You can link your Ooma system with your Philips Hue ecosystem to expand your home telephone setup in innovative new ways. You can set up your lights to flash when you have an incoming call to avoid waking up your kids, or change your lights to a different color to visually notify you when you receive a voicemail. No matter how you choose link Ooma with Philips Hue, you’ll open up a world of possibilities to automate your home telephone.

  1. How does Ooma connect with Philips Hue?
  2. How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my Philips Hue devices?
  3. What can I do once I connect Ooma with my Philips Hue lights?
  4. How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with Philips Hue?
  5. How do I unlink my Philips Hue device from IFTTT?

How does Ooma connect with Philips Hue?

“If This Then That,” or IFTTT, is a service that allows its users to link Internet-compatible services such as Ooma and Philips Hue together so that they can interact with each other. Using IFTTT, you can set up simple automation tasks called “Recipes” so that an action from one service automatically triggers an event on another. You can learn more about setting up an IFTTT account to work with Ooma by visiting our FAQ.

How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my Philips Hue devices?

If you’re ready to get started connecting Ooma to your Philips Hue devices, then follow these instructions:

  1. Log into your My Ooma account and navigate to your Apps page.
  2. Add a Recipe:
    • Click the “Get Connected” button for Philips Hue.
    • The Philips Hue page lists our recommended Recipes for Philips Hue. Find a Recipe that you would like to use and click the “Add” button beside it:
      Philips Hue recipes IFTTT
    • An IFTTT window will pop up to confirm the Recipe you have selected. Click “Add:”
      Philips Hue recipe confirm add IFTTT
    • Create a new IFTTT account or sign into your existing one:
      create account IFTTT
  3. Connect your Ooma account.
    • If you haven’t connected your Ooma account already, click on the “Connect” button:
      Philips Hue connect IFTTT
    • You will see a login page that will allow IFTTT to connect with your Ooma account. Click “Authorize:”
      authorize IFTTT
    • When your authorization is accepted, you will be redirected to the Ooma Channel on IFTTT.
  4. After you’ve connected your Ooma Channel and you’re brought back to the Recipe page, click the “Add” button:
    Philips Hue recipe confirm Add IFTTT

You’re all set! Your Ooma Telo will now interact automatically with your Philips Hue lights.

What can I do once I connect Ooma with my Philips Hue lights?

Here are a few of our recommended Ooma and Philips Hue Recipes to help you get started:

IFTTT Recipe: Change my Philips Hue lights to Ooma blue when I receive a voicemail connects ooma to philips-hue

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my Philips Hue lights when I receive any call connects ooma to philips-hue

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my Philips Hue lights when I receive a call from someone I know connects ooma to philips-hue

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my lights when I receive a call from someone I don't know connects ooma to philips-hue

You can find other Recipes that are compatible with Ooma by browsing through the Philips Hue page in My Ooma, by visiting our IFTTT channel, or by searching for Ooma from the main IFTTT page.

How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with Philips Hue?

Your imagination is the limit to the types of Recipes that can be created with IFTTT to enhance your Ooma setup. If you would like to create your own Recipes, you can follow the instructions in this FAQ.

To disconnect your Philips Hue account from IFTTT, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to IFTTT and log into your IFTTT account.
  2. Click on “Channels.”
  3. Click on the Philips Hue Channel that you would like to disconnect.
  4. Click “Disconnect.”

Note that after disconnecting your Philips Hue Channel, all of your Philips Hue Recipes will be deleted and will stop functioning. You will not be able to use Philips Hue in your Recipes until you reconnect your account.