Smart home. Controlling your home
Our range of smart home products and services help you take control of your home so you can make more time for things that matter
Make your home work seamlessly around you
Set the mood with Hive Lights, save energy with smart meters and turn on the heating from your phone with Hive Active Heating.
Ease of Hive and the app. The Coles Family
See how the Coles family from Birmingham have created their perfect smart home with Hive.
Control your home with Hive. The Loveridges Family
The Loveridge family use Hive products with Alexa to make life with a 15 month old a little simpler.
Alexa and Hive lights. Eliza
Worried about monsters under the bed? 9 year old Eliza uses Hive Lights to make sure she gets a good night’s sleep.
Manage your heating and the temperature of your home with Hive Active Heating.
Got caught in the rain on your way home from work? Boost your heating so your home is nice and warm when you open the front door. Wake up in the morning and it's too cold to peel back the covers? Ask Alexa to turn up the heat for you!
Hive Starter Pack
Hive products help you to connect your home and get it the way you like it - just tap the app or ask Alexa.
Set the mood with Hive Lights or put the kettle on from the comfort of your bed with a Hive Plug so it's ready when you get up. Whatever works for you.
Keep an eye on the amount of energy you use at home and lower your bills.
Hive devices connect seamlessly with Amazon Echo or Echo Dot so that you can use Alexa to turn things on and off when you've got your hands full.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have to be a British Gas customer to be able to use Hive products and services?
No, you can buy Hive products and services regardless of who provides your energy.
What is the relationship between British Gas and Hive?
Hive are a proud member of the British Gas family and we work closely with them to help make running your home and managing your energy use easier. They have grown to become the UK's leading Smart Home provider and design Smart Home solutions that bring your home to life. Occasionally, we might send you to their website to find more detail on a product or to complete a purchase.
Are Hive products and services free?
Hive products and services aren’t free, but there are often great deals on offer for British Gas customers. Please check the Hive product and services pages for the latest prices.
How do I install the Hive app on my phone?
The Hive app is available for Android and iOS users – you can download the iOS app from the iTunes App Store or download the Android app from the Google Play Store.
How do Hive products work together?
Hive products are controlled via the award-winning Hive app. With Hive Actions, you can set the products up to work together, giving you a truly connected home experience.
What can I control with Hive and Alexa?
You can connect Hive Active Heating, Hive Lights and Hive Active Plugs to Amazon Alexa and make your home even smarter. Alexa can turn your heating on, turn on the lights and even turn the coffee machine on for you.
How to connect Hive to Alexa
From your Alexa app, tap ‘Skills’ in the menu and search for Hive. There are two Hive Skills for Alexa so for the best Alexa experience, make sure you enable both to unlock all the Hive features. Once you have enabled both skills, enter your Hive username and password and follow the onscreen instructions.
What can I control with Hive and Google Home?
You can use Google Home to control your Hive Active Heating, Hive Lights and Hive Plugs.
How long does it take to install Hive products?
Hive products have been designed to ensure they can be installed easily. Please visit Hive for the individual installation guides.