Philips Hue partners with Spotify to sync your bulbs to your music
Signify, which makes the Philips Hue range, has formalized a partnership with Spotify so that your bulbs can automatically sync with the music you stream, changing colors and flashing to the beat of your favorite tracks.
Smart bulbs are not only used to illuminate and dim the lighting in your home from your smartphone, but must also be able to create the perfect ambiance. To allow users to further personalize their experience, Signify has announced a major innovation for its smart bulbs. From today you will be able to link your Philips Hue smart lights to your Spotify account.
Indeed, Hue bulbs can now sync with your music tracks Spotify thanks to a new integration in the application. However, you will need to have a Hue Bridge andcompatible Hue lights, such as the White and Color smart bulbs, the Hue Go portable lamp or the new Lightstrip gradient.
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Philips Hue bulbs will keep pace with your favorite songs
The Philips Hue system will use an algorithm to analyze the metadata of each song in real time so that the Hue lights flash, dim, brighten and change color while adapting to the beat, mood, genre and tempo of the music on Spotify. This is an interesting feature, which is not available from other competitors like Lidl with its Smart Home kit.
If you don’t want to let the automated algorithm handle your music, Signify also lets you customize the process with the new Sync tab in the free Philips Hue app.. You can therefore stop synchronization, modify the brightness and intensity of the lights or even play with the color palette.
It’s also important to clarify that you don’t need a paid Spotify subscription, free accounts will do just fine. According to Signify, this new feature will be rolled out globally as part of aearly access for Philips Hue App 4 users from today. Those with the current version of the app can click on the “What’s New” update, and a new Spotify icon should appear. Then just click on “Early Access” to try it out. From October 2021, the integration of Spotify will be a feature available to everyone in the Philips Hue app.