How to Add Philips Hue Smart Plug? [Easy Setup Instructions]

Philips Hue allows you to create a colorful atmosphere with the help of the latest electronic and information technology. The range comes with the Philips Hue Smart Plug, which is used to turn on any Philips Hue light even if it is difficult to reach. But first, you have to add the Philips Hue Smart Plug to the system using either Hue Bridge or Bluetooth connection. This clear and concise blog post explains both procedures so you can use whichever method to add your Philips Hue Smart Plug.

How to Add Philips Hue Smart Plug using Hue Bridge?

In this section, you will learn how to add a Philips Hue Smart Plug with a Hue Bridge, which is a surprisingly simple procedure. Let us explain each step to you.

  1. Ensure Your Hue Bridge is Ready: First things first, make sure your Hue Bridge is plugged in, connected to Wi-Fi, and already set up in your Hue app. If you haven’t done this yet, you’ll need to install your Hue Bridge following its instructions.
  2. Plug in Your Smart Plug: Next, plug your Hue Smart Plug into an outlet. If you’re not sure how to do this, go through the manual that comes with your Smart Plug.
  3. Open the Hue App: On your phone or tablet, open the Hue app. This is your control center for all things Hue.
  4. Go to Settings and Add Accessory: In the app, tap on the ‘Settings’ tab and select the option called ‘Accessories’. This is where you can add new devices.
  5. Select Hue Smart Plug: From the options available, tap on ‘Hue Smart Plug’. This lets the app know what kind of device you’re adding.
  6. Add as a Light: Now, tap on ‘Add light’. This might sound a bit odd to you since it’s a plug, but the Hue system treats it similarly to a light.
  7. Search for the Smart Plug: Now, tap on ‘Search’. Then, the app will start looking for your Smart Plug. If it doesn’t find it right away, you can enter the product’s serial number (found on the plug) to help locate it.
  8. Name Your Smart Plug: Once the app finds and adds your Smart Plug, it’ll show up in your list of lights. As the last step, you can give it a name, which is super handy for identifying it later, especially if you have multiple plugs.

How to Add Philips Hue Smart Plug Using Bluetooth Connection?

Setting up Philips Hue lights with your Bluetooth connection is also straightforward and user-friendly, especially if you’re just starting with smart lighting. Here’s a simple guide from our experience on how to do it:

  1. Download the Hue Bluetooth App: The first step is to get the Hue Bluetooth app on your device.
  2. Plug in Your Smart Plug: Secondly, take your Hue Smart Plug and plug it into an outlet. If you’re not sure about how to do this, check the user manual for specific instructions.
  3. Enable Bluetooth on Your Device: Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your phone or tablet. This allows your device to communicate with the Smart Plug.
  4. Open the Hue Bluetooth App: Once Bluetooth is on, you need to open the Hue Bluetooth app on your mobile device.
  5. Add Your Lights: In the app, go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Lights’, and tap the plus (+) icon at the top right of the screen. This is the path for adding new lights or plugs.
  6. Automatic Detection: The great thing about the Hue Bluetooth app is that it automatically finds your Smart Plug. So, you don’t have to do much here – just wait for the app to locate the plug.
  7. Smart Plug Appears on Home Tab: Once the app finds your Smart Plug, it will show up on the ‘Home’ tab. That means it’s connected and ready to use.

You can connect up to 10 lights (or plugs) in one room with the Hue Bluetooth system. Thus, it’s a really easy way to start making your home smarter. We’ve found that following these steps makes the setup process hassle-free. And once it is set up, controlling your lights or appliances through your phone is pretty cool and super convenient!

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