How to set up & use Google Home with Philips Hue light

Now, control your smart Philips light with just your voice and do whatever you want. With just a single voice command, you can turn on and off the lights of an individual or all of the rooms at once. You can also dim, change colors and select your favorite scenes with your voice. Do all this by just pairing your smart lights with your Google Assistant. Here is a simple and complete guide to set up and use Google Assistant with Philips Hue light.

How to add your Philips Hue lights (LINK) to the Google Home

Adding your Philips Hue lights to the Google Assistant is simple. Just you need to link your Philips Hue account to the Google Home app. Once you signed in into the Google Home app with your Philips account, it will automatically configure your entire lights that are linked with the Philips Hue app. Here is how to do this,

1.    Launch ‘Google Home’ app.

2.    Open the ‘Hamburger’ icon.

3.    Select ‘Home Control.’

4.    Tap the ‘Round blue +’ button.

5.    Select ‘Philips Hue.’

6.    Sign In window will open into the browser.

7.    Enter your Philips account email address.

8.    Enter your Philips account password.

9.    Tap ‘Sign in.’

10.    Read the given instructions.

11.    And tap ‘Yes.’

Your Philips Hue lights are added to your Google Home app. Now, you can reassign your lights, control all the lights, change color, and import your custom scenes into the Google Home app.

How to create a scene with the Philips Hue

Create your own scenes of colors and brightness levels. Create views for your rooms with the color and brightness you want. Here is how to create scenes for your rooms.

1.    Launch ‘Philips Hue’ app.

2.    On the top, tap ‘New scene.’

3.    Select a room to create the scene for.

4.    Tap and enter the name for the scene.

5.    Tap and move the slider below the scene name to select brightness level.

6.    Now, tap and move a slider under the color circle to choose a color.

7.    Repeat to select colors for more lights.

8.    Tap the checkmark to done.

Your new scene is created. However, it will not directly sync to the Google Home app. To add your new scenes to the Google Home app, you need to sign out your Philips account from it and sign in again. After doing this new scenes will add to the Google Home. Use the steps given below to do this.

How to unlink your Philips Hue account from Google Home

1.    Launch ‘Google Home’ app.

2.    Open the ‘Hamburger’ icon.

3.    Select ‘Home Control.’

4.    Tap the ‘Round blue +’ button.

5.    Select ‘Philips Hue.’

6.    Tap on ‘Unlink account.’

7.    Tap ‘UNLINK’ to confirm.

Your Philips Hue account will be removed from Google Home. Now, again link your Philips Hue account with the steps given above for ‘Link.’

How to delete scenes with the Philips Hue

If you’re no more needed any scenes, then delete it. Deleting unnecessary scenes will help in to prevent clutter. Here is how to delete unnecessary scenes.

1.    Launch ‘Philips Hue’ app.

2.    Select the ‘Room’ to delete a scene from.

3.    Select the scene you want to delete.

4.    Tap the ‘Pencil (Edit)’ icon of the scene.

5.    Select ‘Delete’.

6.    Tap ‘DELETE’ to confirm.

The scene will be removed. Repeat the process to delete more scenes.

How to rename scenes with the Philips Hue

If you’re using the same scene in the multiple rooms, then it’s a good idea to rename the scene. Remember not to use a name related to the songs, films, or artists, use a unique name.

1.    Launch ‘Philips Hue’ app.

2.    Select the ‘Room’ to rename a scene from.

3.    Select the scene you want to rename.

4.    Tap the ‘Pencil (Edit)’ icon of the scene.

5.    Select ‘Rename’.

6.    Enter a unique name.

7.    And tap ‘Save.’

8.    Repeat the process to rename more scenes.

To perform any action, just say “OK Google! (And give your command)”.

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