The Philips Hue V1 Bridge (Hub) will be discontinued or no longer receive software updates after April 30, 2020. You can find some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Philips Hue V1 Hub below:
Is Philips Hue V1 Hub/Bridge being discontinued?
Yes, the Philips Hue V1 Bridge or Hub will no longer receive software updates after April 30, 2020.
Can you still use the Philips Hue V1 Hub?
Yes, the Philips Hue V1 Bridge/Hub can still be used to control Philips Hue compatible products, however, only in a local setting with the Philips Hue Bridge V1 App.
Can you exchange the Philips Hue V1 Bridge/Hub for a newer Philips Hue V2 Bridge?
There is no confirmation from Philips that there will be an exchange program for the Philips Hue V1 Bridge to Philips V2 Bridge. However, there may be notices on your Philips Hue Bridge App in the future.
Why should you upgrade the Philips V1 Hub to Philips Hue V2 Bridge?
Philips says that the Philips Hue V2 Bridge will be Futureproof, meaning that the Hue V2 Bridge/Hub will be supported for a longer period of time. Philips believes it will be able to support future upgrades to the Hue line of products with newer V2 Bridge.