In addition to the many new products and the launch of the new Spotify integration, Philips Hue has even more in store today. Not only are there two more new features for the Philips Hue app, but there’s also an update promise for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box that will especially please PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners.
The dynamic scenes
I’ve already given you a first overview of the dynamic scenes, but with today’s update of the Hue app you can now try out the animations for yourself. Instead of having each lamp shine in just one colour, dynamic scenes provide a smooth transition between the different colours of a lighting scene in a room or zone, creating a unique mood.
To start a dynamic scene, simply activate a standard scene in the desired room, such as Soho or Tokyo, and then press the play button. Own scenes will also be supported soon, and the speed of the animations will also be freely adjustable with a later update.
Scenes for natural light
Signify also announced another new feature to be added to the Hue scene gallery in autumn 2021. Specially designed scenes that last 24 hours will provide a smooth change in light colour and brightness throughout the day. The first new scene, Natural Light, mimics sunlight throughout the day with warm to cool white tones to promote productivity and overall well-being. Time slots can be adjusted based on an individual’s daily routine.
HDMI Sync Box gets new firmware
Finally, gaming fans can look forward to the upcoming software update for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box in autumn 2021: thanks to the update, the Sync Box will be compatible with the 120 Hz support of the latest gaming consoles; it will support 120 Hz at 1080p and 1440p picture resolution. At the highest image resolution, the current Sync Box will continue to support 4K resolution up to a refresh rate of 60 Hz