What's the best app for controlling Hue lights?

Looking for the best iOS app for controlling Hue lights which balances detailed color selection with overall ease of use.
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  1. Michael Ochs
    Michael OchsSenior iOS Engineer at PSPDFKit GmbH · Written
    There is nothing better than come home with hands full of stuff and just tell Alexa to turn on the lights.
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    Get the most from your smart devices

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Thington will help you control your whole smart home, including your Hue lights. The interface is gorgeous and solves a higher level problem too. Similar to Apple's Home, but if you're not on iOS, they will be developing a web and Android version soon.
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    Google Home

    Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

    Jacob Schulman
    Jacob SchulmanProduct Marketing @ Spotify · Written
    "Hey Google, turn all lights on"
    • Şerban Cârjan
      Şerban CârjanUI developer

      I've actually had it for several months. I didn't get to play around with it too much, but for now its main use is with Google Music. I ask it to play songs, bands, albums or just generic stuff like "saturday morning music" and it's pretty good at it. I also ask it the weather, I occasionally set reminders on it and once or twice I set a countdown. I guess I'm not yet accustomed to it being there.

    • Alex Sopinka
      Alex SopinkaCoder. Taco Lover. Obie.ai

      Best part for me: coming home at night, I can just shout at my Google Home to turn on the lights instead of stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch!

  4. Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    If you are on iOS, any device that is Apple Homekit enabled, including your Hue bulbs, can be controlled nicely here. I love the feature to set scenes, so you're not controlling individual bulbs manually every time.
    Conor O'Hollaren
    Conor O'Hollarenfreelance product strategy, ux design · Written
    If you've got a home-bound iPad or Apple TV, this'll work remotely as well. Shortcuts in Control Center and Siri make it the most seamless choice, but you need the newer version of the bridge.
  5. Aaron Ng
    Aaron NgAR @ Facebook · Written
    My Philips Hue app for OSX– has a quick menubar access dropdown, supports groups, different types of Hue lights, and a nice easy-to-use UI.
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  6. The best of all. Simply.