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NEWS
September 8, 2022

We updated our Terms of Use – Developer Content

We have updated our Terms of Use – Developer Content by adding wording in clause 11 to capture our transfer mechanism for international transfers under the GDPR. Please take a moment to review the change.

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NEWS
July 21, 2022

Rate limiting status code

Dear developers, The next Hue Bridge firmware release contains a change to the HTTP status code we respond with when your client exceeds the request rate limit. Previously this would return the wrong status code 503, and going forward the correct status code will be 429. This only applies to HTTPS connections. The 503 status […]

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NEWS
April 6, 2022

Scenes and groups change on V1 API

Dear developers, Later this year we will make a small breaking change on our V1 API, limited specifically to scenes that are also exposed on our V2 API. These are the non-recyclable scenes of type ‘GroupScene’ linked to a room or zone. For these scenes, the following changes will be made to align them between […]

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NEWS
November 12, 2021

New Hue API

Dear developers, Big news: Philips Hue is releasing early access to a completely new version 2 of the Hue API, which includes popular feature requests such as dynamic scenes, gradient entertainment technology, and proactive state change events on the local network. The V2 API exists next to the V1 API and is not yet feature […]

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NEWS
September 19, 2021

We are hiring

As a developer you know a lot about the Philips Hue system, and perhaps even have ideas how we should do things better. If you are interested in joining the team to define and build the next generation of Philips Hue products and technologies, then please apply via our career page. We are hiring across […]

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NEWS
June 3, 2021

Developer updates

Hi developers, a few updates: First, the new version of our Philips Hue app contains changes to Routines, that may affect 3rd party applications who interface with the resources created by the Philips Hue app: The Home & Away feature will stop using the Home&Away soft sensors on the bridge, so any rules linked those […]

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NEWS
November 24, 2020

Hue Remote API developers: Google sign-in to Hue accounts blocked

Hi developers, if your Hue apps using our Remote API OAuth flow to Google sign into Hue accounts using embedded browser frameworks (e.g., Chromium Embedded Framework – CEF), please be aware that Google will block such workflow, starting Jan 4, 2021.  The recommended approach is to start the OAuth flow in an external browser (tab). […]

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NEWS
July 31, 2020

Deprecation of Existing Hue OAuth and OAuth2.0 Compliant API

Hi 3rd party Hue app developers, We heard you! Existing Hue OAuth is not compliant with OAuth2.0! We have decided to deprecate existing Hue OAuth and will gradually move to an OAuth2.0 compliant way of authentication. If you are interested to learn more, please check out the page below for more info and update. Thank […]

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Hue Beyond
NEWS
July 16, 2020

Bridge API 1.40 (ETA wk34 2020)

Breaking change to Luminaire and LightSource groups: This change has impact on two specific Hue luminaires: the Hue Beyond and Hue Phoenix, where special Luminaire groups and LightSource groups were automatically created by the bridge. From Bridge API 1.40 onwards, these groups will be removed, while the light points of such luminaires remain the same. […]

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