The new Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature is a new functionality which offers you the option to activate sleep and wake up light settings with a simple voice command. It’s the first integration of the Philips Hue sleep and wake up feature with a voice assistant, using Philips Hue functionality to replicate the optimum light performance for winding down before bed time and waking up naturally in the morning.
Melatonin, the hormone that helps to regulate our wake and sleep cycle, is influenced by light, whether that’s natural or artificial light. By having the right light as we prepare for bed, we can get a better night’s sleep, whereas waking up with the right light can help us start the day feeling more energized. Smart lighting can help you wind down after a busy day and wake up gradually, improving your overall well-being, mood and even cognitive performance.
Signify has developed the Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature to enable you to activate your go to sleep and wake up functions using just your voice. Responding to Philips Hue fans’ desire for enhanced control and ease of use, this new update in partnership with Google Assistant will help you to realize the full benefits of having a truly connected home.
How it works
The Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature works with just a simple voice command to your Google Assistant.
One-time alarm sync
Users can say “Hey Google, Turn on Gentle Wake Up” which will sync their Philips Hue lights with subsequent morning alarms with the Google Assistant. Every time the user set’s their alarm on the Google Assistant, Philips Hue lights will naturally wake the user up with a sunrise effect commencing 30 minutes beforehand.
Scheduled sleep / wake
Users will be able to set sleep by saying “Hey Google, sleep the lights at 10pm”, changing the lights to a warm hue that gradually fade over thirty minutes. This functionality will work similarly to when you would like to wake up.
Users will be able to immediately instruct their Philips Hue lights via the Google Assistant to sleep and wake immediately, where the Philips Hue lights will activate the sleep and wake process immediately for the 30-minute duration.
Multi Person activation
Consumers can set all of the above functionalities for themselves or for other members of the house, so sleep-wake-up can be set for multiple family members.
What is the difference between the existing sleep and wake up feature in the Philips Hue app and the new update with Google Assistant?
The Philips Hue sleep and wake up feature in partnership with Google Assistant, differs from the previous edition as it now allows you to control the feature using just your voice. It also works in conjunction with your Google Assistant alarm, gradually waking you up and bringing your lights up to full brightness just as your alarm goes off.
How do I set up the Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature?
When you’ve connected your Hue lights via the Google Home app, you can simply use the feature by asking your Assistant.For the always-on wake up functionality, you can go into the Google Home app to always enable the wake-up light with Hue.
What are the benefits of the Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature?
Thanks to the new Philips Hue and Google Assistant wake up feature you can now control your sleep and wake up settings using just your voice. Not only does this mean that it’s incredibly easy to set your Philips Hue wake up settings but it also removes the need to use your phone just before bed to set an alarm, which can be disruptive to falling asleep.
Does it work with all Philips Hue lights and bulbs?
Yes, the new Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature is compatible with all Philips Hue bulbs and luminaires. Select which ones you want to control as part of the feature in the Philips Hue app and use your voice to do the rest!
How many Philips Hue lights can be part of the Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature?
You can connect up to 50 lights in the Philips Hue Bridge, all of which can then be controlled using voice command as part of the Philips Hue and Google Assistant sleep and wake up feature should you so wish.
Are there more integrations with other voice assistants (e.g. Alexa) planned?
Partnership with Google Assistant is the first integration of the Philips Hue sleep and wake up feature with a voice assistant. Philips Hue works with all of the leading virtual assistants and partners including Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit and is constantly working to provide you with new updates and increased functionality.