Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

If you have a light compatible with Philips Hue, you can now easily control it with the Gnome Shell Extension.

Hue-lights is an extension that provides a system tray indicator for controlling Philips Hue compatible lights using the Philips Hue Bridge. Extensions group zones and room lights, giving you control over state, brightness, and color.

Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

How to install Hue-lights Gnome Shell Extension:

In a web browser Extended website Turn on the toggle icon to install.

Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

When you install the extension, the system tray indicator will automatically launch to detect the Philips Hue bridge in your home network. You can manually add the IP for selection.

Do you see the toggle icon? Follow the link to install the browser extension (if prompted).

Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

Then open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the command.

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

And finally update the extension web page!

Uninstall the extension.

To remove the extension, turn off the toggle icon on the web page or use the extension tool (install) gnome-shell-extension-prefs Package if you don’t have it).

Control Philips Hue lights on Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10 via Gnome Extension

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