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Hue Smart Button doesn't work on Homey directly

I bought two Hue Smart Buttons intended to control some Homey flows.
Tried to couple the buttons to the Homey by means of the Philips Hue app but it’s not possible.
Do I need a Hue Bridge for that, or are you working for direct connection with Homey?

It’s always better to check the AppStore for supported devices before buying one.

You mean the Philips Hue ZigBee App?!
This App doesn’t support the Button.

The Philips Hue App does it but it’s needed the Hue Bridge.

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That’s a pity. I was informed by a Homey mail that the Ohilips Smart-knop should work with Homey.
Nothing was mentioned about the necessity of the Philips Hue bridge…
I will have to order the bridge so I can use the buttons.
For Hue lamps and the Philips Hue ZigBee App the bridge is not needed, or is it better to connect Hue lamps to the bridge too?

if you use the homey bridge and devices connected to homey directly, you will have 2 zigbee networks.
For functioning of homey this is not an issue.
But be aware that the 2 networks will work as seperate mesh. So a powered device on the hue bridge will only extend (mesh) other units linked to the hue brigde.
So for a strong zigbee mesh its best to have all devices at the same

Same here. I’m disappointed. Hope I can still send them back now looking for an alternative button to trigger flows.

Does somebody know if there is will be an update of the Homey Philips Hue Zigbee App in the near futute where the nice Hue Smart Button is incorporated? That should be the best alternative.
I’m afraid that an extra Zigbee network with a Philips Hue Bridge with only two Hue Smart Buttons will be very poor …………….

It’s possible that the app simply cannot add support for it because of Homey’s Zigbee implementation lacking support for it. Which means that you’ll have to wait for the Great Zigbee Rewrite, and it’s anybody’s guess when that will ever be ready.