As I could tell you a little more than a week ago, Signify is currently working on Philips Hue 4.0 – a new app with a revised design and many new features. In addition to a new tile view, there will also be a quick option to switch between multiple bridges.
But that is by no means all. In Philips Hue 4.0, there will also be an option to place the lamps in an entertainment area even better and more precisely. This will help to synchronise the lighting effects even better with what is happening on the screen.
How the 2.5D Isometric Entertainment area setup works
The new function is called “2.5D Isometric Entertainment area setup” and is supposed to work very simply. First of all, the lamp is placed in the right position in the room. Then you can switch to the height setting with a small button and freely set how high the lamp is. In the previous Hue app, there were only three options for this: floor, TV height and ceiling.
Also exciting: The placement is done in a 3D view of a room with a virtual TV. As you move the lamps on the screen, they automatically change colour. In this way, you can see directly in the app what effect the placement of the lamps has.
Until now, there have always been critical voices where users could not understand how exactly the placement of the lights in the entertainment area affects the later synchronisation. And even though I have not yet been able to try out the new function myself, what I have been told about it so far really sounds like progress.