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New Philips Hue Light Presets Released For v1.36

By Kevin Castle

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A new set of Philips Hue light presets that cover some of the most popular lighting themes.

As you may or may not know, I love Philips Hue products. Yes, they are really expensive, but as the old adage says, you get what you pay for and in this case, you get a high-quality smart home product. If you own this product and use the app, you know they have some nice preset scenes for you to choose from. Everything from paradise sunsets, artic skies, and more. Now, they have released a few more to add to their library of lighting presets.

The new Philips Hue app update, v 1.36,, which is now available in the Google Play store has listed the following changelog;

  • Improved the update process for software on Bluetooth-capable lights
  • Added new scenes in the Futuristic, Lush, Romantic, and Holiday categories to the Hue scene gallery
  • As of this update, the Hue Bluetooth app requires Android 8 or higher
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Next, the new Philips Hue light presets were added to v1.36 of the Hue app. Romantic, Lush, Holiday and Futuristic.

You can find your favorite scenes in other categories if you’re having trouble finding them after the update. Some existing scenes have been relocated. So dig around if you don’t see them right away.

Note, the more lights you have, the better the presets will look. The presets use each light to create different shades of color in order to set the mood.

Want to know more about the difference between Philips Hue and WiFi Smart bulbs? Check out this article that covers this very topic.