By Kai Aras
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Ambify - the Hue enabled jukebox turns music into light using Philips Hue Smart Bulbs.
Being the first of it's kind, Ambify combines the simplicity of a jukebox with the endless new possibilities offered by Philips' Hue System.
It's a s simple as starting the app, selecting your lamps and choosing a playlist.
Ambify then applies our nifty algorithms to analyse and visualise your music in real-time using the lamps you've previously selected.
Here's a short overview:
* Beautifully designed music player
* Universal - looks great on iPhone and iPad
* Access music in your iPod library
* Real-world music visualizer using Philips' Hue
* Just works - smart algorithms adapt to your music
* FX Section - tweak visualizer settings as you like
* AirPlay - use the visualizer while sending music to an AppleTV or other AirPlay device - no problem!
* Color Themes - create different color themes for different types of music
* a Philips Hue starter-kit (or advanced setup) is required for music visualisation
* Ambify works best with the following devices:
iPad2, iPad3, iPad4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini
iPhone4s, iPhone5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+ or iPodTouch 5thGen
Older devices may be too slow for Ambify to work correctly.
Disclaimer: Ambify is not affiliated with or endorsed by Philips in any way.
What's New in Version 1.6
About Apple Music: Please not that currently there is no way to integrate with iTunes Match or Apple Music.
- Fixed issues with unplayable Apple Music and iTunes Match songs showing up in playlists.
- Improved Light FX.
- Fixed a bunch of crashes.
- Fixed UI glitches.
Fun app, needs serious work
The app has potential, but it still needs a lot of work. Selecting music is at times tedious with a laggy UI and a near useless search function. It’s not even possible to search by song name, you have to search by either artist or album. There’s is no shuffle, playlists are played in order.
The color picker is so broken it’s useless. You can create a new theme but the only color you can choose is purple.
I do however enjoy the visualization it responds pretty well to the music. The one thing I’d like to see with the visualization is a correlation when it comes to the amplitude and brightness during the music. It would be nice to see the lights lower during the quieter parts of the song and then turn brighter during the peaks.
I don’t know if the developer should be charging $2.99 for an app that’s only half finished. 99 cents seems more reasonable. Overall I really do like the potential and will keep playing with it and hopefully watch it grow.
Terrible app, don't purchase
At first, I loved this app because of the responsiveness of the lights to different songs. Versus other apps relying on your mic to listen and adjust, this app just "felt" like it heard the music a split second before and adjusted accordingly.
But playing songs or playlists through Apple Music...worthless. It will only play songs that you have paid for through iTunes. Even if you save a local copy through Apple Music to your phone, this app won't see it. Worthless. I'm essentially paying for the songs through a subscription fee, so why should this app care?
Also, within the app is a "help" link that currently goes to a "website doesn't exist" screen. Wonderful.
What a shame. The light show it created was unique and felt more customized to songs, varied and appropriate to song speed. As with other reviews, the color picker sometimes worked, other times was unresponsive and would always default to purple with no option to change other than just delete that new color.
Worthless. Don't buy!
I've tried a ton of different apps to sync my Hue lights with music, and they've all disappointed. Until now! Ambify has the uncanny ability to turn out incredibly timed lighting, from slow fades to drum and bass driven flashes, all perfectly tuned to the music. Would be five stars if it didn't have trouble loading my music library - could be an Apple iOS 9.1 bug, but it is quite annoying. As it stands, a seemingly random smattering of my albums, playlists, etc loads any given time.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 30, 2015
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 24.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kai Aras
- © 2013-2015 Kai Aras
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.