Upcoming Hue bridge firmware release.

In the coming weeks, we will roll out a new Hue bridge firmware update (1.23). The update does not contain Hue API changes but does contain a number of internal changes. One such change is the new HTTP server component through which all commands are transferred. This new HTTP server is stricter in handling requests compared to the previous one, e.g. a HOST header field is required in all HTTP/1.1 request messages per RFC. This can impact your application due to non-functional behavioural changes or stricter handling of requests. We kindly would like to ask you to test this new release with your integration.

A new Hue SDK by Philips is available!

It supports multiple platforms in one package.  Check it out at:

Philips Hue can become a natural ingredient of any gaming, movie or audio experience. We believe that lighting can provide a new level of spacial immersion. Join us.

Philips Hue is pushing out Hue Entertainment: a cool software update and a brand new SDK written in C++. Hue Entertainment is designed to perfectly synchronize home lighting with any home entertainment experience. More info:

Zigbee 3.0 support in Hue ecosystem

We would like to share our plans for extending this interoperability towards the next generation of Zigbee, Zigbee 3.0. Zigbee 3.0 has been the result of a number of years hard work inside the Zigbee alliance to unify the different Zigbee profiles under a single umbrella to allow even more kinds of devices to interoperate. More info:

Critical Java SDK update (important).

There is a critical Hue Java SDK update which will prevent a crash when you are using sensors and switches in your app in combination with the Hue bridge 1.20 firmware. Please update your app with the new Java SDK in case you are using our Java SDK. The latest version can be found at

New ZLL and CLIP Temperature Sensors!

We have updated ZLL and CLIP Temprature Sensors info.  Check it out in Sensor page:

New Icon Packs!

We have updated the icon pack withe icon for rooms, luminaires and sensors, like they are used in the new Philips Hue app.



Check out this video, giving a taste of the atmosphere of some of the hackathons that Philips hue attended in London and Berlin in 2013...