Send colors from your TV to Hue, LIFX, Lightify, and Avea bulbs. Just aim Hue TV at your monitor and your space lights up with colors that follow the show you're watching. Too cool!
Using your device’s camera, the app chooses the most important colors in the picture – up to three – and puts you in the show. Even add extra, harmonized colors for a sophisticated effect.
Too bright? The global brightness control lets you dial it down for a quieter mood.
- Change the speed and vividness to your taste
- Selection tool lets you focus on just one part of the screen
- Quick on/ quick off switch
- Use up to fifty bulbs
- Remembers your settings between uses
- Use Hue, LIFX, Lightify, and Avea together at the same time
To use Hue TV you need at least one of...
- a Philips Hue bridge with at least one controlled bulb
- LIFX bulbs
- an Osram Lightify hub with at least one controlled bulb
- an Elgato Avea bulb and an iOS device with Bluetooth 4.0
LIFX bulbs should have the latest firmware update from http://www.lifx.com/pages/updates .
See meethue.com, lifx.co, osram.com, or elgato.com for more information.
- We've added the most-requested feature: auto exposure! Now get better results from bright TVs in dark rooms.
- Improved Osram Lightify connection.
To use Hue TV with LIFX, you need to install the latest firmware update via the LIFX app.
Ratings and Reviews
I do not find much lag at all with this app. I am using an iPhone 6+ with a gigabit LAN and an original hue base with 7 gen 1 hue bulbs and light strip. I agree with some of the other reviews that the lights changing all the time in the room can distract from the tv but is fun for some shows. I don't like that it does not drop the light to very dull or off during dark scenes. It holds the last light setting before the screen went to the dark scene. Hopefully they will fix this issue soon. I would think that should be easy to program. I am happy I purchased.
I set this up in my man cave for the Super Bowl. The wife came in and said “Wow! I love your TV light!”
This is the first tv sync app I have tried and decided to buy it based on the reviews.
It is very easy to setup. I mounted and old iPhone on the wall behind my couch. I flipped the camera around to use the front facing camera so I could see the screen for setup. I connected my hue lights and it started working right away.
The device can be either vertical or horizontal. You can define a “pinch” box to tell the app which part of the camera picture to analyze to drive the color lights.
You can configure 5 color modes, but the documentation is sparse on what they do. You’ll just have to experiment to find what works best with your setup.
Overall, this is a very cool way to get tv color synchronized with your smart color lighting.
This app works beautifully. I encountered absolutely Zero issues with my Hue lights. There is not much customization necessary, (it's pretty much plug-and-play), but what you need/want is available. I am so glad I bought it. Just watched the Martian with this app zoomed in on my TV screen. I am just so impressed there were absolutely no issues- it works & feels great! effortless and fun to play with . Just an extremely well developed & engineered app. thanks!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.