In a separate article, I already gave you my first impressions of the new Philips Hue Sync TV App, including a short video. In this article I would like to go into more detail and answer the most important questions about the new app for Samsung Smart TVs.
What exactly can the Philips Hue Sync TV App do?
The Philips Hue Sync TV app can analyse the picture of your TV in real time and light up up to ten Philips Hue lights in a Hue Entertainment area to match the screen content. With the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, which is available in three different sizes for TVs from 50 to 75 inches, you can easily imitate an Ambilight effect and even extend it to the whole room.
What is the difference to the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box?
The Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, which has already been available since 2019, not only works with Samsung TVs, but with all devices that have an HDMI connection. However, only picture signals from external sources can be analysed, for example from a game console or a streaming stick. The Philips Hue Sync TV app also works with internal apps of the Smart TV and with the normal TV signal.
On which TVs is the Philips Hue Sync TV app available?
Unfortunately, the Philips Hue Sync TV App is only available for Samsung Smart TVs with model year 2022, older devices are not supported. The app is available on all 2022 devices from the Q60 model onwards and can be easily installed via the App Store. The app is not available on devices from other manufacturers, such as LG or Sony.
How much does the Philips Hue Sync TV app cost?
The app only works with this TV set, and it cannot be transferred to other TV sets. The app can be used for five years and then for as long as we support it with updates. If you change your mind, you have 14 days after buying the app to get your money back.
What happens if you buy a new TV?
However, as I learned, you can contact the customer support in the case of a defect and, after submitting the necessary documents, you will receive a voucher to install the app on the new TV for free.
Can I use the Philips Hue Sync TV app on several TVs at the same time?
Provided you buy the app several times, it is quite conceivable to use it on several Samsung TVs. However, only one active Sync is possible per Hue Bridge. If both TVs in a household are active at the same time, one Hue Bridge is required to use the Philips Hue Sync TV app.