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How to connect Phillips Hue to Alexa for a Smarter Home

  • If you're looking for a way to make your Philips Hue devices smarter, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll show you three methods for connecting your Hue devices to Alexa. We'll start with the easiest method- using IFTTT. If you're not familiar with IFTTT, don't worry! We'll explain everything you need to know.

    IFTTT is an automation tool that allows you to connect 750+ online services and smart home devices together. In this instance you can connect Philips Hue with Alexa, but you can do an infinite more automations. Join IFTTT today to try them out!

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    Here are the two methods we'll cover for connecting your Philips Hue device to an Alexa-compatible device:

    -Connect Philips Hue & Alexa with IFTTT - Connect Philips Hue & Alexa using the Alexa App

    1. Connect Philips Hue & Alexa with IFTTT for Powerful Automations

    1. Sign up for a free IFTTT account or log in to IFTTT.
    2. Click the 'Create' button on the top right-hand corner of the tab.
    3. Next to 'If This' click the 'Add' button.


    1. Type in 'Alexa' using the search bar and select the Amazon Alexa service.

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    1. Browse through the available trigger actions to find on that you want to use and click 'Create Trigger.'

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    1. Now click the 'Add' button next to 'Then That' search for and select Philips Hue.


    1. Select the action you would like to use for your automation, click 'Create Action.'
    2. Click 'Continue', Give your Applet a title and click 'Finish.'
    3. Congratulations! You've just connected Philips hue to Amazon Alexa.

    Control Your Phillips Hue with Alexa

    Here are our favorite automations that let you control Philips Hue with IFTTT:

  • 2. Complete the Basic Setup with the Alexa App

    The second method for connecting your Philips Hue device to an Alexa-compatible device is with the Alexa app. To get started, you'll need to download the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device or tablet. Once you have downloaded and opened it, you will need to enable the the Hue skill to get started with your automations.

    How to Connect Using the Alexa App

    1. Download or open the Amazon Alexa app.

    2. Tap the 'More' menu in the bottom right hand corner. From this menu, select 'Skills and Games.'


    1. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the top right hand corner and type 'Philips Hue'. Select the Skill titled 'Hue.'


    1. Now tap the 'Enable to use' button.


    1. You will now be guided into the Philips Hue app. You have now connected Philips Hue to Amazon Alexa.

    You can checkout the official Philips Hue documentation here.

    Connect Philips Hue to 700+ Smart Devices, Apps and Services with IFTTT

    IFTTT is a great solution for connecting your Philips Hue device to an Alexa-compatible device, and other smart devices. With powerful automations and integrations, IFTTT makes it easy to turn your home into a smart home in no time.

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