First Start:

  • Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi-Network to which your Philips HUE Bridge is connected.
  • Open the app and choose the Bridge from the list. When it is not shown, check the Wi-Fi connection and also the connection of the bridge.
  • After selection of the bridge quickly push the button on the middle of the HUE bridge to authorize the app as soon as the app tells you so.
  • From the next start on the app will automatically connect to you HUE bridge.

Common Usage:

  • In order to give a single speech command push the round button with the speech symbol. The speech dialog is started then.
  • In order to be able to continuously give commands after a keyword press the button 'Continuous Service'.
    Then at any time say the master keyword (standard keyword is 'Paula').
    The master keyword can be personalized in the settings. Please read the notes later in this help to this.

Available standard voice commands:

  • "Light on/off"
  • "Light scenes" Lists available scenes in your HUE Bridge (can be changed with the HUE app)
  • "Scene Beach" (name depends on your available scenes)
  • "Scene 1"
  • "Group Livingroom on/off" (name depends on your available groups)
  • "Group Livingroom green“ Switches all lamps of the group on and to color green (or any other color)
  • "Group Livingroom dimmed/bright“ Changes the brightness of all lamps of the group
  • "What time is it?"
  • "Set Timer to 10 minutes"
  • "Help“ Lists available voice commands

Possibilities for the activation of the speech dialog:

  • Android Wear: Activate the device. Push the screen to activate the menu. Choose “start…” and then the app “Talk To”. Next time the app should appear at the top of the menu list. Push the “Talk to” button and say the speech command. The result will be presented in a notification.
  • Android Wear: Activate the device. Say “Ok, Google” and then “Open Talk To”. Then give the speech command.
  • Push the button “Continuous service” in the app and speak the main shown main command everytime you need it. Please not, that for this mode the device has to do a permanent online speech recognition (by Google). This mode should only be activated in a charging cradle if possible as it consumes significantly more battery than in normal operation.
  • Ok Google, Tasker and AutoVoice: With this option you can later say “Ok, Google” and say a self-defined speech command, that starts the speech dialog. Please note that the installation is a little bit tricky. First install AutoVoice and activate the integration for Google Now. Install Tasker and add a http-Task, that calls the URL http://localhost:4250. This must be called by an event “Auto Voice Recognized” with self-defined speech command. A more detailed description can be found here:

Improving speech recognition:

  • You will be asked for a command by “Yes, please?”. Please wait for the following beep sound before you start to speak. Every word that you speak before will not be taken into account which can lead to a bad recognition result. The time span before the beep can take some 10 ms depending on the computing capabilities of your device.
  • The distance to the microphone should be 30cm to 2m for an optimal recognition.

Light groups:

  • Light scenes are stored in your HUE bridge. They can be created with a number of different HUE apps out there.
    After they are created you can use the speech command to activate the groups or set the color for it as described above.

Advanced usage:

  • You can also trigger the speech dialog by an http request (from some external device) by calling http://:4250/.
    With some trigger on the device itself make an http request to http://localhost:4250/, e.g. from Tasker.