App to give kids limited Hue control?

Updated on January 7, 2018 in [Apps for Philips hue]
3 on January 4, 2018

I’m looking for an app to let me give my kids control of Hue in only their rooms.  I don’t want my kid waking up in the middle of the night and deciding it would be fun to start a disco in kid #2’s room. 🙂  I’m surprised that I haven’t been able to find such an app.   Any suggestions?

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0 on January 6, 2018

A lot of the apps I’ve seen let you designate certain lights. I put two lights in my teenage daughter’s room, and set the lights on several apps.

The problem, unfortunately, is that none of the settings sections have a parent lock or password, so if your child goes into settings, they could change stuff.

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0 on January 7, 2018

I’d be interested in some specific app names – any of the ones I’ve tried so far didn’t seem to let me. I can live with not having a parental lock as long as I at least have security by obscurity. If the kid really abuses it I can take the privilege away. I just don’t want it sitting right in their face…. 😀

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0 on January 7, 2018

Well, it depends on whether you’re Android or Apple. I tried to find my Android apps for my daughter’s phone, but not all of them are cross-platform. For Android, I’ve used Huegasm, Huemanic, H3Party, Hue Switcher, All 4 Hue, Lumio, and Hue Goal Light. All of those have let me designate either individual lights or rooms.

On my daughter’s iPhone, I bought a collection by Mediavibe that included Hue Fireworks, Hue Thunder, Hue Disco, Hue Body and Soul, Hue Twister (kinda fun if you still play the game – it shows the color and tells you which hand/foot). Every app I’ve used allowed me to designate which lights to use.

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