Philips today extended support for Apple's HomeKit platform to the Hue Tap switch, Hue dimmer switch, and Hue motion sensor.

homekit philips hue tap dimmer motion
The trio of accessories can now be used to activate HomeKit scenes in the Home app to control other HomeKit-enabled accessories in a home.

Philips Hue is extending its Apple HomeKit compatibility for Hue accessories: Hue tap, Hue dimmer switch and Hue motion sensor. Meaning with a press of a button, or movement of your body, you can activate your favorite Apple Home app scenes. To set up automations, you need an Apple TV (4th generation) with tvOS 10 or an iPad with iOS 10 or later.

The compatibility was added in an update to the Philips Hue app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, available now on the App Store [Direct Link].

The second-generation HomeKit-compatible Hue Bridge is required.

Top Rated Comments

wesley96 Avatar
65 months ago
With one fell swoop, Philips may now have the quickest responding and most versatile (temperature and ambient light detection) motion sensor in the HomeKit ecosystem. My Elgato Eve Motion sensors are still quite slow to respond after iOS 11 update, so the Bluetooth latency fix must require a firmware update as well. Even with that in place, it might be the case that ZigBee that Philips Hue uses is still quicker. I must return home to try this new update out.
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gsmornot Avatar
65 months ago
I had no idea my motion sensor had a temperature sensor in it. Did I miss it before somewhere?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrisLord Avatar
65 months ago


I’ve been waiting for this update, it’s looking rather good.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrX8503 Avatar
65 months ago
This is why I invested in Philips. The only company that actually delivers on their HomeKit promises.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
biggest father1 Avatar
65 months ago
I had no idea my motion sensor had a temperature sensor in it. Did I miss it before somewhere?
Me neither! Where did you see it had one?
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Mike Oxard Avatar
65 months ago
Yes I am, just tried it for you. I’ve tested this on all my sensors.
Thanks, that’s good, a lot of people will have these sensors will be set not to turn on lights during the day, but we may still like to get notifications of movements.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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