Imagine the App Store or Music Store, but for LIGHT. After five years and many great updates, Lightbow continues to provide the highest quality & quantity of stunning light shows, plus the most powerful editor to create your own! Put hundreds of lighting and sound environments at your fingertips...

(Full Editor included with your purchase, many designer collections other than "Starter Pack" available as in-app purchases)

Take full advantage of Philips hue, LIFX, and Belkin WeMo, or control them all at once with presets, animations, groups, triggers, transitions, and more! From theater productions, to mood lighting in a restaurant, to everyday home living, Lightbow has something for everybody!

** Buy Lightbow for iPhone or iPad, then download on your Apple TV for free (or vice versa). See Lightbow's description on the Apple TV App Store for more details on current functionality. Check to see which features are supported in your specific setup. **


- Combine custom multi-step animation loops, static colors, or ON/OFF/Brightness commands for any sets of lights or groups. Activate them all with a single tap.
- Light animations even run in the background (when you close the app, or hit the sleep button)
- Share presets with others in your household on your local WiFi network—no emails or passwords necessary!
- Give each preset a transition, such as crossfade, flashbulb, or fading through a specific color.
- Randomization ranges offer interesting variations on colors each time you activate a preset.
- Organize your Presets into Collections for greater flexibility and scalability.


- Activate any preset with Siri, countdown timers, alarms, events like opening/closing Lightbow, or even a shake of your phone.
- For hue tap owners, choose the colors and fade time that each button will trigger on your Philips lights.


- Put your Philips or LIFX hardware into groups to control sets of lights together.
- Group lights by room, function, or anything else. Lights can be in multiple groups!
- Set a color on different models of lighting hardware, and Lightbow will automatically calibrate that color to match up where possible.

Light Control

- From one simple screen, you can rename, reorder, and switch on or off any of your lights.
- Set the mood of a room with control over the hue, saturation, brightness, and color temperature of each bulb.
- Use your Belkin WeMo Outlet, LightSwitch, or Insight hardware to turn any electrical device on or off, not just lights!
- Enjoy your LIFX bulbs using the same familiar interface. Lightbow will continue to add support for new lighting hardware as it is released.

You have the option to purchase "ALL ACCESS" from the "Featured" tab within the app, a $24.99(USD) annual subscription unlocking the entire back-catalog of 100+ animated presets, plus new additions each month! This represents significant cost savings over individual purchases. Check store for pricing in other currencies. App Store subscriptions are subject to the following terms and conditions:
-Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
-Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
-Subscriptions may be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase
-No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
-Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that item
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What’s New

Version 3.1

- It's the most wonderful time of the year! Trim the tree, hang the paper snowflakes, and don't forget the most magical Christmas decoration of all: the lighting! "Tis the Season" is a collection of ten music-inspired presets to instantly create a festive atmosphere perfect for any holiday moment, whether it's throwing a big party or waiting for Santa in your pajamas. (Available as an in-app purchase or included for ALL ACCESS subscribers.)
- Added a brand-new feature to let you randomize the duration of any animation step in the preset editor. This opens up a whole new class of animations, and I can't wait to see what everybody comes up with!
- It's amazing to see how much new lighting hardware has come out this year. I added color profiles for anyone who has reported an omission. If you have a light that Lightbow doesn't properly recognize, let us know!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
nickvanlight ,

Used to be Great, now it is terrible

It has become too much. It’s lost any control it used to have. I used to be able to select what lights i wanted on. Now it chooses for me, i have no say. The preset light schemes have become redundant. They make no sense and they are over priced. I used to love this app. Now i can’t stand it.

Tap nickname here ,

Best smart lighting app

Control LIFX and Hue lights all at the same time. Make your own Siri shortcuts and assign them to any preset (across all types of lights!). Set timers to control lights, and the timers work with all types of bulbs, even ones that don’t have timers built in.

I have been buying Hue and LIFX bulbs for years, and have all different versions. This app means I can keep using my old bulbs until they wear out. Yay!

SeminoleNatty ,

Most Creative App EVER!

Use this daily. The scenes combined with perfect Bluetooth sound can change a mood for any setting. Bought the full package & it was worth every penny. Highly recommend!!


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Unlock everything Lightbow has to offer!

In-App Purchases

Tis the Season (10 Presets)
Festive, music-inspired Christmas presets
Twelve Days (12 Presets)
Sync your lights with this cherished carol!
Christmas (16 Presets)
Turn your house into a winter wonderland.
Winter Sports (11 Presets)
Set your smart-light torches aflame!
Spices & Herbs (10 Presets)
Add a burst of flavor to your home!
Winter Warmth (10 Presets)
Curl up by the fireside or brave the blizzard


Peter Rapp
182.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Peter William Rapp
In-App Purchases
  1. FIREWORKS (11 Presets) $3.99
  2. Christmas (16 Presets) $3.99
  3. S P A C E (11 Presets) $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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