Hueblog: Hue app now allows control of the HDMI Sync Box

Hue app now allows control of the HDMI Sync Box

Update to version 4.31

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.

Philips Hue
Philips Hue
Price: Free
‎Philips Hue
‎Philips Hue
Price: Free+

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Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 3 replies

  1. It appears Hue has imposed a minimum Android OS requirement of Android 10 on app version 4.31.1 according to the Google Play app store.

  2. The respective Apple app actions for use in creation of shortcuts haven’t transitioned into the main Hue app. I hope this is just a shortcoming and will soon occur; it was nice to be able to control the Sync box more discrete settings via automation.

  3. I have 2 sync boxes – No idea how to switch between them on the Hue App. No problem in the Hue Sync App.

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