PLAYBULB X™ App - Controls Lights, Colors & Music!
PLAYBULB is a line of Bluetooth-Smart Home Lighting Products,
available at www.MIPOW.com.
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Ratings and Reviews
IMO The App Needs Redesigned
First, I’d like to start with a request for a new feature. I’m begging you to add HomeKit and Siri control. The competitors seem to have that down. That would be a game changer for me. Ok onto the review... The bulbs are a bit delayed but that’s more of a hardware thing. The app is organized in a super weird way. I feel like the whole app could be redesigned in a more up to date and aesthetically pleasing way. The different features seem to be unorganized and very randomly placed. Instead of tapping settings to access ALL settings for that individual bulb, you only get the option to rename or reset it. Every other setting is located in its own very short menu. There’s a couple small things like when you open the menu, the only way to close it is that same button again. The problem is that it’s in a completely different and inconvenient spot at the top right of the screen. I know there are better/multiple ways to go about that. When I tap “group” there is always a solid white bar at the bottom of the screen. I’d also like a way to set any features for specific groups rather than having to select every bulb individually. I love having the option to dim lights, turn individual bulbs off, change colors and every other cool thing. I just think the app itself needs a full and complete revamp. I hope this helps at least a little.
It could use some improvement, but it’s not terrible.
I haven’t encountered any major issues so far with my Playbulb sphere. From the perspective of 10 years ago this is quite a cool thing. However, compared to other contemporary products it leaves a bit to be desired. For about the same price I can buy a Phillips Hue white and color ambience bulb. It will have similar color functionality plus the ability to act as a standard dim-able 60W bulb with white temperature selection. And most importantly, the Hue will integrate with HomeKit and respond to Siri voice control. The one unique feature of the Playbulb is the ability to remove it from its base and use it wirelessly. I can’t say I have used this feature much but it is the one thing that sets it apart. You really do get quite a bit more than you get with a Hue for the price though in most situations I would prefer a Hue. If they would just add HomeKit support it would make a world of difference. Additionally, the app could use some work in the design department so that it feels like a quality application and not something thrown together at the last minute. Lastly, the build quality of the device is quite good, though this is a review of the app and not the hardware.
Whomp whomp ... truly disappointing.
I have a small collection of the Playbulb items including a regular bulb, studio Bulb, and a set of 3 of the original candles. I gave this app the benefit of the doubt since it was new, but it seems to be all the developers are concerned about- whatever new product they are developing. THIS APP HASNT BEEN UPDATED IN FOREVER!!! They have such cool items but lack in improving the app that runs the devices. Allow for different scene modes, let the lights match the music, something that at least makes it comparable to the competition, because the features offered here are last place.
- MIPOW LIMITED
- 12 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch.
- English, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.