One of the best ways to monitor your various smart home products, including Philips Hue, is through Google Assistant. However, if you still use a Philips Hue v1 bridge, in the next few days Google Assistant will be cutting off support.
Philips announced in March it would cut off support for its original Bridge, saying that it would cut off all internet access on April 30. That was supposed to include Google Assistant and Alexa at the time but apparently Assistant has since continued to work in some kind of local implementation.
Google Assistant devices used with the Philips Hue v1 bridge, as first reported by Review Geek, gave an audible notification that support for the original bridge would be dropped on June 22nd — nearly two months after official support was dropped. We ‘re not sure exactly how those bridges continued to operate with Assistant but that’s about to end in any event.
Apparently the message comes through for users every few times they try to use the smart lighting through Assistant voice controls.
The original Philips Hue bridge will continue to work with a legacy application, but you will need to use a Philips Hue v2 bridge with Google Assistant from this point forward to use the brand’s smart lighting products.
The original Philips Hue bridge will continue to work with a legacy app, but you will need to use a Philips Hue v2 bridge with Google Assistant from this point forward to use the brand’s smart lighting products