How can I connect Trådfri blinds (FYRTUR and KADRILJ) in Hue Essentials

The blinds (rollers) from IKEA can be controlled in Hue Essentials. They only work on the IKEA Trådfri Gateway.

First you need to connect them within the original IKEA app. After that you can find and control them within Hue Essentials.

You cannot add them to your Philips Hue bridge as this is unsupported. Philips would need to add support for this in order for Hue Essentials to introduce them.

These blinds like FYRTUR and KADRILJ could be added on the deCONZ bridge (ConBee).

Good to know Robert, just a question regarding this. If I get a couple of the Ikea blinds including the Ikea Gateway, and I’ve also got the Philips Hue Bridge, am I able to control a group of FYRTUR or KADRILJ blinds with the Philips Hue Dimmer Switch, connected through the Hue Essentials app?

The Philips Hue dimmer switch only works on the Philips Hue bridge or on a deCONZ.

The blinds do not work on a Philips Hue bridge at all.

Alternatives (working in Hue Essentials):

  1. connect all devices (or only blinds and the dimmer switch) on a deCONZ bridge.
  2. use the smart control which comes with the IKEA blinds and connect this on the IKEA Gateway to control the blinds. You would need "multiple bridges " package. This is only supported on Hue Essentials for Android.

Really, if you are up to the challenge, go for option 1. The ConBee solution is so much better than the IKEA gateway. This is supported on iOS and Android. There is a big crew of users who help each other. See more on www.phoscon.de.

The Philips Hue bridge with its entertainment would have been an excellent solution but it does not deal with unknown devices. I do not see this change in the near future.

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Thanks for your reply Robert! At the moment I’m just looking into extending my Hue lightning situation with some Ikea blinds, preferably using just one nice app, and since I’ve loved the Hue Essentials app since I discovered it and the things it can do over the standard Hue app…

Might look into deCONZ/ConBee, thanks for pointing me into that direction!