Cannot add HUE Bridge to Hue essentials - Wrong IP address?

Hello all,

I have been trying to add my hue bridge that is not on the same network, to my hue essentials, and when i do a manual hue bridge add i keep getting an invalid ip address error.
Both networks are routed between them, and no firewall is present.

The ip addr that i am adding is, port 80

What am i missing? Is there a different format that the app is expecting me to input for the ip?
Also my hue essentials is running on an android tv - sony bravia

Thanks for your help

To make sure that your IP address is correct, please open the IP address in a web browser. If that device can access your Hue bridge, it should show a page about Philips Hue. Then Hue Essentials should work as well with that IP address. What happens when you open the IP in a web browser?

The format you mentioned is correct.

Are you able to control your Hue bridge from your phone when it is on the same network as your Android TV?

Hello Thomas,

The IP opens ok, with the HUE info:

Welcome to hue - your personal wireless lighting system. For more information please see our website

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However when i put the IP in the app (android tv), it says invalid IP.
And yes, i can control the HUE bridge form my phone, on the same network as my TV.

Hello any news regarding this? I am still getting the invalid IP address. I’ve updated to the latest version of Hue Essentials.
I’ve purchased this and it does NOT WORK, and NO reply on how to solf this is being made, or is the developer interested in solving my issue.
I’ve tried on several android tv’s (with different android OS versions) and all have the same issue. If manually imputed the IP they get an invalid ip address.

Apologies for the delay, @xupetas.

The “Invalid IP address” message is shown when the format of the entered IP is incorrect. The IP address you mentioned in your first post is correct ( I am not sure what could be going wrong on your Android TV. Could you let me know what keyboard language you are using? Would it be possible to share a screenshot of the IP address when entered on the TV?