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Hive Active Heating™ revolutionises the way we control heating and hot water. No more fiddling around with tricky boiler controls in dusty cupboards – now just use your mobile, tablet or laptop to do it all remotely. So wherever you are - at work, the pub or even sitting on the sofa, Hive makes heating control easy.
• Save up to £150 a year on your energy bills
• View and change the schedule of your heating and hot water to fit with your plans
• Set frost protection and temperature alerts for peace of mind
Here’s what others think:

Rather than twiddling the thermostat like someone’s dad in the 1980s, you twiddle with the thermostat via a smart-looking app, like someone’s dad in 2013 -
This is designed to put heating and hot water controls in the palm of your hand rather than you having to clamber in a dark cupboard to change them -
“Finally! The end of impossible to use heating controls "@engadget: British Gas introduces Hive Active Heating™” carmel @mcquaic 26 Sep

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Recently changed in this version

Improved support of Android's accessibility features from Jellybeans onwards, including:

• Full TalkBack support to use spoken feedback to describe the buttons, events and notifications
• Explore by Touch allowing you to touch your device's screen and hear what's under your finger via spoken feedback
• Improvements when using other accessibility settings including the text size, changing speed of spoken text and more

Improvements made in association with the RNIB -

Comments and ratings for Hive
  • (59 stars)

    by Graham Ince on 10/12/2014

    Need option in geolocation for returning home when inside temperature is below ...

  • (59 stars)

    by Leon Winder on 10/12/2014

    No problems works great.

  • (59 stars)

    by Philip Thomas on 09/12/2014

    Very slow to gather data when opened and prevents you from making changes while it does it. No boost for heating and only 4 events for the day on both heating and water. Adjustable boost time would be nice as an hour is to much for my hot water usage most of the time.

  • (59 stars)

    by Matthew Hadley on 08/12/2014

    please please add a boost support thanks

  • (59 stars)

    by Jordana Jackson on 07/12/2014

    This app malfunctions multiple times a week every single week and does not fulfil it's USP - that you can control your heating from wherever you are. The ads for it are completely misleading given its functionality and quality and even after sending numerous screen shots to document this to Hive, nothing has changed. Terrible service, terrible app which has made life far more inconvenient and str

  • (59 stars)

    by Paul Barnes on 06/12/2014

    So, as I sit here with 2 jumpers on, freezing my nuts off on a Saturday evening, I can't give it anything higher than 2 stars. Hot water and heating come on in the mornings, but heating doesn't work in the evenings (despite the schedule being set). Have finally caved in and called the lovely people on the Hive helpline - they confirmed all the Hive components are working OK, schedule is set to

  • (59 stars)

    by Stephen Pember on 06/12/2014

    Well, it's early days but the Hive system seems very good. I have noticed some issues with the app though, mainly that it doesn't always reflect the current setting (even after a refresh) - for example, my hot water is actually on at the moment, but the app insists that it's off... If they get the updating sorted out it will be a super little device...

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