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Google’s OnHub router can now control Philips Hue lights

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When Google’s OnHub launched last year, it was marketed as a stylish wireless router that could be placed anywhere and would still look like it belonged there. It was also supposed to become a hub for the smart home. Well, that didn’t happen. Although OnHub works with IFTTT, the router itself doesn’t pair with any smart devices. Today that’s changing, though, with Google announcing a partnership with Philips Lighting. Anyone with OnHub can type "On.Here" into any browser and control their Hue lights from there. The Philips app isn’t needed.

Also to celebrate the OnHub’s birthday, Google is selling it for $20 less on the Google Store and Amazon over the next month. If lights are a big selling point for you, maybe now’s the time for a new router.