What you need to know
- Philips has confirmed via Twitter that the Hue Bridge v1 will stop getting software updates after April 2020.
- Philips initially announced that support was winding up in April of 2019.
- After April, the v1 will not work with the Hue app, or any digital assistants.
Philips has confirmed via Twitter that support for the Hue Bridge v1 will stop after April 2020.
Back in April of 2019, Philips made the following announcement regarding the Hue Bridge v1:
We have now arrived at the discontinuation of further software updates and online services part of this announcement. The Hue Bridge v1 will still work with the dedicated Hue Bridge v1 app, however, it will no longer work with the official Hue app because that requires your Bridge to be on the latest software. Your Bridge will also stop working with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri.
Philips has reassured customers it has no such plans to wind up support for the v2 Bridge anytime soon, and that it is not working on a new bridge currently.
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