For some time now, Philips Hue has been working on making its separate apps redundant. Since the end of February, it has been possible to pair Hue lights within the Hue app via Bluetooth and no longer have to use the separate Bluetooth app.
Back in March, I reported that Philips Hue had also started work on integrating the Sync Box into the regular Hue app. Now this work seems to be almost completed. Already with the next update, the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box could be completely controllable via the Sync section of the Hue app.
What’s already clear is that there doesn’t seem to be a hard transition from the old, separate apps. Although the Bluetooth functionality was already integrated into the Hue app in February, the separate Bluetooth app is still available and even received an update in March. It can be assumed that the separate Sync app will also remain in the App Store for some time.
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My thoughts are that Philips needs to concentrate on upgraded hubs.
The current hubs and their fixed limit on lights and accessories is well below many users requirements.
Why not build an integrated hue hub and sync box as one unit with the maximum device limit being at least three times more than the current hub.
Wait, so did this integration happen? I am still using the standalone Sync app, but do see Sync status and such in the main app. How do you switch inputs and control the Syncbox settings?