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You’ll soon be able to turn your lights on with the Apple Watch

Find the four-step trek to the light switch just too much to drag you from the sofa? Well, you’ll soon be able to turn your home’s lights on and off directly from your wrist thanks to the Apple Watch.

Sadly, the Moto 360 rival won’t boast magical light-manipulating abilities, but it will work with smart bulbs such as those by Philips.

With iPhone and iPad apps already giving iOS users gadget-based control of their lighting, Philips Hue has confirmed it is working on a dedicated app for Apple’s first wearable.

Responding to consumer’s Twitter-based questions, Philips Hue developers revealed: “Yes, we are working on an app for Apple Watch that will allow Hue customers to control their lighting.

Intimate details on the Philips Hue Apple Watch app’s abilities are still unclear, although it is expected the wrist-based software will offer similar functionality to the existing smartphone and tablet services.

Philips Hue users can currently use their iOS devices to turn on or off all of their home’s connection lights from one centralised location.

The apps can also be used to alter lighting colours and intensity.

It is currently unclear how Philips Hue will incorporate the same controls on the Watch’s smaller screen.

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The Apple Watch will be made available for pre-order on April 10 ahead of an in-store release on April 24.

The smartwatch is set to be bolstered by an array of apps from day one with travel companies, fitness firms and IoT brands all having confirmed plans to support the wearable.

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