Philips Hue iOS App Updated With Siri Shortcuts Support

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    The Philips Hue app for iOS this week updated with support for Siri Shortcuts, allowing users to add their lights to a Shortcut to turn on scenes like "Movie Time." Siri will also now learn when people are using their favorite scenes and suggest them for quick activation on the iOS lock screen, in Siri search, and on the Siri Apple Watch face (via 9to5Mac).

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    The Shortcuts app launched to the public within iOS 12 in September, allowing users to create multi-step shortcuts using first and third-party apps that can be activated by Siri voice command. Shortcuts are deeply customizable, and third party apps like the Hue app are able to develop quick actions for Siri that can be incorporated into Shortcuts recipes.

    During the original announcement, the company explained how Hue shortcuts are compatible with other shortcuts, so you can have a whole "Dinner Time" setup that not only changes the lights, but also does things like turn on music and text family members that the food is ready.

    The launch of Shortcuts for Hue lights comes after the company revealed new light fixtures last August, aimed at providing light for an entertainment area. These include the Hue Play (seen above) and Hue Signe lights. Philips Hue also now sells a range of outdoor lights, including an Outdoor Lightstrip, spotlight, and path light.

    For the new Siri Shortcuts integration, Philips Hue version 3.6.0 is available to download now on the iOS App Store.

    Article Link: Philips Hue iOS App Updated With Siri Shortcuts Support
     
  2. Amacfa macrumors 68000

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    This is great, anyone come up with some cool shortcuts yet? Please share!
     
  3. ipedro macrumors 601

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    Philips Hue is already integrated into HomeKit scenes so I’m not sure how this will be any different. You can already call up a HomeKit scene from Shortcuts.
     
  4. Amacfa macrumors 68000

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    A HomeKit scene, scenes from the hue app can’t be brought up until now. Not quite sure what huge difference that makes
     
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    I like how lighting closely matches what is on the screen, is this the actual feature of these bulbs, or is it just a directed shot?
     
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    It is a feature. But you need the App "Hue Sync" on a PC or Mac to synchronize the content and the lights.
     
  7. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Beautiful, thank you, you really sparked my interest right now. :)
     
  8. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    I did my entire 1st floor with hue lights. It’s awesome. I love them. Really makes every room feel special and different. Asking Siri to turn off or on lights in rooms just feels like the future. Can’t wait to get hue play.
     
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    The TV in the photo are TVs made by Philips (Philips Ambilight) which have the lighting effect built into the back of the TV itself.
    https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-so/tv/p/ambilight
     
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    I think article says it’s a TV using the Hue Play lights that just came out this month. And the matching colors on the screen is using the hue sync app for windows or macOS.
     
  11. ipedro macrumors 601

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    Huh? What are you talking about? HomeKit scenes have been a part of Shortcuts from day one.

    And Philips Hue app scenes are transferred to HomeKit and vice versa.

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  12. Chrjy macrumors 6502a

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    Ah yes...sorry. Serves me right for not reading the article fully! ;)
     
  13. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    Well I didn’t know they made TVs with the lights built in so I learned something!
     
  14. blackcrayon macrumors 68000

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    He/she was referring to scenes from the HUE app, which are separate.
     
  15. Mike Oxard macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Alexa routine set up which you could probably duplicate in Siri. You say “Night Night” and she replies “Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs murder you in your sleep, ha,ha,ha ha ha ha”, then she turns off all the lights in the house and starts playing the theme from “The Exorcist” It really helps us settle down for the night.
     
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    UK only (for now, at least). :(
     
  17. BuffaloTF macrumors 6502a

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    One step closer to giving me the ability to use Sync on an Apple TV while watching a film?

    I can dream...
     
  18. TheSourceOfTruth macrumors newbie

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    Indeed. I was surprised when I got the notification of a new update.
     

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