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Major update: The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box finally gets better Voice control, infrared remote controls and Dolby Vision

Voice control, infrared remote controls and Dolby Vision

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.

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Whimpering GU10 spots: Firmware update eliminates annoying problem Signify confirms troubleshooting

Signify confirms troubleshooting

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.

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We Love Lights: Uncluttered Hue app for the Mac Controls in the menu bar

Controls in the menu bar

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.

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Minor update: Hue Bluetooth app allows sorting of illuminants Useful feature now available

Useful feature now available

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.

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Your Hue wishes: Multi-user, better bridge and backup function Lots of creative ideas

Lots of creative ideas

About ten days ago, I asked you a question: which features do you want for Philips Hue? But as simple as the question sounds, you can’t answer it in a simple way. Every user has different needs, expectations and ideas. Nevertheless, it quickly became clear that some features are high on the wish list.

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At the touch of a button: switch on lamps for a certain period of time ...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

...and switch them off again after the time has elapsed

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.

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After update: Motion detector dims lamps too much Third-party apps as problem solver

Third-party apps as problem solver

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.

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Many Hue luminaires now with stronger dimming Firmware update for bridge and lights

Firmware update for bridge and lights

Have you already equipped your Bridge with the firmware version 19370450000? Then it is worth taking another look at the update section of the Hue app. There is also new software for many White Ambiance and White and Color Ambiance fixtures – Signify points this out in the release notes on the US website.

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