Creating A Hue Account

Another entry in the “So I can look this up later” series.

I’ve been trying to hook up some Phillips Hue bulbs to the Google Assistant. To do that, you need to link your Hue and Google accounts. That’s not a problem, except I didn’t have a Hue account….

The online help and several searches said to create it through the Hue app. I think there was an option to do that when I first installed the app, but I didn’t want to create yet another online account just then and skipped it. And now that I wanted to create one, I couldn’t find an option to do so. (This is where someone will inevitably chime in with, “Just click on this item, and then click such-and-such….” and I don’t know what to say to that except that I spent a good long time digging though the app, clicking every option I could find.)

Long story short, I finally discovered you can go to and create an account there. Once you’ve done that, and assuming you’re on the same network as the Hue bridge, you click a button on the web site, push the button on the bridge, and through some magic I don’t quite understand, the browser will detect your bridge and link it to your account.