Today I would like to deal with a topic that may have occupied you. At least if you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. The Hue Sync App is required to use it, but the entertainment area is still set up and managed via the normal Hue App. Last year, the Philips Hue Bluetooth App was also added, allowing newcomers to control up to ten lamps via direct connection.
As a user of more than 50 lamps, I’m usually not a candidate for the Bluetooth app, which only allows you to pair up to 10 lamps. However, it is worth having a look into the Bluetooth app, because there is a tile view for some time now. I wonder: Would this design be something for the “real” Hue-App?
We’ve been waiting for a really long time, but now it’s finally arrived: In a press release, Signify has announced that the promised major update for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is now available. It includes a lot of new features that I will definitely take a closer look at over the next few days.
What a joy to see Philips Hue introduce a new generation of its GU10 spots last fall. The new White and Color Ambiance Spots have been given a more compact design, are brighter and offer improved color rendering, so they are superior to their predecessors in all respects.
Do you know this problem as well? At home, you sit at your desk or anywhere else with your MacBook and you want to control the light. Of course you could stand up and use the dimmer switch or just use Siri on your Mac. But if you have your fingers on the trackpad anyway, you could also control the light on your Mac.
Since last summer, Philips Hue has also been offering lamps with additional Bluetooth connectivity. This is interesting for beginners and owners of the Hue Go. Hue Bluetooth products are also an interesting solution for the children’s room.
As alternative to a motion detector, do you want to switch on the lamps in a room with a dimmer switch, Smart Button or Friends of Hue switch for a few minutes and then switch them off again automatically? What doesn’t work with the official Hue app is no problem with third-party apps.
Last week, I reported about a firmware update for all older Hue lights without Bluetooth. After installing the update, it was possible to dim the light even more. An innovation that led to many satisfied voices. But there is also a small problem connected with it.