I have not yet used a GE bulb with my 2nd Gen Hue Bridge and Google Home, but it is my understanding that the GE bulb will work on this hub. I have only just started playing with all this - you know the Christmas gift (Google Home) that ends up costing you money. From an article or two that I found - at one point Philips had blocked 3rd party bulbs, but quickly did a reversal of that.- and one article specifically said that the GE bulbs worked with the Hue system. Also, the GE bulbs are supposed to be a bit cheaper and with slightly higher lumen output, but also with a higher kelvin temp - so they are not as a warm white. Good luck .