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MagicHue the disco effect and color fading app for Philips hue

By Peter Breitling

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Free for a limited time! You are looking for a new way to experience your philips hue lights?

Then meet the hue app that transforms your rooms into living color art: From relaxing smooth fading to a highly dynamic visual music experience. Use it for a romantic dinner setup or your next party at home!

This version features:

Common functions:

◆ Switch disco bulbs on/off quick button
◆ Each light can be controlled individually
◆ Disable Auto-Lock to keep the app running
◆ Multiple Bridge Support

Disco effect functions:

◆ Control any subset of lights for the disco effect
◆ Brightness and saturation control
◆ Free selectable hue (color) fading speed
◆ Selectable light position along the hue fading
◆ Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
◆ 6 Predefined light presets plus one user defined
◆ Multiple devices can control different rooms according to local acoustic

and we are working on a lot of more cool features that will be included with future updates for free!


This app uses the microphone to convert music or voice input to light effects. It does not (yet) listen to music that is played on the iPhone itself.


- Requires iOS 5.0 or higher and the Philips hue starter pack.

What's New in Version 1.2.2

◆ Cleaner UI and main Switch only switches specific Disco/Effect Lights
◆ Performance improvements (runs on old devices too)

Please update your ratings if you like it.


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Customer Reviews

Nice and fast!

I'm not sure how the developers did it, but this thing drives my bulbs fast. I picked up quite a few dedicated hue apps the first week I bought my starter kit and all of them seem to have a slight fade between color changes... Nice for most situations — but a total bummer when you want to do fun stuff like synching your lights to (any kind of popular) music. This app seems to be able to run the bulbs fast enough to keep up with anything. Thank you :-)

I'm diggin' This App, Man!

I had the old-school color organs back in the late 70's and early 80's. There were only the three colors (Red for Bass,Green for min-range, and Blue for Treble) whose brightness varied with the volume of its respective frequency range.

This App will rapidly randomize the colors, and is extremely responsive. Excellent for entertaining where you plan for a darkened, almost club-like atmosphere.

As another reviewer pointed out, the device with which you are running Magichue cannot be the device you use to play music. If this were possible, I would award it 5 stars. I'm sure it would be no easy feat to program in this ability without Magichue being the App that is also the music player.

But still, i really enjoy the speed at which the colors respond. Job well done.

not so great

Can’t just start with a scene from the main Hue app
Can’t us feed from iTunes directly — has to use mike which means phone must be near your stereo system.
Cant seem to quit the app - stopping the action going to another app seems to leave it running
One you set hue for a light that I can’t see that the color of any light changes - it just changes in brightness.

MagicHue the disco effect and color fading app for Philips hue
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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