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.
- Improved light effects and a new auto mode
- iPhone X support
- Updated to iOS11 and fixed various UI issues and glitches
Ratings and Reviews
Cool App - Lack of Apple Music Integration Big Limitation
The app is a great idea. The synchronization with songs is not perfect, but that is expected when you are working through wifi and Hue routers. Really fun app and great idea for adults and kids.
However, lack of integration with my Apple Music library is a huge limitation. Even downloaded music cannot be synched/used. I did not notice the disclaimer when purchasing and was really disappointed that I could not use the majority of my music. I was excited to let my kids listen to their new soundtracks with the Ambify effect, but realized quickly it would require me to "re-purchase" these soundtracks via iTunes.
I would have given this app 4-stars, but lack of Apple Music integration makes this app much less appealing. Unless you have the music you want to use/listen to downloaded via iTunes, I would not download this app.
Best music app for Hue lights!!
Don’t let the negative reviews fool you into missing out on this one. Those guys must not have their equipment setup correctly. I setup my playlists in the Music app then use Ambify to AirPlay to my AppleTV which is connected to my home stereo system. It turns my house into a night club!! My kids absolutely love it and it takes house parties to a whole new level!!
One piece of advice I would offer is to keep in mind this app is connecting multiple other apps and services (Music, Hue, AirPlay). It’s been my experience that when I have an issue with something not working as expected, the problem is usually in one of the other programs and not Ambify.
Alright, I guess
The app does what it says it does, but it has issues. For one, everything is noticeably delayed, which, while I'm not inclined to believe it's the app's fault, I still feel like it's fixable if the app analyzed the song or had a way for users to program the lights in advance, and then adjust for the delay. Also, I wish the interface for the music selection didn't alphabetize songs under artists, and just divided them by album. It'd also be nice to be able to use themes from the Hue app, although I understand if that isn't possible for whatever reason. I feel like this app has a lot of potential, but the fact that it apparently hasn't been touched in almost a year and half despite the many glaring flaws make it not seem worth the $3.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.