How do I connect my Switch+ to Philips Hue Smart Lights for use with Alexa?

To control your Philips Hue lights through Alexa on your ecobee Switch+, you'll need to have the Hue skill enabled on the same Amazon Alexa account your ecobee Switch+ is connected to.

Before proceeding, ensure you have the following:

  1. A Philips Hue Bridge V2 (square shape) that is powered on and linked to your Hue lights and assigned to a room
  2. A registered Switch+ that is connected to your Amazon Alexa account. Please refer to these links if you require assistance:
  3. A Philips Hue account


Enabling the Philips Hue Skill

Sign into the Alexa app or login to or (depending on your region) and do the following:

1) Tap the Main Menu icon in the top left and then tap "Skills"

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2) Search for "Hue" in the search bar and then tap the "Hue" skill when it appears


3) Tap "Enable"


4) Sign in to your Hue account and allow Alexa permission to link your accounts

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5) Close the window and allow Alexa to Discover devices. This will scan your Hue account for any and all Hue lights

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NOTE: When Alexa is finished discovering devices, she will add multiple entries to list of Smart Home devices:

  • Alexa will add one entry per Hue light
  • Alexa will add one entry per Hue light Room with a Hue light present (for example, if you have a Room set up in the Hue app named "Bedroom" with a Hue light in it, Alexa will add a "Bedroom" entry)
  • Alexa will add one entry for ALL your Hue lights called "All Hue lights"

Your Hue bulbs are now ready to use through your Switch+! Try some of the following commands:

  • "Alexa, dim/brighten <Hue light name>" - Dims/brightens the selected light by 10%
  • "Alexa, dim/brighten <Hue light name> by <percentage>" - Dims/brightens the selected light by the specified percentage
  • "Alexa, set <Hue light name>" to <colour>" - Sets selected light to the specified colour
  • "Alexa, turn off the lights" - Turns off all Hue lights linked to the account

NOTE: When using the Philips Hue skill, it uses the Hue light's name found after discovering devices, not your ecobee Switch+ name. For best results, set your Switch+ and the respective Hue light to the same name and then rediscover devices through Alexa.

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