Crowdin project at: https://crowdin.com/project/hue-essentials

    Download
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    I bought the app to support the developer, all the upcoming features sound like a dream come true to me. I also like the slick look of the graphics, so thanks a lot and keep up to good work. To anybody else reading this, go ahead and buy this app, it's nice and handy and the upcoming features are even more awesome. Just skip a lunch and starbucks, cheap bastards. ;)
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    Hue Essentials now supports IKEA TRÅDFRI gateway next to Philips Hue. Rooms/groups have been updated to a new layout. Software update handles all connected devices. You can also change to your preferred language (settings). Last but not least we had a look at RTL improvements (for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian).

    Please provide us details on any issues. Let us know what could use improvement, what is good or not, etc.

    In the next updates: scenes, effects, bug fixes, widgets, deCONZ (bridge).
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    A description of what's in paid part of the app would be nice. Any way of turning on a light at a specific time and at a specific brightness?

    You can do the turn on/off at specific times on a Philips Hue bridge through schedules; Tradfri gateway does not support brightness for schedules; deCONZ still under development.

    A description of the paid part would be nice indeed. Just have not found the time yet. We are preparing HueEssentials.com for this. How about you guys out here make us a very nice description and discuss the features?

    You would only need premium for that of course and I could give you that first step. Just guess what are these below:
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    15004 is groups.
    The issue is that the Gateway does not provide an error code. I think the group-ID you used may be wrong. Could you check, please?

    Your points are noted. Will look into them. Do share how you set up Google Home!
    The group-ID is right, also the same task is mostly working and sometimes theres the error.
    I'm using AutoVoice to send the information to Tasker, which the triggers the intent. Works good! (It's just a little bit annoying that GH speaks too much). Is that enough or do you want a more detailed description?
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