Yesterday, Philips Hue set off a veritable fireworks display: New products and new functions were presented. It will be a few days before we can take a look at the new hardware together – but luckily there is also a lot to discover in terms of software.
I got numerous questions about the dynamic scenes that were activated with the update to version 4.4 of the Philips Hue app. In principle, the handling is very simple, I’ll show you the process again step by step in the following video:
After updating the application, you first have to select the desired room or zone and then, if you haven’t already, add a scene from the Hue light scene gallery. If you then activate this scene, a play symbol will automatically appear on the scene tile. Another tap of the finger is now sufficient to start the dynamic scene.
However, you shouldn’t expect wild fireworks then. The dynamic scenes are currently running very slowly and it can take almost a minute before the effect becomes visible. Depending on the scene, you really have to look very carefully. In addition, only colored lamps from Philips Hue are supported.
Philips Hue has already announced that you will be able to freely adjust the speed of the dynamic scenes after a future update. It should then also be possible to let scenes that you have created yourself become dynamic. At the moment it is also the case that the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip only lights up in one color in a dynamic scene. This should also be improved with the launch of the new Gradient products on September 14th.