You can operate the smart lights from Lifx right away via the app on your smart device (iOS and Android). Every individual Lifx light is connected to the internet, so you don't need to connect a bridge first. The settings are saved in the cloud, so you can share them with anyone (who has access). You decide who gets access to your lights in the app. All Lifx lights are compatible with Google Asisstant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Apple HomeKit, and Flic, among others. That means you can also operate them with voice commands as well as with the app.