How to setup and use Philips Hue Away From Home

You can control your Philips hue system from anywhere with celluar data or wifi. You do not have complete control of the system, however you can turn your lights on and off and select different scenes.

First you will need to be on the same wifi connect that your hue bridge is connected to. Then create a My Hue account here. You can do this on either a computer or mobile device.

Once you have created your Philips hue account, login and you will see an option to “Link Bridge” at the bottom. If you do not see this option, click on Settings at the top right and then Bridge at the top center. Then select “Add Bridge” and it will ask you to press the center button on your bridge to connect.

If it does not find your bridge at first, make sure the device you are using is on the same wifi network as your hue bridge and unplug your hue bridge for 10 seconds and then plug it back. Wait for all the lights to become solid before trying to link the bridge again.

Step 1. Create a Philips Hue Account

Create and sign into your account at meethue.com

Once you are signed in, click on the Link Bridge.

Press the Push Link button on your Hue Bridge.

Now that your account is linked you’re ready to use hue away from home!

Controlling Your Lights

Now that your hue account is setup with your bridge linked to it, there are two ways to control your lights away from home.

Hue App

When you login to your hue account in the Philips hue application you can control your lights away from home.

Turn all or individual lights on or of Select or Create a Scene Edit or Create a Routine Create or Edit a Room

Open your Philips Hue app and go to the More tab.

Login with your meethue account credentials.

If it is working, you will see “Out of Home Connection” at the top of the page.

Controlling them from Meethue.com

From the meethue.com website you can login to your account, however you can only turn your lights on/off from here.

Under the My Home tab you can select individual lights to turn on and off. Under My Scenes you can activate your scenes.

Home & Away Setup