I already have a lot of information for you the new gradient function on the way, now I can report execution: Philips Hue apparently started during the night to activate the new gradient function for all users with app version 4.4. A further update is not necessary, the activation takes place “over-the-air”.
While I’m still on the new products wait, both the Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip and the Gradient Signe should arrive this week, you can also try out the new function here now. At least if, like me, you are using a Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, because it can now also be used with the gradient function.
It’s that easy to create a gradient
To do this, simply select the light strip in the Hue app and activate the colorful color selection. There you can now tap on the small point for the Play Gradient Lightstrip and open a group consisting of three lights. These icons symbolize the individual segments of the light strip and can easily be moved in the color selection.
Based on the three colors you have chosen, the Play Gradient Lightstrip automatically creates a color gradient that can also consist of significantly more colors. The respective course is shown by thin lines on the color selection. I really like that because you can create great color gradients in a few seconds.
But that’s not all: If you select a pre-made scene from the Hue light scene gallery, the Play Gradient Lightstrip now also lights up in several colors. If you activate the dynamic scene, the colors even change. If that doesn’t work for you, you may have to delete the existing scene and “reinstall” it from the Hue light scene gallery.