Philips Hue problems? Alexa and Assistant voice controls downed

Philips is working to resolve issues with its Hue bulbs that are preventing some users controlling them from outside the home and via connected smart home devices.

In a tweet, the company acknowledged the issue preventing remote connectivity and voice controls through Alexa and Google Assistant.

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The problems, which began early evening today UK time (May 31) and do not appear to be confined to a particular region, are not affecting local use inside the house.

Hue users far and wide took to Reddit, Twitter and the Hue product forums and Twitter to complain of the issues, which have been officially addressed.

In a subsequent tweet Phillips said it has made progress in resolving the issue, but wants to ensure it is firing on all cylinders before restoring full functionality.

Some Reddit users say functionality has been restored but we’re yet to get the official line from Philips. We’ll keep you posted.

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