Hue Server

Developer: thirtyOne Media

Current Version: 1.0.6

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 2.9 MB - Download


"Home Automation on the next level."
Hue Server comes with AppleScript, Automator, OSC, Arduino & Processing support and has an own human readable API.

Documentation & tutorials can be found on our website.


• Text based command search with auto-suggestions

Simply start typing and press enter to control your Philips hue bulbs. A couple of chars are enough to receive a suggestion based on your light-scenes, AppleScripts and more.

Users of apps like "Quicksilver" and "Alfred" will feel home out of the box.

• Fullscreen light-scene picker

Do you really want to sit in front of your computer-screen deciding which colors fit your living room or kitchen best?
Setup your light-scenes on iOS, locally in your environment. They'll sync to your Mac via iCloud.

Activate them via a gorgeous fullscreen-view looking just like on iOS.


"Use your voice or the GUI on iOS to run AppleScripts on your Mac.”

Hue Server on Mac OS extends the Hue Remote iOS app acting as gateway between standards, technologies and human expression.

The most complex tasks can be reduced down to the simplicity of saying what you want to happen.

• Embed Hue Server in existing home automation solution and take control of applications like "Indigo", "iTunes", "EyeTV", "VLC", "Calendar" and many others.

• Set a timer between 1 min and 2 h on your iOS device to fade out iTunes & your lights when you go to sleep. Your computer will fall asleep as well.

• Talk to your lights, your television, build your own light-controller or even connect your existing watering system to Hue Server.

• Use motion-sensors to trigger light-scenes, use your voice on iOS to control your cat's food supply - the possibilities are endless.


"With the mouse we tried to mimic our finger. With touch-screens we got closer to the content. But what is more natural than your body itself?"

Hue Server supports the Leap Motion sensor.

• Simply lower or raise your hand to set the brightness of your lamps.
• Put your hand close to the sensor to turn off all lights.
• Swipe up with one finger to turn on light after light.
• Do a circle gesture to change the color of your lamps.


In order to use the full functionality (see our website) Hue Server requires Hue Remote on iOS + the Philips hue bridge.

For support please contact us, we welcome your feedback!


Release Notes:

• Design evolution: brand new cleaner GUI
• Support for Yosemites' dark menu bar
• Better support for stand-alone mode without iOS (AppleScript, OSC, Arduino)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by Phillipsd89

Great Complement to the Mobile App - With the new update, the app works great and add great hue control functionality to my Mac. Great add on if you use the Hue Remote app for your home lighting.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
Version 1.0.3
Review by Yukatafish

Doesn’t work - App neither interfaces with the iPhone app (as claimed) nor controls lights independently. Any time I try to do literally any action, the app quits. Upon manuallly re-launching it, it has forgotten my hue bridge and I have to manually re-sync (including typing in the IP address by hand). As soon as it syncs properly, you try ot use it and it quits again.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.6
Review by Knosis

The lights are amazing! 98% of the apps are garbage this one included - The lights are amazing! 98% of the apps are garbage this one included

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.0.6
Review by Ppooppoo

weak - waste of money

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 1.0.6
Review by Nteal

Disappointed! - The app sorta works, but nowhere near advertised. For the app itself, I bought the app for the Automator control. The app does connect to the hue controller has some basic controls that can be used. The Automator functionality works okay, but it wasn’t clear that it requires a separate download from the developers website. However, the part that left me very disappointed was that I missed the fact that the “Hue Remote” app is required for full functionality (it isn’t even mentioned until the end of the expanded description). Without it scene based commands don’t work. To add insult to injury, I found out the hard way that Hue Remote app is no longer available. After some searching, if found that the Hue Remote app was more or less replaced with the “Kontrol for HomeKit” app, which is not backwards compatible with Hue Server. For now, I’m going to have to give one star until it is (hopefully) updated to use the Kontol app or similar. Until then, don’t waste your money. There are free apps that have more functionality than this crippled version.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people