Deprecation – Philips Hue SDK

We have decided to deprecate the hue SDK effective as of July 1st 2019. This means there will be no new SDK releases except for critical updates (e.g. security) which will be maintained for one additional year. Existing Hue SDK client applications will continue to work normally but we can no longer guarantee long term compatibility with future Hue software. We strongly recommend Hue SDK users to migrate to Hue API which remains up-to-date and supported. To simplify the migration efforts, we will publish code samples and best practice blogs soon. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.


Why is this changing? Philips Hue has decided to focus its resources into improving the Hue API and building new features. The usage of the SDK has been declining as has our own dependence on it so feel it is more beneficial to focus on building directly on the Hue API.

Who’s Impacted? Anyone who is leveraging the Philips Hue SDK.

Who’s Not Impacted? Anyone who is not utilizing the Philips Hue SDK.

What should you use instead? Philips Hue API

Next steps? Migration code samples and best practice blogs by Hue Developer Program.

Question? Contact us!