Hueblog: iConnectHue now with improved discotainment mode

iConnectHue now with improved discotainment mode

Alternative for Hue Entertainment

If you want your lights to light up rhythmically to music, you can do this directly in the Hue app. However, Hue Sync only supports Spotify, no other sources. If you prefer to listen to your music with Apple Music, the classic CD or another streaming service, then the Discotainment mode in iConnectHue (App Store link) could be something for you.

Stefan Göhler, the developer of the popular €3.99 application for iPhone and iPad, presents the new Discotainment 2.0 after a few weeks of hard work. This uses the microphone on the iPhone or iPad to recognise the music and then sends the appropriate commands to the Hue Bridge to light up the lamps to match the beat.

New beat stabiliser for everyone

Among other things, there is now a beat stabiliser. Even if iConnectHue is unable to recognise the beat at a short point in the song, the existing effects will continue. In addition, delays can be better compensated for when recording via the microphone. This new function is enabled for everyone.

New pulsing effect with the 2023 upgrade package

“A new effect that just looks great – lights that change brightness with the beat, especially in combination with other effects,” says the developer. The minimum and maximum brightness can be set in the app. This function is available with the 2023 upgrade package and for every member.

Automatic effect mode for more variety

If the party lasts longer, the light doesn't have to look the same the whole time. With the automatic effect mode, Discotainment can automatically switch between effects. There are also extensive settings here. This function is available to all paying members.

Further changes in iConnectHue 5.4

  • Control Discotainment via the Apple Watch
  • Search for magic and disco scenes via the search bar (Upgrade 2023)
  • Optimised discotainment smoothness (app in the background for the best experience)
  • Our “Young Love” Magic Scene Valentine's Day set is available again for everyone, until the end of February
  • Added support for new light types
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
‎iConnectHue für Philips Hue
‎iConnectHue für Philips Hue
Developer: Stefan Gohler
Price: 3,99 €+

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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.

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