Philips has announced its new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0, the updated device now supports Apple’s HomeKit and also supports voice control with Apple’s Siri.
The video below gives us a look at some of the new features that the new Philips Hue Bridge comes with.
The new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 seamlessly brings together existing and forthcoming Philips Hue bulbs and lamps, so that they benefit from all the functionalities of HomeKit and work seamlessly with other HomeKit-enabled devices. Through Philips Hue app 1.10, the new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 will be able to support multiple connected home platforms now and into the future, including Apple HomeKit and iOS 9. Imagine asking Siri to dim a light by simply saying “Siri, dim the table lamp to 30 percent” or illuminating a specific room by saying “Siri, turn on the bathroom light.” You can even recall a favorite scene such as ‘Sunset’ by saying “Sunset mode.” The new, square shaped, Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 is compatible with the Philips Hue app and third-party apps including those with HomeKit support.
You will be able to use your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch to control devices connected to the new Hue Bridge 2.0 using Siri and also third party apps.
Philips have said that the new Hue Bridge 2.0 will launch in the US and Europe from tomorrow, you can find out more details at the link below.