Signify, proprietor of the Philips Hue model, is launching a Philips Hue Sync TV app for Samsung TVs. The $129.99 app will likely be obtainable on Samsung’s 2022 or newer QLED TVs (Q60 or above) on January fifth and can synchronize every thing you see on a TV to Philips Hue sensible lights.

It’s successfully the software program model of the $250 Play HDMI Sync Box, which scanned HDMI inputs to sync lights to motion pictures and TV reveals. This $129.99 app will do the identical, nevertheless it additionally works on native apps like Netflix and Disney Plus, which didn’t work on the Play HDMI Sync Box.

You’re actually paying $129.99 for the software program facet of this setup, as you don’t get any {hardware} just like the Play HDMI Sync Box. There are cheaper alternate options, too. The Govee Immersion Kit is simply $79.99 and contains an LED mild strip and digicam to work on any 55- or 65-inch TV with any content material (together with sensible TV apps).

Signify additionally has new Philips Hue floodlight bulbs.
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Signify says all picture codecs and TV content material will likely be suitable with the Hue Sync TV app, and there will likely be quite a lot of choices to customise depth, brightness, autostart, and extra. The present Philips Hue Play gradient mild strip and the Hue Play bars are designed to work finest with this TV app and can pair properly when you mount the lights behind a TV. We requested each Signify and Samsung whether or not this Hue TV app will develop to extra TVs or further manufacturers, however neither firm would touch upon future plans.

Alongside the Philips Hue Sync TV app, Signify has new Philips Hue PAR38 floodlight bulbs, that are designed to mild up backyards or walkways with shade. The white and shade bulbs will likely be obtainable on March 14th within the US, priced at $79.99 every or $149.99 for a pack of two.

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