To accompany the recent launch of Hue Entertainment functionality, the company plans to introduce Hue Sync, an application that runs on Windows 10 or macOS High Sierra-based computers in Q2 2018. Philips Hue Sync creates immediate, immersive light scripts for any game, movie or music played on the computer.
“Since the start, Philips Hue has been about turning everyday lighting into extraordinary experiences. We are taking this to the next level with the rollout of Hue Entertainment, the announcement of our first content partner and the upcoming launch of the Hue Sync app,” said Chris Worp, Business Group Leader Home, Philips Lighting. “Our first step is with gaming, the largest segment in the entertainment industry, followed by movie and audio integrations. To take this even further and realize the full potential of the combination of light and entertainment, we are giving the developer community access to our Philips Hue Entertainment API and tools. We look forward to see the creativity developers will apply to our new applications to make the most of Hue’s immersive power.”
Additionally, Philips has announced that a redesigned Hue app is coming in early Q2 2018.
Based on comments, feedback and ideas from Philips Hue users, the redesign will enhance both existing and new features, to help consumers light their home smarter with even more ease. The new app will improve daily use, and ensure seamless setup and integration of Hue accessories and new Philips Hue Entertainment partnership integrations. The interface will also enable consumers to instantly access their last used scenes, and to simply group lights and select their desired color temperature or color.
Finally, building on its success with indoor lighting, Philips plans to release an outdoor line of Hue products in summer 2018.
This new line of products will let consumers get more out of their exterior lighting by allowing them to personalize their ambiance for any moment outside, whether simply relaxing with family or entertaining friends. It will also increase their peace of mind when arriving home or while away.
You can purchase a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent Smart Bulb Starter Kit with four bulbs for $181.70. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.