It had been announced for a long time, but now the time has come: If you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, you no longer have to use the Hue Sync App to control it. With the update to version 4.31, the functions have been integrated into the Sync section of the Hue app.
In the official update description, the manufacturer states: “The Sync tab now allows you to control your Hue sync box, along with Spotify. Two ways to sync, one tab!”
There are no big surprises with the update and the integration of the Sync Box into the Hue app. In principle, everything looks the same as it does in the Sync app. But why should the wheel also be reinvented?
Not mentioned in the update description, however, is the fact that the Hue app now also supports a new gradient mode: Mirrored. So far, however, this mode can only be activated for the Festavia string light, as the corresponding button is missing for the other Gradient products. This should change with one of the next updates.