Philips has this week revealed the new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0, which has been updated with support for Apple’s HomeKit and Siri features.
The new Bridge will work with the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch, allowing users to connect to it with those devices with the new Hue Bridge 2.0 and a range of third-party applications.
The new Hue Bridge 2.0 will launch in the US and in Europe tomorrow.
Before then you can check it out via the video below.
The new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 seamlessly brings together existing and forthcoming Philips Hue bulbs and lamps, so that they benefit from all the functionalities of HomeKit and work seamlessly with other HomeKit-enabled devices. Through Philips Hue app 1.10, the new Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 will be able to support multiple connected home platforms now and into the future, including Apple HomeKit and iOS 9. Imagine asking Siri to dim a light by simply saying “Siri, dim the table lamp to 30 percent” or illuminating a specific room by saying “Siri, turn on the bathroom light.” You can even recall a favorite scene such as ‘Sunset’ by saying “Sunset mode.” The new, square shaped, Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 is compatible with the Philips Hue app and third-party apps including those with HomeKit support.