How to Setup Philips Hue with Alexa

Philips Hue Bulbs allow you to illuminate your entire home in no time. In just a few minutes you can have hands-free voice control of your space. To get started, you will need your Philips Hue bulbs and bridge, your echo device, and your phone with the Philips Hus and Alexa App installed.

Connect Philips Hue to Alexa

Here we are going to show you step by step instruction on How to Setup Philips Hue to Alexa Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and other Echo devices also. So, let’s get started:

  • First, make sure the power is off before twisting in your bulb and then turn the power back on.
  • Now you can set up your bridge. This allows you to control your lights with Wi-Fi.
  • Simply power up the bridge and connect it to your Wi-Fi router. You should see the three blue lights come on.
  • In the Philips hue App, connect the app to your bridge by tapping “Set up” and press the link button on your bridge. This allows you to control your lights through your Philips Hue app.
  • Now let’s add voice control by connecting your bulbs to Alexa.
  • Open the Alexa App. Tap the menu icon on the top left and go to “Skills”.
  • Search for the Philips Hue skill and “Enable”. You may need to login Your Philips Hue account to finish the set-up.
  • With the skill enabled, simply ask, “Alexa, discover devices”.
  • Once the Alexa App discovers your bulbs, you can rename them.
  • Control them through Alexa App, or even group them with other smart home products to respond to a single voice command.

That’s it you’re done! Now your Philips Hue Smart Home Bulbs will respond to your voice commands when you ask one of the Alexa Hue Color Command, “Alexa, turn off Jhon’s bedroom”.

Read Also: Alexa Not Discovering Hue

Common Issues that user-facing while setting up Phillips Hue

Here we have summed up some common issues people face when using Hue bulbs with Alexa.

  • Alexa Not Discovering Hue
  • Alexa says “Sorry, I’m having trouble understanding you right now. Please try later”
  • Smart Light not Responding
  • Alexa doesn’t discover my smart home devices
  • Hue Philips lights are unreachable
  • Amazon Alexa and Philips hue not connecting