In the past few weeks, I have repeatedly received a few enquiries on the subject and I also keep stumbling across it on social networks: The “Ambilight+Hue” function of Philips TVs.
In principle, the whole thing works very simply: in the settings of the TV, a connection to the Hue Bridge is first established and then the lamps that are to extend the Ambilight in the room are selected. A bit of a pity: the new Gradient products are not yet supported, they only display one colour.
Now some readers are reporting that they cannot connect to the Hue Bridge because the menu item simply does not exist in the TV’s settings. Of course, this is particularly annoying if that was precisely the reason for the purchase.
Philips omits Hue integration on low-priced models
Of the models currently available on the market, the 50PUS7906, for example, does not support Ambilight+Hue. Officials say that there are indeed Ambilight TVs in the lower end of the various model series that do not include the Hue feature. This would also be necessary to cover different price points.
For me personally, Ambilight alone is perfectly sufficient. If you have a different opinion, you should look carefully when buying a TV to see whether Ambilight+Hue is included.