Hive Compatibility

Mobile and Desktop App

Hive's award-winning app puts your home in your hand. It makes looking after your home incredibly easy, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.

  • Holiday mode and away mode
  • Mimic mode for lighting
  • Boost heating and hot water
  • Geolocation triggering
  • Scheduling
  • Set tone, colour, and brightness of lighting
  • Create actions
  • Track Events
  • Receive notifications

Apple Watch

Hive app for Apple Watch is all about making your life quicker and easier. From one simple, scrollable screen it enables you to do all your essentials in just a few seconds.

  • Use quick actions
  • Set your heating mode or target temperature
  • Boost your hot water
  • Set your lights, with brightness, tone, and colour controls
  • Switch your plugs on or off
Hive Mobile Application

Amazon Alexa

With this skill you can ask Alexa to control your connected Hive devices.

Using only your voice, you can control your Hive Active Heating, Lights and Plugs. To get started, simply enable the skill, then follow the instructions to link your Hive account and discover your devices.

In order to use Hive with Alexa, you’ll need:

  • A Hive account with your username and password.
  • Hive Hub or Hive Hub 360.
  • One or more of the following Hive devices: Hive Active Heating, Hive Light or Hive Plug.
Hive Amazon Alexa
Hive Alexa Connect

Getting setup

From your Alexa app, tap ‘Skills’ in the menu and search for Hive. You may have noticed that there are two Hive Skills in the Alexa. For the best Alexa experience, make sure you have enabled both. With both skills, you’ll be able to unlock all of the Hive features.

Enter your Hive username and password and follow the onscreen instructions.

Once you have enabled and linked both skills, you need to get Alexa to discover devices for your smart home skill if Alexa hasn’t already. You can do this by saying ‘Alexa discover devices’. Now the fun part. Ask Alexa to control Hive. Check a full list of things you can control by clicking here.

Hive Alexa Connect
Hive Alexa Heating

Amazon Echo + Thermostat

'Alexa, change my temperature to 23 degrees celsius'

'Alexa, boost my heating'

'Alexa, what is the temperature in here?'

Hive Alexa Heating
Hive Alexa Lighting

Amazon Echo + Active Lighting

'Alexa, dim my lights'

'Alexa, turn on my light'

Alexa, make my light warmer'

Hive Alexa Lighting
Hive Alexa Plugs

Amazon Echo + Active Plug

'Alexa turn on my plug'

'Alexa, turn off my plug'

'Alexa, turn off the kettle'

Hive Alexa Plugs

Google Assistant

Now you can use Google's voice-activated speaker to control your Hive Active Lights and Hive Active Plugs. With the Google Assistant, you can turn on your lights without pressing a button!

You can also set the dim and brightness level of Hive Active Lights as well as changing the colour of the light.

In order to use Hive with Google Assistant, you’ll need:

  • A Hive account with your username and password.
  • Hive Hub or Hive Hub 360.
  • One or more of the following Hive devices: Hive Active Thermostat, Hive Light or Hive Plug.
Hive Google Assistant
Hive Google Assistant

Getting Started

Start by getting the Google Home app and setting up your Google Home if you have not done this already.

In the Google Home app tap the menu icon and select Home Control. Then tap the + button to see a list of Actions tapping Hive to select the Action.

Now follow the in-app instructions to link your Hive account. Once complete you'll be able to say 'Ok Google, turn my lamp on' or 'Ok Google set hallway to 50%'.

Click here for a handy list of commands you can use with Google Assistant and Hive to control your home.

Hive Google Assistant
Hive Heating Google Assistant

Google Assistant + Heating

'OK Google, what’s the temperature in the living room?'

'OK Google, what’s the living room set to?'

'OK Google, set the living room to 68 degrees'

Hive Heating Google Assistant
Hive Light Google Assistant

Google Assistant + Heating

'OK Google, change the bedroom to warm white'

'OK Google, dim the bedroom'

'OK Google, turn off the bedroom'

Hive Light Google Assistant
Hive Plug Google Assistant

Google Assistant + Heating

'OK Google, turn off all the plugs'

'OK Google, turn on the kettle'

'OK Google, turn on the TV'

Hive Plug Google Assistant


IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. It’s a platform that gets different apps and devices talking to each other, making life even simpler.

It means you can link you favourite sports app, for example Strava, to your Hive devices. This way the hot water turns on automatically when you are coming home from a jog. Or if you like, set the lights to turn on as soon as it gets dark by linking to your weather app.

Hive - IFTTT Setup

Getting Started

Sign up to IFTTT

Head to the IFTTT website here, and follow the instructions to set up your account.

Find your Hive Products

Search for your Hive products and select either Active Heating or Active Light.

Sign in

You’ll be asked to grant permission to IFTTT to link with Hive. Tap Yes and enter your Hive details.

Hive - IFTTT Setup
Hive IFTTT Active Heating

IFTTT + Thermostat

Get your house cosy while you're on your way home, expand the control over your heating with IFTTT applets.

Hive IFTTT Active Heating
Hive IFTTT Lights

IFTTT + Active Light

With IFTTT and smart lighting you're always home, expand the control over your lighting with IFTTT applets.

Hive IFTTT Lights
Hive IFTTT View Indoor

IFTTT + View Indoor

Take a quick peak at the pets and make sure everything okay, expand the control over your home security with IFTTT applets.

Hive IFTTT View Indoor
Hive IFTTT View Outdoor

IFTTT + View Outdoor Camera

Never miss a beat and protect your property, expand the control over your outdoor security with IFTTT applets.

Hive IFTTT View Outdoor
Hive IFTTT Active Plug

IFTTT + Active Plug

Never forget to turn something off again, expand the control over your home devices with IFTTT applets.

Hive IFTTT Active Plug

Siri Shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts let you control things in Hive simply by asking Siri on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or HomePod. There are two types of shortcuts that Hive supports:

Quick Action Siri Shortcuts: Use your Quick Actions hands-free simply by asking Siri, using a name or phrase of your choice. Works on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod.

Hive View Siri Shortcuts: Check your View live feed quicker than ever, simply by asking Siri, using a phrase of your choice. Works on iPhone and iPad.

Hive Siri Shortcuts
Hive Siri Shortcuts

Getting started with Siri shortcuts

To set up Siri Shortcuts ensure that you have iOS 12 or later installed on your iPhone or iPad, and that your Hive app is up to date.

Open the Hive app and navigate to the settings screen for the Quick Action or Hive View camera you’d like to use with Siri.

Tap ‘Add to Siri’ (or for View, tap ‘Siri Shortcuts’ then ‘Add to Siri’) and choose a custom phrase.

That’s it! You can now say your chosen phrase to Siri to trigger a Quick Action or Check your camera live feed.

Philips Hue

Hive and Philips Hue now work together to give you even more ways to get your home working seamlessly around you.

If you have both Philips Hue and Hive devices, you can use and connect them all together in the Hive app. Getting started is easy and you'll then be able to manage all of your smart lights together and bring them to life with Hive Actions.

Hive and Hue Compatibility

Getting started with Philips Hue

You need a Philips Hue bulb and Bridge, plus a Hive Hub and at least one other Hive product.

Link your Hue Bridge
Go to your Hive app and follow the set-up steps to link your Hue Bridge to your Hive Hub.

Manage your lights through the Hive App
Philips Hue bulbs will then appear in the Hive app dashboard ready for you to use. Turn them on, off, adjust the colour, dim and get them working together with other Hive devices.

Hive and Hue Compatibility